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Human Resources Manager

Nouryon Chemicals Holding B.V

This is a Contract position in Morris, IL posted June 7, 2021.

We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

 Purpose/Key Objectives of the Job

  • Lead and support on a continuous change agenda advising on people decisions to drive effectiveness. Provide HR expertise to the sites and execute on business strategy
  • Implement labor relations programs to oversee compliance with the union’s negotiated contract
  • Partner with the Regional Organization, Centers of Expertise and Service Providers to ensure effective and efficient delivery of HR services to the Sites
  • Acts as an advisor to management to ensure facilities are in compliance with all Human Resources, Business Ethics, Local, State, Federal Regulations 


  • Acts as strategic HR Partner to multiple manufacturing site populations including Union and non-Union sites
  • Oversee the management of regional labor relations for the business, managing grievance procedures and advising teams to ensure compliance with the collective bargaining agreements
  • Coach and collaborate with manufacturing and union leadership to resolve business challenges by facilitating conflict resolution during the grievance process
  • Develops and executes strategies around talent development and retention and the management of multiple HR related objectives simultaneously
  • Participation in a collective bargaining process and the interpretation and application of contracts and agreements
  • Work in a matrix structure with multiple stakeholders, the Regional HR Manager will work with the Regional team to execute on HR strategies and initiatives
  • Advise managers regarding compliance with federal, state, and local labor and employment laws
  • Manages activities including performance, talent management, succession planning, staffing, including hiring, on-boarding and terminations as well as provides guidance and/or develop input on operational workforce planning and organization capability
  • Prepare reports for management in relation to employee turnover; new hires; resignations; training and development etc
  • Drive Code of conduct compliance and facilitate relevant employee relations trainings
    • Lead and manage defined projects for the site such as but not limited to:
    • Engagement
    • Implementing Cultural and Organizational change
    • Specialty Chemicals Values and Behaviors
    • Talent Management Process for the sites. Responsible for identifying, managing and promoting career development and building strong succession plans that align with the business strategy

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Business or related discipline
  • Minimum 8+ years generalist experience preferably to include experience as a specialist in several of the HR disciplines including engagement, employee relations, labor relations, compensation, organizational design, workforce planning, career development and training, performance management and employee engagement
  • Able to analyze data to support people-related strategy and initiatives
  • Strong Regional experience across the United States in driving change and integration
  • Quick thinking and comfortable in a creative setting and a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges and rewards
  • Union experience and Chemical plant/hazardous site experience preferred
  • Knowledge of SuccessFactors HRIS and ADP payroll preferred
  • Strong business partner and relationship building capabilities across varied employee and management populations
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, analytical skills and project management
  • Able to work in a matrixed environment, building effective relationships with management and functions in a multi-cultural environment 

Employment at Nouryon is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required

All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US

Nouryon is an E-Verify Employer