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Human Resources Manager

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Date: Nov 20, 2022

Location: Destrehan, LA -Louisiana, US, 70047-5304

Company: Bunge

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, generous paid time off program, flexible work arrangements, and opportunity to progress.  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:

Partnering with facility management and at the direction of the regional 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 extensive employee relations and maintaining a positive employee relations environment.  Position is the first line of HR support for facility management and employees. 
This position will work to 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. 


Core Functions:

•    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, 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 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 in implementing the full range of company employee performance management and development programs and initiatives.
•    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. 
•    Other duties as assigned


Skill/Experience Requirements:

•    Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field (or equivalent of Bachelor's degree plus 5 years of related experience) strongly preferred 
•    5 - 7 years of related human resources experience with prior experience in a Union manufacturing setting preferred
•    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 and Success Factors systems a plus
•    Demonstrated ability to influence without authority
•    Ability to travel occasionally

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

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