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Director of Labor Relations

Bimbo Bakeries USA | Chicago IL 60827 USA | Full Time | Posted: 06/30/2020

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Have you ever enjoyed Arnold ®, Brownberry ® or Oroweat ® bread? A Thomas ® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee ®, Entenmann s ® or Marinela ® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world s largest baking company with operations in 32 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA ( œBBUSA ) includes BBUSA and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, including, but not limited to, Wholesome Harvest Baking, East Balt, and Acelerada. BBUSA employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

 BBU seeks a Director of Labor Relations to support sales, manufacturing and distribution operations by leading contract negotiations, contract administration and special project work.   The successful candidate will operate within a matrix organization with primary reporting responsibility to the VP of Labor Relations.  

Key Job Responsibilities:

The Director of Labor Relations responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Represent BBU as the chief spokesperson in collective bargaining with unions for multiple functions.

  • Provide strategic advice and counsel, as well as tactical guidance, to internal stakeholders in support of business priorities.

  • Effectively model and understand the cost impact related to bargaining proposals/contract settlements.

  • Collect and analyze internal and external data for use in developing labor strategy and formulating bargaining proposals.

  • Provide coaching, guidance and training to build and promote best practices in the area of contract administration and labor-management relations.

  • Work closely with business leaders to proactively respond to shifting business needs and associated labor implications.  

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with union counterparts to support mutually beneficial initiatives and resolve disputes and grievances.  

  • Direct multi-functional teams in preparation of negotiations.

  • Draft precise and effective internal and external communications.

  • Assist in preparing for arbitrations and other legal or administrative agency hearings.

  • Serve as Company trustee on multi-employer health and welfare and pension funds.  

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Location Chicago, IL, 60827, United States
Categories Human Resources
Experience Years 7 yrs

Location Maptop

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