Walser Automotive Corporate Employee Relations Manager

Edina, MN
Walser Automotive Group – Corporate /
Full-time /
Come join our Walser family! Our company has been a pioneer in the automotive industry with over 65 years of service. We believe in Family, Career and Diversity. We show that through progressive, family-focused benefits and perks, compelling career paths, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging. 
How do our Employee Relations Managers Drive Impact?
As the Employee Relations Manager your objectives are to ensure Walser provides fair, equitable and consistent treatment to all employees, creating an engaged and safe work environment. And ensuring that all Walser policies, procedures, and protocols support this goal and align with Walser’s objectives and complies with all local, state, and federal regulations as it pertains to employment related matters.

Things You Will Do:

    • Leave Management, FMLA, personal leave, COVID, WC
    • Management of unemployment process; responding to claims, attend hearings
    • Run, review, analyze all employee reports required for the ER team
    • Build strong partnerships with business leaders to support the needs and demands of the business as it relates to people
    • Identify high performers and create learning opportunities and succession plans to support growth and development
    • Advise and coach leaders on people related matters, difficult conversations, and investigations
    • Coach and mentor employees; support employees with career counseling, advise on growth and development opportunities
    • Conduct thorough investigations on employee related matters, issues, and concerns
    • Partner with leaders on matters of performance and discipline; performance improvement plans and progressive discipline
    • Direct onsite support of leaders at dealership and affiliate business locations
    • Identify engagement initiatives – support ongoing engagement efforts
    • Review internal processes and make recommendations for improvements and drive solutions that support objectives and goals
    • Support annual succession planning platform – optimize succession plan for internal moves and promotions
    • Policy interpretation – understand and advise on all company policies, procedures and protocols

We're Looking For:

    • 5 (plus) years progressive HR experience with a bachelor’s degree in HR management, organizational development, or related field; or equivalent education, training and experience
    • Strong knowledge of HR policies, practices, and employment law
    • Ability to create, develop and write company policies
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, able to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously while delivering on commitments
    • Strong business acumen with the ability to adapt HR knowledge to support changing business needs
    • Skill in investigating, evaluating and mitigating risk associated with adverse employee related situations
    • Strong problem resolution capabilities, ability to think outside the box to resolve complex employee related matters
    • Ability to establish credibility with leaders with strong influencing and effective coaching skills
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate a clear message
    • Proficient computer skills with the ability to run and manipulate reports and analyze data
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

What We Offer:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage & HSA/FSA
    • Paid Parental Leave (Maternity, Paternity, Adoption)
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Life Insurance and 401K with Employer Match
    • Pet insurance and Employee discounts
    • Access to our Employee Resource Groups, such as: Women of Walser, Drive with Pride and Asian Hmong Alliance
    • The opportunity to volunteer through the Walser Foundation -The Walser Foundation: Our Community Mission - YouTube
We proudly operate on a set of Core Values which drive our decisions and actions on a daily basis. They are:
Do The Right Thing – Nothing is worth compromising a relationship.
Lead By Example – Be willing to help no matter how difficult the challenge.
Display Positive Energy – A good attitude is highly contagious.
Be Open Minded – The only thing that is constant is change.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Walser Automotive Group is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ+ employer.