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Director of Employee Relations

Company: NFI Industries
Location: Chino
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Director of Employee Relations will play a significant role in managing labor and employee relations matters across NFI's operations. This position will proactively interact with and advise operations managers, HR partners and regional leadership on a broad range of employment and labor relations matters, including union prevention and general methods of positive employee relations. This position reports to NFI's employment attorney.Responsibilities include coordinating the Company's labor relations practices within its labor relations policies and strategies. This role will respond to union organizing activity and train managers on employee relations matters. This position will also interact with employees to ensure that they understand their rights under the labor laws. This position requires significant travel to allow in-person participation in training and other union prevention activities, meetings, employee relations activities, and proceedings as needed. These activities will include direct meetings with employees.Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesCreates presentations and conducts training to inform operations managers, HR partners, regional leadership, and hourly workforce regarding labor relations issues.Assists in the management of unfair labor practice and EEO charges, including coordinating with in-house counsel.Contributes to the development and improvement of company-wide standardized practices, processes and forms.Conducts management training related to positive employee relations and other timely topics.Frequently visits company worksites and evaluates employee relations and climate.Reviews company data to look for trends in employee feedback to further assist in climate evaluation.Collaborates to ensure legal compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and disseminating, explaining, and consulting regarding those requirements.Coordinates with in-house lawyers, operations managers, HR partners and regional leadership to obtain alignment on union avoidance strategies.Prepares for and assists operations managers and regional leadership in dealing with potential labor disputes, strikes, work stoppages and other concerted activity, including in partnership with the Company's in-house lawyers, advising on appropriate courses of action involving satisfactory resolution of disputes, security issues, employee concerns and media/public relations considerations.Provides insights on labor relations trends and patterns and translates them into proactive proposals.Works with external vendors to develop and deliver proposed labor relations related services on time and within budget.Performs other relevant duties as assigned or requested.RequirementsMinimum of 7 years of labor relations or similar experience. Experience in organizations with a workforce that speaks languages other than English as a primary language and traditionally unionized industries strongly preferred.Speaks both English and Spanish (bilingual fluency required)Working knowledge and interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act.Ability to communicate and connect with hourly warehouse workers and truck driversExcellent organizational and interpersonal skills.Ability to manage competing priorities between multiple business units.Thorough knowledge of employment principles, practices and applicable regulations.Demonstrated leadership, change management, and success in planning, leading and driving change in a large organization while meeting or exceeding business objectives.Demonstrated business savvy to effectively communicate and work with other executives and leaders in support of achieving business goals.Deep understanding of the financial aspects of labor relations, including wage and benefits costs.Intermediate level or better proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.The health and wellbeing of our employees is of utmost importance to NFI. As a result, obtaining a full regimen of the COVID-19 vaccine is required to perform this role. If you are hired, we will require you to: 1) prove that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or, 2) demonstrate that you have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated and can still perform the essential functions of your role with a reasonable accommodation.Must be willing and able to travel significantly (more than 50% of the time).California residence is strongly preferred with NJ/PA a close second. If not currently living in California (or NJ/PA), Company may condition hiring upon agreement to move to California (or NJ/PA) .To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of NFI about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at NFI via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of NFI, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by NFI for this position and a valid agreement with NFI is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the NFI agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.#L1-ZG1

Keywords: NFI Industries, Chino , Director of Employee Relations, Executive , Chino, California

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