Labor & Employee Relations Manager - #740208

Tillamook


Date: 01/14/2022 12:30 PM

City: Oceanside, Oregon

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Labor & Employee Relations Manager - Location Hybrid
Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is “Dairy Right By Every Bite.” As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We’re taking a stand for real food, because everyone deserves better.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce. At Tillamook, we believe that inclusion and diversity are central to our cultural strategy. In order to achieve our growth ambition and compete and win in the marketplace, we believe we make better decisions and build stronger teams when we invite and rely on diverse perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures into our work and to fuel our innovation and growth. To us this means creating a climate of inclusion where all employees feel valued and a sense of belonging. We believe this will make us a better consumer brand and employer.
About you:
What does real food mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook have a commitment to quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values.
About us:
Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values. We live by these shared values: We are Good Stewards, We believe in Uncompromising Quality, We work as One Team, We Play to Win, and We Genuinely Care for each other.
What you will do:
The Labor & Employee Relations Manager will support our plant team in Tillamook, however the person does not need to live in Tillamook. This role is charged with delivering on strategic business partnerships and overall People & Culture support. First and foremost, this role will function as an employee advocate, ensuring all employees have a strong voice and are able to contribute to their fullest potential. In addition, the role will manage employee relations, partner in recruitment, and work cross-functionally across the human resource disciplines. As a values-driven organization, it's imperative that the ideal candidate resonates and role model our values of One Team, Uncompromising Quality, Good Stewards, Play to Win and Genuine Care. This role requires a strong visionary with a strategic mindset and who operates well under pressure in a partnership manner.
The Labor & Employee Relations Manager has an additional and strategic focus on the company’s unionized groups. In addition, this role will drive the collective bargaining agreement related processes with appropriate support and assistance.
The Labor & Employee Relations Manager maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business units’ function. Above all, the Labor & Employee Relations Manager is a dedicated and energetic problem-solver who helps our business partners and employees navigate the company and push the business forward.
As a values driven organization, it’s imperative that the ideal candidate resonate and role model our values of: respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety. This role requires a strong-willed, visionary, strategic mindset and operates best under pressure in a partnership manner.
Here’s a day in the life:

  • Provide guidance to assigned division on HR related matters in a plant environment
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees
  • Provides day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention
  • Provide advice and counsel to management regarding employee concerns, policy and CBA interpretation and administration
  • Administer collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Provide expertise on CBA interpretation and resolve workplace grievances
  • Participate in union contract negotiations and serve as a labor relations expert
  • Partner with the L&D Team to ensure training needs are met
  • Partner with all levels of management supporting key Human Resources initiatives.
  • Operating as an employee advocate, manage and fact find a diverse spectrum of employee relations challenges and inquiries.
  • Work closely with Director, Employee Services to identify themes of challenges to interact with in a strategic way.
  • Support Learning & Development Initiatives and overall employee development processes.
  • Partner with Tillamook Talent Team to support overall talent acquisition efforts.
  • Utilizing company HRIS systems to manage/input employee data
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree is preferred or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years HR Management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 5 years labor relations and contract negotiations experience, first chair experience preferred
  • Lead, inspire and develop a team
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex problems impacting people, processes, and program issues, along with excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with legal counsel as needed/required
  • Develops and analyzes trends and metrics to develop and/or update solutions, programs, and policies
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve working relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in a union environment
  • MS Office applications

Industry leading benefit and reward programs:
We offer outstanding benefits to our employees. For more information, please visit the careers page: www.tillamook.com/careers.
We are committed to creating a diverse culture and inclusive conditions where all employees are heard, valued and feel a sense of belonging. We rely on different perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures to inform our work, to help us be better as a brand and as an employer and to fuel our success. We are seeking talent from a wide range of diversity, perspectives and backgrounds to join our exceptional organization and help us build our future.
Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace. EEO/AA

Job Type: Full-time

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