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BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!


SENIORITY LEVEL: Senior Manager Level


SALARY RANGE: competitive salary + excellent benefits + market leading bonus

LOCATION: Southampton, UK


Operate as the HR Business Partner for function, focusing on the design and delivery of appropriate HR strategies, processes and services ensuring alignment to global HR agenda and the functions business and HR/people strategy.

The role is responsible for contribution to business strategy formulation / Execution of strategy. Business partner to a diverse and senior pool of talent.

Reports to: Senior HRBP - Operations

Reporting Level: N/A

Core Relationships: Internal – Operations Leadership Team, Centre HR Talent & OE Team, GBS, External – Recruitment partners

Geographic Scope: Global


  • Support Operations HRBP in the preparation, delivery and progress review of the strategic HR/people agenda
  • Drives progress against BAT’s transformation journey, fit for purpose organization design and any other strategic agendas
  • Ensures effective senior talent pooling, talent moves and career development planning
  • Manages the execution of the performance management, pay and talent cycle for the function in the Centre – this includes performance calibration, talent discussion and moves for Centre based talent
  • Ensures quality recruitment into the function and supports the joiners/movers/ exits process working closely with UKHR (includes functional on boarding and exit interviews)
  • Escalation points for operational HR issues - as required. Works closely with UK HR on any ER/IR matters.
  • Supports the diversity agenda and embedding of understanding across the function
  • Ensure alignment, coordination and joint sponsorship of Functional Must-Win-Capabilities agenda and activities. Drives Culture and Leadership behaviour in line with BAT’s transformation, focusing on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Manage Individual Consultation and internal Assessment & Selection for proposed revised organisation design. Manage all employee exits (settlement agreement creation and implementation)
  • Manage and track all external recruitment in conjunction with Global Business Services and external recruitment partners.
  • Embed functions on new HR processes and tools - as required


Experience Required

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Group’s business, strategy and ways of working
  • Experience in operating in and navigating a complex, matrixed multinational organisation
  • Experience in large scale external recruitment via third parties (Global Business Services and external recruitment partners)
  • Understands the function set up and ways of working - previous experience with the function and/or HRBP experience will be an advantage
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and is committed to self-development
  • Tenacity, resilience to continue to deliver in times of organizational change
  • Experience of operating in a complex geographical / functional matrix organization

Technical / Functional / Leadership Skills Required

  • Experienced, commercially savvy HR Generalist
  • Solid understanding of strategies, policies and processes of Talent, Organisation Effectiveness and Reward
  • Proven ability to persuade, influence and build credibility with senior stakeholders
  • Resilience and tenacity to deliver results in an ambiguous and challenging environment
  • Excellent coaching, mentoring and relationship building skills

Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

  • Degree educated, ideally in HR


At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

BAT is evolving at pace
truly like no other organisation

You’ll paint the picture of
A Better Tomorrow with us

Apply today and you can help us become carbon neutral by 2030