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Human Resources Labor Relations Manager

Company: FurstProfessionals
Location: Rockford
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

In this Human Resources Labor Relations Partner role, you'll promote a positive working experience for local employees, develop strong relationships with HR peers, business leaders and local ion leaders, and implement key strategies focused on employee engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. You will implement the functional labor relations strategy and maintain positive working relationships, with both management and the union, through coaching and guiding leaders on employee and labor relations issues. Additionally, you will provide contract interpretation expertise, grievance management, prompt, thorough, and objective employee and grievance investigations, as well as support compliance initiatives.
This position will be worked onsite in Rockford, Illinois.
Primary Responsibilities:--- Partner with the plant leadership team to create and deliver proactive labor strategies--- Administer, coach and train supervisors on executing the collective bargaining agreement--- Research and prepare arbitrations and labor litigation cases--- Lead grievance process and identification of broader resolutions--- Research and investigate complex labor and employee issues, and if necessary, coordinate efforts with corporate HR and/or legal on recommendations--- Ensure compliance with applicable employment laws through appropriate program and process management--- Provide consultation and mediation regarding work-related issues, conflicts, and discipline policy/procedures questions, contract interpretation--- Create and deploy communications which will inform management of pertinent work force issues and concerns--- Work in partnership with site and functional leadership to develop and implement HR programs, including engagement actions, that support business goals--- Utilize critical thinking skills when assessing issues; focusing on creative and fiscally responsible solutions to meet employee and business needs--- Champion continuous improvement initiatives--- Deliver on contractual requirements--- Serve as Labor Relations Lead for investigations
Basic Qualifications:--- Bachelor's degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience OR--- Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience OR--- In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required--- Must be willing to travel up to 5%--- Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future.
Preferred Qualifications:--- This position will be located in Rockford, IL; candidate must be local to the site or be willing to relocate--- Minimum 2 years of experience working with a union-represented population--- Minimum 2 years of experience working within a matrixed environment--- Minimum 6 years of exempt level Human Resources experience with role progression which includes labor relations responsibility--- Extensive knowledge of employment law i.e ADA, EEO, ERISA, FLSA, FMLA, NRLA, & Title VII and ability to apply legal concepts to real world situations
This is a salaried position with a generous benefits package. Relocation assistance available for the right candidate.

Keywords: FurstProfessionals, Rockford , Human Resources Labor Relations Manager, Human Resources , Rockford, Illinois

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