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General Electric HR Manager in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Role Summary:

The HR Manager is the first point of contact for GE Healthcare’s managers and employees to provide counsel, coaching and support on HR fundamentals and employee related questions. This role is critical in executing our key HR initiatives, providing available and responsive internal employee support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement. This role will report to an HR Leader and be directly aligned to a highly-complex, defined employee population.

Essential Responsibilities:

The role will be based in Cardiff and will support employees at our manufacturing facility there as well as smaller employee populations in Cambridge and Stevenage.

GE employees may be considered for this role.

Candidates should note that this role will be in scope for the proposed transition of GE Biopharma to Danaher and will transfer to Danaher at close of this transaction.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide dedicated guidance and coaching to multiple managers and employees within a complex business environment, including supporting multiple employee populations, matrixes, customers, products or initiatives.

  • Be a central point of contact for managers and employees to offer support with a specific focus on: employee advocacy/engagement, HR fundamentals and process training, employee relations management, performance management, career development and talent assessment, acquisition and retention

  • Provide employees and managers with an available first point of contact for questions and guidance on fundamental HR topics and issues

  • Partner with HR Business Partners to execute business-specific HR strategies

  • Ensure that all employee relations issues are properly identified, reported & resolved

  • Provide advice and counsel to managers and employees to ensure consistent application and integration of policies, procedures and practices at 100% compliance to promote an ethical and compliant work environment

  • Lead key HR processes including compensation planning

  • Problem-solve using judgment based on the analysis of information

  • Conduct HR training and support for functional processes like People Review, Salary Planning, New Employee Orientation and New Manager Assimilation

  • Assist with other HR special projects or initiatives as needed

  • Maintain and protect confidential data with utmost scrutiny, judgment, and care

  • Provide coaching and mentorship to new team members or HR generalists

  • Lead other site-wide HR projects as necessary, working across multiple client groups


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge or experience

  • Substantial professional work experience with significant experience in the Human Resources function with responsibilities such as recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, employee development or performance management

  • In-depth understanding of HR concepts and principles gained through formal education and work experience

  • Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions, manage conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment

  • Comprehensive communication and diplomacy skill set to exchange complex or sensitive information in a concise and logical way

  • Approachable and responsive resource able to connect with employees and leaders at all levels

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent knowledge or experience

  • GE HRLP Graduate or graduate of a similar program

  • Strong problem solving skills; ability to assess situations make judgments based on practice or previous experience

  • Enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment

  • Comfortable with high volume workload and able to manage multiple priorities

  • Strong internal and external customer service focus, with a genuine desire to assist others

  • Strong project management and complex problem-solving skills

  • Oracle HR systems knowledge

  • Strong presentation skills and facilitation experience, needed to effectively deliver a variety of HR-related training programs to groups of managers/colleagues

  • Sound knowledge of local labor laws and government requirements.

  • Passion for innovative HR solutions and process improvement

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Detail-oriented (especially with regard to effectively managing and documenting employee relations issues)

  • Professional (CIPD) certification

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