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[UK ORD] HR Lead - HelloFresh

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Job Title
[UK ORD] HR Lead
Job Location
Derby, United Kingdom
Job Description

At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers high quality food and recipes for different meal occasions. Over the past 10 years, we've seen this mission spread around the world and beyond our wildest dreams. Now, we are a global food solutions group and the world's leading meal kit company, active in 17 countries across 3 continents. So, how did we do it? Our weekly boxes full of exciting recipes and fresh ingredients have blossomed into a community of customers looking for delicious, healthy and sustainable options. The HelloFresh Group now includes our core brand, HelloFresh, as well as: GreenChef, EveryPlate, Chef's Plate, Factor, and Youfoodz.

About the HR Lead job

Reporting to the HR Business Partner, you will be responsible for the running of the day to day HR function at our Derby distribution centre. This includes overseeing site recruitment, providing ER and people management support and leading HR improvements and initiatives ensuring the HelloFresh culture is maintained to uphold a positive working environment and drive employee retention.

You will manage the HR Team consisting of two HR Executives and four HR Coordinators including the coaching, development and priority & objectives setting across the team.

First and foremost, our aim is to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working,

So if you,

  • Hold a CIPD accredited qualification (minimum of level 5)
  • Have previous line management experience
  • Strong HR generalist experience within a fast paced environment (ideally production or warehouse/ logistics)
  • Are efficient on Microsoft Office (G-Drive & G-Suite desirable)
  • Have a leadership and management qualification (desirable)
  • Experience of dealing working with an HR information system
  • Demonstrable experience of dealing with an employee relations caseload i.e. absence management, performance management, disciplinary & grievance matters
  • Team player
  • Displays passionate, energy and enthusiasm for the field & the value HR can bring
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to build relationships at ease
  • Acute attention to detail

We may just be the right fit for each other!

What You Will Be Doing

  • Day to day management of the HR Team including coaching, development & setting priorities & objectives
  • Oversee all employee relations cases providing support & guidance to the HR Executives
  • Acting as an escalation point for more complex employee relations cases
  • Lead delivery of annual performance review cycle & Happiness engagement survey
  • Oversee all HR Admin processes (including onboarding & offboarding) ensuring timely completion & exceptional service
  • Conduct employee check ins (i.e. stay interviews & exit interviews) to gather feedback and improve people processes
  • Lead onsite engagement and culture initiatives
  • Lead on L&D programme
  • Regularly review key people metrics and data including churn and absence in order to spot trends and implement initiatives to improve
  • Promote strong internal culture and lead employee happiness initiatives
  • Manage the site social budget
  • Lead ad-hoc projects and initiatives based on business need


What you will get in return:

● 70% off HelloFresh or Green Chef boxes
● Company pension scheme
● Gym membership
● Bupa private medical insurance (including dental & family cover options)
● Bippit account - financial support
● Free professional development and coaching memberships
● Mental health first aiders and an employee assistance programme
● Eye care scheme
● Cycle to work scheme
● Group Life Assurance

Location: The Orchard, 1 Holme Lane, Spondon, Derby, DE21 7HW

Work Schedule: 40 Hours Monday to Friday

Next steps: Your application will be reviewed and if successful, a member of the Talent Acquisition Team will be in touch within 2 weeks

About HelloFresh

We believe that sharing a meal brings people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures together. We are committed to celebrating all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally and ensuring that everyone feels a sense of inclusion and belonging. We also aim to extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the communities we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to deliver on these principles. We are proud of our collaborative culture. Our diverse employee population enables us to connect with our customers and turn their feedback into meaningful action - from developing new recipes to constantly improving our process of getting dinner to our customers’ homes. Our culture attracts top talent with shared values and forms the foundation for a great place to work!

At HelloFresh, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status or any other protected characteristic under applicable law, whether actual or perceived. As part of the Company’s commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship, to candidates at any stage, including to individuals with disabilities.

We want to adapt our processes and create a safe space that welcomes everyone so please let us know how we can accommodate our process. In case you have any accessibility requirements you can share that with us in the application form.

To learn more about what it's like working inside HelloFresh, follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn

HelloFresh Headquarters Location


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HelloFresh Company Size

Between 10,000 - 20,000 employees

HelloFresh Founded Year


HelloFresh Funding Rounds

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  • Series G

    $85,000,000 EUR

  • Series F

    $75,000,000 EUR

  • Series E

    $126,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $7,500,000 USD

  • Series B

    $10,000,000 USD