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Human Resources and Labor Relations Manager (Sturgeon Bay)

  • Location: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #3651

Carex is working with a global company with locations in Wisconsin in the Green Bay and surrounding areas.  We are helping our partner find multiple HR professionals, including an HR and Labor Relations Manager in Sturgeon Bay, WI.  This position is responsible for supporting all aspects of Human Resource & Labor Relation activities at our progressive, 63-acre, multi-complex unionized location. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, participating in all continuous improvement initiatives; employee staffing and performance management; employee engagement and labor relations; subcontractor and vendor relationships; mentoring skills and competency development programs; staffing and selection recommendations; management of contract labor levels human capital metrics / reports / analytics; partnering with line leaders on human capital related issues; business needs; and special projects. Knowledge of HR policies and procedures, employment law (EEO, ADA, AA, FMLA, etc.), recruitment and staffing practices and multiple HR disciplines are essential to this position. The ability to work well under pressure is critical. Superb listening and verbal skills along with the ability to communicate with multiple levels within the organization is imperative. This position requires the ability to change priorities frequently and effectively foster a team dynamic.

What you’ll do:

  • Perform HR functions such as staffing, training or evaluation.
  • Prepare staff work schedules and assign specific duties.
  • Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives and procedures.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues.
  • Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of employment law including, but not limited to, FLSA, EEO, NLRB, FMLA, etc.
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to production management such as, coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions, etc.
  • Manage vendors relevant to production staffing needs.
  • Promote a harmonious work environment through development of sound personnel policies and effective labor relations programs.
  • Manage labor relations within the Company including the administration of local labor agreements and contract interpretation.
  • Coordinate all grievance handling processes through arbitration.
  • Coordinate and direct all labor contract negotiation processes including, but not limited to, pre-negotiation, position development, documentation development, coordination of negotiating sessions and preparation of contracts for distribution.
  • Support production management with the application and interpretation of the union contract.
  • Advise and assist employees in the interpretation and application of human resources policies and programs.
  • Ensure uniform and consistent application of discipline for policy and work rules violations.
  • Direct substance abuse programs in compliance with all State and Federal regulations and requirements including drug testing, substance abuse education programs and Drug Free Workplace Act compliance.
  • Oversee development, distribution and updating of Employee Handbooks.
  • Oversee Employee Assistance Program and provide follow-ups to assure appropriate after care.
  • Interview and assist managers in the selection of qualified candidates to fill vacant positions.
  • Effectively collect, analyze and manage multi-tier KPI data.
  • Maintain metrics and provide information to Senior Management regarding work progress, key budgetary statistics and project milestones. 
  • Manage near-term and long-term priorities for various projects.
  • Implement strategic initiatives to correct issues and maximize existing intellectual and material capital.
  • Collaborate in the development, review and implementation of company policies, procedures, plans and work instructions. 
  • Recommend and manage financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize both human and physical capital as well as increase overall efficiency.
  • Help develop and implement best practices for policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Drive talent and human capital strategies for the business unit.
  • Develop, implement and manage employee recognition programs. Responsible for communication to both waterfront employees and management.
  • Conduct management training and development.
  • Identify training needs and provide coaching for all employees.
  • Maintain a commitment to and promote the company vision statement.
  • Ability and willingness to engage in highly energetic pursuits on the waterfront.
  • Maintain a commitment to and promote the Quality and Environmental, Health & Safety Policies.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 3 to 5 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with company policies, and procedures. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Willingness to be a mentor, and demonstrate leadership skills that align with the mission, vision, and values of the Company.

What you’ll bring: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or related course of study
  • Ability to work with and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to change priorities quickly
  • Ability to confront issues directly
  • Strong ability to mentor and develop staff of existing and energizing HRLR and EHS professionals
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Human Resources
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience progressive employee and labor relations

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or related course of study
  • PHR or SPHR Certification
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Labor & Employment laws, benefits, compensation, talent acquisition, training, worker’s compensation and safety programming
  • Working knowledge of the principles of strategic planning, resource allocation and the workforce coordination
  • Advanced capability in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Office, Access and PowerPoint)
  • Understanding of Quality Management System policies, procedures, plans and work instructions
  • Demonstrated ability to identify complex problems, review related information and develop strategies for implementing corrective solutions
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with and lead a diverse group of people
  • Self-directed
  • Interpersonal skills


  • Decision Quality – Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Manages Complexity — Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Being Resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.
  • Builds Effective Teams – building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Ensures Accountability – holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
  • Builds Networks – effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
  • Communicates Effectively – Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
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