Employee Relations Senior Manager

Date:  Apr 1, 2024

Ellabell, GA, US

Requisition ID:  920


HMGMA is the abbreviation of Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America. It is Hyundai Motor Group's first dedicated EV mass-production plant and is an innovative plant with cutting-edge production technology applied.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides vision and critical leadership to manage the Employee Relations function in support of the values, mission, and culture of HMGMA.
  • Ensures alignment of Employee Relations strategies, processes and practices with needs of business by partnering with HR and legal department in developing solutions that meet company and division needs. 
  • Oversees centralized Employee Relations Department.  Leads Employee Relations overall operations, (i.e., employees, budget, work-flow, assignments, etc.).  Accountable for performing all functions related to supervising a staff including interviewing and hiring, training and coaching, evaluating performance, approval personnel actions such as pay increases, promotions, transfers and/or taking disciplinary action, etc.
  • Ensures effective recording of ER data to help identify emerging internal trends and insights regarding employee issues.
  • Implements an Employee Relations strategy that effectively engages and inspires a workforce to deliver their best performance.
  • Directs and advises company leadership regarding interpretation and administration of corporate policies, investigations and discipline.
  • Develops positive business relationships with employees and key executive stakeholders through ensuring that employee relations issues are addressed in a comprehensive and collaborative manner.
  • Communicates strategically with HR and other relevant stakeholders to exchange information, collaborate on work, and direct inquiries as necessary.
  • Performs other occasional tasks/duties related to the job.



Qualifications & Preferences


  • Minimum +20 years of relevant years of experience in Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Human Resources.
  • Expert level experience in Employee Relations - Able to demonstrate outcomes that have led actionable and supportive plans.
  • Advanced level of knowledge regarding employment and labor laws (Federal and State).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products or equivalent applications
  • SHRM Certifird
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future
  • Seven (7)+ years of professional experience related to collective bargaining negotiations, labor relations administration, and/or employment-related grievances, complaints and/or arbitrations.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources Management or related field.
  • Juris Doctorate.


Competency Based: 

  • Information gathering and processing capabilities

- Ability to set up a collection plan and procedure for necessary data and information, collect data and information using various methods and tools, and process it according to the intention


  • Presentation skills

- Presentation skills, lecture skills, speech techniques, use of PowerPoint


  • Media Utilization Capabilities

- Media utilization skills, editor skills, meticulousness

- Ability to use various media to provide necessary information in the most suitable form, or to process information materials according to the characteristics of the media to be used



Travel Requirement

  • Domestic / International travel required.


Working Hours (Shift) Requirement

  • Employment opportunities at HMGMA will be completed in multiple phases.
  • Shift assignment for this position may change to meet the business needs. 
  • Any changes will be communicated to employees and according to accommodation; will be considered.


Compensation & Benefit

  • HMGMA offers opportunities for growth, work flexibility, competitive pay, and benefits.
  • HMGMA benefits include competitive Medical / Vision / Dental insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, and competitive 401k plan.


Other Information

  • FLSA Classification: Exempt/Salary
  • When submitting a resume for this position, I understand that this information may be used to create a registration with the Georgia Department of Labor on Employ Georgia.


HMGMA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.


Nearest Major Market: Savannah