• Senior Manager, Labor Relations

    Job Locations US-MO-Saint Louis
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/24/2018 3:41 PM)
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    Human Resources
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  • Company Overview

    About Core & Main


    Core & Main (www.coreandmain.com) is one of North America’s largest distributors of water, sewer, storm, fusible piping and fire protection infrastructure products that serves the needs of both contractors and municipalities in all aspects of the water, wastewater, clean water, landfill, energy, and fire protection industries. Core & Main operates more than 246 branches serving North America, the Caribbean and international markets. The company provides localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success.

    Job Description & Qualifications

    Job Summary


    This position will be a Senior Manager of Labor Relations within the Human Resources Organization at Core & Main. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership direction and management of the labor relations team, partnering with Operating Unit leaders and managers to develop and implement labor strategy, lead/participate in interim negotiations between Operating Units and Union leadership, oversee investigations and provide corrective action recommendations, interface with the union to resolve contractual issues and partner as required with Employee Relations and other Human Resources in issues requiring cross-functional involvement.


    Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

    • Ensures oversight of the preservation and consistent application of the Collective Bargaining Agreement
    • Participation and occasional leading of the development and implementation of strategic and tactical approaches for the Company’s overall Labor Relations Strategic Plan to include bargaining strategies
    • Provides thought leadership and labor relations guidance to executive management to generate support for the strategic direction
    • Works to identify potential/actual problem areas in the Company’s labor relations practices
    • Participates in large-scale contract negotiations for the Company
    • Leads interim negotiations between the Operating Unit leaders and Union leadership. 
    • Plans and directs the resolution of various contractual issues with the unions
    • Maintains positive and productive relations with unions
    • Facilitates discussion with union leadership, executive management, manager and front line leaders
    • Interfaces with Union leadership to provide guidance and direction on grievance/arbitration resolutions, contract interpretations and implementation, and corrective action issues
    • Prepares for arbitrations and represents the organization in arbitrations
    • Manages various projects related to labor agreements
    • Determines best practices in labor relations and facilitates consistency efforts between departments when appropriate
    • Partners with internal organizations as appropriate to develop and implement strategies and tactics to resolve issues between the Company and Unions

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Ten years of experience working with Labor Relations issues and Collective Bargaining Agreements.
    • Five years of experience participating in labor negotiations and/or successfully negotiating labor contracts or settlement agreements

    Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details

    Preferred Qualifications


    • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration or related field is preferred, or an equivalent combination of formal training, education, and experience.
    • Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures and precedents as they apply to labor relations
    • Demonstrated experience performing Labor Relations duties including negotiations, arbitration advocacy, investigations and grievance meetings
    • Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying corporate labor strategy, Federal and State employment laws and various Union/Company Agreements
    • Demonstrated experience dealing with sensitive, confidential, and proprietary information
    • Demonstrated experience working independently and in a team environment on projects with high visibility and impact to the company
    • Demonstrated experience consulting with executives, management, employees, union officials, and outside agencies on significant labor issues in high conflict situations
    • Demonstrated ability to allocate time efficiently by effectively managing multiple demands and competing priorities
    • Demonstrated experience preparing and representing a company in arbitrations
    • Must have excellent communication skills to comprehend and effectively assess Union position/proposals and effectively communicate back to executives and line management
    • Must demonstrate the ability to manage risks, develop and execute business plans, manage information, and provide exceptional client services
    • Must demonstrate effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation



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