The RegionalAssociate Relations manager (RARM) isresponsible for executing the strategy for promoting fair and consistent employment practices. The RARM ensures a positiveassociate relations environment to enhance overall performance in driving customer service andsales. The RARMreports to the Division Director ofAssociateRelations.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Provides direction to RVP, RHRD, and other regional leaders on labor and employment trends and associate relations needs to ensure creation and maintenance of a positive associate relations environment
Provides guidance to regional leaders on the interpretation and consistent application of Company policies, programs and initiatives
Analyzes regional/district/store data to identify AR activity/trends; develops, executes and follows up on AR action plans to ensure fair and consistent application of Company policies and practices
Monitors all labor relations activity in the region with guidance and direction from the Store Support Center (SSC) – Associate Relations team
Provides direction to regional leadership on procedures for handling potential unionizing efforts and NLRB actions and developing preventative strategies and education on union avoidance
Assists in developing, executing, and following up on game plans associated with EOC survey, town halls, and labor activity
Provides region support to SSC in response to and/or resolution of EEOC, DOL, OFCCP and other labor and employment claims; as well as managing and reporting workplace violence matters
Act as resource to assist Medical Health Management, Legal, and Asset Protection on investigations and associate relations issues
Conducts training for management on legal and AR/labor relations matters, develops customized training where appropriate in partnership with Learning Development
Works with Government Compliance to promote diversity using diversity reporting tools, and addressing AAP (OFCCP audits), I-9 compliance, compensation reviews, and other regional compliance issues
Provides assistance to DHRMs with reviewing Performance Improvement Plans for Store Managers to ensure fairness and consistency
NATURE AND SCOPE
Reports to Division Director of Associate Relations
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Conditions could produce mild discomfort on occasion.
Typically requires overnight travel 20% to 50% of the time.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
Ability to work a flexible schedule
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 6 years
Frequent periods are spent standing or sitting in the same location with some opportunity to move about; occasionally there may be a need to stoop or lift light objects (typically less than 8 pounds).
– Ability to work a flexible schedule
– Advanced degree in law, employee relations, or human resources
– Multi-site (50-plus locations) and experience with 10,000 associates
– 8 years experience in employment law, employee relations or human resources is preferred
– PHR or SPHR or equivalent certification
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:– Ensures Superior Service
– Analyzes the Business
– Ensures Process & Operational Consistency
– Builds Relationships
– Leverages Partnerships
– Demonstrates Seasoned Judgment
– Communicates Effectively
– Labor and Employment Law Expertise
– Labor Relations Expertise
– Consultative Skills
Job ID: 110455