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Human Resource Manager

Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: Destrehan, LA, US, 70047

Company: Bunge

Founded in 1818, Bunge is a leading agribusiness and food company with integrated operations that circle the globe, stretching from the farm field to the retail shelf.  Bunge has 35,000 plus employees at more than 400 facilities in 40 countries.


Bunge’s North American operations supply raw and processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients to a wide range of customers in the animal feed, food processor, foodservice and bakery industries.  With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Bunge North America and its subsidiaries operate grain elevators, oilseed processing plants, edible oil refineries and packaging facilities, and corn, wheat and rice mills in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.   

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. 


Essential 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, 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 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

• 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



• 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 + years of related human resources experience with prior experience in a 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 approximately 5-10%


Required Competencies:

• 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


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, 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: New Orleans

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