Sr. Manager, Employee and Workforce Relations
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Sr. Manager, Employee and Workforce Relations
Partner with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Global Employee Relations Team to build strong relationships between people leaders, employees, HR business partners, HR Law and Office of Compliance and Ethics employees. This position provides employee relations support to multiple company locations in the United States.
Minimize risk, align work to meet business needs and improve employee morale and culture. Build manager skill sets, provide advice, coach employees and managers. Investigate employee relations matters as necessary
Identify employee relations trends, recommend solutions, and partner with all levels of HR management and business leaders on execution, as necessary. Partner with HR leaders to drive employee relations while maintaining a neutral position and consistent approach to BMS’s policies and procedures.
Conduct investigations relating to issues including HR policy violations, behavior issues, and allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
Draft investigation report summarizing interviews, review of documents, analysis, and conclusion
Consult and coach managers and people leaders regarding performance management, conduct and behavior management, and disciplinary actions
Provide counsel and facilitate prompt and effective resolution of workplace conflict to address issues for employees, managers, and leaders in a manner consistent with BMS policies, practices and legal considerations
Provide advice and counsel on HR practices and policy
Consult with inside or outside counsel and/or labor consultants as necessary
Ensure compliance and consistency in the execution of employee relations matters by making recommendations and implementing resolutions when applicable
Participate in the identification of employee relations trends and solutions
Develop effective relationships with the business to promote good employee relations across the organization
Interact with HR Business Partners, and other HR functions, to ensure a high level of employee satisfaction and engagement
Maintain strict confidentiality throughout conversations and investigations. Manage highly confidential human resources information and exercise sound judgment in handling or working with confidential data and situations
Ensure that the Company operates within current and relevant local employment laws to maintain reputation as a good employer
Maintain strong business acumen while maintaining objectivity in work
Required to work with several different HR Business Partners and several different parts of BMS business units. Must be able to manage multiple projects and cases at any given time
Some travel (approximately 5-10%) may be required. Will work with remote locations frequently via phone
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
Proactive with a strong sense of urgency
Acute attention to detail, organized and deadline oriented
Comfortable working collaboratively on a global team
Bachelor’s Degree (First Degree)
5+ years of Human Resource Partner and/or Employee Relations experience (including investigation experience)
Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.
Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.
To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.
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