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Bayer Human Resources Business Partner, Muscatine Site in Muscatine, Iowa

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Human Resources Business Partner, Muscatine Site


The primary responsibilities of this role,Human Resources Business Partner Muscatine Site, are to:

  • Provide strategic leadership and coordination for all Human Resource activities;

  • Serve as a strategic consultant to assigned client groups on a broad range of organizational issues of critical importance to the business;

  • Anticipate business needs and provide realistic solutions aligned with business objectives;

  • Ensure clear direction, expectations and personal development for Human Resources Team;

  • Have thorough understanding of the business and engagement with the business leaders, translate the business requirements and challenges into relevant Human Resources actions and initiatives;

  • Ensure the implementation and application of agreed upon Bayer Human Resources directives, policies, processes, systems and programs in alignment with the region and/or function and throughout the local site;

  • Strive for best practices in the standardization, harmonization and alignment of local Human Resources activities, but always with the business requirements in mind;

  • Develop and monitor workforce plans for client groups;

  • Partner with recruiting personnel and hiring managers to provide guidance and influence key staffing decisions;

  • Execute effective local Talent Management (TM) initiatives in line with the global Bayer Group TM strategy to attract, identify, assess, talent of strengths and development opportunities, develop and retain the right employees and to maintain a powerful talent pipeline;

  • Support management in the preparation of employee development plans;

  • Provide guidance and direction to supervisors and managers regarding performance management, performance improvement plans, progressive discipline and other employment practices;

  • Partner with client groups to develop and/or assess the effectiveness of career paths, align their operations and employee capabilities to the overall strategic directions, job ladders, and job descriptions;

  • Ensure validity and consistency of use within the business unit;

  • Communicate effectively with Human Resources products, perspectives, services, programs and policies to management and employees and implication on business strategies;

  • Consult in close collaboration with Law/litigation on ensuring compliance and adherence to applicable employment laws and Bayer policies;

  • Support and execute organizational changes (Restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and divestments) providing appropriate solutions form the Human Resources perspective;

  • Matrixed leadership for site training function;

  • Provide additional special project support to Human Resources, employees and managers as needed;

  • Manage public relations and media relations for emergency response.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 11 years of overall Human Resources experience which includes a combination of Human Resources Business Partner/Generalist/Specialist expertise;

  • Strong Coaching skills and the ability to influence without authority;

  • Confidence in autonomous decision making;

  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex employee relations issues;

  • Demonstrated ability to apply HR knowledge to resolve complex business challenges;

  • Demonstrated expertise in effectively managing/implementing large organizational redesign;

  • In-depth knowledge of Human Resources processes, programs, policies and systems;

  • Experienced in change management;

  • Experience working in a matrix organization;

  • Role model for the Bayer LIFE Values, Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency;

  • Occasional travel (10%).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two years of people management experience.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : Iowa : Muscatine

Division: Enabling Functions

Reference Code: 296165

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