Sr. Human Resources Generalist

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Date: Nov 29, 2023

Location: Channahon, IL -Illinois, US, 60410

Company: Bunge

Location : Channahon IL 

City : Channahon 

State : Illinois (US-IL) 

Country : United States (US) 

Requisition Number : 31729 


At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.  Bunge offers a strong compensation and benefits package and most importantly, in all we do we live our values:
•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect
•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient
•    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably



Position Summary:

Under moderate supervision, partner with facility management and at the direction of the plant human resources manager, position performs professional level HR work to develop, implement, and administer human resources policies, programs and procedures. This position will be responsible for employee / labor relations and maintaining a positive employee relations environment.

Core Functions:

Support facility management and HR manager by providing a full range of Human Resources services including, but not limited to, policy and procedure counsel/implementation, staffing and selection, performance management, benefits administration, and coaching, training and development of local management and facility personnel.

  • Interprets various routine HR plans, programs, policies, and procedures for employees and provides advice and recommendations to facility management. Assists in administration of policies and procedures, current state, local and federal regulations and corporate objectives.
  • Responsible for ensuring HR compliance activities are completed timely and accurately.
  • Assist Regional and Facility HR Manager with contract negotiations.
  • Maintain an awareness of workforce demographics and operational requirements. Prepare and analyze reports relating to turnover, headcount, etc. Assist plant HR and/or regional HR leadership in developing strategies to address workforce gaps and surpluses and proactively work to assist in the optimization of talent.
  • Resolves employee problems or issues related to employee relations matters.
  • Lead hourly employee recruiting from requisition through onboarding. Partner with talent acquisition on the same process for supervisory and management positions.
  • Participates in candidate selection process and conducts new employee orientation.
  • Maintains confidential employee data or files and prepares and/or analyzes routine reports related to such.
  • At the direction of Legal and HR manager, assist with investigations related to policy violations, misconduct, or other circumstances that may result in disciplinary action.
  • As directed, assist in responding to mediations, litigation and other legal affairs affecting Bunge operations.
  • Support HR centers of excellence at the facility level with annual development, and workforce planning.
  • Assist with special projects as required.
  • May perform responsibilities related to plant operations, including but not limited to safety, and office administration as assigned.

Skills/Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years of related human resources experience, preferably in a Union environment
  • Ability to maintain objectivity and discretion with confidential information
  • Exceptional customer service and team building skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization
  • Previous experience with ADA, FMLA, EEOC and AAP
  • MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency
  • Familiarity with ADP, HR and Payroll system a plus
  • Self-starter with the ability to work within a team environment



Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: HR, HR Generalist, Payroll, Sustainable Agriculture, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Finance, Agriculture

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