Labor Relations Specialist

Location: Albany, OR
The ideal candidate would have a Juris Doctorate, solid experience in Human Resources, with contracts, collective bargaining agreements, labor relations and conflict resolution. 

The Opportunity
We focus our advanced specialty materials technology, unsurpassed manufacturing capabilities, and innovative products to serve global end use markets with highly diversified and specialized product offerings. one of the largest and most diversified high performance specialty materials producers in the world. We have employees world-wide who use innovative technologies to offer growing global markets a wide range of high performance specialty materials solutions.
We are seeking a Labor Relations Leader to join our team. If you are looking for an opportunity to support a growing, world-class manufacturing company with multiple manufacturing operations, then this position is for you!
Primary Responsibilities
The Labor Relations Leader will oversee the coordination, administration and management of all aspects of labor relations related to collective bargaining unit employees to ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements and federal and state employment regulations, while providing consultation, training and constructive conflict resolution for and between company leadership, union leadership and bargaining unit employees.
Specifically, the Labor Relations Leader will:

Communicate directly with and facilitate communication between company leadership, operations leadership, union leadership, bargaining unit employees, and internal and contracted legal counsel on all matters pertaining to bargaining unit employees and the collective bargaining agreements to achieve business objectives and results. Manage, interpret, consult and resolve conflicts for all processes associated with the negotiated terms of the collective bargaining agreements within the business unit operations including, but not limited to, the administration of the internal bidding / bumping process, grievance and disciplinary processes and serve as the local resource for handling complaints filed with the National Labor Relations Board. Develop and provide training for operations leadership who oversee bargaining unit employees on how to uphold the negotiated terms of collective bargaining agreements. Supporting and implementing labor relations strategies that are aligned with business unit and corporate initiatives and collective bargaining agreements. Work with operations, payroll, leave, workers compensation, safety and human resources functions to ensure the terms of the collective bargaining agreement are properly adhered to and executed. Have responsibility for managing the negotiation of memorandum of agreements and the resolution of disputes and complaints between the company and the union, doing so in partnership company leadership, human resources and assigned internal and external legal counsel.

Juris Doctor Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field 3 years of labor relations and contract negotiation experience Formal conflict mediation experience or training preferred but not required

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
 Demonstrate advanced problem solving, conflict resolution and interpersonal communication skills with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders Have a thorough understanding of labor laws and the entities that govern them (NLRB, DOL, EEOC, BOLI, etc.) Have excellent organizational skills and be able to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment Demonstrate a high-level of social and emotional intelligence Be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently or in teams
Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position does requires U.S. citizenship.
ticipate in the hiring process if so requested.
Tami Andrade Fitzpatrick
Senior Recruiter
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