First listed on: 18 February 2024

HR Manager


T2 have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and passionate HR Manager to join our People team here at T2. Reporting to the Global People Director, you will lead a small team to deliver T2’s HR and payroll operations and contribute to our strategic evolution as part of the global Lipton Teas & Infusions group.

This position requires an agile and team orientated person with superb coordination and influencing skills, a natural bias towards action, strong multi-tasking and decision-making skills, and above all, a deep care for people and their wellbeing.

You will provide generalist HR support across three employee demographic environments including retail stores, our distribution centre and head office in ANZ and Singapore. You will contribute to the organisational people and capability strategies, support the People Director in leading HR transformation, and provide support across all aspects of the employee life cycle including recruitment, performance and reward, policies, ER/IR, talent, inductions, onboarding, and departures. There is a suite of transformative initiatives that need to be progressed so if you’re looking for a challenge that will grow your skills and experience, this is it!

In HR at T2, we want to be seen as enabling and empowering the business and its’ people, making things easier, holding account, driving performance, removing complexity, and developing people to be at their best. We make continuous improvement in what we do and this is supported by the business, its culture and approach.

Some of the key success measures of the role…

  • Work in close partnership with the leadership team, managers and other members of the People team to constantly drive engagement, retention, development and overall positive culture throughout the company
  • Initiate and implement HR strategies and drive HR projects and initiatives to contribute to our transformation efforts and continuous improvement
  • Ensure best practice HR is being applied in alignment with T2’s desired culture and values
  • Keep abreast of legislative and best practice changes and contribute to the overall HR function
  • Implement and interpret HR policies, procedures and guidelines, and provide advice on employee relations issues 
  • Support, mentor and lead managers and supervisors throughout all stages of the employee lifecycle
  • Lead and coordinate the recruitment and onboarding of new employees
  • Provide advice, support and tools to ensure we develop high performing teams 
  • Lead the payroll function delivery
  • Partner the People Director in EBA negotiations and IR management

About you…

  • Tertiary qualified in HR, Business, Commerce or similar is preferred. Alternatively extensive experience in HRM
  • Familiarity with workplace agreements and their negotiations and implementation; along with application of relevant legislation
  • Ability and willingness to challenge and enhance existing processes and systems through strong advocacy and leadership
  • Clear and effective communication skills – confident in presenting information to others
  • Ability to maintain composure under stressful and challenging situations
  • Can manage complexity to make the right decisions at pace
  • Quick learner, self-starter who is able to synergise information and think strategically
  • Experience in a fast paced and dynamic environment desirable!

About T2

At T2 we are all about the love of tea and delivering an exceptional customer experience. T2 offers one of the largest ranges of specialty teas from around the world. We encourage our customers to experience the world of T2 through exploring and discovering the art of brewing that perfect cup. Each day is about reinvention and pushing the boundaries - I guess you could say its tea done differently.

A true multi-channel business with retail stores in Australia, New Zealand & Singapore. We are also in Market Place, Wholesale and deliver an amazing customer centric online shopping experience – check us out

T2 – conscious of everything we do

Your favourite TEA is B Corp Certified. We are proudly part of a global community of over 4,000 companies doing business that puts people and place first – by reducing inequality, lowering levels of poverty, creating healthier environments, building stronger communities, and imbuing jobs with dignity and purpose. 

About our TEA mates

We are an eclectic bunch who celebrate, support and welcome everyone. We celebrate our tea-mates’ uniqueness and love the character they infuse into the T2 brand. We value courage, curiosity, creativity, passion, generosity, and accountability.

Flexible Work

T2 recognises the ever-increasing benefits that flexible working arrangements can provide to both our team members and to the organisation. T2 are committed to responding to the demands of work-life choices by responding with agility and compassion.

Perks of being part of T2

  • Attractive salary
  • Professional development
  • Enjoy up to 50% off all things brewing, storing, stirring, and sipping
  • Swap Public Holidays Program
  • Volunteer Leave Program
  • T2 Heroes Awards
  • Events active social calendar
  • Well-being initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Endless cups of tea!

If this sounds like your cup of tea, then we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please forward your application resume and covering letter outlining your experience against the key criteria by clicking on the link.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

No agencies please – we have this one brewing in-house!

We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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