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Date:  Jul 11, 2024
Job Req ID:  18984
Category:  Human Resources
Country/Region:  US
State:  KS
City:  Kansas City
Workplace:  Onsite

Title:  Labor Relations Manager


Do you enjoy influencing and executing new challenges? As a Labor Relations Manager, you’ll serve as part of the Human Resources Team at our Kansas City, KS plant, and will work alongside the Site HR Manager, driving labor initiatives.


You’ll partner with the plant staff, including Supervisors, Managers, Union Representatives, and hourly employees. If you’re passionate about promoting healthy labor relations, we invite you to apply for this impactful role. Join us in creating a workplace where everyone feels heard, respected, and valued!


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Set the Pace  You’ll drive the overall management of Labor Relations activities for the plant, including coaching the Front-Line Supervisor and Middle manager on key collective agreement issues and responding to grievances and other LR concerns.
  • Collaboration is Key  You’ll serve as liaison between the Site HR Manager, Kellanova North America Manufacturing Business Unit HR Business Partner, and Global Business Services (GBS) as appropriate.
  • Fresh Thinking  you’ll ensure timely communication with employees and management regarding employee issues, including collective agreement interpretations, discipline, and attendance management. You’ll lead new labor initiatives and policies, including relevant regulatory updates. Being the labor go-to is your thing.
  • Tools for Success - Driving manager and employee adoption of high-performance work team concepts, HR technology, service delivery model, and programs.  Redirects HR inquiries to the most efficient and effective resource (technology, service center, etc.)
  • Agility  by directing, assisting, communicating, and monitoring all phases of employee labor issues and practices, it just sounds like there isn’t something you can’t handle. Don’t worry though – you will have plenty of support! 


We’re Looking for Someone With


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience in Labor/Union Relations, Human Resources including discipline and investigations, negotiations preparations, Collective Bargaining Agreement implementation, and administration.
  • Strong positive employee relations skills, and problem-solving skills, including conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, interpersonal skills, organization, and analytical capabilities.


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter, so it may take us a few weeks to get back with you by email or phone. Visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and more about what we offer.


Need assistance throughout the application or hiring process? Email

If you join our team, you’ll be rewarded for the difference you make. Our comprehensive benefits offer you the support you need through your life events, big or small. Visit our benefits page & be sure to ask your recruiter for more specific information.


Get to Know Us


At Kellanova, we are driven by our vision to be the world’s best-performing snacks-led powerhouse, unleashing the full potential of our differentiated brands and our passionate people. Our portfolio of iconic, world-class brands include Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, MorningStar Farms, Special K, Krave, Zucaritas, Crunchy Nut, among others.


Kellanova’s Culture of Best means we bring our best to all that we do in pursuit of our vision to be the world’s best-performing snacks-led powerhouse. Our culture celebrates boldness and empowers our people to challenge the status quo, achieve results, and win together.

Our focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) enables us to build a culture of belonging where all employees have a place at the table and are inspired to share their passion, talents, and ideas to work.


We’re on a journey to be the best. You coming?


Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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