LABOR RELATIONS MANAGER

Human Resources Greeley, Colorado


Description

Position at JBS USA Food Company

JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, easy-to-use food solutions. We process, prepare, package and deliver fresh and value-added premium meat, poultry and retail-ready food products for customers in approximately 100 countries on six continents. We are also the majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s, the largest poultry company in North America. JBS USA employs more than 100,000 team members, and our corporate office is located in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, where our 1,200 team members onsite enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

We are seeking a Labor Relations Manager based at our Corporate Office.  Labor Relations team facilitates and leads the relationship of 20+ union contracts, including but not limited to negotiating, arbitration preparation, and contractual interpretation/counsel for key stakeholders. The Labor Relations Manager will also train and assist management teams with contractual, state, and employment laws and regulations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Key member in the development and execution of the company’s labor strategy.
  • Lead collective bargaining as the chief negotiator for 20+ CBAs covering 20,000+ employees throughout the United States.
  • Provides counsel and direction to field HR and Operations teams in the areas of contract interpretation, discipline and discharge, grievance and arbitration, unfair labor practice charges, and general labor/management relations.
  • Key contact with International and Local Union representatives.
  • Provide training to field HR personnel in all areas of labor and employee relations and HR best practices.
  • Create and maintain databases on competitor wages and benefits, CBAs, Union leadership, LM2 data and key company data/policies.
  • Monitors, tracks, and reports out on economic and industry trends and local/state/regional/national wage and employment conditions.
  • Lead in the formulation of bargaining objectives and
  • Interpretation of policies and CBA’s.
  • Build and analyze costing models for negotiation of labor agreements.
  • Support and develop positive employee relations programs in union and non-union facilities.
  • Align labor relations strategies with overall company objectives.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Labor Relations Specialist or Labor Relations Manager, with experience in collective bargaining.
  • Manufacturing industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Detailed oriented with strong verbal and written communication skills. Able to operate at all levels of the organization. Service-oriented with demonstrated abilities to be a strategic business partner. 
  • Analytical and disciplined with strong costing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Must be able to work in manufacturing and other operations facilities, work irregular hours and travel 50-70% of the time.

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;
  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;
  • 401(k): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule;
  • Base salary range of $100,000- 136,500; and
  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program;

 

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

 

EOE/Vet/Disabled