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HR Advisor/ HR Business Partner

South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
17th May 2019
  • Join our awesome, supportive and fun HR team
  • Exciting HR generalist opportunity to sink your teeth into
  • Work for a thriving Kiwi / Aussie company
  • Salary up to $85,000 + super

About us & HR at Kathmandu

Kathmandu is an inspirational iconic brand synonymous with adventure, innovation and passion. Our core purpose is to inspire and equip the adventurer in all of us.

Our HR team prides itself on creating an open culture and working in strong partnership with our stakeholders to build our people capability, to ultimately build our business.

Your next career defining role:

Our retail team is paramount to our success, this exciting role allows you to proactively partner with this great team of people located in QLD, VIC and WA, to deliver an exceptional level of HR service.

Reporting to the ER, People & Performance Manager Australia; this role will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to apply your generalist HR skills whilst offering you a variety of fun challenges to sink your teeth into.

A day in the life of a Kathmandu HR Business Partner includes:

  • Providing high quality coaching, support and legislatively compliant advice to our managers and employees across a broad range of HR and ER matters.
  • Conducting an in-depth investigation and leading a disciplinary process (over the phone) across a broad range of issues, including bullying, theft or procedural breaches.
  • Being a master coach; supporting managers with engagement and retention issues and actioning plans.
  • Retail Award interpretation and answering queries from managers and employees.
  • Being the first point of contact for safety related issues and managing work cover claims (full training provided).
  • Passionately contributing to the development, implementation and evolution of our People Strategy.
  • Being a fact-finder, report-analyser and continuous improvement spotter; providing strategic recommendations to the team on how best to achieve our goals.

A little bit about you….

You’ve played this game before and you know how to:

  • Manage all HR matters in the employee lifecycle including: conducting thorough investigations, running a disciplinary meeting, writing a performance improvement plan, facilitating a succession planning session or managing an employee relations matter.
  • Interpret and advise on Awards, legislation and regulations.

You also have:

  • Fantastic people skills; you love to develop, maintain and foster strong partnerships with your key stakeholders
  • An ability to analyse data and deal with ambiguity
  • A pragmatic approach, you are flexible and adaptable, yet have the diligence to plough through work autonomously to achieve your goals.
  • Strong time management, planning and organisational skills.

Why Kathmandu?

  • We believe in and drive sustainable practices. We were awarded the Large Business Sustainability Award for 2017 and in 2018 we recycled 6.7 million plastic bottles into our products.
  • Great down-to-earth team culture – no suits or stuffiness.
  • We offer a relaxed, friendly and open team environment within our stylish, light filled office which fosters collaboration.
  • Excellent staff discount.
  • Not to mention this all within walking distance to some of the best coffee South Melbourne has to offer!

If you have a sense of humour, are a team player and are looking for your next career defining move then apply today to join our awesome HR team.