negotiable / month
Associate Relations Manager
The AR Manager will serve as the point of contact for associate relations issues and inquires within an identified cross-segment, cross-functional client group. Responsibilities include building trust, credibility and collaborative relationships with line managers and associates. Apply expertise and sound judgement when managing inquiries, mitigating risk and minimizing adverse impact to the organization through application of policies, practices and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements. Resolve issues and address client needs to ensure situations are resolved fairly, objectively, and in a manner that aligns with our Five Principles and the Associate Concept.
What are we looking for?
University degree or equivalent experience in Human Resources, Labor/Industrial Relations, Legal
Minimum five years of experience working in Human Resources/Labor Relations
Strong communication, written and interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals across all levels of the organization
Deep knowledge in applicable employment and labor relations regulations
Ability to rapidly mobilize and manage internal and external resources to mitigate risks to the Mars business and reputation
Ability to handle and maintain confidential and sensitive information
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong conflict management skills
Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment
Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work effectively while managing competing projects and/or demanding clients
What would be your key responsibilities?
Responsible for evaluating and managing site/function Associate Relations issues and concerns
Conduct timely, thorough, and effective investigations relating to company policy or employment law, collective bargaining agreements, and other regulations.
Identify complex and high-risk situations, providing assessment and recommendation to Sr. AR Manager.
Coach line managers on performance management, appropriate documentation and communicating effectively to drive improvement
Deliver and ensure compliance to Associate Relations capability building programs.
Coach and advise line managers, associates and P&O partners in matters related to associate relations.
Consult and provide guidance to Business Partners to ensure org initiatives and associate impacts comply with policies, practices and employment law.
Create recommendations for site leadership teams leveraging AR data and analytics
What can you expect from Mars?
Chance to work on world-renowned brands such as m&m’s, Ben’s Original, Pedigree and Royal Canin within Mars Canada.
An industry competitive salary
The opportunity to learn and develop, taking charge of your own career across Mars
A criminal records check will be required for this position.