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Employee Relations & Employee Experience Senior Specialist

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Job ID 16401 Date posted 08/09/2021 Location : Lake Odessa, Michigan | Saint Clair, Michigan

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Job Purpose and Impact

The Employee Relations and Employee Experience Senior Specialist will serve as a member of the human resource solutions team responsible for delivering employee experience and employee relations services to the business. Under limited supervision, you will use employee relations knowledge to coordinate complex processes and deliver human resource services, which include conducting investigations, corrective actions, conflict resolution, leave management, industrial/labor relations, and monitoring compliance programs. In this role, you will also help execute and deliver employee experience services such as onboarding, local training delivery, performance management, employee engagement and recognition programs.

Key Accountabilities

  • Consult with human resource and business managers and supervisors to interpret and provide strategic partnership to create solutions in complex employee experience, employee relations and labor relations policies, programs and processes.
  • Conduct investigations concerning employee/management inquiries and employee suggestions and/or complaints.
  • Design and deliver training/education sessions for employees, human resource professionals, supervisors and managers related to employee experience and employee relations policies, programs and processes.
  • Build and maintain key internal and external relationships, which may include business leaders, hiring managers human resource professionals, industry contacts, employees and union representatives.
  • Work with legal resources and consultants to ensure employee experience and employee relations activities adhere to company policy and legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and lead by influence
  • Experience conducting investigations, anticipating issues, problem solving and implementing solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and implement HR processes and client focused solutions


  • Minimum of six years of related work experience
  • Master’s degree
  • HR Certification
  • Experience in working with HR partners outside of business location
  • Experience designing and deliver training/education sessions for employees
  • Experience working in a union environment, and managing grievance processes
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

**This role can be done partially remote, though does require to be onsite at the Lake Odessa, MI or the St. Claire, MI facility at least 2 days/week.**

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