Human Resources and Labor Relations Manager
Job Posted: 19 October 2023
Company: Cleveland-Cliffs
Closing Date: 31 December 2023
Location: New Carlisle, IN


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Cleveland-Cliffs has an immediate opportunity for a driven and successful Human Resources and Labor Relations Manager to lead our New Carlisle, IN facility. The manager plays a crucial role in the strategic and tactical support for employees and labor relations activities by collaborating with business leaders and executing business objectives. The ideal candidate is a creator of a positive work culture, has experience handling union relationships and activities, and managing complex situations and working environments.

Summary of Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as subject matter expert for the handling of all labor/management issues.
  • Represent the company throughout the grievance, investigation, and arbitration processes in a fair, objective, and timely manner.
  • Assist in managing the collective bargaining process by consulting on and developing effective bargaining strategies when negotiating agreements with the union.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with union representatives and ensure compliance with the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Collaborate with business leaders and internal constituents to create strategies for talent acquisition, performance management, and succession planning.
  • Provide functional leadership to others who formally report to other managers.
  • Proactively drive change that leads to a high-performing and positive work environment.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of human resources, labor, and employee relations in a union environment.
  • Demonstrated success at all levels of the collective bargaining agreement contract and grievance resolution, including up to arbitration.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple tasks, prioritize responsibilities, and handle high-pressure situations.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, including but not limited to EEO, ADA, FLSA, and FMLA.
  • Ability to function as a business partner and facilitate change.
  • Ability to compile and analyze business data.

 Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Progressive human resources/labor relations experience in leadership and contract negotiation roles.
  • Successful track record working complex organizational structures.
  • SHRM-CP/PHR Certification.

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is the largest flat-rolled steel company and the largest iron ore pellet producer in North America. The Company is vertically integrated from mined raw materials, direct reduced iron, and ferrous scrap to primary steelmaking and downstream finishing, stamping, tooling, and tubing. We offer an excellent total compensation package including top pay with variable compensation opportunity, health insurance, retirement plan, education assistance, paid time off and more! 
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call 1-(312) 899-3097 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Do not email your application materials to this email address. Application materials sent to this email address will not be considered. 
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is an equal opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.