Nutrien Senior Advisor, Labour Relations in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Job Description

Senior Advisor, Labour Relations, Saskatoon, SK

Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

Reporting to the Sr Labour Relations Manager, the Senior Advisor, Labour Relations will play a key role in the execution of Nutrien’s Labour Relations Strategy for unionized locations across North America. The Senior Advisor, Labour Relations will partner with Business Leaders on a variety of day to day and special projects associated with Labour Relations.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with and provides support to site leaders and HR Business Partners for matters pertaining to employee and labour relations including employee performance or misconduct, interpretation of collective agreements, the drafting of agreements, assistance with workplace complaints and other day to day matters as they arise using a solid background and understanding of relevant legislation and collective bargaining agreements.

  • This position will also provide direct support to unionized locations with grievance handling and will support unionized locations with the preparation of cases for arbitration or preparation for other legal matters or employment related matters.

  • Collaborates with internal and external legal counsel on assessment of employment matters

  • This position will assume lead and/or support roles in various employment related investigations on behalf of Nutrien

  • Provides coordination, leadership and support in the effective implementation of initiatives, policies related to employee and labour relations

  • Participate in and provide support in the area of union contract negotiations

  • This position will require driving back and forth to various sites. Some overnight travel will be required (less than 10%).

Characteristics for Successful Performance:

  • Above average interpersonal skills to navigate difficult and often controversial matters across organizational levels

  • Independent decision making in solving problems

  • Organizational skills and ability to manage conflicting priorities

  • Attention to detail is critical

Required Professional Qualifications and Education:

  • Graduate of a recognized university, preferably in Business with a specialization in Human Resources.

  • Solid understanding of employment legislation

  • Previous experience with collective bargaining and grievance arbitration is preferred

  • 6-8 years’ experience working with unions in a human resources advisory role, preferably in an industrial or manufacturing environment

  • Preference for CPHR designation

Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate. This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

If this sounds like a good match, apply now. This job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies.

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

System ID 2018-8375

Job Category Human Resources, Legal & Other Experienced Professionals

Business Unit Corporate