People & Culture Business Partner

About us 

Waste Management NZ Limited is New Zealand's leading resource recovery, recycling and waste management provider. We’re committed to safeguarding our beautiful environment through sustainable management of our valuable resources.  Put simply, sustainability is what we do.

We have an exciting regional Business Partner opportunity.  We are open to location, the role will be based in either Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Palmerston North or Wellington.

About the role

Reporting to the Operations Manager - People and Culture, this is a hands-on opportunity for you to use your generalist experience in a busy role that is full of variety. You’ll be partnering with business leaders to drive performance and provide support from employment relations through to areas of culture and talent. Your portfolio covers sites across the Lower North Island region from Waikato down to Wellington, so you’ll need to enjoy getting out on site and learning about the business.   

About you 

You’re an experienced HR Business Partner with a full generalist background including ER and previous experience in dealing with unions and collective bargaining.   

Driven by delivering great people practices; you will be courageous and resilient in your style and enjoy working in a collaborative People and Culture team. More than that, you will have a genuine desire to understand our operations and will tailor your approach to ensure HR initiatives support the wider business strategy. 

Your influencing and engagement skills will be critical to your success as you work with our team to lift capability. You will engage with individuals at all levels of the business through a pragmatic and solution-based approach to ensure your advice is sought and solutions implemented.

How to apply

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Please note - we do not always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering applications as they are received so we encourage you to apply early. 

WM is an EEO employer and promotes drug and alcohol-free workplaces. 

You must be in New Zealand and hold a current work visa/residency or NZ citizenship.

For more information or a confidential chat please contact Michelle McCullough, Talent Acquisition Manager on 021 583 259 or 


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Permanent Full Time

Job no: BDAM312564

Location: Tauranga, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Hamilton, Lower Hutt

Closing Date: Sunday, 16 April 2023