Industrial Relations, Sr. Manager
Job Posted: 1 May 2019
Company:  Faurecia
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Auburn Hills, MI


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Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer

New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.

Our Interiors division is seeking a Sr. Manager, Industrial Relations to be located in Auburn Hills, MI. 

The role of the Sr. Manager, Industrial Relations is to identify opportunities and risks in the overall Faurecia / Labor relationship, and guide the sites to effective employee relations. 

The Sr. Manager, Industrial Relations:

  • Manages the negotiation with site HR and plant manager to prepare strategy and proposals to determine feasibility, cost, effects on operations and relationship to prevailing trends in the industry and the geographic area.
  • Develops and implements a broad, well-balanced and effective labor relations strategy, including developing, implementing union-free training, and proactive, positive employee relations strategies to respond to union organizing.
  • Builds and maintains ongoing, long-term relationships between negotiating parties; advocate and champion a productive management/union working environment.
  • Implements a standardized approach to contract language, negotiation preparation materials, labor costing model
  • Develop education materials and deliver appropriate training for HR Managers, HR Generalists and Site Management teams.
  • Serves as a subject-matter expert and stays current on all new and proposed federal and state employment laws; guiding Division managers/leadership and HR in administering contracts and labor relation policies/practices that are in compliance with federal /state laws, organization policies/practices, and applicable collective bargaining agreements; provides insights on labor activities, manager capabilities, and innovative and preventative practices.
  • Supports local HR to manage union organizing activity and coordinates union election campaigns, including training of management personnel, interfacing with unions and NLRB, and litigating objections and ULP charges before the NLRB.
  • Research and respond to sophisticated and complex labor relations and employment law issues in a time sensitive manner.
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of applicable labor and employment laws and regulations at the state and federal level, WARN, FLSA, FMLA and NLRA.

  The candidate will have/be:

  • Ten (10) years’ experience negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements, including first chair experience in negotiations, labor arbitrations and grievance proceedings, dealing with labor and employment law matters, preferably in a manufacturing or distribution environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR Management, Business or related field required.
  • Law degree or Master’s degree in Labor Relations/Industrial Relations preferred.
  • Able to work in a Matrix environment with good influencing skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Global and cultural awareness.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Able to travel 25% of the time.