Employee Relations Leader


New York, United States

Full time

$160.3-297.7k (annually)

People Operations / Mid/Senior level

Mar 9

Key Job Details



City: Armonk

Category: Human Resources

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Position Type: Professional

Employment Type: Full-Time

Contract Type: Regular

Company: (0147) International Business Machines Corporation

Req ID: 606762BR

Travel Required: Up to 20% or 1 day a week

Projected Minimum Salary: $160,300 per year

Projected Maximum Salary: $297,700 per year


At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Preferred work location: Poughkeepsie or Armonk, NY

The Employee and Labor Relations Leader is an independent contributor role responsible for interpreting local laws as well as applying HR policy as it relates to employees – (this can include a range of HR areas such as wages or salaries, employee welfare, healthcare benefits, pensions, diversity and inclusion, employee concerns, union practices, and other stipulations).

The Employee and Labor Relations Leader is an integral player in managing all matters across a broad labor agenda advising the human resources professionals, working collaboratively with management and professionals across IBM, ensuring compliance, managing risks, consulting with executive management to get input into aspects of HR policies, and ensuring the business adheres to legal requirements as determined by national and local law.

This role includes providing advice and counsel concerning the application of corporate policies and practices to complex employee and industrial relations situations.

Candidates with a strong labor relations background, having experience in dealing with Unions, Union reps and labor-related NGO’s will be preferred.

This role also includes collaborating with IBM support staffs to interpret and comply with applicable laws and practices that affect the employment relationship, monitoring outside labor and political developments to effectively advise and influence strategic business decisions, and managing labor organization interactions.

Diversity and Inclusion are intrinsic values to IBM, which are embedded in our DNA. Candidate must show a strong focus on these areas.

You will display exceptional judgement with the presence to be able to identify and communicate with influence. You will work through extended teams using good instincts with a blend of practicality and judgement focused on risk management

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 10 years of experience in Human Resources
  • At least 10 years of experience in HR generalist role applying HR policy
  • At least 10 years of experience working with senior leaders in the business
  • At least 5 years of experience solving labor and employee relations issues.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years of employee and/or labor relations experience

About Business Unit

IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world’s most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

Your Life @ IBM

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It’s time to define your career.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Other Relevant Job Details

IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

– Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being

– Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs

– Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law

– Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals

– Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Location: Poughkeepsie or Armonk, NY, United States

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