Senior Employee Relations Business Partner

Land O' Lakes

Land O' Lakes

arden hills, mn, usa
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024
Senior Employee Relations Business Partner

The Senior Employee Relations Business Partner provides employee relations guidance and support to our California locations and their employees. They have a deep understanding of California employment law and workplace policies and are proficient in English and Spanish. In this role you will handle a variety of employee relations matters, addressing conflicts, advise on policies, and fostering respectful work environment.

This position is a virtual (remote) position, and the candidate must reside within the Pacific Time Zone in the United States

Must be able to travel up to 40% to California field locations– Tulare, CA; Madera, CA, Turlock, CA; Acampo, CA

Key Responsibilities:

Investigations and Compliance

  • Conduct thorough investigations, requiring bilingual Spanish language proficiency for effective communication and resolution

  • Apply California employment law expertise in managing and resolving employee relations matters effectively

  • Partner with labor relations experts when investigating union organized locations

  • Collaborate with Legal on complex cases

Provide Consultation and Guidance

  • Advise on investigations, performance issues, and ADA reasonable accommodation requests

  • Make critical assessment and recommendations

  • Liaise between employees and managers consulting on performance coaching

  • Knowledge of workers compensation and ADA accommodations process

Improve Employee Experience:

  • Serve as a confidential advisor to employees and managers on workplace matters

  • Facilitate training on investigations, ADA reasonable accommodations, and performance management

  • Conduct case aftercare with employees to ensure issue resolution has been sustained over time

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field

  • 5+ years of experience in Employee Relations, HR, or related areas

  • Proficiency in both Spanish and English for effective communication required

  • In-depth knowledge of employment law

  • Ability to handle confidential information and escalate issues when necessary

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience as an investigator

  • Knowledge of CA employment law

  • Proficient in HRIS systems, preferably Workday, and Microsoft Office Suite


  • Effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks to meet commitments

  • Adaptable to change and capable of leading in uncertain, fast-paced situations

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Excellent evaluation, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to build trust across all levels of the organization

  • Ability to convey ideas and recommendations in a clear, compelling, and succinct way in written and verbal communications

Approximate base salary range: 90K-130K

About Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Join us and be part of a Fortune 250, farmer- and member-owned cooperative that is reimagining the business of food. We have been named a Top Workplace by Indeed and LinkedIn, and to the TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

We provide a broad portfolio of benefits to keep you and your family at your best. Land O'Lakes is Where Your Future Takes Root.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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