Client HR Manager
Cargill - Des Moines, IA

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A member of the GOSCNA (Grain and Oilseed Supply Chain North America)business unit HR team who is directly accountable for HR results for the business Client Group. This position provides HR leadership (business partner, talent leader, culture steward, change leader), organizational and industry expertise, analysis to enable strategic business plans, and aligning key HR priorities with the strategic priorities of the business. The position is accountable for talent management, performance management, compensation, engagement, HR risk management, and HR solutions. Responsibility to coordinates delivery of HR services for the business with HR shared services and COE (Center of Excellence)partners. This role will provide operational HR leadership for multiple soy bean crush and bio-diesel facilities.

30% Business Leader:
Understands business imperatives and people impacts of the BU works with sub-BU group to achieve BU/function strategy

Analyzes industry and competitive issues impacting BU strategy, supporting BU HR Leader

Participates in industry groups to conduct benchmarking

Coordinates and aligns delivery of all HR services to the business to ensure value creation

Participates in compliance related activities including HR assessments, AAPs reports and investigations

Supports Industrial Relations Strategy for the Business, where applicable

Supports M&A activities for the business, where applicable

Utilizes HR assessments to manage risk, where applicable

30% Talent Leader:
Identifies talent components of growth/strategy objectives including competencies for all employee segments

Executes BU/Function talent management strategy outlined by BU HR Leader

Champions employee development within the business

Aligns BU objectives with compensation processes

Supports movement of resources across the businesses

Accountable for working with appropriate HR partners to ensure workforce/resource planning deliverables are executed

20% Culture Steward:
Understands and shapes the desired culture of the workgroup and engagement

Champions and promotes the employee performance management and development process

Participates in action planning on engagement activities

Promotes communication across the BU to ensure key messages to foster employee engagement

Provides analysis and recommendations on engagement actions as well as benchmarking

Supports BU (function) and Platform Diversity initiatives

10% Change Leader:
Project management

Builds change capability

10% Coaching and Development:
Develops the HR team and build bench strength

Coaches business partners and providing input to further develop business talent


Bachelors degree

5+ years of Human Resources/Business experience

2+ years experience in HR Generalist foundation skills in Compensation, Employment Law, Employee Relations, and Talent processes

Demonstrated business partner skills - ability to partner, build, and sustain positive working relationships.

Thought leader and strong Influencing skills

Strong communication skills (verbal, written, technology enabled, able to manage a regional/global audience).

Ability to operate at both the strategic and tactical level

Ability to travel up to 40%


Experience working in a plant, field, or non-headquarter location

Experience and knowledge of labor and employment laws and understanding of their impact on the business

Conflict management and resolution skills

Strong drive for results with a practical result and outcome focus

Understanding of industrial and labor relations and collective bargaining process

Demonstrated collaboration with other businesses and/or functions

Fluency in change management

Demonstrated ability to manage from a distance

Demonstrated experience participating and leading change efforts characterized by effective communications, strong partnerships with managers, and strong employee engagement

Demonstrated track record in taking initiative, working independently and handling multiple priorities simultaneously

Proactively address talent issues as they relate to business strategy

Understanding of industrial and labor relations and collective bargaining process

Experience with assessing, coaching and developing people (includes indirect project roles)

Demonstrated ability to manage and implement people processes and HR solution

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


Human Resources

Primary Location

US-IA-Des Moines

Other Locations

US-IA-Cedar Rapids



Job Type



Day Job

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