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Director of Labor Relations

Company: Bimbo Bakeries USA
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company

  • Represent company as the chief spokesperson in collective bargaining with unions for multiple functions.
  • Provide strategic advice and counsel, as well as tactical guidance, to internal stakeholders in support of business priorities.
  • Effectively model and understand the cost impact related to bargaining proposals/contract settlements.
  • Collect and analyze internal and external data for use in developing labor strategy and formulating bargaining proposals.
  • Provide coaching, guidance and training to build and promote best practices in the area of contract administration and labor-management relations.
  • Work closely with business leaders to proactively respond to shifting business needs and associated labor implications.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with union counterparts to support mutually beneficial initiatives and resolve disputes and grievances.
  • Direct multi-functional teams in preparation of negotiations.
  • Draft precise and effective internal and external communications.
  • Assist in preparing for arbitrations and other legal or administrative agency hearings.
  • Serve as Company trustee on multi-employer health and welfare and pension funds.
    • 7-10 years of experience in the labor relations field.
    • Significant first chair bargaining experience preferably in a manufacting or sales enviorment.
    • BA in Labor Relations, Human Relations or related field. MA or JD preferred.
    • To perform this role successfully, the following list represents the knowledge, skills and abilities the Director of Labor Relations must possess to carry out each duty satisfactorily:
    • Highly motivated and competitive self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Abilitiy to lead through persuasion and influence in stressful situations and to earn the respect of business partners.
    • Critical thinker who can quickly indentify issues and develop creative and strategic solutions.
    • Ability to manage in a complex matrix environment and build consensus with internal and external partners.
    • Willingness and ability to drive change that enables maximum operational efficiency and productivity in a competitive marketplace.
    • Ability to compile and analyze business data for purpose of formulating labor strategies and managing cost impact of proposals/settlement to business.
    • Willingness and ability to motivate, coach and develop others.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize competing business demands and capacity to delegate appropriately.
    • Willingness and ability to travel up to 50% with extended overnight travel required.

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