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BAE Systems Director, Employee and Labor Relations - Hybrid in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job Description

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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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