Human Resources Lead

Position Summary

To manage, customise and oversee policies, procedures and processes to ensure that Human Resource functions and activities undertaken by Methanex New Zealand are in accordance with legislation, best practice and in alignment with Corporate policies and procedures. 

 Manage the Methanex New Zealand payroll function to ensure compliance and delivery.


  • Provide leadership and coaching to direct reports, including performance monitoring and development of long-term career plans to ensure capability is enhanced.
  • With guidance from the Manager, Human Resources, accountable for the development and implementation of effective Human Resource policy, practices and systems to provide high quality Human Resource services covering remuneration, benefits, employment legislation, recruitment and retention, employee relations, HR reporting and employee capability development.
  • Manages the Payroll function to ensure the process is legislatively compliant and all payments made are as per contract terms.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the remuneration package, payroll function and system implications.
  • Leads (with HR Business Partners) all non-executive recruitment activities, manages centralised recruitment budget, assessment and interviews of candidates.
  • Communicates and maintains Employee Value Proposition, both internally and externally.
  • Accountable for the effective refinement and implementation of appropriate remuneration and benefit systems to ensure Methanex NZ attracts, retains and develops employees in building a capable and motivated workforce.
  • Supports planning and execution of the annual regional compensation process.
  • Manages employee change processes including organisational change support in the form of planning, advice and execution strategies to support business needs.
  • Monitors best practice in all general Human Resource and Payroll related areas and provides recommendation to Manager, Human Resources for any amendments or enhancements to current polices and processes.
  • Keeps up to date with current legislation, practices and trends and provision of timely guidance and recommendations to the organisation.
  • Networks with other Methanex sites to the mutual benefit of the organisation as a whole.
  • Develops strong relationships with internal stakeholders via the provision of Human Resource advisory services to the New Zealand organisation.
  • Coordinates the employee culture survey and required follow up for New Zealand.
  • Supports in conjunction with the Manager, Human Resources the development and implementation of employee development plans for the continuing education and personal development of employees and leaders.
  • Ensures the New Zealand Human Resources Information System is managed and any development of the system which is in line with the global strategy is recommended to the Manager, Human Resources.
  • Leads development of effective Human Resource reporting ensuring robust metrics are available to share with Senior Leadership teams.
  • Partners with Manager, Human Resources around New Zealand organisational structure and effectiveness, considering human resource requirements.
  • Facilitates communication and integration by partnering in management and employee meetings as and when required.
  • Supports resourcing, talent acquisition and workforce planning strategies and implementation.
  • Partners with Manager, Human Resources on the Global Strategic Workforce Planning program by supporting with the preparation of the New Zealand workforce plan.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources, Employment Law, Psychology or similar
  • More than five years working experience in a human resource function, preferably with manufacturing experience
  • Experience in payroll management
  • Solid understanding of HR fundamentals (compensation, organisational design, change management, recruitment, on-boarding, coaching etc)
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate across functions and cultures
  • Knowledge of fundamental New Zealand Human Resources legislation
  • Proven ability to engage and influence others and enroll in a vision
  • Ability to lead change, including design and roll out
  • Ability to coach, mentor and lead a team of professionals
  • Demonstrate planning and organisational skills

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Applications close 24 October 2021 NZT


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Job no: IZEJ10236

Location: New Plymouth

Closing Date: Applications close 24 October 2021