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Sr. Manager, Labor Relations and Strategy

Company: Unilever
Location: Englewood Cliffs
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Sr. Manager, Labor Relations and Strategy category Human Resources location 700 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, United States of America Regular Req ID: R-06900 Senior Manager- Labor Relations and Employee Strategy Background & Purpose of the Job Human Resources within Unilever delivers a wide range of programs and priorities designed to enable strong business performance. Our internal HR team is constantly interacting with different parts of the business to address business challenges and priorities in a flexible, nimble way. They work with business leaders to deliver their agenda, champion change and facilitate culture and climate interventions through a well-defined, but always evolving HR strategy. The ultimate goal is to improve capability, create capacity and accelerate Unilever's culture. We are seeking a Senior Supply Chain HR Leader who has a passion for labor, employee relations, workforce management systems (such as KRONOS), turning strategy into action, and working across multiple sites and offices to deliver the business agenda through people. This role will be based with the HR and Supply Chain Leadership teams in Englewood Cliffs, NJ but have strong interaction and travel to our 15 factories across North America. Who You Are

  • You're a culture & change champion: You are passionate about building employee culture in manufacturing environments and you have the energy and structure to tackle big projects
  • You're a born leader: You are the go-to person for factory HR teams on employee and labor relations escalations and complex challenges
  • You're a dot connector: You're insightful and can make headway fast by asking the right questions and using data to influence strategy.
  • You love to win, and have fun doing it: You thrive on creating a winning strategy and are able to execute against it
  • You're data driven: You love turning information to strategy, using data to proactively identify trends and opportunities and can turn that information into action
  • You're a pioneer: You have a growth mindset and think innovatively. You are able to challenge the status quo, manage conflict, and push those at all levels to think differently What you will do: In this role you will lead the employee relations and people strategy for the Supply Chain community, in both union and nonunion factories and office environments. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Lead strategy on people engagement in our 15 factories across the US and Canada in both union and nonunion sites to create culture of learning, development and improvement
    • Utilize knowledge of employee and labor relations trends, and legal decisions, and statutory changes to stay ahead of employee relations trend and develop people-focused policies and practices
    • Serve as the chief strategist and first chair in contract negotiations with recognized employee organizations, working closely with local site and business partners to create and execute strategy
    • Mentor, coach and guide site Human Resources department managers and staff regarding employee relations and engagement issues and best practices
    • Act as subject matter expert and escalation point on investigations and employee relations matters
    • Serve as an internal consultant/business liaison that can translate supply chain strategies and objectives into an HR agenda, initiatives and/or actions that help drive positive business performance across factories
    • Partner to Supply Chain Leadership Team and VP of Manufacturing on all HR matters including engagement, organizational design, employee relations and strategy.
    • Act as trusted advisor in addition to the Subject Matter Expert for the factory network including HRBPs, Factory Leaders, and VPs
    • Develop long term labor plan based on internal and external factors, building master plans and glide paths.
    • Develop and present labor and bargaining strategies to senior stakeholders and recommend actions, facilitate trainings and lead steering committees
    • Partner with HR Leadership team to connect broader HR agenda to factory agenda driving alignment and prioritization across multiple stakeholders
    • Apply project management leadership to drive action, deliver results, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Work with cross functional stakeholders to gather information, build business cases, and create employee relations strategy
    • Deploy to factories to deliver strategic HR projects including engagement programs, organizational design, cultural transformation and development with proven success in both union and non-union environments
    • May represent local sites in arbitrations and hearings related to unfair labor practice complaints.
    • Lead the flexible manufacturing labor strategy. This includes managing contingent labor vendors, using vendor relationships and partnership with the Procurement team, use KPIs to drive improvement in the program to meet the agility needs of Unilever. Ensure service delivery, assist troubleshooting with the factory sites as needed. Lead local and global auditing implementation as prescribed
    • Manage the Workforce Management Technology and Strategy for North America to create a competitive labor model. Facilitate regular meeting with the vendor, drive analytics for cost improvement, advise local sites on system functionality, create the annual budget for WFM. Serve as the primary approver for system configuration changes and oversite for compliance
    • Represent North America on the Global Labor Relations Committee What You'll Need To Succeed
      • BA/BS in Labor Relations, Human Resources or related field
      • 8+ years of HR experience in a fast-paced manufacturing setting
      • Experience in developing and implementing labor and employee relations strategy in union environment
      • Experience in the following areas
        • Employee Relations
        • Labor Negotiations
        • Employee Engagement
        • Strategy development and deployment across multi-site organizations
        • Time, Attendance, Scheduling technology concepts with direct experience using KRONOS preferred
        • Demonstrated knowledge of employment law & compliance best practice
        • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities efficiently and effectively
        • Excellent communication skills with audiences of all levels
        • Curious and innovative mindset to continually adapt to everchanging business needs Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see-- Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

          Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

          Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check. If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at NA.Accommodations@unilever.com . Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses. Email this job to: Email this job to yourself or a friend. Your Name Get an insider's view on Unilever "What are some unique perks Unilever offers to its employees?" Answered by Alexa, Talent Acquisition Partner Get notified for similar jobs You'll receive updates once a week Enter Email address Start your personalized career search here.

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