Job Description

Associate Relations Manager ($62,800-$109,900)

Company Name:King Soopers
Position Type:Employee
FLSA Status:Exempt
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Maximum Pay Range:[[req_MaxPayRange]]

Position Summary

Responsible for leading the effective and consistent administration of the collective bargaining agreements. Work collaboratively with assigned division/business unit leadership/corporate labor staff to align labor agreements with the philosophy of the overall company labor strategy. Responsible for grievance administration, EEOC trends, Associate Insight Survey action plans, Exit Interview survey trends, and Ethic Point inquires. Responsible for ensuring Human Resources leadership is aligned with the overall action plan and that such plan is part of the overall enterprise Human Resources plan. Help track progress on established goals and objectives for the function. Serve as the key contact and resource for contract negotiations and Trust Fund activities. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage and implement labor strategy, ensuring it aligns with the corporate labor strategy
  • Ensure that action plans related to the establishment of best practices for grievance handling, EEO complaints, Ethic Point inquires, Exit Interview Surveys and Associate Insight Surveys are established
  • Ensure required labor and employee relations training is conducted for the division/business unit
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and state labor and employment laws
  • Ensure calls to the Ethics Point Hotline are investigated and brought to closure in a timely manner
  • Partner with the corporate team to identify trends associated to establish actions to improve our overall associate relations
  • Administer any local reorganization, layoffs or reduction in force situations and helps coordinate associate relations activities related to new projects
  • Educate and advise management in the administration of progressive discipline
  • Administer grievance and complaint resolution processes with focus on resolving grievances at the informal step of the grievance process
  • Work with Legal and, upon request, represent company in labor/employment or legal matters and in litigation initiated by associates through local unions, governmental agencies and civil disputes
  • Represent division and participate in labor agreement negotiations, provide support and information for negotiations
  • Maintain current information within operating area of union and non-union organizations; maintain copy of all competitive contracts and area information related to area contracts and competition
  • Travel up to 50% of time to support business units
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in labor relations or comparable experience
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills, planning, and organizational skills
  • Strong team player with the ability to assist in building teams and motivate others
  • Self-motivated with strong initiative to achieve high standards/results
  • Skilled in conflict resolution
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability to protect highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Any store leader or assistant store leader experience
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time 
    Shift(s): [[mfield4]]
    Regions: Mountain


    States: Colorado; Alabama; Alaska; American Samoa; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Connecticut; Delaware; District of Columbia; Federated States of Micronesia; Florida; Georgia; Guam; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Marshall Islands; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Northern Mariana Islands; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Palau; Pennsylvania; Puerto Rico; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virgin Islands; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming


    Jobs at King Soopers:    The final rate of pay is determined at store level based on prior equivalent work experience. 

    To support and reward our hardworking and friendly associates, we offer much more than just a paycheck. We strive to feed your future by offering the ingredients you need to create your own recipe for success at work and in life. Our associates receive a full plate of benefits that promote their physical, emotional and financial well-being, including access to competitive health care and retirement benefits, paid time off, mental health resources, associate discounts and opportunities to learn, grow and advance. Our associates also get to help us make a difference in our communities through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste and Framework for Action: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plans. Visit the to learn more about our work in the communities we serve and how our associates help us be a good neighbor.

    Below is a list of some of the benefits we offer our associates.

    Health & Well-being Benefits:

    • Health care benefits
    • Paid time off such as vacation, sick leave, and parental leave
    • Mental and emotional support resources through our Employee Assistance Program

    Financial Benefits:

    • Participation in a 401(k) plan and/or participation in a Taft-Hartley pension fund, subject to certain eligibility requirements
    • Group term life insurance eligible, depending on varying criteria by location and subject to certain eligibility requirements
    • Potentially bonus eligible depending on varying criteria by location
    • Associate discounts

    Growth and Development Benefits:

    • Tuition assistance, college scholarships and educational leave of absence, depending on varying criteria by location and subject to certain eligibility requirements
    • Robust internal training and development resources to grow your career

    We want the best for associates and our customers, and together, we strive to create a welcoming and engaging environment where you’ll love to work. If you are interested in becoming a valued member of our team, apply now. We look forward to getting to know you!

    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of .  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

     Posting Notes:  CO || Denver || 65 Tejon St || 80223 || King Soopers || None || Human Resources || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Denver

    Job Segment: Equity, Manager, Law, Counseling, Labor Relations, Finance, Management, Legal, Healthcare, Human Resources

    Application Instructions

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