Human Resources Manager SA/WA


Discover Opal! 


As part of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies and we employ more than 4,500 team members across our operations.   We manufacture goods that you see, touch and use every day and our customer base includes some of the biggest names in FMCG, Retail and Fresh Produce.  We stand for innovation, smart solutions and sustainability and this is an exciting time to join us as we build our own unique culture fuelled by confidence, energy and passion.   


Discover the Opportunity


With a newly aligned People, Safety and Culture team, we are gearing up to deliver on some exciting initiatives that will see our OneOpal Vision come to life. 

Reporting to the Regional Head of HR Business Partnering, you will provide hands-on, generalist HR support cross divisionally to all our manufacturing plants in South Australia, Western Australia and Melbourne Head Office. At these manufacturing and distribution sites,  we manufacture and distribute a diverse range of cardboard packaging solutions and bulk paper product for our customers in the FMCG, Fresh Produce, Industrial and retail segments.   With over 400 team members across these sites (from factory operators through to Site Managers and Sales teams) your client group is diverse requiring you to bounce between tactical delivery of HR support for the region.


You will contribute to the success of Opal by:


  • Delivering Group & Divisional HR programmes related to performance & reward, capability development, employee engagement and safety.
  • Assisting in change management processes within the business and providing coaching and guidance to business leaders to improve and optimise our change capability.
  • Managing HR Systems, dashboards and reporting metrics and assisting in the development and implementation of action plans to address critical issues.
  • Participating in workforce planning activities for the business and providing coaching and guidance to site leadership teams on all recruitment and talent management activities
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of Employee Relations plans in collaboration with our Workplace Relations team.


Discover Yourself


We are able to offer a varied career journey with experiential learning gained from cross-functional and lateral moves. We embrace diversity in all its forms and we look for curious individuals who thrive in an environment of change.   


Specifically for this role, we expect you will have:


  • Previous experience in a hands-on, multi-site HR Business Partner /Advisor capacity with strong HR generalist skills. 
  • Previous experience working with unionised and blue-collar workforces (either in manufacturing, transport/logistics or other industrial type environments) as well as the capacity to service the corporate Head Office which included Finance and People teams.
  • Sound experience in conducting investigations
  • A genuine passion for coaching and supporting frontline leaders to help them develop their own leadership capability
  • The ability to travel to our different sites across regional sites in South Australia, Western Australia and Head office in Mlebourne and also flexibility in being able to attend site meetings across different shifts when needed.


This is a great opportunity for someone who loves a varied role where no two days will be the same!  


For further information only, contact Tiffany Spiers at Or jump right in and send us your cover letter and resume via the application link.

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