Senior Employee Relations Manager, West in San Jose, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/30/2019

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Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. We are currently seeking a Senior Employee Relations Manager, West to join our Corporate team to be located either in Fremont, CA or San Jose, CA or remotely within 3 hours distance from one of the primary locations listed.

Who we want

  • Effective communicators. People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.
  • Compliance-focused orchestrators. Managers who carefully oversee people, processes, and deliverables to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Self-directed initiators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.
  • Meticulous documenters. Detail-oriented people who enjoy maintaining meticulous documentation of reports, metrics, proposals, and presentations. 

What you will do

As the Senior Employee Relations Manager, West you will be responsible for managing and conducting HR investigations as well as providing counsel and advice to HR leaders and HRBPs on employee relations matters for the employee’s assigned geography/businesses. You may also provide direct management and guidance to employee relations specialists. You will also be responsible for leading Stryker’s response to challenging and/or sensitive employee relations matters and must be able to influence and lead business leaders and HR leaders regarding these matters. 

  • Work with the Senior Director, Employee Relations, to develop, define and deliver the employee relations and HR Investigation strategy and delivery model.
  • Lead and conducts HR investigations for employee’s area(s) of responsibility.  Including intake processes, investigation planning and interviews, recommendation and determination, and reporting/insights analysis.   Communicates and updates status of investigations to relevant leaders, managers, HR Leaders and HRBPs. 
  • Make recommendations to division leadership regarding investigations and employee relations issues. 
  • Analyze HR investigations, employee relations and other data trends to address and mitigate risk and support and drive our culture of integrity.  Develops strategies and recommendations to address and mitigate issues. 
  • Respond to alleged violation of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and standards of conduct through the initiation of appropriate investigation procedures in partnership with Legal, Compliance and local HR teams. 
  • Provide counsel and advice to leaders, manages and HR regarding employee relations issues, submits recommendations on addressing employee relations matters and assists with taking steps in response
  • Develop and deliver training to leaders, managers, HR Leaders and HRBPs, including processes and standards for disciplinary issues.
  • Coordinate with compliance and legal regarding employee discipline for compliance investigations that are not work environment matters
  • Maintain high level of knowledge of current and emerging laws and regulations, and periodically reviews and updates applicable standards, trends and issues affecting the company work environment and policies.
  • Partner with business and HR leaders to leverage the HR service delivery capabilities to their fullest potential

What you need

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (B.S. or B.A.) from an accredited university required; with a focus in Business, Human Resources or related field preferred. ​ 
  • A PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of employee relations or investigations experience required.
  • Global HR experience preferred.
  • Previous management experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in customer relations and building strong and influential relationships at all levels within an organization; problem solving and proactive service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on highly confidential matters and to maintain absolute discretion and confidentiality as to those matters.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to package information in clear, concise executive level ready format.
  • Proven ability to drive programs, lead people through change and meet deliverables in a complex environment.
  • Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and in a rapidly changing regulatory and business environment.
  • An empathetic approach to handling employee concerns and issues.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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