Head of ER

Posted 14 Nov 2022

Seoul, Kyongsang-namdo - South Korea

Req Id 256318

A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

Everything we do in Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.


Job Purpose Statement

Lead and manage Employee Relations and Union Relations in Korea. Ensure policies and procedures for use in Korea are legally compliant, in alignment with the objectives and ethics of the business. Take a lead role on High Impact Culture change and advise other HRBPs on policy development and application.  


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implements employee/union strategies and broader employee engagement programs, policies and processes well aligned with business requirements.


  1. Ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures, as well as local laws and regulations related to employee relations, such as ROE & ER related policies etc.


  1. Build strong and strategic relationships among the key stakeholders (e.g., Site Directors, Country Speaker, Sector Business Lead, Sector HR, Unions, Government Officers) allowing positive, open and collaborative relationships.


  1. Plans and leads employee relations negotiations and activities such as CBA, wage negotiation, LMC. Able to identify ER/LR risks for Korea proactively and able to design/implement UR Playbook with mitigation plans in tandem with HRBPs.


  1. Liaises with the business leadership teams on employee relations issues and collaborates with local HRBPs, HRSPs and sector HRs to ensure it has a positive impact on High Impact Culture in Korea.


  1. Act as the advisor/supporter for HRBPs providing direct intervention and hands-on support in resolving ER/UR issues.


  1. Accountable for investigating all allegations of HR-responsible cases, ensuring strict adherence to the global case management policy.


  1. Identifies trends in employment practices & labor law changes and advise on appropriate proactive action and training opportunities. Utilizes data to analyze and give visibility to trends and take appropriate actions


  1. Manages ER projects to improve processes, drive consistency, increase efficiency, and enhances organizational performance



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What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


Curious? Chat with one of our curious minds on our interactive Q&A platform and catch a glimpse of our people, values, and culture.  You can also apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com

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