Founded in 1969, CGB Enterprises, Inc. is known as an innovative and progressive leader in the grain and transportation industries. Today, CGB operates an enterprise with over 100 locations and nearly 2,000 U.S. employees overseeing a diverse family of businesses that provide an array of services for producers and logistics services for an international base of customers. The combination of our assets provides a growing organization that is celebrating over 50 years of strength and stability!
This job is an individual contributor that provides consultation and support to designated business departments, to help our leaders think strategically about people & culture, assess needs & develop solutions in human resources related areas (e.g. workforce planning, organizational design, performance management, employee relations, compensation, retention, career development, leadership development, etc.). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ensuring human resources policies and procedures support organizational goals, translating business priorities into actionable plans that support the business, unique culture and company values, and advocating for necessary changes to policies and processes in support of overall organizational goals and objectives.
In this job, you will:
Actual responsibilities and travel time will vary depending on daily needs of locations supported.
Cultivate the organization’s culture, values and mission across all levels of the organization.
Maintain positive relationships with managers and employees to promote our culture of open communication; uphold open communication with team members in all departments and at all levels.
Continually develop a deep understanding of the various departments, their situations, and, most importantly, their needs to better develop mutually defined solutions to problems.
Apply in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance; conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations when needed.
Support, communicate, and uphold HR policies, procedures and processes in compliance with federal and state laws, ensuring HR policies and practices align with business objectives.
Facilitate the delivery of HR programs and services to support the business objectives in partnership with HR team leaders and staff; support implementation of business initiatives requiring HR knowledge and skills.
Serves as the strategic partner to leadership in regards to driving talent development, engagement, and core HR initiatives for the field organization.
Partner with broader HR team colleagues across Benefits/Payroll/Compensation, Talent Acquisition, Compliance/Legal, Learning Solutions, Talent Management and HCM/HR Systems to ensure employee and leadership needs are met and high performing teams are sustained.
Leads, collaborates or contributes to projects with other HR team members or cross functionally in support of the enterprise’s strategic goals.
Help build leadership capabilities to address and resolve employee issues, ensuring a balance in representing all parties’ interests by actively partnering and supporting leadership team members, managers, and individuals.
Support talent management processes in the field to include performance review, succession planning, leadership assessments and internal talent movement.
Participate in the development, facilitation and/or presentation of training for regional leadership in small group settings, seminar formats or at regional/conference meetings.
Understand how the company runs and makes money, to analyze effectively and make timely recommendations to alleviate risk or positively impact the business or associates.
Work with and coach leaders and managers on effective people management; educate them on a variety of topics (such as interviewing, effective pay decisions, on-boarding new employees, coaching and developing employee performance, etc.). Serve as HR leader in working with the leadership team on means to reinforce and sustain Leadership Foundations.
Manage employee relations; including investigations, disciplinary actions, and performance improvement plans. Train and develop managers in maintaining important documentation for recordkeeping and compliance purposes in an organized manner.
Provide analytics to management (i.e. headcount, turnover, labor costs, etc.).
Other duties as assigned.
Here’s what you’ll need to be considered:
Required – Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field.
Preferred – Master’s degree in related field.
Required – 5+ years’ experience as an HR Business Partner or similar role.
Preferred – PHR or SHRM certification.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Expert knowledge of state and federal employment laws and regulations (ADA, EEO, FMLA, FLSA) and the ability to appropriately spot employment risk issues.
Proficiency in computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience with Workday a plus.
Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of people within and outside the organization; including the ability to build positive relationships and partnerships within and across departments throughout the organization.
Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize several projects with changing priorities.
Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills.
Strong analytical, planning, and research skills; including excellent attention to detail.
Ability to be creative and imaginative with the strong business acumen.
Ability to remain positive and work effectively in a team environment.
Ability to influence culture and create alignment between business goals, behaviors, and HR programs that drive organizational performance.
Ability and willingness to pitch in and do whatever it takes to help teams succeed.
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner.
Ability to work beyond normal business hours, evenings, weekends, and respond as needed to after-business hours issues.
Ability to travel within assigned markets and to the corporate office as needed; may include air travel, overnight stays and the ability to rent a car.
Here’s additional information you need to know:
Physical Demands & Requirements
Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
Must be able to sit/stand continuously.
Must be able to climb stairs, walk on rough uneven surfaces, etc.
Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
The work environment described here are meant to be representative of those an employee would normally encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
The physical environment requires the employee to work inside where there are limited extremes to heat and/or cold; moderate noise; a normal office environment.
Travel; normal travel is between 24%-50%, but may increase as needed.
Are you ready to make a meaningful career move & an impact at CGB? Apply today!
Known in our industry for stability and high ethics, CGB Enterprises, Inc. offers a stellar benefits package including: an outstanding 401(k) retirement plan with company contributions, medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, & disability benefits, flexible spending accounts, paid leave (holidays, vacation, sick), wellness programs, recognition programs, community involvement opportunities, and much more!
CGB Enterprises, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO is the Law links in English or Spanish .
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.
All Third Party Agencies, Headhunters, and Recruiters
CGB Enterprises, Inc. and its Subsidiaries only forms contracts with recruiters with whom we have an established relationship and with whom we have in place a signed contract. All contact from third parties must go through our Human Resources Department. Any contact made outside of our Human Resources Department by a third party will cancel any future business relationships between the third party and CGB Enterprises, Inc. and its Subsidiaries.