Manager of Labor Relations (Hybrid)

Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Hybrid, IL, US, N/A LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details

Reporting to the Director of Labor and Employment Relations, the Manager of Labor Relations oversees all aspects of labor relations, including developing strategies to maintain positive employee relations, ensuring compliance with labor laws and regulations, and resolving any labor-related issues that may arise. The Manager, Labor Relations forms partnerships across the HR department to deliver value-added service to management and team members that reflect our goals and will work with business leaders, team members, and important partners to foster a positive work environment and lead organizational success. 

You Will

  • Develop and implement labor relations strategies and policies that align with our goals.
  • With the legal team, ensure compliance with labor relations legislation and stay current with labor laws, regulations, and industry trends and analyze the impact on current policies and programs.
  • Create, customize, and facilitate labor relations training sessions for teammates and leadership. Identify the need for leader capability/competency building.
  • Manage labor relations efforts in hot spot markets, including facilitating strategy/debrief calls, assessing risk, and coordinating resources needed.
  • Analyze labor relations metrics, such as team member satisfaction surveys, ethics/hotline data, turnover rates, and absenteeism to identify trends and areas for improvement.
  • Benchmark against industry to ensure we remain compliant.

You Have

  • Five (5) or more years of HR experience; three (3) years of which must have been with labor relations strategy and projects (NLRB election campaigns, campaign communications, proactive employee relations, strategy, project management)
  • In-depth knowledge of labor laws, regulations, and best practices.
  • International (outside the US) labor relations experience.
  • Positive employee relationship skills including conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience overseeing strategic plans and implementing change management

Rewards and Benefits

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger.

  • Benefits starting on day one, including medical, dental vision and life insurance
  • 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period with no personal contribution required
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, student loan refinancing, free access to financial counseling, education and more.

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment that includes both providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the application and hiring process as well as throughout the course of one’s employment.  With this in mind, should you need a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please advise us so that we can provide appropriate assistance.