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HR Officer

As the world leader in metal packaging technology, Crown designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative and sustainable metal packaging solutions on a global scale. Our customers are some of the world’s largest and most-respected FMCG brands.


In response to market growth, we are building our largest Plant yet and Peterborough will be its home. The Peterborough Plant will be a key site within the Bevcan EMEA Business. Crown Peterborough will benefit from state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and modern practices to support high-speed and highly automated beverage can making capable of producing 3 billion cans per annum. The Plant will operate 24 hours per day on a continuous shift system, 360 days per annum and will employ approximately 280 people.


This is an exciting time in our business and joining Crown Peterborough offers you the opportunity to grow and develop your skills in an expanding industry. Crown was founded on valuing and promoting sustainability and this focus remains essential to our long-term future.

About this opportunity

We are now looking for an HR Officer based in Peterborough, UK. The position will report to the HR Manager.

This is an incredible opportunity to join Crown in a brand-new role and become one of the ‘first feet on the ground’ for the new manufacturing plant that is currently undergoing construction.

Main Responsibilities
• Support the Plant operation within HR administration, payroll, recruitment, development, and retention of employees
• Ensure application and development of Human Resources Local and Group Policies
• Act as the Site Coordinator for professional and effective formal communication, both internally and externally
• Deliver effective HR administration services and processes to ensure compliance whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
• Ensure compliance from an internal audit perspective around SOX Controls
• Support, advise and coach managers regarding employee relations, employment law, best practices and internal policies, processes, and procedures
• Sit in on grievance / disciplinary meetings undertaking notetaking
• Assist with recruitment, interviews, and the Starter/Leaver process, including all of the administration around these activities on our ATS, SuccessFactors (recruitment requests, data maintenance, etc)
• Liaise with the Payroll team for monthly payroll reports
• Contribute to the continuous development of Crown’s culture of employee engagement, commitment, and value
• Assist with employer brand awareness activities in the local community where required

Required Education and Qualifications
• An HR generalist with CIPD level 5 or above

Required Knowledge and Experience
• Previous experience of 3 to 4 years in a similar role, ideally within a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrable record of working effectively in HR administration, payroll, and recruitment along with the ability to shortlist prospective candidates on job boards
• Previous experience in providing guidance to the team regarding HR administration processes and systems (SAP SuccessFactors)

Required Skills and Competencies
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels
• Demonstrable ability in problem-solving, with a logical approach and effective decision-making skills
• Self-starter, and an effective team player
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
• Ability to meet deadlines and assign priorities accordingly
• Flexibility to adapt to different challenges in a dynamic environment
• Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders across the Plant and across the business

What Crown can offer you?

  • The opportunity to build a career in a multi-cultural environment
  • To be rewarded fairly and promoted based on merit and performance 
  • Professional and personal development through training and work experiences
  • Strong engagement and commitment to the safety of our employees 


Join us and become part of an international team of professionals who are passionate about sustainable packaging. 


Equal opportunities

Crown is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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HR Officer

Requisition ID:  1841

Peterborough, GB, PE2 7LB

Functional Area:  Human Resources
Experience Level:  Graduate/Entry level
Type of Contract:  Permanent

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