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At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world's leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.
We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
We are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Where the Chemistry Happens...
Human Resources professionals at BASF create chemistry with people. HR is working to form the best team by sourcing, hiring and developing the right talent for BASF. In addition to traditional responsibilities like governance, benefits administration, and payroll, HR at BASF serves as a strategic partner to the business, ensuring that the right people are in the right place at the right time to help the Company grow. HR strives to make BASF an even better place to work by soliciting feedback, engaging employees, and shaping the culture through best-practice programs and practices.
Under the direction of the Regional Labor Relations Manager responsible for providing the full range of Labor relations support to specific site. Responsible for sound Labor Relations practices in policy implementation, organizational development and talent management. Works with the Business Units and SHRMAs to maintain employment records and provides other comprehensive labor relations services including counseling, assisting with contract administration, disciplinary actions, conducting HR investigations, compensation, organizational development, EEO, and legal compliance.
Formula for Success: You Will...
Under the direction of the Regional Labor Relations Manager, formulate labor relations priorities that will facilitate the achievement of business goals. Coordinate employment/placement/transfer/promotion to maintain proper staffing levels in the Business Unit/sites consistent with the collective bargaining agreement and company policies under EEO/AAP guidelines.
Work with employees/managers to resolve conflicts and provide guidance and counsel for LR issues. Recommends and/or reviews supervisory recommendations for discipline, suspensions, or terminations. Interpret and implement changes to BASF HR Policies and Practices for effective and consistent labor relations.
Provides consultation on performance management, talent management, and organizational development required to support the businesses Regularly identify and report on trends, issues and challenges to SHRMAs, SHRBAs, LR Managers, etc.
Support grievance process at the sites.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You...
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you'll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You...
BA/BS in Human Resources, Industrial or Labor Relations or equivalent degree preferred. HR Certification PHR/SPHR or Advanced Degree; preferred.
With a degree, minimum of 4+ years of progressive professional experience in Labor Relations. Without a degree, minimum 8+ years professional experience in labor relations required.
Must have or be able to gain a thorough knowledge of BASF Corporations Human Resources policies, procedures, practices, company benefit programs, personnel administration systems and techniques, EEO Investigations and Affirmative Action Planning and other areas as appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource management specific to unionized sites
Ability to manage and administer a broad range of tasks including resolving complaints, counseling managers and employees on the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements, policies, procedures and company guidelines
Knowledge of federal and state labor laws
Ability to express ideas clearly, effectively, and persuasively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to analyze labor relations issues accurately and provide advice in a timely manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the... current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.