Human Resources Business Partner, Global Breeding, Puerto Rico – #01EF3
Human Resources Business Partner, Global Breeding, Puerto Rico: Produce more. Conserve more. Improve lives. That???s Monsanto???s vision for a better world. Achieving this vision requires inspiration, innovation, and a passion for applying state-of-the-art technology to revolutionize agriculture. This position is responsible for providing comprehensive HR leadership for the Monsanto facilities and teams located in Puerto Rico, specifically the multidisciplinary breeding site in Juana Diaz. This team is a critical part of Monsanto???s Global Breeding and Global Technology (R&D) organization, specifically in the area of trait and pipeline development. This site works with cutting edge proprietary field research and seed processing equipment and superior genetic material. The Global Breeding organization is responsible for Research & Development efforts pertaining to best in class germplasm developments and farmer???s solutions which are vital to Monsanto???s growth as a company. The successful candidate will provide practical, hands-on leadership and expertise for all functional HR activities. This role works closely with business leadership by providing HR expertise, acting as a strategic partner on all key HR initiatives, employee relations, contingent labor planning, recruitment, partner with Monsanto HR subject matter experts/external vendors in benefits and policy administration, and employee/leadership development activities. In addition, this position will require strategic influence and must work collaboratively with HR colleagues across Monsanto. In partnership with the Juana Diaz leadership team, this role will focus on identifying and delivering the people needs of the local workforce which includes on and off site Breeders, Scientists and Project Managers in breeding and partner organizations such as supply chain, to support Monsanto???s business needs. This position will report functionally to the HR Lead for Global Breeding and be an active member of the Juana Diaz Site Leadership Teams, as well as the HR Global Breeding and Technology Teams. Scope / Specific Responsibilities of the Position: Gain a clear understanding of current and future business strategies in order to influence the Global Breeding People Strategy and implement an effective people plan.Demonstrate active leadership during organizational change efforts.Develop effective coaching relationships with key business leaders.Apply HR knowledge and skills to effectively drive business practices and resolve people issues.Providing ongoing coaching and consultation to people managers. Foster accountability for employee development and performance by ensuring training/goal – setting and recognition plans/programs are in place.Ensure effective leadership and operational excellence of all basic HR processes including performance reviews, incentive planning and talent reviews/succession planning.Provide counsel and assist employees and people managers in resolving complex or controversial Human Resource problems, including disciplinary counseling, legal issues and terminations.Assist in developing and implementing diversity and inclusion as well as people development effortsDeliver operational excellence and direction around Monsanto???s people processes, policies and philosophiesSupport the Global Breeding HR Lead and team in delivering the People Strategy across the function Qualifications:Experience/Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field required. MBA or Masters degree in Human Resources, Organization Psychology or related field preferred.7+ years of progressive Human Resources required Bi-lingual in English and Spanish languages requiredPrevious HR Generalist experience preferredFunctional knowledge of HR practices, policies, practices, and programs.Experience coaching and providing leadership development across multiple levelsCompetencies/Skills:Strong business acumen and ability to translate business needs to talent imperatives.Strong influence skills and demonstrated ability to work with leadership and employees.Able to maintain and build trust along with the demonstrated ability to protect and preserve confidential information.Strong communication and presentation skills including the ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels.Strong interpersonal, leadership, and project management skills.Ability to analyze information and make decisions quickly and accurately.Solid understanding of HR policies/procedures, as well as local, state and federal employment laws.Ability to identify process/workflows improvement opportunities and develop/influence an effective way to execute changes.Flexible and able to respond quickly to changing job demands and prioritize multiple responsibilities.Recognize, respect, and leverage talents, skills, and resources of others, both in and outside Monsanto.Practical hands on experience, attention to detail and results orientation. 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