Manager, Labor Relations

Maersk Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 11 months ago

Manager, Labor Relations

CALocalTerminal Operations/EngineeringRef.: AT-209143APM Terminals is the global terminal operating arm of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. APM Terminals operates a Global Terminal Network of 76 operating port and terminal facilities and 117 Inland Services operations in 59 countries around the globe.

We OfferAPM Terminals offers tremendous growth, career and leadership opportunities for those with the ambition, drive and dedication to become one of the best. If you see yourself being part of a team that helps the global economy grow through our worldwide network of customers and terminals, then we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute the labor strategy for APMT Pier 400 focusing primarily on ensuring management team is honoring and utilizing the Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) to produce safe, efficient, and profitable operations.

  • Act as lead spokesperson, represent management in the consistent administration of CBAs, to include: daily Terminal and Shipping Line Operations support, contract interpretation, conflict management, investigations, and grievance management.

  • Facilitate grievance dispute resolution, process and track grievances, monitor trends, and proactively advise managers on possible resolutions to issues.

  • Maintain effective Labor Relations by studying organizational requirements, constraints, plans, objectives, and accomplishments; formulating and recommending policies, procedures, and positions.

  • Prepare for Labor Relation Committee Meetings (LRCs) and response to Requests for Information (RFIs) by examining issues; studying organizational requirements; setting goals, strategies, and tactics.

  • Prepare and present the Company's position in labor arbitration proceedings, including investigation of facts, evaluation of the Company's case, and settlement discussions where warranted.

  • Train management employees on how to effectively administer the CBAs while developing and maintaining positive labor relations with key stakeholders.

  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with the collective bargaining agent, Pacific Maritime Association, other industry Labor Relations representatives, and Union officials.

  • Perform regular business process confirmations to ensure CBA compliance.

  • Collaborate with Human Resources and Legal to prepare accurate position statements regarding employment related charges filed through federal or state agencies.


Who we are looking for

Based in Los Angeles, CA, the Labor Relations Manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive, productive labor relations and assisting in the administration of the Company's labor relations philosophy and strategy for APM Terminals Pier 400.

Established authorization to work in the US is required.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Education Bachelor Degree required in relevant field of study and 5+ years of experience in terminal operations/logistics and labor relations in both a union and non-union environment.

  • Leadership Conveys goals and expectations clearly; takes specific action to foster teamwork and keep people motivated. Is receptive to innovative ideas and suggestions. Thinks strategically and has long term vision.

  • Accountability Set long-term operational plans that impact by maintaining standards that lead to high performance and execution

  • Agility Ability to create and improve important changes rapidly

  • Collaboration Ability to work together across boundaries by using influence and negotiation skills. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to initiate and sustain collaborative business relationships.

Last application date: 12 May 2019.

For further information, please contact: a career with APM Terminals right for you? Learn more or watch the APM Terminals career videos at:

APM Terminals is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D).

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At APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across more than 60 countries united by a passion to provide our expertise in port operations and container management services. By providing the expertise and port infrastructure essential to world trade, we actively support the advancement of the societies around us, enabling local economies to unlock their potential and build an even stronger global community. Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to experience different cultures and make friends all over the world. You'll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is your workplace. APM Terminals is an independent business unit within the Danish Maersk Group a Global Fortune 500 company with about 89,000 employees and offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and manufacturing industries - Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!

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