BASF Labour Relations Specialist - 1 year contact in Windsor, Ontario

At BASF , we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017, as well as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2017.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Under the direction of the Regional Labor Relations Manager, this role is responsible for providing the full range of labour relations support to the specific site. The position is accountable for sound labour relations practices in policy implementation, organizational development, and talent management. S/he will work with the Business Units and SHRMAs to maintain employment records and provide other comprehensive labour relations services including counseling, assisting with contract administration, disciplinary actions, conducting HR investigations, compensation, organizational development, EEO, and legal compliance.

Labour Relations Specialist (1703528) – Windsor, Ontario, CN

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Formulate labour relations priorities that will facilitate the achievement of business goals.

  • Coordinate employment/placement/transfer/promotion to maintain proper staffing levels in the Business Unit/sites consistent with the collective bargaining agreement and company policies under EEO/AAP guidelines.

  • Work with employees/managers to resolve conflicts and provide guidance and counsel for LR issues. Recommend and/or review supervisory recommendations for discipline, suspensions, or terminations.

  • Interpret and implement changes to BASF HR Policies and Practices for effective and consistent labour relations.

  • Provide consultation on performance management, talent management, and organizational development required to support the businesses.

  • Regularly identify and report on trends, issues and challenges to SHRMAs, SHRBAs, and LR Managers.

  • Support the grievance process at the sites.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Industrial, or Labour Relations required. HR certification (e.g., PHR/SPHR) or advanced degree is preferred.

· With a degree, a minimum of 4 years of progressive professional experience in labour relations. Without a degree, at least 8 years of professional experience in labour relations required.

· Ability to gain a thorough knowledge of BASF Corporations Human Resources policies, procedures, practices, company benefit programs, personnel administration systems and techniques, EEO Investigations, Affirmative Action Planning, and other areas as appropriate.

· Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource management specific to unionized sites

· Ability to manage and administer a broad range of tasks including resolving complaints and counseling managers and employees on the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements, policies, procedures, and company guidelines.

· Knowledge of federal and state labor laws.

· Ability to express ideas clearly, effectively, and persuasively, both orally and in writing.

· Capability of analyzing labor relations issues accurately and providing advice in a timely manner.

· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

· Advanced Microsoft Office skills.

Job: HRES - Human Resources

Organization: NT/CA-Canada Functions

Title: Labour Relations Specialist - 1 year contact

Location: CAN-ON-Windsor

Requisition ID: 1703528