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Regional HR Manager

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Date: Nov 17, 2022

Location: Edmonton, AB, CA, T5L 3H3 Oakville, ON, CA, L6L 5N3

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.  Our hybrid work environment provides a balance of in office and remote work.  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

The Regional Human Resources Manager is responsible for supporting all field HR functions in the assigned region, leading a team of plant HR Managers in multiple plants, providing management of HR functional activities including employee morale, recruiting, investigations, suspensions, terminations, benefit education, employee training, policy and procedure development, annual employee evaluations, succession planning, and workforce planning.


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 regional operational leadership to achieve objectives. 

• Develop and maintain solid business relationships with regional and facility leaders, ultimately

  assuming role of trusted advisor.  Develop sound recommendations through subject matter

  expertise, insightful analysis of situations and data and full consideration of all stakeholders, and

  business impacts.   Communicate perspectives, pushing back when appropriate, and ensure

  risks/rewards are understood when analyzing potential outcomes.

• Provide plant 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.

• Lead Employee Relations function for the region by providing direction to field HR personnel and

   collaborating with peers in the consistent delivery of HR services across the organization. 
• Enhance credibility by taking an active role in the business. Participate in business meetings,

   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.
• Participate in union negotiations as 2nd chair. Assist in responding to grievances, mediations,

  arbitrations, litigation and other legal affairs affecting Bunge operations. 
• Support 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 HR resources. 
• Other duties as assigned



• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field (or equivalent of Bachelor's

  degree plus 10 years of related experience) strongly preferred 
• 7-10 years of related human resources experience with prior experience in a manufacturing setting


• 1-2 years of labor relations experience participating as 2nd chair desired
• 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
• Ability to travel approximately 25-35%


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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