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Unilever Human Resources Business Partner , Helmann's Kilbourn Factory in Chicago, Illinois

Background & Purpose of the Job

Unilever is recruiting for an experienced HR Manager to join our Helmann’s factory located on Kilbourn Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. The role is set in a production environment and offers you a dynamic, intensive workplace within a world leading, fast moving company. For the right candidate this position offers a great challenge and a big opportunity to be part of a fantastic journey.

The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) is responsible for all HR related activity at the Klibourn factory. This will include, but not limited to: Employee Advocacy, Employee Relations, Conflict Resolution, Employment Law/Legal Compliance, Performance Management, Coaching & Counseling, Organizational & Leadership Development, Change Agent, Succession Planning, and advising in HR processes. In addition, the HRM is responsible for site’s culture and acts as people expert supporting the Plant’s positive employee relations and World Class Manufacturing (WCM) programs. He/she will ensure that policies and practices are designed and implemented in an effective manner.

In addition, the HR Manager will work cross functionally throughout the organization to implement HR strategy on a Company wide basis.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • Works with passion and from a Purpose Driven mindset.

  • Collaborates with the business for the creation of a high performance culture by implementing team and organizational design solutions, providing measurable performance indicators, and improvement plans.

  • Works cross-functionally with other HR peers and business colleagues to stay ahead of the curve to insure the Unilever NA organization is Future Fit.

  • Participate in business planning and ensure alignment of HR delivery with business goals at the site. HRM establishes objectives and delivers HR strategy for the attainment of the Compass Vision and objectives and in a tactical role is deeply knowledgeable about the design work systems in which people succeed and contribute.

  • Supports managers and teams in business delivery through enhancing their capability to deliver the Compass objectives, manage their people, implement change and build relations with key stakeholders (internal/external). This includes people aspects of furthering the site World Class Manufacturing (WCM) and HR for Factory strategy, particularly the training, learning and educational strategy.

  • Utilizes the talent development process and tools delivered by the expertise teams in order to provide and develop diverse talent pipeline for both the short term and medium term needs of the company.

  • Maintains effective employee relations through regularly interacting with personnel on the production floor, fostering rapport of trust with employees. This includes participation in executing the Positive Employee Relations objectives of the supply chain HR strategy.

  • As an employee advocate, the HRM plays an integral role in organizational success through knowledge and advocacy of people. Fostering effective methods of goal setting, communication and empowerment through responsibility, builds employee ownership of the org. the HRM helps establish the org culture and climate in which people have the competency, concern, and commitment to business success.

  • Brings HR insight through consultation skills to bear on all people related issues (people, capabilities, organizational leadership and culture)

  • Ensures and facilitates HR service delivery to the business

  • Interfaces with many roles and support areas including: Finance, Legal, HR Operations, Regional HR and Expertise teams, etc.

  • Supervise 1 HR Specialist

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • BA/BS Request; MBA or Master’s Degree is desirable.

  • 5+ Years of Experience as an HR Manager/HR Business Partner, specifically in employee engagement and change management

  • Labor Relations experience in a Union environment is desirable

  • PHR/SPHR, desirable

  • Ability to act as a strong leadership partner to factory and factory director

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth at https://www.unilever.com/about/who-we-are/our-vision/ | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzuVqApc7i-tR2YxazMxNkpPZVU/view | Every Voice Matters at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/the-sustainable-living-plan/enhancing-livelihoods/opportunities-for-women/upholding-diversity/ | Global Reach at https://www.unilever.com/brands/ | Life at Unilever at https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1248/life/ | Careers with Purpose at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/ | World Class Career Development Programs at https://www.unilever.com/careers/graduates/uflp/ | Check Out Our Space at https://www.themuse.com/companies/unilever/office | Focus On Sustainability at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

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