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HR Business Partner

Rexel UK are currently looking to recruit for a Regional HR Business Partner to join the Colleague Partnership team, focussing on our Supply Chain especially our brand new, purpose built distribution Hub based in Aylesbury.


Partnering with our Supply Chain network within Rexel UK Ltd, this is a fantastic opportunity to work at a strategic and influential level within a global business. The main focus of this role will be to build and maintain strong working relationships with heads of functions and business leaders, whilst providing counsel on; organisation effectiveness, talent management, leadership and rewards components of business strategy.



What are we looking for?

An inspiring Generalist HR Business Partner, who has a hands on approach when it comes to having an influence with stakeholders across the business. Someone who is a champion of embedding a culture, taking colleagues on a journey and passionate about employee engagement.

This is a fast paced, complex business and as such will suit individuals who can spin many plates, whilst also leading and delivering on key HR projects and initiatives.

A background within Supply Chain is advantageous and local to Aylesbury also ideal.



What will you get in return?

  • Competitive salary and bonus package
  • Company car
  • Annual salary review
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Wellbeing platform Lifeworks
  • Life Assurance
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme - matched up to 4%
  • Ongoing learning and development through our Rexel Academy and work based learning offering
  • Genuine opportunities to progress through our promote from within culture




The Role:

  • Understand the business strategy for the relevant banner / function
  • Translate this business strategy into a Human Resources plan that will be delivered by all aspects of the HR function
  • Leadership assessment, development and succession planning (RMR), career development dialogues with key talent
  • Culture initiatives – including assisting the organisation to define its cultural values/behaviours, supporting the organisation is living these values, reviewing employee feedback through SatisfaXion and driving necessary action plans and changes
  • Organisational design for optimum performance including spans and layers, knowledge management, deepening capability in growth areas
  • Team dynamics in leadership team
  • Headcount – working with business leader and Finance to get clarity on headcount plan and recruitment requirements
  • Communicating and driving standard HR programmes and ensuring they are used through the business – performance reviews, personal development plans
  • Global grading of jobs and managing compensation to market levels
  • Resourcing / strategic workforce planning / cost optimisation
  • Capability development


The Person:

  • Generalist HR leader with experience of working at a senior level as part of a business management team
  • Talent identification, assessment and development of a diverse workforce
  • Working within a national matrixed organisation
  • Ability to lead, manage and influence in a dynamic HR environment with ongoing rapid change and ambiguity
  • Analytical – able to cut through multiple sources of data and discern actionable information
  • Business acumen with an ability to understand business issues and add value to their resolution
  • Hands-on approach – able to work across a broad range of groups from employees to internal customers
  • Able to communicate clearly to a broad audience



Rexel is a global industrial distributor serving the Electrical, PPE and MRO sectors with over 30,000 employees and operations in over 37 Countries. In the UK Rexel has over 2,000 staff working from 250+ branches.
We value people who have a sense of urgency and excitement, who demonstrate candour, insight and creativity, and thrive in an environment of change and challenge. We value people who take the company personally - being a part of Rexel UK means being part of the most exciting customer focused electrical wholesaler, a place where employees want to build their futures. Rexel is an equal opportunities employer.
Rexel UK Ltd. believes that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation list. Therefore, Rexel UK Ltd. will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work in the UK.