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Human Resources Business Associate - Cedar Rapids, IA

Company: General Mills
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Human Resources at General Mills is well-established as a strategic business partner. We enable our company to win and our employees to maximize their full potential by building competitively superior talent, agile organizations, world class capabilities and a distinctive and undeniable culture worldwide. The Human Resources Business Associate/Labor Relations is responsible for not only leading the deployment of key HR initiatives but also ensuring constructive, business focused, and efficient labor relations processes and practices at our unionized plant. Utilize your problem solving and analytical skills to serve employees and managers within the organization including duties related to labor contract negotiation, administration, grievance processing, and arbitration support for Collective Bargaining Agreements. Additionally, our Employee/Labor Relation Team facilitates fair process that mitigates employer risk and ensures fair treatment for employees. We work to foster a collaborative work environment. What you'll do for Labor Relations:Coach, investigate and document employee relations issuesSupport CBA administration and participate in researching and strategy development in alignment with organizational goals.Lead partnership and grievance mitigation initiativesEducate HR and Leaders on Employee/Labor relations issues including; contract interpretation, FMLA/LOA, ADA, Disciplinary Action, and other employment risk management issues.Find solutions to challenging issuesStrengthen relationships throughout the organization What you'll do as HR Business Associate?Drive Business Results - through a focus on growing the business, paired with expertise in areas such as organizational design, talent management, and employee relationsBe a Thought Leader - by understanding industry best practices, embracing and leading change, challenging the status quo, and providing innovative solutionsGrow our Culture - through talent development, process improvement, and high employee engagement by connecting with employeesAct as a Trusted Advisor – by coaching leaders at all levels of the organization with confidence and credibility Kick Off a Real Career, Right Now - from "Day One," you are responsible for impactful and meaningful work KEY ACCOUNTABILITIESHR Business Partner supporting our floor and operations teamSite Labor Relations SMEProject lead for change management initiativesPartner with HR Manager and leadership in strategy development and executionLead initiatives around annual process management (e.g. performance management cycle & workforce planning)Own Labor Relations processes by developing strong relationships with union executive team members and stewardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in Human Resources, Industrial Labor Relations, or related field5+ years HR and Labor Relations experience in unionized, manufacturing environmentStrong oral and written communication skillsStrong organizational and prioritization skills with a focus on attention to detail and accuracyNegotiation, Influencing, and strong Communication skillsStrong technical skills with proficiency in Microsoft based applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Visio, and SharePoint; with a willingness to learn and master other software programs as neededAbility to drive results in a highly ambiguous and constantly changing environmentStrong analytical, quantitative, and critical thinking skills – ability to prepare and analyze HR reports, translate data into recommendations and take appropriate action to achieve desired business resultsAbility to lead and manage projects independentlyPREFERED QUALIFICATIONSHighly prefer an experienced individual with 8+ yrs HR and Labor Relations experience in a unionized, manufacturing environmentADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONApplicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. General Mills will not sponsor applicants for a U.S. work visa.International relocation or international remote working arrangements (outside of the US) will not be considered. COMPANY OVERVIEWWe exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what's next.

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