First listed on: 17 April 2024

People Business Partner  

People Business Partner – VIC

Partnering closely with retail operations teams across the VIC store network, this role will drive capability development and engagement strategies while supporting the organisation through major transformational change.

The role

As a People & Culture Business Partner, you will play a crucial role in delivering the people agenda across our David Jones store teams in VIC and distribution centre in NSW.  You will partner with retail leaders across the region to deliver the people strategy while maximising the capability of our people and teams. This highly autonomous and dynamic role includes involvement in change/transformation projects, coaching of business leaders, collaborating with the wider people team and building strong relationships across the business to provide solution-orientated outcomes. Reporting into the National People & Culture (HR) Manager based in Melbourne and working closely with the broader people and culture team, this role has a strong support network to ensure your continued career development is realised.

Supporting our teams based in our Victoria stores and NSW based distribution Centre, with a hybrid mix of time in stores and working from home each week, this role will suit a self-motivated, autonomous and commercially astute HR professional looking to make a real impact.

What does the role involve?

  • Partner with our retail leadership teams to execute the people strategy
  • Lead conversations around talent management, succession planning and team engagement
  • Lead and contribute to key strategic projects across the corporate and wider People Teams
  • Facilitate and lead projects relating to organizational change and transformation
  • Mix the commercial objectives with the needs of our people to create engaging environments
  • Provide ongoing coaching, training and support to retail leadership teams
  • This role is VIC-based and will include travel to NSW at various times throughout the year

What are we looking for?

  • A customer focused approach and a passion for retail
  • An ability to influence via strong relationships across a wide range of stakeholders
  • Emerging experience working in effective HR Business Partnering roles
  • Ability to collaborative with HR COE’s to deliver HR strategies
  • Experience leading career, talent development, remuneration and benefits discussions
  • Skills to coach and mentor leaders regarding HR processes and initiatives
  • Exceptional communication skills and proven capabilities of successfully partnering with a remote HR Business Partnering team 
  • Degree qualification and experience within a fast-paced environment are ideal but not essential

Why work for us?

  • Unique opportunity to be part of a highly engaged, successful team, focused on the transformation of an iconic Australian brand
  • A competitive remuneration package including performance-based incentives
  • Hybrid working arrangements in office and from home that provide appropriate work/life balance
  • Parental leave policy of 18-weeks paid leave for the primary carer, and 3-weeks paid leave for the supporting partner
  • Generous employee discounts across David Jones and access to partner benefits
  • An additional day of leave for your birthday along with time to support charitable work
  • Opportunities to support community partnerships across our Corporate Social Responsibility program
  • Be a member of a company committed to sustainable practices, driving change in the retail landscape
  • Ongoing training and development to pursue individual ambitions

About Us

Since 1838, David Jones’ limitless quest for innovation and progress established the brand as Australia’s original influencer in fashion and lifestyle. Having revolutionised the way Australians shop, David Jones’ creation of a social centre inspired and created lasting memories for past, present and future generations. Today, our vision to inspire Like No Other drives us to continue this legacy in our ambitious purpose to be the destination that inspires, with experiences and services Like No Other.

Our Thriving cultural pillars inspire our people to deliver on our vision and purpose.  We are Customer Obsessed; curious to understand and dedicated to delighting them with seamless solutions as one team. We care for our people, customers, partners and community by creating Inclusive environments through belonging and respect. We Empower with implied trust to act with integrity, value our unique skills and be accountable for our decisions.  We constantly seek Innovative ways of improving, changing and exploring ways that we can inspire.

David Jones is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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