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Human Resources
Laminex Australia
VIC - Ballarat & Central Highlands, VIC - MEL  - Bayside & South Eastern Suburbs, VIC - MEL - CBD & Inner Suburbs
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About Laminex Australia

We’ve been a part of the iconic Australian design landscape for over 85 years. Only a few short years after Australian’s became happy little Vegemite’s, families were spreading their toast in kitchens and on tables made by us. 

Now you’ll see our products featured on The Design Files, in The Local Project videos and winning praise on ‘The Block’. We’ve come a long way over the past 85 years – and have an even brighter journey ahead of us. 

Lets talk your future role
We're on a hunt for a talented People and Performance Business Partner with expertise in managing the employee lifecycle and providing hands on support to our Manufacturing sites in Cheltenham, Ballarat and Bathurst. To be successful in the role you will have a handle on responding to  HR enquiries, building and maintaining professional relationships with stakeholders, have the ability to travel occasionally to support multiple sites and ability to deliver outcomes in a fair and reasonable manner within a unionized environment.

What are we keen to see ( lets cut to the chase) 
  • HR Generalist experience across a manufacturing/construction industry or similar 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evolving industrial regulations and legislation, formal case management, managing formal disputes, and employee relation matters. 
  • Experience and understanding in working with Worker Unions and heavily unionised workforces (mandatory)
  • Tried and tested experience in the negotiation of Enterprise Agreements – from strategy to submission (mandatory)

What does this look like? 
  • Manage daily employment relations matters: negotiations, performance management, terminations, disputes and grievances.
  • Provide sound and well-rounded advice to minimize negative employee relations and when required investigate and resolve disputes promptly and fairly.
  • Support site managers in HR matters and identify and recommend opportunities to improve the overall employee experience
  • Assist in preparing for and presenting cases before the Fair Work Commission
  • Leading enterprise agreement negotiations.
  • Support the development and mobility of internal talent.
  • Identify critical roles and create succession plans,  as well as supporting  diversity and inclusion strategies.
  • Coordinate and deliver on-site training, ensuring alignment with business and employee needs. 

Is this your place?

Join our dynamic and culture-centric team! We're on the lookout for a proactive and ambitious individual to contribute to our high-performing business. As the right fit you will have a strategic mindset with the ability to balance HR initiatives with operational business objectives

What’s in it for you?
  • Flexible Working Arrangements: Talk to us about what this looks like and what travel may look like for you!
  • Your Well-being, Our Priority: A complimentary Groov membership ensures your mental well-being is always taken care of.
  • Endless Learning Opportunities: Elevate your skills with access to over 600 enriching online modules, guaranteeing continuous professional growth.
  • Exclusive Deals: Revel in special discounts from Laminex and Tradelink, infusing creativity into your living space.
  • A Hub for Innovation: Our culture celebrates, nurtures, and thrives on novel ideas and innovation.
  • Pathway to Ascend: The vast Fletcher Building group presents abundant opportunities for your career progression.
  • Discounts Galore: Dive into a diverse range of discounts from partners like Bupa to Lenovo, making your everyday living even more delightful.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to create an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply to any of our vacant positions. Talk to us about our flexible working arrangements and career pathways.

Apply today to start your journey with Laminex.