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Labor Relations Leader

Johns Manville
Denver, Colorado 80217
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We are hiring a Labor Relations Leader to join our team in Denver, Colorado. If you have a passion for people, have a background in labor relations, enjoy collaborating with others and have experience with global, multinational manufacturing companies we are excited to learn more about you!

As the Labor Relations Leader, you will be responsible for the Johns Manville North America labor relations function for all facilities in North America plus involvement and influence for Europe and Asia representing over 7,000 employees, 12 unions and 5 works councils. This Includes the establishment of strategy and processes in support of JM's values of People, Perform and Protect.


  • Develop and implement labor strategies which support the alignment of business goals/objectives, labor market conditions and financial impact
  • Develop labor and positive employee relations strategy for the organization and continue to optimize and incorporate contemporary practices
  • Act as chief company spokesperson for collective bargaining in North America location
  • Partner with European HR leaders to manage relationships with Works Council and Unions
  • Ensure all gains from labor negotiations are realized over duration of contract/agreement
  • Provide counsel and advice on arbitrations including decision to arbitrate, arbitrator selection and as needed represent company at arbitrations
  • Monitor and assess union vulnerability at non-union North America locations and lead company response to any organizing campaign
  • Support operations with post agreement assessment, follow-ups and change management
  • Educate and develop HR and Operations leaders in areas of labor relations and processes
  • Provide counsel and advice on all non-union economic packages
  • Drive productivity through modeling or labor cost, work and pay rules
  • Maintain historical records and documentation
  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned
  • Supports and promotes safe practices and environmental commitments in alignment with company commitments, policies, and compliance requirements
  • Lead contract preparation at each facility


Relocation assistance is available for those who qualify under our relocation policy.




  • Bachelor's degree
  • 12 or more years of HR and labor experience in a multinational manufacturing company
  • Experience/knowledge U.S. labor relations and exposure to global labor relations
  • Experience negotiating complex labor contracts
  • Experience owning multiple union contracts across multiple sites
  • Policy/contract administration and interpretation skills
  • Policy/contract development skills
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Current labor and employment law knowledge
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to establish relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to influence others internal and external to the organization
  • Arbitration skills
  • Interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive employee relations
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Ability to travel 25% or more



  • Master's degree in labor relations, industrial relations or JD


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