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Labor Relations Director

Woodward HRT/MPC
life insurance, vision insurance, parental leave, paid holidays, sick time, short term disability, long term disability, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Illinois, Niles
6300 West Howard Street (Show on map)
March 21, 2024

Woodward's Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Commitment

At Woodward, no matter where you are from, your physical appearance, or how you identify, you deserve the opportunity to reach your greatest potential.We are on a journey to achieve this as an organization and want to work closely with our members to set the right path.

We humbly acknowledge this will be an imperfect journey.Yet, we are steadfastly committed to embracing the power of diverse people, perspectives and experiences for our current members, attracting the best talent across our communities, and creating an inclusive and rewarding workplace for all.

Woodward supports our members' wellbeing and regularly benchmarks with other companies in our industry to offer an extensive Total Reward package for this position.Salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

  • Estimated annual base pay: $137,594(minimum) - $171,992(midpoint) - $206,390(maximum)

*Long-term incentive compensation in the form of equity

*All members included in cash bonus opportunity

*401(k) match (4.5%)

*Annual Woodward stock contribution (5%)

*Tuition reimbursement and Training/Professional Development opportunities for all members

*12 paid holidays, including floating holidays

*Industry leading medical, dental, and vision Insuranceupon date of hire

*Vacation / Sick Time / Vacation Buy-up / Short Term Disability / Bereavement leave

*Paid parental leave

*Adoption Assistance

*Employee Assistance Program, including mental health benefits

*Member Life & AD&D / Long Term Disability / Member Optional Life

*Member referral bonus

*Spouse / Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending

*Voluntary benefits, including:

oHome / Auto Insurance discounts

oWhole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Assistance / Military Leave

Are you ready to make your mark?If you're a Labor Relations Director, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

At Woodward we believe that a critical component to success is fostering an environment of positive employee ("member") relations.The Labor Relations Director will be accountable for building and implementing a labor relations strategy that embodies this philosophy, while contributing to positive relationships between members, existing bargained units and the company. The role will require the individual to work closely with the broader HR organization, operations, legal, communications and other key stakeholders throughout Woodward to ensure the successful management of represented workforce and effective labor relations globally.

What You Will Be Doing

*Develop and implement a global labor relations strategy that aligns with the organization's overall business objectives, our people strategy, and member interests.

*Collaborate with HR business partners, communications, operations, legal and other key stakeholders to identify and mitigate labor relations risks and opportunities.

*Develop plans to ensure programs and policies are in the best interest of members and the company's objectives.

*Lead the negotiation preparation (and potentially the negotiation) of collective bargaining agreements in the U.S. with established unions, ensuring that all agreements are completed in a timely manner, in compliance with national and local labor laws and regulations, and secure harmony between the company and bargained units.

*Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including union officials and representatives, government officials, and other external partners (includes management of U.S. NLRB responses).

What We Are Looking For

*Bachelor's degree in human resources, Business Administration, or related field required

*At least 10 years of experience in labor relations, including negotiating collective bargaining agreements, preferably in a manufacturing or other industrial type environment required

*Experience developing and implementing labor relations strategies

*Strong knowledge of national and local labor laws and regulations

*Excellent communication and negotiation skills

*Able to influence the senior-most levels of the company through data-driven analysis and recommendations

*Ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including members, union officials, government officials, and other external partners

Application window is anticipated to close 30 days from original posting date.

This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of the ITAR and EAR, or eligible to obtain all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce. The ITAR defines a U.S. Person as a U.S. citizen or national, lawful permanent resident (i.e., 'Green Card holder'), or a protected person (e.g., asylee, or refugee).

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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