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Energizer Holdings, Inc. Senior HR Business Partner, ANZ in Sydney Olympic Park, Australia

This is Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Energizer Holdings responsibly creates products to make lives easier and more enjoyable. To do this, we lean into our culture as an organization – we win together, while serving each other, with a willingness to act boldly, all while doing right. Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared mission and purpose make us one team. Because we’re a global organization, you will always have opportunities to learn, grow and develop in your career. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

The Senior Human Resources Partner, Australia and New Zealand is responsible for providing human resources support to Energizer’s Australia and New Zealand operations (about 90 colleagues). This includes acting as the Human Resources Business Partner to the functional groups represented in these markets, including Sales, Marketing, Finance, Customer Service/Demand Planning, and IT. This position will typically interface with director-level and below colleagues regarding talent management, talent acquisition, performance management, development, compensation, organizational effectiveness, change management, employee relations issues, contribution to international project and related HR Admin support. The incumbent will provide support to the Director, Human Resources Modern Markets (based in Europe) in communicating, delivering, and influencing human resources strategies and initiatives.


  • Stand-alone role supporting implementation of HR strategies and initiatives to develop structure, processes, systems, solutions and metrics to enable ANZ teams to execute and achieve business targets.

  • Effectively work with line management in planning for and meeting business goals and objectives. Demonstrate ability to understand how the business operates at a fundamental level and partner with business team members to implement these solutions.

  • Partner with the business and HR team in Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, recruitment, people development, and retention issues. Assist in building organizational capability and bench strength, ensuring the right people are in the right jobs.

  • Lead or participate in talent reviews, succession planning reviews, calibration reviews and performance management where appropriate.

  • Promote Energizer’s culture, and competency model. Drive annual performance management process and educate colleagues on career development tools.

  • Serve as a change agent and consultant to the business in support of the Company’s vision, mission, values, culture, strategy, and initiatives. Lead local execution of business and corporate HR initiatives through effective change management. Support ongoing Engagement initiatives, through communication, education and advocacy. Partner with leaders to understand colleague feedback in engagement surveys, and to implement local and functionally aligned action plans

  • Provide coaching and advice to people managers on people-related issues using our Power BI system and other tools available

  • Manage local employee relations issues, partnering with Legal as appropriate

  • Drive awareness and adherence to Energizer’s compensation/rewards principles among people leaders

  • Ensure legal compliance and mitigate the Company’s risk by having a basic understanding of relevant employment laws and follow agreed processes. In charge of performing employment contracts, amendments, termination letters and settlements. May track/monitor necessary data and information.

  • Drive utilization of the HR Operating Model, including manager and colleague self-service

  • Coordinate and monitor people manager application and effective use of HR tools, policies, and processes

  • Execute organizational effectiveness initiatives, such as implementing/monitoring organizational design principles and continuous improvement activities

  • Promote the role of Human Resources and enhance the credibility of the function; work collaboratively with Human Resources team members to proactively share best practices and processes.

  • Provide location-specific insights to help the Center of Excellence team align overall strategies with ANZ specific requirements.

  • Provide monthly payroll support and termination process.

  • A member of the ANZ Local Leadership team

  • Contribute to HR projects related to Modern Markets, International and / or Global initiatives

  • May perform other duties as assigned

What we are looking for

Required Skills and Experience

  • University Degree (4 years) In Human Resources, Business or another related field

  • 3-5 years of functional Human Resources and business partnership experience. Previous experience coaching line managers

  • Knowledge of ANZ (with focus on Australia) labor/employment laws as they pertain to HR practices

  • Knowledge of ANZ payroll practices

  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to influence for a desired outcome/result. Working comfortably across all levels and functions of an organization, including a matrix / functionally designed organization

  • Ability to respectfully challenge and say NO

  • Effective at balancing being a strategic partner, change agent, administrative expert, & employee champion

  • Strong business acumen

  • Ability to work independently

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Advanced Degree (Masters or equivalent)

  • Human Resource Certification

  • Prior experience with SAP Success Factors

  • Consumer Packaged Goods experience

  • Compensation experience

  • Prior experience with power BI tools

Come join us!

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.