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Manager of Employee Relations
Ref No.: 16-11358
Location: Benton Harbor, Michigan, Michigan
Day to Day

Today, you might be conducting an internal investigation. Tomorrow, you'll coaching a people leader. And, you might organize focus groups to help drive employee engagement. You will also be expected to challenge our current thinking and to provoke us to consider new approaches to old problems.

What You Will Do
  • Responsible for managing a range of activities related to employee and labor relations.
  • Provides advice and counsel to managers, supervisors, and employees regarding laws, regulations, policies, procedures and practices related to employment matters and employment laws
  • Facilitates communication among employees and management by providing guidance and consultation regarding problem solving, dispute resolution, regulatory compliance, litigation avoidance and strives to resolve internal conflict informally through appropriate conflict management and mediation techniques.
  • Provides labor relations support during contract negotiations.
  • Ensures compliance with all state and federal discrimination and employment regulations.
  • Advises and assists in developing, planning, directing, and implementing procedures to produce an exceptional employee experience.
Qualifications:
What You Need to Succeed
  • Organized thought process and ability to clearly communicate complicated or abstract ideas in an easy to understand manner
  • Passion for creating a world class employee experience
  • Courage to be your authentic self
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant legal experience in employment law Juris Doctorate
Competencies
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Critical Analysis Evaluation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Global & Cultural Awareness
  • HR Expertise
  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Relationship Management
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Interpersonal and self-management skills
  • Creative
  • Persistent
  • Flexible
Travel
  • Occasional travel. 30%
  • Required Education and Experience:
  1. Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school.
  2. Valid license to practice law.
  3. Bachelor's degree, preferably in human resource management or related field
  4. 3 - 5 years of experience as an Employment Law Attorney
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable state and federal employment and labor laws and governmental compliance requirements.
Endless Opportunities

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.
Employee Status:
Regular
Job Type:
Standard
More Information About the Job
Is Relocation Available?
Yes, nationwide
Are you open to sponsorship?
No
Are there flexible work hours?
No
Is there a possibility to work remote?
No
This position is:
New Position
Is there a bonus structure?
20% or higher
Is there equity?
No
Who does this position report to?
Sr Director of Employee Relations
Does this position have direct reports?
No
What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school. Valid license to practice law. Bachelors degree, preferably in human resource management or related field 3 - 5 years of experience as an Employment Law Attorney
What are the nice-to-have skills?
Extensive knowledge of applicable state and federal employment and labor laws and governmental compliance requirements.
What is exciting about this opportunity? Please use this section to describe team and company culture.
1. In house position and not in the legal department but in the HR department 2. Help establish the employee experience department (providing a more comprehensive approach)