• Labor Relations Director

    Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/5/2019 9:30 PM)
    Human Resources
    Employment Type
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    About Aramark
    Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world.  Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities.  Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.



    The LABOR RELATIONS DIRECTOR is responsible for all labor relations matters and related employee relations matters in their designated area. The Labor Relations Director will be the chief spokesperson in labor negotiations and will be primary counsel on labor contract administration. The Labor Relations Director will advise operations managers on a broad range of employment regulations, their impact on workplace incidents, and general methods of positive employee relations, and coordinate the company’s labor relations practices within this policy.  The incumbent will represent the Employer in arbitration and before the National Labor Relations Board. The Labor Relations Director will respond to union organizing activity, training managers on employee relations matters including CCN (card check neutrality) campaigns and will be responsible for handling union organizing activity.




    • Prepares and negotiates initial and renewal labor agreements in accordance with corporate Mandate.   Drafts contract proposals and counterproposals and prepare agreement for final Signature by the parties.  Prepares and distributes contract settlement summaries to Management.
    • Creates presentations to inform senior staff and/or management regarding Labor Relations issues.
    • Must be able to manage arbitrations and unfair labor charges including drafting, opening and closing Briefs.       
    • Contributes to company-wide standardized practices, processes and forms.
    • Provides consultation regarding multi-employer benefit funds.
    • Management training related to Positive Employee Relations (PER) and other timely topics.
    • Provides consultation with regards to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), grievances and arbitrations.
    • Ensures legal compliance by reviewing federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and disseminating, explaining, and consulting regarding requirements.
    • Manages union contracts as well as union relationships.
    •   Prepares for and assists line management in dealing with potential labor disputes, strikes and other concerted activity, including advising management on appropriate course of action involving satisfactory resolution of disputes, along with other related matters such as security and employee considerations.
    • Provides insights on trends, patterns and translate into proactive proposals and collaborate with other departments and external vendors to develop and deliver proposed components on-time and within budget.
    • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
    • Must be willing and able to travel more than 50% of the time.


    • 8 to 10 years Labor Relations experience in a multi-contract environment; must have experience as first chair negotiator.
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study is required.
    • An Advanced Degree, such as an MBA, JD or Master’s in Industrial Relations is preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability in labor negotiations.
    • Working knowledge and interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act.
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Proven ability to select good people and create a productive environment that promotes initiative, innovation, continual learning and development of key personnel for future advancement.
    • Ability to manage competing priorities between multiple business units.
    • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of employment principles, practices and applicable regulations.
    • Demonstrated leadership, change management, and success in planning, leading and driving change in the organization while meeting or exceeding business objectives.
    • Demonstrated business savvy to effectively communicate and work with other executives in support of achieving business goals.


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