LABOR RELATIONS DIRECTOR
Labor Relations Director
The Labor Relations Director is responsible for and a key participant in the development and implementation of industry-specific and comprehensive HR policies and programs, management of union/management relationships, collective bargaining, and union avoidance for certain business units within the Company as part of the Shared Services Team. This position will evaluate applicable laws and regulations, sit first chair in collective bargaining, provide guidance and advice on contract compliance, manage and prepare arbitrations, while serving as a business partner to senior leadership.
Location: Greeley, CO, USA—Corporate Headquarters
- Oversight of key HR policies and procedures in partnership with other key HR leaders for assigned business units.
- Provide leadership and support to internal HR managers and directors and operations leaders related to contract interpretation, discipline and discharge, grievance and arbitration, unfair labor practice charges, general labor/management relations, positive team member relations, workplace investigations, training, and wage and hour policies and programs.
- Provide comprehensive guidance related to new and existing laws, regulations, policies, and industry standards.
- Facilitates responses to alleged violations of federal, state, or local laws and regulations, as well as alleged noncompliance of company policies and procedures.
- Serve as 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.
- 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 goals.
- 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 as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of seven years of related experience in labor relations and/or union management experience or equivalent combination of education and/or HR senior leadership experience.
- Detail 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.
- Possesses an advanced level of ability to comprehend, review, and implement regulatory HR requirements.
- 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 $130,000 - $160,000; and
- Incentive Pay: 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;
For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in Colorado, JBS and Pilgrim’s is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. This compensation range is specific to the State of Colorado and takes into account various factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to a candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiencies for the role.
This position does not have an application deadline. We will continue to recruit until the position has been filled.
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. 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.
About us: 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.
Our mission: To be the best in all that we do, completely focused on our business, ensuring the best products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers, profitability for our shareholders and the opportunity of a better future for all of our team members.
Our core values are: Availability, Determination, Discipline, Humility, Ownership, Simplicity, Sincerity