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HR Business Partner

Сфера деятельности: Human Resources

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: London

Страна: United Kingdom

HR Business Partner

When you look at L’Oréal, what do you see? If all you see is lipstick, look again and experience the Freedom to go Beyond the ordinary. That’s the beauty of L’Oréal. We operate in 150 countries on 5 continents. With 36 international brands and 86,000 employees worldwide, we’re well on our way to fulfilling our common purpose: to create beauty that moves the world.

By 2030 we want to capture over another 1 billion consumers around the world. How? By creating cosmetic products which meet the infinite diversity of consumers beauty needs and desires, and always through digital innovation. Not only that but taking our sustainability goals seriously; moving us to a more inclusive and sustainable society, for every generation.

Our brands, dynamic culture, and always being our own challenger mean that we offer freedom and opportunity you won’t get anywhere else. 

If you want the Freedom to go Beyond, we’ll see you at L’Oréal.


As the HR Business Partner ("HRBP") you will report into the HR Director and act as the trusted advisor to a mix of brand and functional teams. As part of your role you will be able to quickly build strong relationships with internal leaders, managers & employees and develop and deliver impactful people plans for your functional areas in partnership with your leaders. You will be agile and solutions focused. You will ensure compliance with HR processes and practices in consultation with managers, and ensure legal security at both individual and collective levels. You will be accountable for your HR KPIs and will strengthen and promote L’Oréal's image, as well as its diversity, by ensuring respect for the Group's values and code of ethics. 

In accordance with the HR Frame, your mission will be as follows:  

People First 

  • Partner with leaders and line managers to develop and deliver clear people plans for their functions, providing HR support and guidance when needed, anticipating and flagging any risks 
  • Proactively succession plan with senior leaders and line managers to drive progression opportunities for internal talents and pipeline and recruit any skills gaps externally. Structure regular people reviews with your stakeholders at country and Zone levels. 
  • Attract, grow and develop leaders of the future, building out compelling career journeys and career transparency to motivate, develop and retain individuals 
  • Lead and manage employee relations cases in your area, supporting managers with practical advice and guidance in line with current legislation 
  • In partnership with Reward, ensure fair and transparent reward policy and practices; lead pay reviews for your populations; support line managers with decisions for promotions & changes; work with the HR Shared Service team to ensure Divisional data is accurate and up to date. 
  • Lead headcount and salary costs for your populations, supporting the HRD across the total division and in close collaboration with HR Cost Controlling and Finance stakeholders 
  • Support managers across all elements of the employee life cycle, partnering with our centres of excellence (Talent Acquisition, Reward, Learning & HR Operations). 
  • Support and drive company initiatives to support wellbeing and empower employees 
  • Own data management for your direct scope, be able to leverage data analytics to drive the HR and business strategic frames 

Shape the Future 

  • Co-lead change management and organisational design from end-to-end. Partner with the leaders and senior managers in your population to continue to future-proof your functional areas, anticipating and managing any change elements 
  • Foster a learning culture to build the skills of tomorrow, partnering with your leaders and the UKI Learning Team 
  • Provide feedback and coaching to the leaders and managers in your populations, building strong people managers and empowering them in their leadership and management roles 
  • Monitor Pulse employee engagement survey results and develop solution-focused action plans with leaders in your area, supporting the divisional pulse action plan. 

Inclusion for all 

  • Partner within HR and with leaders & managers to make L’Oreal a career destination for all 
  • Drive DEI across your populations, supporting your leaders and managers to drive a culture of inclusion & psychological safety  
  • Line manage HR intern to deliver HR operational excellence


Operational Master: Deliver a service of excellence * Champions HR tools * Delivers HR Fundamentals * Guarantees Compliance  

People Champion: Build diverse team of champions * Attracts, Recruits and Integrates Diverse Talents * Customizes Employee Development * Creates Continuous Employee Proximity  

Change Agent: Anticipate and facilitate change * Shares L’Oréal Culture * Enhances Collective Engagement * Creates Future Readiness  

Strategic Business Driver: Transforms business challenges into HR Strategy * Develops Business Acumen * Anticipates Talent Pipeline * Drives Individual and Collective Performance


- Strong HR generalist experience including managing complex ER. 

- Excellent business partnering experience, ideally to Executive level.   

- Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning in delivered people related projects. 

-  Relevant experience in an FMCG or Matrix environment desirable.

- Previous experience of recruitment and selection with a good understanding of the importance of D&I.

- Ability to coach and develop client base, building organisational and people capability 

- Previous experience of change management and organisational design.

- Brilliant communication and practised influencing skills with experience of building relationships across and at all levels of an organisation. 

- Commercially aware with the ability to make the complex simple.

- Solutions orientated mindset with the ability to work accurately at pace and cope with ambiguity.

- Confidentiality and integrity.

- Ability to analyse data, draw accurate conclusions and communicate key messages succinctly.

- Strong planning and organisation skills - with an ability to appropriately re-prioritise and change as required to meet deadlines.

- Team spirit, commitment and strong work ethic.

- Is risk aware and builds contingency into plans.

- Good IT skills with knowledge of MS Office.

- CIPD qualified or equivalent desirable, but not essential

You get

Our people are at the heart of everything we do and play a vital role in the success of our company. We are committed to offering you a package that is fair, competitive, and equitable to help support you to do what you love most, achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself. Our range of optional benefits include money-saving offers and exclusive discounts, in addition to health & wellbeing support, development opportunities, flexibility, and leave entitlements. This includes access to private medical and dental insurance, enhanced pension, 25 days annual leave increasing after 3 years’ service, an online staff shop with up to 60% off products, access to incredible trainings and monthly talks, enhanced family leave provisions as well as up to 4 weeks paid fertility leave. We also have app partnerships with Thrive for mental health and Peppy Menopause support and an employee assistance programme available to all employees for if and when you need it. 

How we recruit

At L’Oréal, we take pride in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and their contributions are valued. When we recruit, hire, train, promote or engage in any other employment practice, we are committed to being an inclusive employer regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, socioeconomic status, medical condition or disability, or any other protected status. When we look for talent, we welcome difference - different backgrounds, experiences, personalities and perspectives. The beauty we find in our differences gives us the freedom to go beyond. That’s the beauty of L’Oréal.