Director, Labor/Employee Relations at Constellation Brands

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Job Description

Company Summary

If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands.  We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine, and spirits brands that consumers love.  From Corona Extra to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.

Position Summary

The Positive Employee Relations Director is responsible for overseeing labor relations for all our sites within the U.S. This role will be responsible for collaborating with the Human Resource Business Partners to support our facilities through the development and implementation of processes, procedures, and policies that enhance the employee experience. The primary focus of the role is to maintain optimal work environments that foster positive working relationships and two-way communication between employees and leadership. They will act as a key point of reference regarding employee relations activities and will partner with the Human Resource Business Partners to train and coach leaders on how to create and maintain a culture of care.


  • Influence business decisions to optimize the employee experience while balancing impact

  • Develop/design organizational health strategy & toolkit

  • Conduct on-site assessments of employee engagement

  • Work with Human Resource Business Partners across the organization to help drive positive employee relations and facilitate productive two-way communication between employees and leadership

  • Monitor Employee Relations trends, local and Federal law changes and rulings that could potentially impact CBI

  • Develop and present information briefings for management to improve understanding of Labor Relations and promote improved management solutions.

  • Support Human Resources during crisis situations

  • Ownership of employee advocacy, training, communication – advise HR and business leadership; train leadership on topics related to creating an optimal working relationship with employees; assess working conditions, safety, employee experience and leadership effectiveness; conduct on-site response to engagement and environmental concerns; deliver site-specific action plans and follow up

  • Make recommendations to managers and Human Resources Managers on appropriate corrective action based on written policies and procedures and circumstances of specific situations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years experience in Human Resources, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of Federal Labor law

  • Experience assisting management effectively avoid and/or manage labor organizing campaigns

  • Experience with employment law basics

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish verbal and written) required

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written)  

  • Strong analytical, time management and organizational skills

  • Excellent employee relations, teamwork, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Proven track record to identify and resolve sensitive issues and alert management to potential liability

  • Experience diffusing tension and effectively mediating conflict

  • Interpersonal and cultural sensitivity, personal credibility and ability to build trust and relationships with others

  • Ability to influence and initiate change

  • Ability to understand and adapt to the business


Chicago, Illinois

Additional Locations

Field Office - IL, Field Office - MI, Field Office - NY, Field Office - OH, Field Office - PA, Rochester, New York

Job Type

Full time

Job Area

Legal & Public Affairs

The salary range for this role is:

$106,300.00 - $193,400.00

This is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, any collective bargaining agreements, and business or organizational needs. We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and any other benefits to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

Salary: $149,850.00

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