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Phillips 66

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Job title: Sr. Advisor, Labor Relations
Job location: Houston, TX 77042 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 11/30/12
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Labor Relations Specialist

Job Description

Job description:
Company Overview:

Headquartered in Houston, Phillips 66 is an advantaged downstream energy company, with segment-leading Refining and Marketing (R&M), Midstream and Chemicals businesses. The company's R&M operations include 15 refineries with a net crude oil capacity of 2.2 million barrels per day, 10,000 branded marketing outlets, and 15,000 miles of pipeline systems. In Midstream, the company primarily conducts operations through its 50 percent interest in DCP Midstream, LLC, one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States, with 7.2 billion cubic feet per day of gross natural gas processing capacity. Phillips 66’s Chemicals business is conducted through its 50 percent interest in Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins with more than 30 billion pounds of net annual chemicals processing capacity across its product lines.


The Senior Advisor, Industrial Relations supports Phillips 66 overall Industrial Relations strategy. The Senior Advisor provides technical expertise regarding labor relations matters, contract administration and support to business units in meeting their desired outcome in a represented environment. The Advisor coaches business leaders and Human Resources Business Partners on labor matters such as, negotiation preparation, mid-term bargaining, and developing on-site resources through training. The Senior Advisor works closely with Legal to prepare and defend Phillips 66 in Arbitrations, Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges, and union organizing and corporate campaigns. The Senior Advisor will also assess which sites may be vulnerable to union campaigns and assist in preparing the sites for preventing such campaigns.

Responsibilities may include:
•Supporting the Industrial Relations (IR) Manager - Center of Excellence (COE) in delivering high quality labor counsel and advice on labor and industrial relations matters
•Supporting implementation of the Labor Relations Philosophy across the company, including compliance with Document Records Management stewardship of the IR Document Library
•Providing strategic and tactical counsel/support to the company/businesses in all areas of labor relations, including objectives to remain union free, collective bargaining, dispute resolution and case management
•Prepare, plan, coordinate and implement all activities necessary for industry-wide collective bargaining negotiations cycle to include: contract analysis, issue identification and development, bargaining objectives and strategy formulation, negotiations team training (including curriculum development), communication planning, and conducting negotiations
•Advise and counsel site-level Human Resources and Management teams in matters related to collective bargaining, contract administration, contract interpretation, Company directed investigations, disciplinary actions, grievance handling and arbitrations
•Provide lead representation for the Company in arbitrations (when necessary); provide counsel to management regarding preparation, and presentation of the Company position in arbitration hearings
•Prepare and present Company position in response to unfair labor practice charges before the national labor Relations Board
•Coordinate all functional responsibilities with IR CoE Manager and other members of the IR CoE
•Develops and leverages labor relations resources across the Company

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
•Legally authorized to work in the United States
•Bachelor’s Degree
•10+ years of progressive experience in key areas of labor relations (e.g. union avoidance, lead negotiator, NLRB activities, arbitration, mid-term negotiations, case evaluation and management, etc.)
•Bachelor’s degree in Business, Industrial Relations or Human Resources
•Experience with unions in an industrial / manufacturing environment
•Experience as lead or primary counselor for negotiations
•Experience working with United Steel Workers and other union organizations
•Experience with labor relations at a site and corporate level
•Experience as HRBP/Generalist

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of November 30, 2012.

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an equal opportunity employer
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