Job Title: Human Resources Labor Manager-A19I3
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world.
Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet consumer needs. As a result, we have been recognized as one of the world’s 100 most innovative companies by Business Week magazine and the Boston Consulting Group.
Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation was ranked among the Top 20 Innovators in Consumer Products by The Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates and Fortune magazine. Our unique business strategy provides us with an unmatched leadership position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to our brands. Our strategy allows us to move with greater speed to better serve our trade customer and end consumers around the globe.
Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Human Resources Labor Manager opening to join our Amana, IA facility.
What You Will Do
Manage Labor Relations to include leading contract negotiations, grievance and arbitration preparation and processing, and day-to-day administration interpreting the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement.
Provide HR generalist leadership and support a large employee workforce with approximately 2,000 employees.
Ensure consistent administration and interpretation of plant rules and policies.
Oversee the recruitment and hiring of hourly employees, including leading, directing, and assisting applicants regarding questions about position requirements, company policies, etc.
Maintain a clear understanding of all issues concerning current and future workforce needs; implement improvements to staffing process, including sourcing and selection.
Manage the coordination of all manpower movement including bids, layoffs, recalls, etc.
Ensure consistent HR practices, strategy and program execution throughout all levels of organization.
Coach and consult to provide strong performance management support to organization.
Provide consultation regarding employee relations issues, staffing/talent selection needs and training and development of staff.
Initiate and conduct timely investigations, prepare documentation and make recommendations for corrective/disciplinary actions.
Apply lean concepts to make process improvements to the HR function.
Maintain current knowledge of employment law and benefits. Support and interface with employee services to insure high level of customer service to the salaried and hourly workforce.
What You Need To Succeed
Bachelor’s degree. A major in business, human resources, psychology or related field preferred.
Minimum of 5-7 years related human resources generalist leadership experience, including a solid employee and labor relations background.
Experience as “company spokesman” or key participant in contract negotiations.
General knowledge of the field of human resources including employment law, FMLA, ADA, and code of ethics.
Demonstrated verbal/written communication skills, including effective presentation skills.
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and HR systems. SAP or other HRIS systems experience a plus.
Lean/Six Sigma skills and/or training, or experience working in a Lean/Six Sigma manufacturing environment is a plus.
Whirlpool has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer challenging purpose, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions – and as far as you want to go.
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