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Employee/industrial Relations Manager

Tandem Partners - Melbourne, VIC

HR & Recruitment
Source: uWorkin


Mars Australia (trading as Mars Petcare Australia and Mars Wrigley Australia) has a product profile featuring some of the world’s best loved Food, Petcare and Confectionery brands, and is currently rated the #4 best workplace in Australia.

Home to over 1,900 employees across three key business segments: Mars Wrigley, Petcare and Food, Mars has had a presence in Australia for more than fifty years. Due to some upcoming extended leave, they are looking for an Employee/Industrial Relations Manager for 3 to 4 months from early June.

Ideally based at the Wodonga manufacturing facility, the role can also work remotely from the Melbourne CBD office and/or from home. It is important to note that some company-paid travel to Wodonga will be required initially in order to establish and invest in relationships face to face.

Reporting to the Associate Relations Lead - ANZ, who is based in Wodonga, you will be an active member of a team of associates across New Zealand, Sydney, Melbourne and Ballarat. Your remit spans all employees at the Wodonga facility and a second facility in Wyong. Your responsibilities will include:
  • Managing inquiries, mitigating risk and minimising adverse impacts to the organisation through the application of policies, procedures
    and practices with adherence to legal and regulatory requirements
  • Resolution of issues and addressing client needs to ensure situations, issues and complaints are resolved fairly, objectively, and in a manner that aligns with Mars' principles
  • Frontline case management
  • Supporting line managers with performance matters e.g. performance improvement plans, providing feedback and disciplinary meetings
  • Managing investigations e.g. breaches of safety, absenteeism
  • Deliver capability building programs for line managers
  • Supporting EBA negotiations
  • Liaising with in-house legal counsel and other external providers
  • Promoting diversity across the business
  • Working closely with the Mars Payroll team
Mars has a principle-led, relationship-driven culture which values curiosity and connection. Along with strong blue-collar employee/industrial relations technical and functional experience, your strengths in stakeholder management and ability to quickly gain credibility, trust and respect will ensure your success.

If you are interested to explore this exciting opportunity further and you are immediately available, please apply on-line quoting Ref.no. 3272922 and to the attention of Cath Andrew.