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Director, Employee and Labor Relations in Manchester, CT at Bob's Discount Furniture

Date Posted: 11/1/2020

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Job Description

The Employee and Labor Relations Director is responsible ensuring a positive workplace culture with a focus on employee relations, labor relations and the administration of Company policy, procedure, and diversity initiatives in accordance with Bob’s Core Values.

This is an office-based position with some primarily local travel during the business day. Some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected, especially during contract negotiations.

Job Responsibilities
•    Leads strategy and ownership in all areas of employee relations.
•    Has direct responsibility for the Compliance Manager/Compliance function.
•    Investigates working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant concerns and grievances. Provides guidance to managers and employees, ensures investigations and resolutions are properly documented, and that follow-up actions are taken.
•    Identifies organizational opportunities in employee relations and leads training, reporting, policy development, etc., to make positive impacts.
•    Takes lead responsibility for the management and resolution for all employment-related legal matters. Owns strategy with outside counsel in bringing matters to resolution, minimizing financial exposure, and taking proactive steps to mitigate risk going-forward.
•    Manages labor-union relations to achieve and protect business objectives, to maintain constructive working relationships, and to ensure best possible outcomes for Bob’s and Bob’s employees.
•    Is continuously active to ensure Bob’s maintains a positive and constructive work environment that is aligned with our open door policy and belief in a union-free work environment.
•    Leads collective bargaining negotiations and ensures compliance with collective bargaining agreements.
•    Crafts and communicates employment policies and procedures to ensure alignment to key expectations and job requirements, and consistent understanding and acknowledgment of these policies across the Company.
•    Leads the Compliance function that is charged with ensuring that Bob’s executes it’s people-related responsibilities consistent with employment, wage and hour, and Bob’s policy expectations and obligations.
•    Administers EEO and diversity programs that encourage an inclusive and diverse workforce by:

  • Working with Recruiting and Talent Management functions to develop and implement strategies for recruiting and advancing a diverse workforce. 

  • Preparing and presenting training or workshops for employees, managers, or executives detailing the impact of a diverse workforce on business operations.

  • Interpreting related legislation and ensuring compliance of organizational programs and policies. 

Required Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field.
•    Seven or more years’ experience in a Human Resources leadership role with five or more years labor relations experience in a Union environment.
•    Significant experience with writing and communicating employment-related policy.
•    Extensive experience managing and resolving employment-related legal matters.
•    SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential preferred. 
•    Excellent strategic goals setting and negotiation skills.
•    Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
•    Thorough knowledge of labor relations practices and legal requirements.
•    Extensive knowledge of HR related federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Bob’s Discount Furniture is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to reasonably accommodating qualified persons with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential duties of their position.