Senior Specialist Employee Relations

Amsterdam, Netherlands
04 Dec 2021
06 Apr 2022
Human Resources
Full Time
About PVH Corp.

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. We power brands that drive fashion forward - for good. Our brand portfolio includes the iconicCALVIN KLEIN and TOMMY HILFIGER brands. We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That's the Power of PVH.

The Team

Sitting within the wider HR team, the Employee Experience team is responsible for building and developing a strong workability culture with an engaged and healthy workforce. We deliver exceptional service and support to our associates and people managers with the aim to increase engagement and create a culture where associates feel able safe to speak out. We take the lead on ensuring that our end-to-end employee journey gives our associates and people managers the best experience possible during their careerS with us.

The Position

This role will be Accountable for end-to-end ER management with a focus on consistent treatment of employees across our global business units. You will take the lead and own ER investigations for complex complaints, working closely with Senior Leaders, HR Business Partners, and our legal team. This role will be the Subject Matter Expert on internal ER procedures and work closely with the Senior Manager, Employee Relations, Health & Wellbeing to ensure that the procedures and processes are kept up to date and relevant. You will develop strong relationships with Senior Leaders, HR Business Partners, and Associates at all levels.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead and own HR investigations for complex complaints in partnership with Legal and conduct mediation where required
  • Work closely with HRBP s to give status updates on relevant cases and agree on an effective course of action
  • Maintain required documentation within the ER case management system for advice and investigations
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert on internal ER procedures. Act as the first point of contact for associates and Managers
  • Maintain up-to-date date knowledge of law changes, case law, and manage updates on policies and handbooks. etc.
  • Track, analyze, and interpret ER metrics, working with HRIS teams to identify trends in data that allows for early recommendations and resolution to the business and HRBPs
  • Through historical case data and trend analysis, engage in proactive ER practices and solutions to reduce the total number of cases
  • Act as the mediator between HR leaders, works councils, and other people partners across the organization
  • Providing guidance on best practices for the works council, adapting policies, defining the consultation requirements, whilst fostering a strong culture of collaboration
  • Keep a clear overview of all current topics, projects, and deadlines related to our Works Councils for HQ and prioritize topics in cooperation with the leadership.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Bachelor's degree required Degree in Human Resources, Labor/Industrial Relations, Law, Business or equivalent.
  • 4+ years of experience and in-depth experience working in ER and with Works councils
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work under own initiative and prioritize workload
  • Strong communication skills: ability to influence, stakeholder management, interdepartmental collaboration, diplomatic when needed, sensitive and high sense of integrity
  • Flexible approach to working; being able to work under pressure in a fast, dynamic, and driven environment
  • Organizational skills; including the ability to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines, as well as multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to establish trust, credibility and stay neutral without letting motivation interfere
  • Technically proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong influencing skills with proven success in influencing employees at all levels of the organization in a consultative methodology

What You Can Expect from Us:
  • Acompanyculturethat fostersdevelopment, offering trainingand learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality,and individuality
  • Amonthly Covid home- office budget
  • Asmart work programthatempowers ourassociates to workfrom home in the Netherlands, withina flexible schedule
  • Abeautifulstate-of-the-artCampus awaiting you upon our return to the office

Please include a cover letter with your application. We would love to know why this is THE role for you!

PVH Europe and ourbrands,TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.