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Manager, Labor Relations

Company: Eaton Corporation
Location: Highland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Eatons Corporate Sector is currently seeking a Manager Labor Relations to join our team. This position can be based at any of the following locations; Beachwood OH, Dallas TX, Moon Twp PA, Irvine CA, Galesburg MI, Highland IL, Syracuse NY, Arden NC, Charlotte NC, Ft Worth TX, or Tualatin OR. Flexible, hybrid work schedule is also available.This position will be in the Manager, Labor Relations role for 18 to 36 months and then transitions into a business HRD role needing the flexibility to relocate.Position Overview:Responsible for providing subject matter expertise and guidance for the Labor Relations function, to all union locations in the United States. In addition, this role will be responsible for leading Eatons Union Avoidance programs, including Site Assessments, Front Line Leader Training, Positive Employee Relations, etc. The role will encompass advising on complex employee relations cases and advising internal HR COEs on employee relations and compliance matters.Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. Its where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potentialand where you can help us reach ours.In this function you will:

  • Drive Positive Employee Relations strategy for Eaton through the deployment of various different labor relations tools like site assessments, requiring partnership with the businesses to determine focus sites, creation and management of the processes and training of site assessors. Provide leadership to sites working through follow-up actions.
  • Provide expert guidance to union locations on common labor relations issues such as contract interpretation, outsourcing, layoffs, plant closures, unfair labor practice charges, and the grievance procedure (including arbitrations). Consult and coach union locations in building and executing negotiations strategies, including leading negotiations where required.
  • Partner with Benefits and Corporate COEs to provide strategy on initiatives that impact labor relations.
  • Drive organizational capability and functional excellence within the Labor Relations function, through development of standardized work, training and development plans, and real-time resources.
  • Consult with sites experiencing union activity or union campaigns. Recommend and execute strategy and approach; provide expert guidance as sites work through union avoidance communications and actions.
  • Manage and support employment policies and processes for the United States and Puerto Rico. Programs are large-scale and complex and support Eatons culture and practices as well as complying with government regulations and are designed to mitigate risk for Eaton. This may include policies and processes like background check, drug test, Form I9/E-Verify, etc.
  • Provide counsel on issues that are often non-routine and complex, requiring research, analysis, consideration of precedent, collaboration with corporate counsel and ultimately the recommendation of an appropriate response. Determining the optimal solution is based on legal compliance, business needs and doing the right thing.Why work at Eaton? We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.
    • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
    • Healthcare/retirement savings programs
    • Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
    • Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
    • Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
    • Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we as individuals and as a company are stronger.QualificationsRequired (Basic) Qualifications:
      • Bachelors degree from an accredited institution is required
      • Minimum of 7 years of HR generalist experience, with at least two at the HR Manager level
      • Minimum of 2 years HR experience in a unionized manufacturing facility
      • Experience as 1st chair spokesperson for union negotiations.
      • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Beachwood, OH, Dallas TX, Moon Twp PA, Irvine CA, Galesburg MI, Highland IL, Syracuse NY, Arden NC, Charlotte NC, Ft Worth TX, or Tualatin OR will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation
      • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the futurePreferred qualifications:
        • Experience managing large-scale cross functional projects
        • Ability to influence and impact others decision making
        • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make decisions; possesses managerial courage
        • Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills
        • Strong learning agility and learning application.Position Criteria:
          • Experience managing large-scale cross functional projects
          • Ability to influence and impact others decision making
          • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make decisions; possesses managerial courage
          • Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills
          • Strong learning agility and learning application.We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.Eaton considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call 412-893-3600 or send an email to: AccommodationsForApplying@Eaton.comWhat you will get from usEatons mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more safely, more efficiently and more reliably. Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each day. Its where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potentialand where you can help us reach ours. Eatons 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 85,000 employees.We make work exciting, engaging and meaningful for our employees through our dedication to tackling some of the toughest power management challenges on the planet and by never losing sight of what matters. Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We pledge to always foster a diverse and inclusive environment, including inclusion resource groups that bring together employees who share a common purpose, interest or background. In the past year, our company has received top employment recognition by the Human Rights Campaign and almost fifty percent of our Board of Directors represented diverse groups. When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we as individuals and as a company are stronger.We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the recent announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the companys operations by at least 50 percent by 2030. We are ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and committed to learning. We are confident we can deliver on our promise to improve the quality of life and the environment because of the attributes that our employees embody.We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.Job: Human ResourcesRegion: North America US/Puerto RicoOrganization: Corporate SectorJob Level: ManagerSchedule: Full-timeIs remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes HybridDoes this position offer relocation?: NoTravel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Keywords: Eaton Corporation, Springfield , Manager, Labor Relations, Executive , Highland, Illinois

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