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Date: Oct 2, 2021

Location: Nikolaev, Mykolaiv, UA, 54001

Company: Bunge

Are you willing to consolidate your career in Human Resources area? Looking to make a difference in one of the biggest global companies in agri-business (you probably have heard about our local brands, Oleina), in one of the growing industries at the time being? How about applying for our Human Resources Manager role, based in Nikolaev? Read the vacancy below and learn more about it! 
What you will be doing as a Human Resources Manager– Nikolaev Plant

The core focus of the HR Manager activity is to plan and execute all the HR processes for location, in close collaboration with business managers, HR Business Partners, Center of Excellence (CoE) and our Shared Service Center (Bunge Business Services). acting as a business partner and consultant for business managers, providing proper solutions and support for HR matters.


This will be done through the following main activities:

·    Working with location management to identify and plan for human resource requirements to meet short/long-term business needs.
·    Ensuring that managers across the location carry out the necessary performance management, employee development and other people management activities in full compliance with established HR procedures, processes and standards.
·    Leading the implementation/management of all compensation and benefits programs 
·    Aligns people practices, analyzes organizational structure, finds synergies, drives changes
·    Fosters engagement in the location, ethical behavior, organizational values, drives open communication and acts as HR point of contact for managers and employees
·    Executes actions needed to implement HR processes and employee cycle end-to-end for the specific location – recruitment, hiring, employee admin, termination, evaluation, performance management, development, retention, succession, employee relations, compensation, negotiations with union
·    Act as advisor to the management for people and organizational related issues
·    Makes decisions based on analytics, data, trends and proposes solutions – asks these data to the HR Operations to ensure data and analytics driven decisions which support the business and the function
·    Implements Bunge’s global and regional HR initiatives for the supported functions in a way that the impact and quality level of such initiatives are maximized and compatible to the local needs
·    Supports talent management process across the functions ,workforce planning and budgeting processes by estimating the needs of the functions
·    Stays up to date with legal provisions related to employment and takes appropriate actions when needed to align 
·    Ensures permanent alignment with the global HR policies, procedures and practices


The position is based in Nikolaev and coordinates a team of 2 people, having approx. 400 employees in scope. It will report to our HRBP Black Sea region, located in Kiev.


What does your future Manager have to say about this position? 


The position is fast paced, but at the same time providing lots of opportunities for learnings in Human Resources field in a global company with production units and you will connect with colleagues across Europe and not only! There is potential to acquire a complex overview on how HR processes are handled in a global structure and be involved in interesting projects, while combining strategic thinking with a “hands-on” approach. If you like communicating with lots of people, approaching pro-actively any areas where things could be improved, while also performing the necessary administrative tasks, this is the role for you!


What do we expect from our HR Manager?


You are an energetic and open person, solution oriented and a reliable professional. You love to provide support and contribute to employee’s engagement and retention, while building sustainable business relationships and acting as a team player is a second nature. You are pro-active in addressing and solving potential problematic situations and offer innovative solutions, adjusting your priorities and schedule, if necessary. Furthermore, you do also like to manage rigorously the necessary operational and reporting tasks, paying proper attention to ensure compliance to Bunge rules.

 What else do we expect? 

  • University degree- preferably with a major in Human Resources, Psychology, Economics
  • At least 5 years of experience in HR, with minimum 3 years of relevant Business Partner role in a complex matrix organisation, preferably with production activities
  • Good knowledge of Ukrainian labor legislation, social security and payroll management;
  • Experience in working with unions and resolving employee relation issues
  • Project management skills 
  • Ukrainian and English proficiency
  • 1C knowledge 
  • Training delivery experience is a plus
  • MS Office- intermediate level.


What do we offer to our HR Manager ?


A dynamic position, which can make the difference within an international organization, with multiple options to develop a career path in industrial or regional structures of the business.


What else can you expect from Bunge?


⦁    A competitive salary and benefits package (medical insurance)
⦁    Work within an international and experienced team
⦁    The right tools for the right job
⦁    The freedom to contribute in an impactful way to the business.



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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