HR Business Partner - Labor Relations - Plymouth


Plymouth, MI, US

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  Human Resources
Type of Contract:  Permanent
Job ID:  31565
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Feel the Drive – for us that means making mobility something you can experience with all your senses. We work for more comfort, wind in your hair, the perfect temperature in every season and driving with a clear conscience - for a safe and sustainable future.

We make mobility fun – are you there?


Our “Roof & Components (RC)” business unit develops and produces roof systems for every type of vehicle and autonomous driving. To achieve this, we rely on the most modern technologies and materials. Are you technically skilled and enthusiastic about product innovations? Then use your expertise and passion to help shape our success story.


Webasto is seeking highly competent, reliable and growth-oriented candidates that are familiar with HR processes and Labor Relations to join our team as a Human Resources Generalist (Business Partner)/Labor Relations at our manufacturing facility in Plymouth, MI.   In this role you will be responsible for a variety of HR Generalist disciplines, including labor relations, performance and talent management, HR project initiatives, hiring and onboarding, and training.



What you will do – Essential Responsibilities


  • Act as consultant between HR function and business functions
  • Administration of collective bargaining agreement and related responsibilities
  • Maintain active involvement and interaction with local union representatives and departmental management to help foster a positive labor/management relationship
  • Consult on union matters including disciplinary action requests, investigates and settles grievances, including primary research and answering union information requests, grievance meetings and assist with arbitrations – compile all information requested
  • Investigate, assist, draft, and represent the company’s position in various proceedings and agency filings and/or other labor negotiations
  • Support in preparation for and participate in collective bargaining process
  • Ability to interpret and apply the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Company policies and regulations
  • Building and maintaining positive working relationships with union representatives, advising and counseling management for union-related matters
  • HR consulting and coaching, e.g. in people and cultural issues, in technical and legal aspects of the employment including hiring, termination, performance management and rewards
  • Talent management/staffing and recruitment of colleagues on talent initiatives
  • Recruit, interview, and participate in the hiring and selection process; supports onboarding; 
  • Be available to answer/respond to labor relations questions/issues as they arise
  • Recommend, develop, and implement employee relations practices to foster a positive employer-employee relationship and support the overall effectiveness of the organization


The minimum requirements you will need


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field; Minimum 5+ years of experience in Human Resources, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Must have 3 or more years of Labor Relations experience, specifically including grievance handling
  • Experience conducting investigations, managing, and resolving conflicts
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with utmost discretion
  • Strong knowledge of labor law
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication, writing and interpersonal skills; Organizational abilities to manage records and data; Ability to work with limited supervision

What you will get


  • Competitive pay
  • Health coverage for you and your family
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Paid sick time
  • 401k with company match
  • Professional development opportunities


Come join the Webasto family and be part of the WE in Webasto!



Candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen upon acceptance of an offer

We look forward to your online application!

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Webasto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against  race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. 

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