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Labor & Associate Relations Manager (Penske Logistics - Distribution Warehouse)

Company: Penske Truck Leasing
Location: Westland
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Job Description:

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Labor and Associate Relations Manager is a valued member of the Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Director of Human Resources. As a trusted Business Partner, this role will drive results and support business objectives. This position supports a business unit of approximately 40 exempt and 600 non-exempt associates. This is a single site warehouse operation with both transportation and warehouse. The operation is a 24/7 grocery operation.

This position requires a change agent while driving organizational effectiveness through talent acquisition, leadership development, labor and employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and compliance.

This role leads and supports leadership in performance management, labor and employee relations, workforce analytics, and organizational processes, effectiveness, and efficiencies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Labor and Associate Relations:

• Make contributions that develop and sustain a workplace that mirrors our Employee Value Proposition

Frequent review of performance management process with Labor Relations partner.

• Coordinate with Labor Relations counsel to lead investigations, prepare summaries and make recommendations with a sense of urgency, ensuring comprehensive resolutions

Coordinate pre-arbitration steps of grievance procedure

• Partner with Labor Relations team to develop a labor strategy, including conducting risk assessments, facilitating positive associate relations training, and drafting action plans to address concerns

• Participate in union negotiations, prepare and contribute key HR data to ensure successful outcomes within the collective bargaining agreement

Talent Acquisition:

• Work with the recruiting and operations teams to create a Staffing Plan based on business growth, workforce planning, analytics, and diversity objectives

• Collaborate with the recruiting team to hire top talent through improved selection tools and criteria, and local outreach efforts

• Cultivate internal talent and participate in key role promotional decisions

Compliance:

• Ensure compliance with all applicable collective bargaining agreements, consulting with Labor Relations counsel on interpretation questions.

Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations (e.g., FMLA, ADA, FCRA, EEO, and FLSA)

• Communicate, interpret and consistently apply company policies, procedures, and Code of Conduct

• Ensure compliance with all Human Resource processes

• Consult with compliance expert on the interpretation of policies and procedures, making sure they are applied in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

• Conduct regular compliance reviews at location level (Wage and Hour, etc.)

Strategic Business Partnership:

• Work with operations team to identify, create and implement innovative human capital solutions that enhance business performance and are in compliance with collective bargaining agreement.

• Champion, execute and monitor the effectiveness of corporate programs and initiatives, ensuring that they are in compliance with collective bargaining agreement.

Leadership Development:

• Drive talent review and succession planning processes using a consultative approach that ensures a strong talent bench

• Work with leaders to create and ensure successful completion of individual development plans

• Provide managers with the tools and training to optimize their performance

Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement:

• Champion the shaping and sustaining of a diverse and inclusive workplace

• Consult with leadership to develop plans to promote an inclusive environment that is engaging, enabling and energizing, and one where our associates can thrive.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree preferred

• SHRM or HRCI Certification(s) preferred

• 6 years of progressive labor/employee relations experience in more than one facet of HR preferred, relevant experience will be considered

• Creative, independent self-starter who excels in a fast paced environment

• Agile and quick learner, enjoys collaborative projects and continuous education

• Ability to understand the business operations from a strategic and tactical perspective

• Must be a confident communicator, (including written, and verbal skills) and able to effectively champion ideas, influence, and present to Leadership

• Ability to effectively manage multiple projects with competing priorities, diverse audiences and challenging environments

• Knowledge of labor and employment law and regulatory compliance issues

• Must possess a high level of honesty, integrity, and ethics

• Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

• Ability to travel as necessary work the required schedule, work at the specific location required

• Must complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ABOUT PENSKE LOGISTICS:

Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit www.PenskeLogistics.com at http://www.penskelogistics.com/ to learn more.

Work Locations: 15520 Wayne Rd Romulus, MI 48174

Primary Location: United States-Michigan-Romulus

Zip: 48174

Job: Human Resources

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Human Resources

Req ID: 2007550

Keywords: Penske Truck Leasing, Westland , Labor & Associate Relations Manager (Penske Logistics - Distribution Warehouse), Other , Westland, Michigan

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