Industrial Relations/Plant HR/Factory HR Manager Job Description Template

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    We are looking for a high-performing industrial relations/plant HR/factory HR manager to act as liaison manager between the labour force and management. You will be responsible for hiring and laying off employees, planning personnel needs, and conducting job analysis. You will also need to evaluate performances, manage salaries and wages, schedule employee vacations, provide benefits, resolve disputes, and communicate with employees at every level.

    Additionally, you will be required to prepare and distribute information for management to be used during the collective bargaining process. You need to be well-versed with collective bargaining trends, wage data, economics, and labour laws. A capable industrial relations managers should be able to interpret and administer employees’ contracts regarding issues such as:

    • Economics
    • Healthcare benefits
    • Salaries and wages
    • Work hours
    • Fair employment practices
    • Safety codes
    • Union practices
    • Pensions
    • Grievances


    Your core responsibility will be to oversee the workers and the equipment they operate on the factory floor and be responsible for contributing to and carrying out production strategy decisions. You will have to design, plan, and implement human resources programs for the plant. You will need to administer corporate policies relating to compensation, benefits, employee relations, training, and health and safety programs. A crucial duty would be to manage subordinate staff in their day-to-day work and ensure that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhered to approved budgets. Other duties include:

    • Oversee all necessary paperwork, employee communications, benefits maintenance, leave tracking, management reports, workers compensation claims, and return to work programs is completed
    • Complete initial reporting, accident investigations, communication work restrictions, claim adjuster correspondence, tracking and claim review analysis for settlements
    • Create termination packages, complete assigned terminations, ensure all termination paperwork is complete as per requirements
    • Oversee the performance management of the employees and assist in salary planning
    • Steer HR-related projects and initiatives throughout the year, maintain HR-related spreadsheets, update and distribute it on a predetermined schedule
    • Develop labour policies
    • Handle grievance procedures
    • Manage dispute resolutions involving unions, management, employees or government agencies, etc.
    • Ensure the HR staff is knowledgeable about union contract compliance
    • Advise management on contract negotiations and similar management-union relations
    • Consult HR executive staff regarding personnel policies
    • Create and revise union contracts
    • Head monthly labour management meetings
    • Prepare documentation regarding labour relations assignments


    This job requires years of experience, not less than 7 years, working on the factory floor and gaining technical experience with the equipment. 1 to 3 years of supervisory experience is an added advantage.

    • Bachelor’s degree in labour relations, business management or human resources is required
    • Candidates with a Master’s degree in human resource management and industrial/labour relations would be given preference
    • 10 years of experience in HR, with at least 3 years of HR experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Great verbal and written communications skills; not afraid to speak up when required
    • Meticulous attention to detail, quality, and follow-through; strong interpersonal skills
    • Proficient in MS Office suite of software.

    Employment type – Permanent Job, Full Time

    Remuneration – As per the industry standards.


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