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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 11/15/2016

United Launch Alliance Denver, CO

Denver, CO
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Title
HR Management Leader

Human Resources

Job Description
Responsible for the administration of talent effectiveness programs for the company. Collaborates with leadership on human capital programs to meet the needs of the current environment. Coaches leaders on ULA policies and procedures, including employee relations, leadership development, employee engagement, exit interviews, turnover analysis, performance appraisal system, supervisory training, and internal investigations. Facilitates meetings with employees and leaders on talent effectiveness issues, including performance management, communication, conflict management and change management and other work related issues that adversely affect employee morale and productivity. May facilitate performance teams consisting of various members to proactively assess issues and develop and deploy solutions for customers.

Functional Job Description
Responsible for leading all activities related to HR Management, Labor Relations, EEO, Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Management. Oversees a small team of Labor Relations professionals who are responsible for application and interpretation of Collective Bargaining Agreements in place across 4 ULA locations (UAW & IAM). Leads a team of HR Business Partners who support the ULA enterprise in strategy development and HR policy and process execution. Manages the on-site Staffing contract (~$1 million annually) and their professionals (IBM). Develops and manages annual Affirmative Action Plans and outreach efforts. Responsible for Workforce Planning strategy and execution. Interfaces with external agencies including the NLRB, EEOC, and OFCCP. Departmental budget responsibility.
It is expected that the ideal candidate can work independently and handle multiple issues simultaneously. Responsible for a variety of organizational policies including process development and refinement on an ongoing basis.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises. Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate, compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate, and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, and negotiate. Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self, supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision making is guided by ULA policies and procedures. All tasks described in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.) ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law. ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program.

External Additional Requirements

* Requires a bachelor s degree in Business Administration/Management, Human Resources or a related field

* Requires 8 years of experience in human resources, including labor relations, staffing, EEO, talent management and employee relations

* Plus a minimum of 4 years of management or leadership experience in leading teams of exempt employees or other leaders. Ability to provide leadership to 6+ direct reports.
* Experience working with multi-functional teams and diverse organizations

* Able to travel to other sites on a regular basis

* Strong business acumen to identify solutions to business problems

* Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to build influential relationships at all levels in the organization

* Strong knowledge of employment law, regulations and statutes

* Demonstrated problem solving, consulting and project management skills
Ability to obtain a DOD 'Secret' level security clearance

External Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the basic requirements, it is desired for the candidate to also have the following:

* Masters Degree in Human Resources

* Excellent communication skills (verbal and written; including executive level presentations)

* Labor Relations experience / expertise in union avoidance, union-management relations, negotiation of labor contracts, contract enforcement, arbitration, unfair labor practices and conflict resolution in a union environment

* Labor Negotiations experience - preferably as Chief Spokesperson - with "negotiating table" experience
* Self-motivated individual with demonstrated initiative, teamwork, and leadership skills

* Ability to develop and unite employees, and drive teamwork

* Experience working in an organization that has gone through transformational change

* Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate employees in a rapidly changing environment

* Demonstrated interpersonal skills

* Demonstrated Critical Thinking skills

* Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment, to make sound decisions effectively, and to handle and resolve ambiguous situations and issues

* Experience with mentoring and developing a team of HR professionals

* Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills

* Thorough knowledge of Employee Relations, including investigation and corrective action processes

* Strong ability to prioritize work

* High personal ethical standards due to content of work materials

* Experience with DOD, aerospace or government contracting

Relocation Available


With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA's Atlas and Delta launch vehicles have successfully delivered more than 80 satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system. Reliable launch, real-world benefits.

ULA program management, engineering, test, and mission support functions are headquartered in Denver, Colo. Manufacturing, assembly and integration operations are located at Decatur, Ala., and Harlingen, Texas. Launch operations are located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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