HR Manager - Global

The Company

The O’Brien Group of Companies are 100% Australian family owned, specialising in Animal Health, Cattle breeding and farming. This position is based at Rutherford in the Hunter Valley, NSW. Our products are sold to veterinarians, consumers and rural merchandise outlets in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America.

The Role

Jurox is seeking a passionate and highly experienced Human Resources Manager to join our Global Animal Health Company. The position is responsible for providing a variety of professional HR services to a large and diverse business.

Working closely with senior management in Australia, New Zealand, UK and North America you will be supporting specialised scientific departments, manufacturing operations, logistics, sales, marketing and administrative teams.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations across the Group of companies
  • Leading and mentoring the HR team.
  • Recruitment and on-boarding activities.
  • Providing comprehensive HR advice to facilitate business objectives in line with organisational policies, procedures, HR best practice and legal requirements.
  • Development and maintenance of HR policies and procedures for all countries.
  • Supporting the implementation of initiatives in relation to staff training and development, staff retention, employee recognition, and talent management.
  • Supporting divisional managers to resolve any HR conflicts through negotiation, as well as providing staff counselling and discipline.
  • Ensuring compliance with all legislative requirements such as WGEA, anti-discrimination, WHS and return to work policies.

The Right Person

We are seeking someone who is willing to be in a hands-on role and is flexible with their time to meet the global requirements of this role.


  • Minimum qualifications of a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources. Post Graduate qualifications will be highly regarded.
  • Minimum 5 years extensive human resource management experience in large companies.
  • Strong communication skills and a personable approach.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal Employment Legislation and Work Health & Safety Legislation.
  • Must live in or be willing to relocate to the Newcastle/Hunter Valley area.
  • Experience in the Manufacturing industry. 

Highly Desirable

  • Previous Global HR experience preferably in the United Kingdom and/or United States of America
  • Previous HR experience in an agricultural organisation
  • Previous industry experience in pharmaceuticals.
  • Understanding of employment law in the US, UK or NZ.
  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting for a diverse range of roles e.g. scientific, sales, IT, administrative and manufacturing positions.


If you feel that you are the right person for this position please submit your application to Kim Corling, Senior Manager – Administration, Accounting & HR.  

Only those with the right to work in Australia need apply


Full Time



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