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HR Manager

Date: Jun 6, 2019

Location: Danville, IL, US, 61832

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.


Provide Human Resources generalist services at a plant or field location.  Such services will focus on helping the management and staffs at the facility maximize productivity, improve employee morale, ensure compliance with Bunge policies and procedures, promote Bunge’s core values and capabilities, and minimize legal risks to the company by ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.   



Partner with facility leadership to achieve objectives.

Provide Bunge regional and facility leaders with the full range of Human Resources services including, but not be limited to, policy and procedure implementation; development of appropriate corrective action for violations of company policies and procedures and federal and state/provincial laws and regulations; and coaching, training and development of local management and facility personnel. 

Develop and maintain solid business relationships with key leaders.  Advise business leaders and HR management regarding appropriate staffing levels; local market, pay and hiring conditions; and strategic planning needs.

Enhance credibility by taking an active role in the business.  Participate in business meetings, interact with employees at various events, travel to field locations, deliver on commitments and provide responses in a timely manner.

Engage in workforce planning, maintaining an awareness of workforce demographics, bench strength and operational requirements.  Develop strategies to address workforce gaps and surpluses and proactively work to optimize talent.

Maintain a pulse on the organization, understanding employee concerns, motivations and level of engagement.  Develop and implement strategies to address employee concerns and cultivate a positive work environment

At the direction of Legal and senior HR management, conduct investigations related to policy violations, misconduct, or other circumstances that may result in disciplinary action.

As directed, assist in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements at the company’s unionized locations. 

As directed, assist in responding to grievances, mediations, arbitrations, litigation and other legal affairs affecting Bunge operations.  Participate and/or lead local labor/management meetings.

Assist the management teams at locations served in implementing the full range of company employee performance management and development programs and initiatives, e.g. PMP, IDP, and training programs such as SEPL, MTF, etc. 

Conduct communication programs and initiatives as directed, and assist with the implementation of productivity and efficiency programs.    

Provide direct or indirect coaching or management of local HR resources. 

May perform responsibilities related to plant operations, including but not limited to safety, property management, office administration and supervision of support functions.

Other duties as assigned



Relationship Management - Builds trusting, productive relationships with internal/external customers, team members, colleagues and stakeholders through transparent, genuine, influential communications.

Strategic Thinking - Analyzes and applies a broad organizational and business perspective to identify and maintain focus on key drivers of organizational performance.

Visioning & Alignment - Engages others by creating a picture of future possibilities and shared purpose to work collectively toward common objectives.

Performance & Results Orientation - Maintains focus on key performance drivers, continuously improves processes, and consistently delivers results.

Organizational Perspective - Adopts a systemic perspective, defining and leveraging the ideas, resources and unique perspectives of Bunge’s diverse local and global groups

Talent Management - Maximizes team member capabilities by identifying talent, providing ongoing coaching/mentoring and feedback, supporting opportunities for growth and development.



Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field plus 3 years of related human resources experience or minimum 5 years of human resources experience

At least 2 years of experience/knowledge in labor/collective bargaining is preferred

A minimum of 1 year experience in a management role

Ability to maintain objectivity and discretion with confidential information

Experience in a matrix reporting structure

Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Familiarity with ADP HR and Payroll system a plus

Ability to travel approximately 10%

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: Champaign

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