Manager, Employee Relations

Ford Motor Company
April 16, 2024
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Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

As part of our Human Resources team, you'll help us attract, hire and retain the top talent we need to achieve our bold vision. You'll play a vital role in defining, developing and maintaining the winning culture that empowers diverse individuals to work together and create the impossible. We're seeking change leaders, talent strategists, employee advocates and culture architects to enable our teams, partners, and businesses to do and be their best.

In this position

The Manager, Employee Relations is accountable for the performance and results of the Employee Relations team. The role ensures the resolution of employee relations issues, such as conflicts, disputes, and disciplinary matters, with fairness and consistency in a timely manner. The role closely partners with HR leadership and collaborates with other functions/ departments. The role also supervises the maintenance of accurate documentation, implementation of effective communication strategies, and investigation of escalated complaints. The role has expertise in interpreting and administering labor agreements, analyzing trends, and providing guidance on policies and compliance, thereby contributing to a compliant and ethical work environment. The role has limited to full management authority for staffing, performance, discipline, pay decisions, team development, and other personnel actions.

Responsibilities

What you'll do

  • Manages resolution of employee union, and work council relations issues, such as conflicts, disputes, and disciplinary matters, with fairness and consistency in a timely manner. Ensures compliance with employment laws, regulations, and company policies. Actively participates in preparing collective bargaining agreements and in associated negotiations with employee unions on a national and local level.
  • Distributes and assigns all casework to the Employee Relations team, monitors volume for workload and emerging trends, serves as a primary point of contact for case escalation, and guides the Employee Relations team on investigations/responses to ethics and compliance hotline.
  • Develops and monitors case quality to ensure great overall experiences, develops internal reporting templates for senior HR management, HRBPs, and Employee relations teams and populates them.
  • Assists in the design and implementation of performance management systems, including performance evaluations, goal setting, feedback mechanisms, and performance improvement plans. Provides guidance and support to managers in addressing performance-related issues. Administers feedback mechanisms for employees to share suggestions on lean process improvement initiatives and assists with associated change management initiatives.
  • Responds to and resolves all types of discrimination charges and complaints and works with legal counsel on lawsuit discovery and litigation preparation. Coordinates with specialists, HR teams, people leaders, and employees for appropriate and fair implementation of people policies ensuring compliance and consistency.
  • Develops long-term plans for the achievement of employee relations goals and initiatives in line with the organization's long-term business strategy, objectives, and financial plans, ensuring optimal human resource utilization.
  • Participates in the delivery of HR-specific communications and policies related to employee contracts including employment terms and conditions, code of conduct, workforce retrenchment, etc. whilst ensuring high employee motivation, morale, and a positive work environment.
  • Interprets and administers company policies and procedures related to employee relations and workplace conduct, and ensures that policies are up-to-date, compliant with relevant laws, communicated effectively to employees, and consistently enforced.
  • Oversees the maintenance of accurate and confidential employee records and data related to employee relations matters. Prepares reports and analytics to monitor employee relations trends and identify areas for improvement or intervention.
  • Performs talent management responsibilities including performance management, disciplinary action, terminations, recruitment, pay decisions (having Kronos experience preferred), detailed manpower planning, FPS implementation for People and other personnel actions.
  • Qualifications

    You'll have

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, Organizational Development, or any other related discipline or commensurate work experience.
  • Minimum 8 years of work experience with a bachelor's degree, preferably in Employee Relations or a related field
  • Even better, you may have

  • Master's degree in human resources, Organizational Development, or any other related discipline or commensurate work experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience with a master's degree, preferably in Employee Relations or a related field
  • Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP)
  • Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP)
  • You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

    As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up childcare and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Established and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.
  • For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

    New Hire Benefits

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

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    More Information on Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 162 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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