BAE Systems Director, Employee and Labor Relations - Hybrid in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Director, Employee and Labor Relations is responsible for the development and execution of employee and labor relations strategy to support a positive work environment across the Electronic Systems business segment at BAE Systems, Inc.
The role will lead a team of Employee and Labor Relations professionals across multiple bargained and non-bargained. sites in the United States and report directly to the Director II, HR Operations & Analytics. This position is a hybrid role based at any of our major Electronic Systems locations: Nashua, NH (and surrounding area); Cedar Rapids, IA; Huntsville, AL; Austin, TX; Fort Wayne, IN
Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely.
Develop and implement plans that promote positive employee relations by supporting HR professionals and people leaders in executing retention and engagement strategies; driving performance management; consistent policy application; fostering diversity, equity and inclusion awareness; reinvigorating culture; and driving other HR-related initiatives.
Provide guidance, direction, and coaching on addressing employee disputes, investigations, and maintaining a positive work environment; assess performance, provide feedback, and actively develop talent.
Build strong partnerships with management and union leadership through the resolution of employee grievances, contract negotiation, and contract interpretation.
Partner with Legal and subject matter experts to resolve employee and labor relations issues and facilitate training on employee relations topics.
Manage a team of Employee & Labor Relations professionals that work together, leveraging best practices and regional expertise. Provide guidance, direction, and coaching; assess performance, provide feedback, and actively develop talent.
Leverage process improvement/lean manufacturing tools and seek new innovative ways to automate and streamline HRprocesses.#BAEHR
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Bachelor s Degree and 12 years of relevant experience OR Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 10 years of relevant experience OR in absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required.
Must be willing to travel up to 10%.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future. BAE Systems, Inc. will not offer sponsorship for this position.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Experience in an HR Business Partner or Employee & Labor Relations leadership role supporting a union workforce in excess of $3B in annual sales.
Previous experience working for a government defense contractor.
This is a hybrid position with a mix of on-site and remote presence. Full-time remote will be considered with different travel expectations.
Proven experience serving as a coach to senior leaders for their organization on HR matters relating to organizational strategies and business imperatives.
Business acumen, be innovative, adapt well to change and work collaboratively with strategic influence to drive initiatives across a matrixed environment.
Deep knowledge of HR fundamentals (talent acquisition, total rewards, performance management, employee relations, diversity, equity and inclusion, organizational change, learning and development, and organization effectiveness).
Ability to develop and present senior level leaders with data-driven solutions that will effectively advance business strategies and drive change throughout their organizations.
Project management and prioritization skills with proven attention to detail.
Analytical skills to draw appropriate conclusions from data, anticipating second and third order of effects when making recommendations.
Director, Employee and Labor Relations - Hybrid
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