Director of Labor Relations
Job TypeFull Time
CompanyNorth Wind Solutions
Job Description

The Director of Labor Relations is responsible for all labor relations matters in their designated project. This role will be the chief spokesperson in contract negotiations, responsible to plan for, negotiate, and implement collective bargaining agreement (CBA) renewals. Proactively interacts with and advises operations managers and regional leadership on a broad range of labor relations matters, including disciplinary actions and contract administration. The Director of Labor Relations will lead in handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.  Will actively represent the Company in arbitration cases and before the National Labor Relations Board.


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Prepares for and negotiates renewal labor agreements in accordance with corporate initiatives.
  • Coordinates with local and regional operations leadership to obtain alignment on negotiations strategy and direction.
  • Drafts contract proposals and counterproposals as necessary prior to and during negotiations.
  • Finalizes negotiations settlement and prepares a detailed Memorandum of Agreement for signature by the parties.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport with union leaders.
  • Advises and provides oversight to grievances, arbitration cases, and unfair labor practice charges.
  • Leads informative discussions and/or training sessions with operations leaders, HR colleagues, and Labor Relations teammates.
  • Contributes to the development and improvement of company-wide practices, processes and forms.
  • Collaborates to ensure legal compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
  • Study legislation, arbitration decisions, and collective bargaining contracts to assess industry trends.
  • Lead in handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts.
  • Communicate organizational policies and procedures.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise.
  • Manager of subordinate(s) relating to labor relations.
  • Role reports to the Director of Human Resources.
 This position is contingent upon contract award. 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Labor Relations, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Business, or a related field)
  • At least seven (7) years of experience as a Labor Relations Manager
  • At least three (3) years of experience managing people


North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.