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BASF HR & Labor Relation Business Partner-Louisville, KY ( $15K SIGN ON BONUS) in Louisville, Kentucky

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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.

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HR & Labor Relation Business Partner– 2100939 - Louisville, KY

Where the Chemistry Happens

Under the direction of the HR Director, the HR & Labor Relations Business Partner is a hands-on operational role responsible for providing full cycle Human Resources support to the Louisville, KY and Quincy, FL manufacturing sites with in assigned business group and/or functions within the North America Dispersions & Resins operating division. Additionally, this position is responsible for managing all day to day activities pertaining to manufacturing Sites with in Labor Relation issues for the assigned union plant(s) including contract administration; language interpretation; assisting with investigations and handling grievances.

On occasion, this role will provide back-up coverage for the other EDN union plants. The role is critical in executing our people initiatives, providing great internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement. The HR & Labor Relations Business Partner is responsible for the day to day operational HR Management activities including employee & labor relations, training, policy interpretation and implementation, legal compliance, organizational development, talent management, and performance management.

The HR Business Partner will partner with business and/or functional leadership to provide comprehensive human resources services including counseling, coaching and guidance while ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and BASF policies. This role will also provide support to employees. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to business partnering, employee & labor relations, legal compliance, recruitment & selection, policies & procedures, training & career development, performance management, talent review administration, organizational development, organizational exits, projects, HR initiatives and other duties as assigned.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your bachelor’s degree in (Human Resources, Business Administration or other related discipline preferred) the Human Resource Business Partner will have success in creating and driving effective employee relations, development, and retention programs

  • The experience for this role is a minimum of eight (8) years of professional Human Resources business partner/generalist experience within a multi-location business model and a minimum 5 years of progressive professional experience in labor and employee relations within a manufacturing or operations environment is required

  • A PHR/SPHR designation is preferred in this role.

  • This role will be involved in coaching and mentoring at management level, and will have a true hands-on approach as well as the ability to successfully monitor the “pulse” of the employees to ensure a high level of engagement


  • You will provide day-to-day advice and assistance to site management on contract/collective bargaining agreement interpretation and implementation. You will also process grievances and provides response/resolution recommendations.


  • You will be expected to provide sound consultation in labor relations to Operations and HR Management. Your experience with rapid and complex changing work environment will be valuable.


  • Conducts and assist with thorough investigations relating to employee misconduct and recommends disciplinary actions; prepares detailed and factual reports in a timely manner. Also facilitate management training and education to ensure consistent contract administration and interpretation


  • Being an enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment


  • Strong solutions focus and be comfortable working in an environment which demands strong deliverables​​​​​​​ along with the ability to identify problems and drive appropriate solutions with strong internal and external customer service focus with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously – oriented to results

  • A successful candidate must be able to interface at all levels of the organization have a passion for innovative HR solutions and process improvement and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

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.


Job: HRES - Human Resources

Organization: N-EDN/OH-Human Resources EDN-63024578

Title: HR & Labor Relation Business Partner-Louisville, KY ( $15K SIGN ON BONUS)

Location: KY-Louisville

Requisition ID: 2100939