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VP of Labor Relations -

Company: Hudson Group
Location: Elizabeth
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Located in East Rutherford, NJ

Grow With Us!
Hudson is North America's leading travel retailer. For over 30 years, Hudson has met the needs and wants of travelers in more than 1,000 duty-free, duty-paid, and food & beverage stores. We couldn't serve our customers, landlords, and partners in airports, commuter terminals, hotels, and casinos without the continued support of our greatest assets: our team members. We're dedicated to hiring and training exceptional team members, who are committed to serving the customer as the Traveler's Best Friend. We strive to ensure we're fulfilling our team members' career potentials through training, skills-development, and career pathways - as our team members grow and succeed both personally and professionally, so does Hudson.

The VP of Labor Relations position is for you, if you would enjoy:
Establishing and maintaining effective employee/labor relations for all union relationships and locations
Leading the labor initiatives to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and lead collective bargaining negotiations
Formulating and administering labor relations policies and represent the Company before federal, state, and local entities on employment matters
Being based out of our East Rutherford, New Jersey office, with a hybrid work-model

Key Accountabilities - your team is counting on you as a VP of Labor Relations to:
Lead collective bargaining and grievance and arbitration proceedings.
Define and articulate the organization's strategies for proactive employee and labor relations.
Develop and deliver labor relations training to all levels of the organization.
Develop strategies to resolve problematic employee situations and employee relations issues.
Maintain awareness of new and current employee/labor rules from applicable government bodies.
Manage all Collective Bargaining Agreements proactively and professionally, maintaining an accurate account of the details of each CBA allowing for budgeting, planning and management.
Partner with HR Team Members to implement Benefits and Compensation programs for Union Team Members.
Collaborate with Operations and HR Business Partners to effectively manage hiring, employee discipline and terminations to avoid grievances and arbitration.
Planning and budgeting coordination with Finance for all CBA considerations.
Ability to write and interpret contract language.
Solid understanding of discrimination laws.
Ability to persuade and lead VP's and above in all labor relations matters.

VP of Labor Relations Required Qualifications:
7-10 Years of Labor Relations Experience
Multi-State, Multi Union Experience
Retail Experience Preferred
Experienced in knowing NLRB rules and responding to NLRB charges is a must
Extensive Collective Bargaining experience
Ability to Communicate at all levels within the organization
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information in a discrete manner
Adaptable and collaborative work style
Ability to present at arbitration (at least 10-15 cases handled with good results)
Chief spokesperson at 20-30 contract negotiations (both small and multi million dollar contracts)
Ability to respond to EEOC complaints and skilled at investigations
Ability to use computer to write letters, write contracts, and search for information
Strong communication skills for both large and small groups
Strong analytical skills and ability to find creative solutions to problems.

Some of our Company-Offered Benefits & Perks Include:
Health & Well Being: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
Paid Time Off
Various Personal and Parental Leave Programs
Universal Life Insurance
Retirement Programs & Matching Employee Contributions: 401K & RRSP
20% off Hudson Employee Discount
Employee Recognition & Anniversary Programs
Training, Development, and Growth Opportunities
Tuition Assistance & Scholarship Programs

For additional information on our benefits, please visit: https://www.hudsongroup.com/careers/our-perks.

Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all qualified individuals. All employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, military leave or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace in which we value diversity and unique experiences, backgrounds and identities.

All offers are contingent upon successful completion and passing of background checks and/or employment verification results.

Note to Staffing Agencies: Please do not directly contact Hudson hiring managers regarding candidates for our positions. If assistance is needed in filling any position for Hudson, a member of the talent team will reach out directly vetted agency partners.

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