HR Manager – Cedar Rapids, IA
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we?re one of the world?s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 32,300 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes 428 crop procurement locations, 280 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 39 innovation centers and the world?s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com. HR Manager ? Cedar Rapids, IAThis is a full-time, exempt position.The HR Manager will coordinate local efforts, maintaining a comprehensive Human Resource plan to administer employee related functions, ensure a stable/motivated workforce and retain new/current employees in a competitive, manufacturing environment. Responsibilities include: employee/labor relations, performance management, employee development/training, recruiting, safety initiatives, EEO/affirmative action and administration of policies, procedures, and programs. HR Manager will answer/investigate employee questions or grievances and have responsibility for advising plant management accordingly; will provide Human Resources expertise and services and spearhead continuous improvement of HR processes and will facilitate organizational development that supports key initiatives.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:* Develop and maintain successful working relationships with management team in order to influence and provide effective HR processes, advice and support. Provide proactive consultation and direction to management in areas of employee/labor relations, performance management, training and development, and overall organizational effectiveness.* Organize and participate in selection and hiring process. Interview and screen applicants, provide behavioral interview training, recruit prospective employees, and coordinate searches. Prepare position descriptions, track employment requisitions and Affirmative Action Forms, and direct all aspects of pre-employment screenings, and conduct new hire orientation.* Increase understanding and consistent application of ADM policies, procedures, and practices through training, coaching, one-on-one communication and policy interpretation. Observe and promote adherence to policies, regulations and Global standards. Primary contact for employees and managers to answer inquiries and provide general employee information including: benefits, attendance, performance reviews/evaluations and terminations.* Coach and support on performance management, feedback and development process. Approve and process Performance Appraisals, Performance Improvement Plans and Career Development Plans. Participate in conducting training needs assessments. Provide input on priorities and overall recommendations.* Represent management in investigating, answering and settling grievances and employee complaints of moderate complexity. Coordinate meetings between union leadership, employees and the management team to facilitate the dispute resolution process. Represent management in the analysis of employee misconduct and recommend appropriate disciplinary action where appropriate. Requirements:* BA/BS in Business, Human Resources or related field is required* Strong knowledge of state and federal regulations* Ability to respond to significant inquiries or issues from employees, managers or government agencies* Excellent interpersonal and written skills; ability to effectively build relationships with plant managers* Experience in successfully resolving employee relations issues, and creating/maintaining a positive employee relationsRelocation assistance is available with this position. This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance. ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with a disability.ADM requires the successful completion of all required pre-employment screenings and the accuracy of information you provided in the pre-employment process.Apply for this job.