Senior Labour Relations Manager
Nutrien Ltd
Saskatoon, SK, CA
11d ago

Job Description

Senior Labour Relations Manager SASKATOON, SK

Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture.

Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

The Senior Labour Relations Manager role offers a coveted and exciting opportunity for an exceptional, seasoned Labour Relations professional.

The Senior Labour Relations Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and alignment of the Company’s labour strategy, while providing proactive strategic labour direction to business partners across North America.

With 15 collective agreements spread across multiple business units in both Canada and the United States, this position offers a rare challenge and opportunity for the right candidate.

Above all, the right candidate will demonstrate superior relationship and collaboration skills with unquestioned integrity and credibility.

Key Tasks :

Foster positive relationships with all stakeholders (employees, leaders, union representatives, counsel, government officials, arbitrators, mediators).

Provide strategic support and advice to business partners regarding all facets of labour relations including grievances, arbitrations, performance management, labour law and collective bargaining.

Represents the Company’s interest in legal reviews, hearings and meetings.

Develop and execute on a comprehensive labour strategy.

Stay current on labour relations and employment law trends.

Lead negotiations on behalf of the Company.

Review, edit and standardize current procedural practices, programs and policies.

Skills :

  • Unquestioned integrity and credibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships with stakeholders and influence others to a course of action and resolution.
  • Superior negotiation, conflict resolution and mediation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with strong results / goal orientation.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles.
  • Extensive experience with collective agreement interpretation and best practices.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, organizational and time management skills in a high-pressure environment with the ability to work alternative work schedules as required.
  • Experience with grievance procedure discussions / resolutions with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in both US and Canadian labour environments would be an asset.
  • Qualifications :

    Bachelor Degree in Business or Bachelor of Laws (LLB).

    8-10 years of progressive Labour Relations experience including experience as Lead Negotiator.

    CPHR or SHRM would be an asset.

  • Ability to travel throughout North America as required (20%).
  • Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.

    This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now. In order to ensure consideration for this role, candidates are encouraged to apply by April 19, 2018.

    However, this job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies.

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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