Employee Relations Manager in Indianapolis, Indiana
Employee Relations Manager
Who are we, and what do we do?
Corteva Agriscience is the only major agriscience company in the world completely dedicated to agriculture. Our purpose is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generation to come. Our inspiration is to be a market shaper, driving the next generation of agriculture products that help farms and farmers flourish and through partnering with society becoming the most trusted partner in the global agriculture and food community.
With a global footprint and over 20,000 employees, Corteva is building the future of agriculture and leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.
Corteva Agriscience is seeking a professional to join our team as an Employee Relations Manager supporting the Human Resources People Leader Support team. This position provides strategic Employee Relations support, thought partnership, and coaching to all levels of the organization.
This role will ideally be based out of Indianapolis, IN. However, a secondary location is Johnston, Iowa.
Key Responsibilities - What you will do to help us grow!
Provides day-to-day guidance on employee related matters to Leaders across the United States and Puerto Rico (includes counseling, performance improvement, disciplinary action guidance).
Provide strategic Employee Relations support, thought partnership, and coaching to all levels of the organization.
Triage employee relations casework by identifying potential solutions to address different case types and actions appropriately.
Works to resolve colleague complaints and concerns, including conducting effective, thorough, timely and objective investigations. Maintain absolute confidentiality in all work.
Support leaders in the involuntary separation process.
Help balance risk, considering employee, business and company perspectives.
Interprets and articulates implications of HR policies & programs, adapts advice as necessary to business team needs.
Contributes at a high level on various assigned HR projects and programs and other duties as assigned.
As an Employee Relations Manager on this team, you will use your experience and skills to be an integral member of the business facing HR team. You will work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. The ability to handle diverse requests, to think proactively and adapt to changing, and sometimes competing, priorities is critical. High level of confidentiality is expected and of extreme importance for this team.
Education and Experience - What will you bring to the table?
Bachelor's degree required.
Minimum 5+ years of experience in Human Resources.
Demonstrates ability to professionally and effectively interact and communicate both verbally and written, with all levels within an organization.
Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrates empathy, and proven ability to build solid relationships remotely.
Demonstrates critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills.
Proven ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Proven ability to self-manage/monitor work and self-direct multiple competing priorities.
Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders.
Advanced computer skills with MS Office applications (specifically Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
The following are preferred:
Experience in employee relations and/or HR consulting capacity.
Competence in building a trusted connection with employees at all levels to facilitate exploration of options and next steps in the employee relations process balancing the individual need with organizational context.
Experienced in interview techniques and mastery of empathy, confidentiality, and connecting themes across interview findings
Corteva Agriscience offers an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 20 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more!
At Corteva Agriscience, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.
Take the next step to #GrowWhatMatters in your career with Corteva and apply today. We look forward to seeing your application.
Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:
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