Manager/Director of Labor Relations

Job Description

Kelly Services is looking for a Manager or Director of Labor Relations for a company located in Kansas City, KS! This is a DIRECT HIRE opportunity!

This company is a 1.6 billion dollar company with 72 international sites and 4 divisions. You would be responsible for 15-34 US Plants. Chemical manufacturing environment!

8 AM - 5 PM
$150k - $185k - depending on previous experience
50% travel around the US

- Develops corporate labor relations objectives in support of company strategies, policies and philosophies.
- Establishes collective bargaining goals to achieve contract settlements that are aligned with corporate objectives, budgetary guidelines, and accepted Company and industry practices.
- Prepare and possibly conduct arbitration cases/deal with the EEOC (with legal representation) on complaints and investigations.
- Acts as the official company spokesperson in the collective bargaining process and on all other occasions where the formulation, interpretation and administration of labor relations policy and/or legislation is required, e.g., grievances, arbitration's, EEOC and National Labor relations Board hearings.
- Establishes and monitors programs and practices to prevent union or third party representation or intervention at non-union locations.
- Conduct investigations into employee complaints and implement appropriate corrective actions.
- Evaluates salaried and hourly compensation programs to insure compliance with company policy and to provide for internal and external equity. Communicates new benefit programs and changes to existing programs to all employees at plant locations.
- Evaluates salaried and hourly compensation programs to insure compliance with company policy and to provide for internal and external equity.
- Coordinate wage increases for the non-union plants.
- Act as sounding board for Operations Management and influence their decisions consistent with the Company Philosophy on fair treatment of all employees and compliance with the applicable collective Bargaining Agreements.
- Coordinate terminations of both hourly and salaried employees. Develop and execute general releases when appropriate.
- Provides consulting services to insure employee development consistent with corporate objectives and individual timetables by working closely with the VP Talent Management. Provides individual and group training within the human resources discipline for legal compliance and employee development as assigned by the VP Talent Management.
- Researches new legislation and develops policies and procedures to insure that all activities within the areas of responsibilities are in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

- Bachelor's degree in Human Resources/Labor Relations or related field (Master's Degree is preferred)
- Union relations within a manufacturing plant
- Union negotiations
- Labor relations
- Multi-site HR responsibility
- Ability to bargain union contracts
- 10+ years of experience in a manufacturing plant

Company offers 401k, medical, dental, and vision, as well as educational assistance. Company is open to relocation as well!

**Apply directly or email your resume to - Call Kayla for immediate consideration at 612-391-2623**

Why Kelly®?

As a worker today, it’s up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find what’s next is what we’re all about. We know what’s going on in the evolving world of work—just ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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