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Human Resources Business Partner

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date
2 June 2022
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About us

Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose.

The role

As part of our Corporate HR team, the Human Resources Business Partner will play a key role in ongoing development and implementation of HR initiatives that seek to improve the capability of the Saab Australia business and its employees.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Provide specialist input into business strategies and plans, linking people initiatives to business goals, including guidance and support on employee engagement and change management initiatives.
  • Coordinate and manage employee relations issues to ensure a harmonious and productive workplace relations are maintained, and compliance with Australian legislative requirements is maintained
  • Ensure the provision of timely, consistent coaching, advice and support on all aspects of HR to our people leaders. This includes performance management, recruitment, induction, employment relationship, remuneration, recognition and reward, leadership development and change management.
  • Coach and support managers in the development and implementation of a diverse range of workforce strategies and processes including induction, performance and behaviour management, leadership management, succession planning, injury management and management of grievances and disputes. Coordinate investigations of such matters where appropriate.
  • Lead the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives, using business knowledge and intelligence to inform changes and develop solutions to ensure that all HR operational systems and processes are fit for purpose.

Flexible working arrangements such as hybrid working from home / office and 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role. 

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a HR or a related discipline and/or relevant professional experience in an equivalent role
  • High-level knowledge of applicable legislation, industrial relations instruments and frameworks
  • Ability to interpret legislation, policies and other industrial instruments
  • Commercially and politically astute
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary and best practice HR approaches
  • Demonstrated experience working within a HR Business partnering role supporting portfolios
  • Demonstrated and generalist experience in all HR functions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workload including the ability to prioritise work and meet established timeframes

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.

Culture and benefits

We employ over 600 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience.

By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised.  You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

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Click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter in support of your application. You may contact our careers team at for a copy of the full position description.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.