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United States, Bridgewater, NJ Madison Heights, MI Bay Point, CA Cannon Falls, MN Stamford, CT, , Rocky Hill, CT, Human Resources

Labor Relations Director


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.

**This role can be located in any of Henkel North America Offices**


  • Collaborates with business leaders, HR and other key stakeholders on labor relations and positive employee relations strategies

  • Chief Company spokesperson in collective bargaining negotiations and lead the negotiations team to strategically prepare for scheduled negotiations in collaboration with appropriate HRBP, Plant Manager and legal partner.

  • Prepare documents related to labor relations activities.. Proactively assist with response to and management of grievances.

  •  Represent the Company in arbitrations in collaboration with local HRBP and legal.

  • Partner with business leaders to develop and maintain positive labor management relations Support M&A activity, divestitures, footprint optimization and outsourcing activity involving unionized facilities in NA.

  •  Partner with legal and benefits teams on retirement plan topics and strategies for unionized employees Independently develop and maintain good working relationships and build trust with labor union representatives.


  • 10+ years significant labor relations manager and employees relations experience in union and non-union environment

  • Bachelors degree is required, Masters Degree highly preferred

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in a complex, matrixed multi- location environment and knowledge of employment laws, rules and regulations .

  • Must be willing to travel 40% of the time

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and ability to build relationships with all levels of employees . Proven success in effective stakeholder management

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral.  At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

JOB ID: 190002WL
Contract & Job type: Full Time , Regular
Contact details: talent.acqusition@henkel.com


Henkel’s application process

2:02 min.