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Associate Relations Manager - Supply Chain

Company Name: Kroger Logistics
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt

 

 

Position Summary

Responsible for leading the effective and consistent administration of the collective bargaining agreements. Work collaboratively with assigned division/business unit leadership/corporate labor staff to align labor agreements with the philosophy of the overall company labor strategy. Responsible for grievance administration, EEOC trends, Associate Insight Survey action plans, Exit Interview survey trends, and Ethic Point inquires. Responsible for ensuring Human Resources leadership is aligned with the overall action plan and that such plan is part of the overall enterprise Human Resources plan. Help track progress on established goals and objectives for the function. Serve as the key contact and resource for contract negotiations and Trust Fund activities. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage and implement labor strategy, ensuring it aligns with the corporate labor strategy
  • Ensure that action plans related to the establishment of best practices for grievance handling, EEO complaints, Ethic Point inquires, Exit Interview Surveys and Associate Insight Surveys are established
  • Ensure required labor and employee relations training is conducted for the division/business unit
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and state labor and employment laws
  • Ensure calls to the Ethics Point Hotline are investigated and brought to closure in a timely manner
  • Partner with the corporate team to identify trends associated to establish actions to improve our overall associate relations
  • Administer any local reorganization, layoffs or reduction in force situations and helps coordinate associate relations activities related to new projects
  • Educate and advise management in the administration of progressive discipline
  • Administer grievance and complaint resolution processes with focus on resolving grievances at the informal step of the grievance process
  • Work with Legal and, upon request, represent company in labor/employment or legal matters and in litigation initiated by associates through local unions, governmental agencies and civil disputes
  • Represent division and participate in labor agreement negotiations, provide support and information for negotiations
  • Maintain current information within operating area of union and non-union organizations; maintain copy of all competitive contracts and area information related to area contracts and competition
  • Travel up to 50% of time to support business units
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in labor relations or comparable experience
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills, planning, and organizational skills
  • Strong team player with the ability to assist in building teams and motivate others
  • Self-motivated with strong initiative to achieve high standards/results
  • Skilled in conflict resolution
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability to protect highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Any store leader or assistant store leader experience
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    Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
    Required Travel: Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time

    Regions: Midwest


     

    Jobs at Kroger Logistics: Kroger Logistics is a best-in-class supply chain team that services our more than 2,500 grocery and convenience stores that stretch coast-to-coast across the U.S., including Alaska. We are comprised of more than 30 distribution centers, regional freight centers, transportation and office locations. In Kroger Logistics, we offer career opportunities in Safety, Professional Driving, Warehouse Operations, International Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain and Human Resources. If you are looking for an ever-changing, fast-paced environment focused on supporting our Customer 1St Strategy, we welcome your online application.

     

    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

     Posting Notes:  MI || Romulus || 15675 Wahrman Rd. || 48174 || Kroger Logistics || None || HR Business Partner Areas; Human Resources; Labor Relations; Management || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 


    Nearest Major Market: Detroit

    Job Segment: Engineer, Law, Manager, Compliance, Employee Relations, Engineering, Legal, Management, Human Resources

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