First listed on: 03 November 2020

Culture & People Partner

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Culture and People Partner to join our Supermarkets team for a 12 month parental leave cover partnering with one of our South Australian operations teams, with a portfolio of 40 stores partnering 1 Operations Manager and  4 Group Managers.

Reporting through to our Culture and People Manager SA/NT/WA, this is a unique opportunity to make an impact on our business performance through your exceptional partnering ability and talent in identifying opportunities to enhance organisational effectiveness.

Your expertise in driving outcomes through strong relationships with business leaders will focus on building and implementing appropriate people strategies in alignment with business plans. You will possess strong business acumen, excellent communication and influencing skills, the ability to think and plan for the long term, as well as the capability to diagnose issues and use data and insights to influence solutions/outcomes.

You will have a passion for understanding your stakeholders and a mastery in embedding yourself into their world as a trusted and collaborative partner. Your highly refined skills in partnering will position you perfectly to interface effectively with leaders and peers at all levels of our organisation.  

In this role, you will:

  • Develop and implement people strategies that attract, develop and retain talent to deliver on the strategic direction of the business;

  • Research and analyse people-related data to provide insights, identify opportunities and offer recommendations that will enhance organisational effectiveness;

  • Drive continuous improvement of HR practices;

  • Proactively manage the implementation and execution of culture and people initiatives;

  • Provide actionable insights to leaders that drive the achievement of culture and people objectives; 

  • Partner with business on workforce planning, succession planning, development planning and talent management;

  • Act as an escalation for employee relations matters;

  • Partner with the business to lead both annual and mid-year review processes which focus on talent development and performance management; and 

  • Provide management coaching to front line managers and senior leaders, and help create a diverse and inclusive culture that aligns to the Woolworths Purpose, Values and Ways of Working.

About you

  • You have an exceptional ability to build lasting relationships and partner with stakeholders across all levels of an organisation - a skill that has been developed through your previous experience in a business partner role;

  • Experience partnering in a fast paced organisation within the retail/fmcg industry is highly desired;

  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading through change; and 

  • Strong commercial acumen and experience in demonstrating business impact and outcomes as a result of action taken.

Joining the Group

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do. 

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage and we are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference. 

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing. 

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can learn more about working with us on LinkedIn or via #LI

Our Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Leaders kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. Woolworths Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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