Senior People & Performance Business Partner

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Human Resources
  • Business Group:Higgins
  • Location:Auckland
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  • Closing Date:22 Dec 2022


We are looking for a Senior People and Performance Partner to join the Higgins team. 

Reporting to the Head of People and Performance, you will provide practical, expert ‘people’ focused advice and support to Higgins Northern Area to ensure that effective people strategies, plans and objectives are adopted to build capability and fulfil longer term strategic goals. 

You’ll be partnering at a strategic and operational level across employee relations, talent management, people strategy and policy, organisation development, workforce planning, remuneration, systems and analytics, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing – there will be a great deal of variety in your role!

In addition, we’ll need you to provide leadership, support and coaching to members of the Higgins People and Performance team.  The Higgins Northern Area is made up of Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty, which means there is a requirement for travel in this role. This also means we are open to the base location for this role and whilst Auckland is preferred, we are open to applicants from the Waikato or Bay of Plenty. 

About you

You’ll bring a highly self-motivated approach, with proven ability applying your experience and judgement to deliver sensible and well thought out people solutions with the ability to lead and influence both within the People and Performance team and broader organisation.

You will also bring with you:

  • Minimum 10 years generalist experience
  • Proven track record in people and performance leadership and management 
  • Experience partnering at a senior level 
  • Team leadership and management experience
  • Strong ER skills and with experience handling complexity
  • Confidence when communicating across all levels
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills
  • Relevant tertiary qualification preferred, not essential 
  • Full Class 1 Drivers licence 

Experience within roading, civil works, construction, transport, logistics, infrastructure would be an advantage - however, this is not essential!
If you are keen to join the team, apply now!

Higgins is a leading road maintenance and civil infrastructure business, our team are out there, putting their expertise to work with a customer focused mindset, every step of the way. Employing 1700 people nationwide, Higgins’ breadth of capabilities ensures we’re ideally equipped to tackle major infrastructure projects through to road maintenance and construction product manufacture.

Higgins is committed to a drug-free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing along with a health check - you’ll need to be fit for work! 

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

We welcome your individuality. We are enriched by so many nationalities, languages, religions, customs, and lifestyles. We are proud of our diversity and see it as one of the things that make us stronger.