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Senior Manager HR Operations EMEA

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Date: Jan 27, 2023

Location: Sant Just Desvern, B, ES, 08960 Bucharest, RO, 077199

Company: Bunge

Interested and experienced in taking HR operations in a global company to the next level? Do you bring expertise from EMEA HR operations and change management? Can you consolidate our payrolling operations in 24 countries? Then we are looking for you as the vocal point to our EMEA HRBP’s on HR operations.

Purpose of the role

In this role you will manage the HR Operations agenda in our EMEA region, based on the global HR Operations strategy, and daily activities for Bunge in the region, ensuring the efficiency, accuracy, quality and compliance of the HR operations and processes, as well as to identify opportunities to optimize the operations along with BBS HR, and act to leverage HR operations transformation. Our HR operations manager will make the analysis of the current situation and create a strategy to implement the change on how to organize HR operations in Europe. Another main target of this role is to ensure that the HR initiatives run smoothly, contribute to the business and HR strategies, and are cost-effective. You will develop the policies and drive the change!



  • Drive efficiency on HR processes, identifying opportunities for simplification, standardization, and gains to contribute to our HR Operations and HR Strategies, including benefits administration, as well as cost reduction.
  • Oversee HR operations and processes with efficiency, accuracy, and quality, ensuring compliance.
  • Manage and monitor payroll scope and processes internally in cooperation with providers/ Bunge Business Services HR.
  • Responsibility for KPI Analysis, HR Matrix, On and Offboarding, contract management, overall HR Life Cycle.
  • Manage internal and external HR Operations projects, as well as respective change management.
  • Support and coordinate HR projects and transformation in the region (Payroll, ESS, MSS, OpenText, e-Signature and other as per the Digital HR roadmap)
  • General HR support to the HRBPs in the region.
  • Ensure updating processes, policies, and procedures along with the global team.


Our senior manager is highly skilled in HR operations, e.g. payroll, technical processes and other shared services. You bring the strategical and analytical skills from your previous broader EMEA experience. You are a leader who brings a track record in deliverables in transformations in HR projects. As a person you show a strong commitment and bring the necessary social skills to build relationships with the different stakeholders. Focus on customer service!
You have strong communications and presentation skills and possess the ability to make the complex, detailed information clear and actionable, as well as strong influence management skills to the alignment and commitment. You show excellent problem-solving skills and bring a conflict resolution capability. You act as a partner to the Bunge organization and are a driver for change!  

Knowledge and Technical Competencies

  • Clear understanding of HR operational excellence, organizational alignment, and performance management
  • HR operations best practices and processes knowledge
  • Knowledge of labor legislation overall
  • Work Counsel and GDPR



  • Degree in business management, Human Resources, or related discipline in an equivalent education
  • At least 5 years of experience in HR Operations teams or related functions
  • Up to date knowledge of country payroll legislation and labor law
  • Excellent written communication and numerical skills
  • Ability to work within tight and conflicting timeframes
  • Focus on accuracy, compliance and driving results
  • Ability to handle confidential information and sensitive matters
  • English language skills, multiple languages are a preference


Please apply by clicking on the link below. If you have questions, please reach out to Marinke van Stekelenburg, Talent Acquisition Manager Europe at


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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