Republic Services Manager Labor & Employee Relations in Phoenix, Arizona

About Us

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations, and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here., our brand promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. Why Work with Us Our Company cannot thrive without great people devoted to serving customers, the community and the planet. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to our 33,000 employees. That's why we are proud to be recognized as Best Large Employer by Forbes, World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index.

Job Description

The Manager, Labor & Employee Relations provides support to labor relations leadership and field management by applying effective labor and employee relations strategies in support of execution of the Company’s business strategy.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Strong attention to detail with strong analytical and training skills.

• Thorough knowledge of NLRA and other related federal and state laws.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Effective interpersonal communication across various levels of the organization.

• Ethical and has the ability to keep information confidential.

• Proficiency in partnering with business leaders to drive Company strategies.

• Proven ability to influence and achieve results through others.

• Ability to establish credibility with numerous constituents.

• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

• Ability to complete projects and assignments with minimal supervision.

• Ability to travel on short notice.

Preferred Qualifications

• Juris Doctorate.

• PHR certification.

• Experience working in a large, decentralized multi-state organization.

• Experience working in an organization with a unionized workforce.

• Bi-lingual English and Spanish.

• Environmental services or transportation industry experience.

• Thorough knowledge of NLRA and other related federal and state laws.

Principal Responsibilities

• Ensures the effective implementation of labor relations and positive employee relations strategies through training and partnering with internal customers.

• Develops and maintains relationships with employees and establishes stronger communication between employees and the Company.

• Listens to employee concerns and appropriately suggests solutions to employees and management.

• Works with management in responding to grievances in unionized facilities.

• Investigates and handles certain employee complaints.

• Engages in employee relations activities and supports employee engagement related initiatives.

• Supports representation campaigns, elections and related matters.

• Provides labor relations advice to internal customers.

• This position may require travel by air, car and/or other modes of transportation up to 75% of the time.

• Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required by personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


• Minimum of 3 years of progressive human resources generalist or labor relations experience that includes implementing labor strategy, developing and implementing campaign strategy and conducting training. • Experience handling election campaigns.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.