BASF Labor Relations Specialist - Geismar, LA in Geismar, Louisiana

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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 with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And 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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Labor Relations Specialist (1801825) – Geismar, LA

We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for administration of the collective bargaining agreement (s), language interpretation, and support to the site leadership team at our largest manufacturing site in North America. In addition, you will be responsible for conducting employee investigations, manage compliance with federally-required affirmative action plans, as well as related equal employment opportunity responsibilities.

This role requires solid professional experience and depth in labor and employee relations, as well as the ability to work effectively with multiple levels of the organization. A successful candidate will need to possess strong business acumen, interpersonal savvy, and excellent analytical skills to add value and positive impact to the organization. Working under the supervision of the Regional Manager, Labor Relations you will frequently interact with the Corporate Labor and Employee Relations team members, legal team, line managers, union officials, employees, throughout BASF Corporation.

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your educational background and professional experience in Human Resources and Labor Relations in manufacturing environments, you will be a strategic advisor and subject matter expert to the business interpreting collective bargaining agreement (s) to help the business achieve their goals.

  • Your experience in managing the grievance procedure up to and including arbitration will be valuable to the business to ensure the integrity of negotiated agreements.

  • As an ethical role model, you will monitor and provide guidance on implementation of OFCCP required affirmative action plans, including coordination of response to audits if necessary.

  • Successfully engaging across multiple levels of the organization, you will serve as a key member of the site negotiating committees with direct responsibility for researching and drafting company proposals, preparing cost estimates and status reports, and maintaining all negotiation records.

  • Your knowledge of federal and state labor and employment laws will be crucial to your success in this role.

  • Proficiency in contract negotiations, conflict resolution, grievance hearings, including arbitrations and managing labor management committees will contribute to your success in this role.

  • You will utilize your prior experience to manage and foster strong positive working relationships with union leadership.

Job: HRES - Human Resources

Organization: NTH-Human Resources

Title: Labor Relations Specialist - Geismar, LA

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 1801825