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Cummins Inc. ER Manager in Darlington, United Kingdom

ER Manager


Join our HR Centre of Excellence leading our approach to employee relations and union relationships. In this high-profile role you will join our global team with responsibility for our UK strategy in an ever-changing HR landscape. Working within a highly supportive team you will enjoy a focus on personal development and career progression.

About the role:

In this highly collaborative role, you will be building Trade Union relationships, working closely with Plant and Site Managers, as well as coaching and supporting your HR colleagues. Through a combined understanding of business requirements and the employment landscape you will shape our ER strategies and policies. You will also be:

  • Managing the contract negotiations preparation process and participating in negotiations.

  • Participating in collective bargaining negotiation preparation process including terms and cost analysis; with legal counsel, participates in the collective bargaining process.

  • In complex cases mediating workplace conflicts and preparing disciplinary actions, grievances, and arbitration.

  • Maintaining an understanding of local and national employment legislation matters.

  • Understands business strategies and initiatives, such as safety, security, and productivity, to act as a resource for management and line human resources regarding employee relations.

In this hybrid role you will be based near one of our main sites, Darlington, Huddersfield or Daventry.


About you:

As a natural long-term relationship builder, you will enjoy working closely with all partners, colleagues and senior management. With HR Generalist or ER specific experience within a similar dynamic stakeholder and reporting line structure you will also have:

  • Leadership experience within Employee Relations, working with external Union employees, negotiation, strike action, interpreting and implementing collectively bargained agreements.

  • A college, university, or equivalent degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field or along with CiPD qualifications.

  • Good self-awareness, using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses, and a desire for personal development.

  • The ability to gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

Joining us at this exciting time you will be rewarded with:

  • £70,000 to £80,000, depending on experience

  • Defined contribution pension scheme - company contributions up to 9%

  • Annual bonus plan - target 15% (pro rata & based upon company performance)

  • Private medical insurance

  • Health cash plan - support towards medical, optical and dental costs

  • Health screening

  • Life assurance

  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays


Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Darlington-UK, Darlington, Centenary House

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 24, 2023, 11:41:53 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Req ID: 220009OA