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Position Title: HR Specialist - Wombourne 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Wombourne 

Requisition ID: 20736 



There’s nothing beige about McCain…
Except our potatoes — and we’re extremely passionate about them. 


When you join McCain, you’ll be joining the biggest player in the frozen potato game, bringing people together around the nation for over 60 years by sharing simple, delicious planet friendly food.

We’ve partnered with thousands of the country’s supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, hospitals, and schools to change the way people see the humble spud. It’s all about elevation and creating something better. 


So, come and make your career at McCain Foods.




We have ambitious growth business plans at McCain, but we can’t achieve those without our people. Our HR team play a huge part in driving our winning culture and it’s the role of our HR Specialist to get under the skin of the people behind the potatoes.

As HR Specialist it's your job to work alongside your fellow HR Specialists and our people leaders across our plants (especially Wombourne, Grantham and Whittlesey) to make McCain a great place to work. This covers many elements of HR including recruitment, and day-to-day HR Employee Lifecycle processes and compliance.  

Our ideal candidate will already be living and breathing a HR generalist role so you’ll already have a good idea of what a typical HR specialist role will entail. 

Reporting in to the HR Delivery Manager, you will also…

  • Support our leaders and employees with employee and labour relations issues (which may include conducting investigations, managing appeals, addressing misconduct, issuing discipline, suspension and/or termination)
  • Execute local recruitment initiatives. Manage job requisitions on our recruitment portal (Success Factors), run job events and fairs, proactively source candidates, and manage the local talent pools – with an ongoing focus on early talent
  • Manage employee movement and contract management. Including the updating of personal information
  • Share insights and trends with key stakeholders to drive more effective and efficient HR service delivery
  • Ensure the employee experience is at the centre of everything you do… identify, and implement Continuous Improvement activities, to enhance our HR Processes. 


We are a team of connectedness – which means you will create impactful relationships between HR Specialists and our Global Employee Experience Centre to provide a world-class service to our employees. And because we have a one-team approach you will also have the opportunity to ‘chip in’ and partner with other departments outside of your normal business areas.


This is a great opportunity for someone looking to grow their career in HR. We have a clear career path to HR Business Partner with opportunities locally… and globally. The ‘fries’ the limit at McCain! 




You’ll be a HR generalist ideally with experience in a manufacturing environment (FMCG would be advantageous!) You'll have a continuous improvement mindset who can challenge the status quo and drive improvement initiatives. You will also have…


  • A professional HR qualification - although we would prefer someone to have experience due to the complexities of a FMCG manufacturing plant
  • Proven Employee Relations experience
  • Experience of building relationships at different levels
  • Experience of working at pace in a high pressured, and demanding environment
  • Strong recruitment experience, recruiting at pace and volume
  • Good administrational skills with a knowledge of Microsoft Office particularly Excel
  • The ability to work well on your own and as part of a team



You’ll be pleased to know we don’t pay you in ‘chips’. As well as a competitive salary we also have some ‘a-peeling’ benefits including:


  • A great pension plan — and we’ll pay double what you do, up to a maximum of 12% of your pay
  • Flexible holidays — with the option to buy & sell up to 5 extra days per year
  • ‘Chips In’ Volunteering Day Off — to make a positive impact in McCain communities across the globe
  • Optional health cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Opportunities to relocate in the future — we’re a worldwide business, so the opportunities are there for those who seek them




You will mostly be based in our Wombourne Plant, including hybrid working. However, you will also provide remote support to our Grantham and Whittlesey plant.



At McCain Foods, we are committed to becoming an employer of choice for diverse employees; where leaders, structures, and interactions encourage individuals to thrive while being their authentic selves. If you need any adjustments making throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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Job Family: Human Resources      
Division: Global Human Resources 
Department: ​HR Delivery GB ​
Location(s): GB - United Kingdom : England : Wombourne || GB - United Kingdom : England : Grantham || GB - United Kingdom : England : Hull || GB - United Kingdom : England : Peterborough || GB - United Kingdom : England : Scarborough || GB - United Kingdom : England : Whittlesey || GB - United Kingdom : Other : Reference job description || GB - United Kingdom : Scotland : Montrose 

Company: McCain Foods (G.B.) Ltd 

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