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Senior HR and Labor Relations Manager (Sturgeon Bay, WI / Relocation)

  • Location: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #3649

Carex is working with a global company to help find an experienced Senior HR and Labor Relations Managers to work at their Sturgeon Bay, WI location. Relocation assistance is available. Candidates must have have a strong HR background and Union experience. This position is responsible for coordinating and directing the HR & Labor Relations function as well as leading strategy for talent acquisition for union employees as they continue to grow! This role provides full generalist HR support for all represented and non-represented employeesServes as employee advocate to assure fair and consistent administration of the collective bargaining agreement, local employment policies and practices.   Identifies HR issues related to short-term and long-term business plans and objectives; develops and implements initiatives to address those issues.  Continually upgrades the organization’s capacity to attract, retain and manage the talent it needs to succeed.  Other responsibilities include developing, interpreting, and recommending program goals and objectives driven by the collective bargaining agreement, policies, and procedures, KPI and courses of action.

What you’ll do: 

Manages core HR processes for the organizational unit’s skilled labor force including; staffing, performance management, compensation administration, and career development.  Serves as expert on all HR processes for internal client groups. May serve as company-wide “process owner” of one or more of these processes with the ability to effect change or improvements across organizational boundaries.                            

  • Counsels and advises managers and supervisors with regard to labor relations, contract interpretation, and policy issues.  Facilitates review and approval of advanced disciplinary steps or exceptional employment decisions.
  • Monitors the administration of employment policies and practices to assure consistency, fairness and continued relevance to the business.  Takes corrective action as necessary.
  • Investigates problems, such as: working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant appeals and grievances. According to circumstances, provides guidance and recommendations for problem resolution to departmental officials and individuals.
  • Performs surveys, benchmarking studies and research regarding alternative or advanced employment practices used in other businesses; makes appropriate recommendations for change. 
  • Leads organizational change to achieve / sustain strategic alignment with business objectives. Enhances organization’s capacity to manage change successfully.  Manages change projects of high complexity.
  • Supervises professional and/or administrative staff.
  • Primary responsibility is the administration of the labor agreement, including the full grievance procedure.

What you’ll bring:

  • Collaborates effectively across the organization; leverages resources from other parts of the organization to build commitment and achieve results.  Objective; respects others’ points of view and opinions.
  • Organized; able to handle complexity and multiple priorities.  Manages time effectively and focuses on high priority opportunities.  Takes measured risks and takes appropriate action in the face of uncertainty.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.  Establishes and maintains a high level of credibility.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies, procedures, and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 
  • Demonstrates leadership skills that align with the mission, vision, and values of the Company.
  • BA or BS in HR Management, OD, Business Administration or related area. 
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of related experience, including supervisory experience.
  • MLHR / MILR preferred. This requirement can also be met with an Associate’s degree and at least 10 years of related experience, or a High School diploma and at least 12 years of related experience.
  • Proficient in employment and labor laws and regulations. 
  • Working knowledge of statistical tools and analysis techniques. 
  • Competent in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. 
  • Highly competent in managing, assessing and developing others.
  • Safety minded.
  • People oriented, determined to assist where able.
  • Accountability and Ownership: Demonstrate a sense of urgency, ownership in your role.
  • Respect people’s differences and be open to differing opinions and beliefs.
  • Continue to improve your current role and help develop the role for the future based on lean management.
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