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Director, HR and Labor Relations

Elanco Animal Health
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50010

Directs HR team at the Fort Dodge site including labor relations program of organization. To provide consultative leadership on business challenges and associated people and organizational implications.  Productively challenge the status quo and voice innovative observations, questions and ideas.  

  •  Be an active member of the Plant Leadership Team responsible for driving strategic initiatives that support site and overall business goals.
  • Oversee and guide HR team members in support of site and overall business strategic efforts.
  • Provide consultation to leaders in achieving business goals. Advise and guide management on organizational effectiveness, especially the alignment of processes, systems within the guidelines of the labor contract.
  • Monitors implementation of policies concerning wages, hours, and working conditions, to ensure compliance.
  • Prepares and presents statistical reports related to headcount, retention, budget, recruitment and labor management efforts.
  • Analyzes collective bargaining agreement to develop interpretation of intent, spirit, and terms of contract.  Advises management and union officials in development, application, and interpretation of labor relations policies and practices.
  • Functions as chief negotiator in Labor Contract negotiations and escalation step for contractual matters. Escalates and educates appropriate leadership on Union related matters.
  • Develop strategies and proposals with site leadership and talent acquisition to ensure the hiring of talent to meet business needs.
  • Manage budgetary responsibilities for HR activities including site wellness and engagement activities.
  • Serve as a link between off-site HR network and local site management on strategic objectives

Competencies:  Requires specialized depth and/or breadth within HR discipline and recognized as internal expert. Makes complex technical or business decisions within general functional, company and industry guidelines. Influences management, regulators or external partners on key decisions. Influences internal and external customers/partners to identify opportunities for improving technologies, processes, products and services. Solves unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business. Drives results across multiple functions. Leads large-scale projects or programs with significant risk financial/resource requirements and complexity to achieve critical business objectives. Requires management of budgets for projects or significant programs. Stays abreast of new regulatory and policy developments and plays a direct role in influencing strategies. Identified long and short term customer, competitive and environmental trends. 

Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at www.elanco.com


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, HR Management, Labor Relations or similar discipline required.
  • 2+ years’ experience in union and labor management relations required.
  • 6+ years Human Resources generalist required.  Experience in a directly related field, such as communications or change management may be considered in lieu of Human Resources requirement.

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Information

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Additional Skills/Preferences

Demonstrated change leadership, internal consulting, organization and talent assessment and development skills.

Demonstrated ability to influence, communicate & build relationships at all levels, and to link business objectives with HR activities. 
Demonstrated analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
Experience with managing and interacting with external legal counsel.

Master’s degree in Business, HR Management, Labor Relations or similar discipline required.  


Posted: 2019-10-30 Expires: 2019-11-29

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Director, HR and Labor Relations

Elanco Animal Health
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50010

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