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Cargill ER/IR Senior Specialist in Nantong, China

ER/IR Senior Specialist

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 160,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose & Summary

As a member of the HR Solutions ER/IR Market [Greater China] team, this position will be accountable for the execution and delivery of employee and industrial relations (ER/IR) services within Nantong/Nanjing.

The HR Solutions ER/IR Market Specialist IV will serve as a member of the HR Solutions ER/IR specialist’s team responsible for delivering HR ER/IR services to the business. Acting under limited supervision, the incumbent will utilize their full HR ER/IR knowledge to administer more complex processes related to the delivery of HR ER/IR services within sub market. ER related activities include but not limited to individual/group separation, special leave management, employee complaints/disputes, investigation, disciplinary, company policies associated with labor law/regulation compliance. IR related activities include but not limited to direct liaison with market unions/employee congresses, their representatives across multiple sites, Cargill legal teams and external governing bodies (incl. labor Bureau, public security bureau, birth control, Social Insurance/Housing Fund Bureau etc.) for compliance related activities.

Principal Accountabilities

1.30%Business Leader:

  • Serve as a specialist within the HR ER/IR market HR Solution team to provide relevant and effective consulting services to businesses for Nantong/Nanjing market.

  • Use full HR ER/IR knowledge to guide/review/perform HR ER/IR projects

  • Execute the co-ordinated deployment of HR ER/IR services, including any China specific strategy requirements

  • Leverage and enforce processes and technologies to support delivery of services

  • Work in close partnership with shared services (CBS) to deliver recurring end-to-end services and processes

  • Develop and maintain key internal/external relationships, which may include: business leaders, managers, business/function human resource professionals, industry contacts, employees

  • Under limited supervision, provide consult to HR and business managers and supervisors within designated market regarding the interpretation and delivery of more complex HR ER/IR policies, programs and processes.

  • Using sub market, full HR ER/IR knowledge, and client intelligence, provide thought leadership in recommending solutions that build on business and functional strategic drivers for Nantong/Nanjing

2.25% Change Leader

  • Represent Sub market and business clients in prioritization activities and escalations

  • Provide feedback into services priorities to ensure Sub market adoption

  • Participate in CBS Migration activities, shared service consolidation and MADJV initiatives as assigned

  • Promote the use and implementation of tools/technologies within sub market to gain efficiency in delivering HR Solutions

  • Provide consult/advice to HR and business managers/supervisors on HR ER/IR issues/activities

  • Guide/Review/Perform the design and delivery of HR ER/IR training/education sessions for employees, HR professionals, and/or supervisors/managers in the business

3.15%Culture Steward

  • Champion a strong continuous improvement culture to ensure deployment of scalable, simplified and standardized processes

  • Express, model and reinforce a process-honoring culture

4.30%Value Leader

  • Using Sub Market full HR ER/IR knowledge, provide input to ensure service delivery is compliant with laws, regulations, and corporate policies

  • Ensure application of standard policies

  • Responsible for ensuring proper use of vendor management of HR ER/IR providers within Sub Market.

  • Provide input into the appropriate blend of internally sourced service delivery versus vendor sourced delivery

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and standardization on processes currently managed by country and/or regionally

  • Ensure consistent adherence to all legal and regulatory requirements in Sub market. This may involve working with legal resources and/or external consultants to interpret and implement complex/ambiguous policies


Education, Experience, Skills

1.Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience

  • 8 years of experience in operations and/or human resources, preferably within South China

  • Previous experience in HR ER/IR-related market service areas

  • Experience anticipating issues, problem solving and implementing solutions, including referring critical issues to the appropriate level of management, and improving efficiency, quality, cost and productivity

  • Demonstrated experience positively influencing and collaborating with business and HR leaders

  • Demonstrated strong business acumen. Knowledge of multiple businesses, functions, and processes as well as solid knowledge of business and functional issues, and proven track record to positively impact business results.

  • Strong leadership, stakeholder management and communication skills - ability to thrive as part of a local market team

  • Demonstrated understanding of evolving HR landscape and demonstrated capability of leading organizational change efforts

  • Capability to innovate and integrate HR practice around critical business issues, and align people, process and structure to support these innovations

  • Competence in connecting people to each other and the business strategy, leveraging technology and processes where appropriate.

  • Fluent in Chinese, preferably in English

  • Travel up to 40% within/beyond East China locations

2.Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-graduate degree in applicable field

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and implement HR processes and client focused solutions

  • Experience in a shared services organization

  • Project management experience

  • Consultative skills

  • Strong drive for results with results/outcome focus

  • Proven record of implementation and optimization of processes and metrics


Job Human Resources

Primary Location China-32-Nantong

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: NAN01466