Manager Employee Relations

Job Description
This position can be located at Timberland in Stratham NH, or at Kipling in Jersey City, NJ.
The Employee Relations Manager is responsible for managing employee relations services across the various VF businesses. Responsibilities include:
Supervise staff engaged in administering employee relations programs
Coordinate employee relations programs to ensure compliance with policies and practices
Develop and implement policies and procedures, including grievance procedures and development and performance plan toolsets.
Research and respond to employee questions, concerns and grievances
Maintain employee relations records
Provide employees with support and guidance to address their concerns in areas including teamwork, communication, and leadership among others.
Support managers with associate development by providing guidance on coaching, counseling, and performance management.
Conduct internal investigations on workplace situations and prepares all required documentation with a focus on issue resolution within assigned region/area.
Partner with managers on the development of corrective action and implementation of performance improvement plans
Provide reporting and recommendations to aligned HR Business Partner
Knowledge and skills include:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, or related fields
Generally eight years of progressive experience with one year of managerial experience
Strong organization and communication skills
Ability to work independently with minimal day to day guidance
Knowledge and Application:
Knowledge of principles and practices within a professional discipline.
Through leadership, directs the application of existing principles.
Integrates and communicates fairly complex information within the specialization or recognized body of formal knowledge.
Problem Solving:
Resolve issues that are differing, but related.
Issues require sophisticated analytical or problem solving techniques to identify cause.
Devises solutions based on limited information and uses past experience or precedent to identify solutions or to adapt existing approaches to resolve issues.
Uses evaluation, judgment, and interpretation to help others select right course of action, which may impact the longer term.
Interprets and explains information to audiences who are not familiar with the subject matter often requiring persuasion.
Adapts style to differing audiences.
Requires objective review of difficult work problems, obtaining cooperation or approval.
Requires considerable resourcefulness.
Requires strong multicultural awareness to appropriately deliver messages.
Impact is generally limited to the achievement of short- to medium-term goals; may be required to develop and manage operational initiatives to realize operational and strategic plans.
Contributes to delivery of departmental goals through personal effort or through influence over team members.
Has contributory impact on team/discipline performance.
Accountable for meeting short- to medium-term targets which impact the department/discipline.
Takes action to monitor costs related to own work and that of the team.
People management responsibility for pay reviews, performance management, and resource planning.

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