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UK HR Manager

  • £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
  • London
  • oat1_1562758616


All over the world, in Malmö, Barcelona, Beijing, Miami and London, people are tuning into the need for evolving to a more plant-based diet. We are establishing our presence and voice into this discussion in the UK. For the long-term.

Our sole purpose as a company is to make it easy for people to turn what they eat and drink into personal moments of healthy joy without recklessly taxing the planet’s resources in the process.

Oatly was founded back in the 1990s and is based on Swedish research from Lund University. The company’s patented enzyme technology copies nature’s own process and turns fibre rich oats into nutritional liquid food that is perfectly designed for humans. Oatly is the #1 oat based dairy alternative producer in the world with products spanning across multiple categories. We understand it’s all about execution and being world class, we have a solid track record on delivering this and exciting innovation to continue to stay ahead.

Sustainability, nutritional health and trust are at the heart of what we do. We are building a culture that constantly upgrades each other and the planet. This is a company that shows great respect and demonstrates immense courage to make positive change.


You will be responsible for making Oatly UK even more awesome by creating, implementing and leading our HR strategy. We currently have 17 talented crew members but that will turn to +30 in the next 18 months. We require someone who can get stuck into the day-to-day operations as well as being able to look forward and work with the GM to create and deliver a compelling HR vision and strategy. Health and wellbeing, sustainability and trust at our core values and we want a fantastic individual to help bring those to the forefront.


  • Work with the GM to create and implement an HR Strategy in line with the wider business strategy.
  • Create a plan that helps colleagues continually improve and develop their skill sets.
  • Help with the objective setting process, effectively engaging and supporting the team with these.
  • Lead on a recruitment cycle/process.
  • Effectively manage an HR team to ensure that they are delivering against objectives
  • Review, recommend and implement UK team policies.
  • Manage the annual recruitment budget, the annual culture budget and the annual training budget.
  • Help in the development of the UK culture, creating a plan to constantly improves employee engagement.
  • Oversee all general HR issues and administration.


  • You have the personality to succeed in this role – collaborative, energetic, flexible, humble, dedicated, supportive, reliable, positive and trustworthy.
  • Experience of working in a generalist HR role.
  • Experience in helping to successfully lead, manage and develop a HR plan within a high growth, value led business.
  • Previous experience of building and maintaining excellent relationships with all staff, from entry level to senior management.
  • Proven experience recruiting top talent.
  • You are excited about continually improving areas to deliver tangible results.
  • You are a make-it-happen person who is excited to roll up your sleeves and dive in.
  • You thrive in a job that doesn’t include a traditional workplace structure.
  • You are a self-starter who doesn’t need direct supervision to motivate you for success.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and are energized by the process of building something lasting from the ground up.
  • You are generally be an awesome person to hang out with!

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