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Company: Amazon
Position: Employee Relations Manager
Location: USA

Description: We are seeking an Employee Relations Manager to join a team dedicated to supporting cross-organizational business lines in North America. The central objective of our team is to ensure treatment of employees that is fair, respectful, and consistent with our framework of our core business values and objectives. To support that objective, this position’s responsibilities fall into proactive and reactive categories. We are seeking an ER Manager with a demonstrated ability to collaborate with and influence field operations managers, human resources, and contractors; to analyze multiple levels of employee and partner feedback to identify risks and gaps; to create, audit, and sustain positive workplace relations programs; and to design and conduct positive workplace relations training that drives best practices. The Manager also will work reactively on crisis-oriented situations that typically can only be successfully addressed under severe time constraints. The individual will work reactively on employee relations issues that may arise at a single station, within a specific geographic region, or network-wide. Balancing time between projects and crisis-response is a critical component for success in the position.

The Manager will possess employee and labor relations expertise, excellent judgment, and highly-developed analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. The Manager will be comfortable both presenting to senior leaders and communicating with frontline employees. The successful Manager will be a strong project manager, capable of independently owning large-scale, network-wide projects. The Manager will quickly become an important “source of truth” regarding whether the organization is meeting its core values and principles.

The resident location of the individual is virtual, in the geographic area of primary support and preferably in a location near a major airport convenient for air travel. This position will support sites across one or more operational regions so comfort with travel is key. The successful candidate must be capable of significant domestic travel, sometimes with short notice, up to 50% of the time.

Core Responsibilities

  • Detect and Mitigate Risks: Apply employee and labor relations expertise to successfully identify trends, gaps, and challenges; execute solution-focused strategies and programs to mitigate risks
  • Crisis Management: Work reactively on crisis-oriented partner issues under extreme time limitations while exercising excellent judgment
  • Project Management: Independently own large-scale, network-wide projects delivered on time that improve frontline partner experience
  • Analyze and Interpret Data: Exercise strong analytical skills using data and anecdotes to develop persuasive narratives and recommendations; demonstrated ability to define and measure success of programs
  • Communicate Effectively: Rapidly produce high-quality written communications that concisely analyze problems and recommends solutions; design and deliver highly-engaging training sessions
  • Collaborate: Build constructive relationships with critical stakeholders to share information and influence change
  • Problem Solve: Work independently with minimal supervision, in ambiguous situations, and persevere over internal and external barriers to drive resolutions
  • Work at Scale: Launch and manage sustainable mechanisms for entire networks


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 7+ years of relevant experience employee relations, labor relations, or labor/employment law with emphasis on labor and employee relations
  • Successful record of creating, improving and executing programs at scale
  • Excellent skills and attention to detail, able to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously while delivering on commitments
  • Outstanding communication skills in written and verbal form; extensive public speaking, training, and/or communication skills
  • Ability to quickly connect with people across a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Skilled in MS Excel, Word, SharePoint & PowerPoint; curious about new learning technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree, JD, or other specialized training in labor/employee relations
  • Leadership experience in distribution, logistics and/or transportation industries highly desired
  • Experience building and launching programs that measurably impact positive engagement
  • Experience analyzing and using metrics to identify vulnerabilities and drive improvements in the employee experience
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to manage through ambiguity and change
  • Solid sense of accountability, high-quality judgment and sound decision-making
  • Fluency in multiple languages
  • Ability to handle confidential information and escalate issues when appropriate

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