Director, Employee Relations

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL
Posted
Aug 09, 2019
Ref
1904405
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
In this high visibility role, you will provide strategic oversight and day-to-day management for the United States Employee Relations (ER) and HR Compliance functions. You will lead high-performing, cross-functional teams and manage numerous high-priority projects, with a focus on providing highly innovative strategic solutions.

Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and HR policies and procedures.
  • Provide general direction and training to ER staff; adjudicate complex ER issues.
  • Oversee HR Compliance and Affirmative Action Plan development.
  • Manage and monitor metrics and reporting.
  • Consult, coordinate and manage reductions in force as necessary.
  • Assist/participate in ER vendor selection.
  • Liaise with HR Leadership, Business Leaders, Business HR, Legal, OEC, Security and other key areas relating to all ER matters in supported areas.
  • Benchmark internal and external best practices.
  • Manage budget and headcount.
  • Manage country-wide processes such as the Transitional Pay and Unemployment.

Scope and Accountability
  • Overall ER responsibility for the company in the U.S.
  • Act as a trusted advisor on meaningful ER decisions.
  • Anticipate, identify and meet internal and external customer needs/expectations.
  • Influence HR Leadership toward optimal ER solutions.
  • Serve as a thought leader on how ER can improve AbbVie's competitive position.
  • Grasp complexities and perceive relationships among problems or issues.
  • Continuously seek additional information from across the company and from external sources.
  • Understand departmental and organizational processes and initiate change for the benefit of the whole organization.
  • Actively scan company/function information to detect trends and issues before they affect the company.
  • Assess the degree to which changes to the scope, issues and risks will impact a project's success.
  • Gather lessons learned and apply standard methodologies.
  • Assess and manage strategic risk to best achieve strategic objectives.


Education and Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Employee Relations or related field. MBA or Master's degree in HR preferred.
  • 10-15 years of progressive HR experience with a minimum of 10 years of experience in employee relations. Multi-functional experience desired.
  • 8+ years of HR experience in a multifaceted global Fortune 200 environment preferred.
  • Considered an authority in HR regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Prior experience leading an exempt and non-exempt staff.
  • Proficient in application of common tools for leading project scope, cost schedule and resources.
  • Ability to execute while balancing risk with strategic objectives.