HR Operations Coordinator (UK)

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About FastmarketsFastmarkets is a high-growth organisation with a clear purpose. We are fuelled by values that brings us all together and are united by a collective passion to make a difference. We are supported by a working model that we call “Working 3.0” that is based on flexibility and trust, which allows us to bring our best selves to work every day.

Fastmarkets is the most trusted Price Reporting Agency (PRA) in the Agriculture, Forest Products, Metals & Mining, and Energy Transition markets. Our price data, forecasts, and market analyses give our customers strategic advantage in complex, volatile, often opaque markets. Our events provide forums for market participants to come together, trade, and talk through the critical issues of our times.

We are making a difference. Fastmarkets works to create transparent commodity markets through our reliable and trusted price data and market intelligence. The markets we serve are central to how economies work and are essential for our lives. By doing this, Fastmarkets helps our customers build a more sustainable world. We are built on a 130-year foundation while bringing a digital platform to market, combining the currency of trust with the power of digital.

Most importantly, we are fuelled by our teams that, across the globe, are creating an amazing possible. With a deep sense of purpose and belonging, we are building an extraordinary future – together. If you would like to help build the future, we hope you will join us on our journey.

About the role

This is a newly created role in the Fastmarkets HR team, reporting to Head of HR Operations (based out of the London Office), the role will provide day-to-day transactional HR support to all colleagues across the UK, ensuring that our processes continue to evolve to increase efficiency.

The role will support the Head of HR Operations by taking full responsibility for the execution of transactional HR administration, and project coordination, across a full range of HR activities including payroll, onboarding, pensions administration, compensation and benefits cycles, performance management, HR systems, right to work management and ad-hoc HR projects.

This role will be a key member of the busy and fast-paced HR team and will actively contribute to the development of a range of HR tools that support the business objectives and help the business achieve operational excellence in its HR activities.

Principle accountabilities

Working within the HR Operations team to provide HR administrative support to managers across the business and the HR team

Manage the HR inbox, acting as a first line response to our HR helpdesk queries

Manage the onboarding and offboarding administration and process

Set up and maintain personnel filing systems and database

Prepare and process employee life-cycle materials including issuing contracts, pre-engagement paperwork and checks and changes to terms and conditions

Support the Head of HR Operations with all aspects of HR administration i.e. creation of employee files and letters, orientation etc…

Manage the visa/right to work application process

Create and run reports via HRIS and MS Excel, including maintenance of the monthly HR dashboard. Ensuring all data is entered in our system accurately and timely

Support with developing and maintaining content for the intrane

Benefit administration, enrolments, and facilitating employees to utilise their benefits. This will include running reports for benefit providers

Working closely with 3rd party payroll, managing HR information and processes relating to payroll processing.

About you

We recruit talented, dynamic people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by a belief in our mission to provide the world’s leading and most trusted price reporting, events, and intelligence service for the markets we serve. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, where everyone feels able to participate and contribute meaningfully. You must be open-minded, curious, resilient, and solutions-oriented, and committed to promoting equality.

If you're excited about the role but your experience, skills or qualifications don't perfectly align, we encourage you to apply anyway.

Skills, knowledge and experience

A keen eye for detail

Critical thinking skills to identify and create solutions to administrative challenges

Enjoys using technology to create solutions, confident and capable user of MS Office tools including MS Excel, MS Forms, MS Teams and third-party databases.

Personable, with the ability to build effective working relationships with a range of key stakeholders both internally and externally, regardless of seniority

Proven ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload with little supervision

Ability to effectively manage multiple deadlines. Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task. A can-do and positive attitude

Trustworthy and supportive with a high degree of integrity and loyalty

A proactive team player who is confident, professional, and conscientious Draws on own and others’ knowledge/ experience to apply judgement to help solve problems

Considers the impact of decisions on others and makes timely decisions.

Demonstrable HR administration experience developed within fast-paced working environments

Fastmarkets people come from all different walks of life. It’s this mix of brilliant personalities, experiences and insights that gives us that warm, open, and friendly culture you can feel as soon as you meet us. But however wonderfully different we all are, there are six things we all have in common – and they form our Fastmarkets values.

Created by our own employees to reflect some of the personal traits that Fastmarkets people have, our values are key to what makes our culture unique. They reflect who each of us are and they're embedded in everything we do.

Our values are:

o METRICS DRIVEN. We use insights to improve our customers’ experience and our business performanceo ACCOUNTABLE. We are accountable to ourselves and those we work with: we keep our promises and get things doneo GROWTH MINDSET. This value enables us to be nimble to the changing realities and operate with a sense of urgencyo INCLUSIVE. We are inclusive and respectful, celebrating each of us and giving everyone a deep sense of belonging with the desire to bring their best self to work every day.o CUSTOMER CENTRIC. We are customer-centric in all that we doo COLLABORATIVE. We are collaborative, able to work across teams and capitalize on the diversity of intellect, perspectives, and experiences.

You’ve read a little about us – now it’s over to you!

If you like what you’ve read so far and think you can see yourself as a Fastmarkets person, it’s time to fill in your application form. This form is an important part of the selection process: it’s used to determine whether or not you’ll be chosen to have an interview and acts as a basis for the questions we’ll ask you on the day. It’s vital that you try to capture all the relevant information we have asked for on the form so we can get a good feel for who you are and why you’re great.

Job Type
Full Time
71 days ago

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