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American Express Colleague & Labor Relations Specialist in Phoenix, Arizona

Description

You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities and each other. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that’s unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.

At American Express, you’ll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact—every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company’s success. Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. And we’ll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.

Join Team Amex and let's lead the way together.

How will you make an impact in this role?

Our corporate functions provide the critical strategic leadership that drives our business forward. From roles in business strategy, colleague experience or communications to legal, compliance or administration, there’s opportunity to make your expertise an essential part of how we bring our vision to life. As part of one of our Corporate teams, the work you do and your contributions to supporting, promoting and enhancing our brand will have a significant impact on how we continue to back our customers, communities and colleagues now and into the future. Find your place in a corporate function on #TeamAmex.

This role will be part of a regional ER Center of Excellence and will be responsible for primarily handling ER issues and concerns via a phone-based model. This position will support multiple sites and businesses throughout the U.S. with a specific focus in their geographic region.

The Employee Relations Specialist is:

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a positive, value added, consultative relationship with business leaders and HR BP's across the American Express Blue Box, and to identify and resolve employee issues within these groups.

  • Responsible for coaching and advising leaders and employees on all performance management issues including absenteeism, performance, conduct and harassment, and ensuring compliance with policies, practices and applicable employment legislation.

  • Provide consultation and resolution guidance to promote a positive work place culture.

  • Must manage a broad range of tasks including the interpretation and development of policies and procedures, facilitating training on key Employee Relations issues, and contributing to the development and implementation of Employee Relations programs based on line of business goals and HR strategy.

  • In some instances, this individual will conduct complaint investigations and facilitate resolutions, while identifying process improvement opportunities and policy gaps through trend analysis.

  • Required to effectively partner and consult with business partners throughout American Express to include, HR BP community, Compliance, Safety, Security, Health Services, and General Counsel's Office.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and PHR certification preferred.

  • Minimum 3 years Human Resources experience with a strong understanding of employee relations and employment law.

  • Experience in an HR consulting role with a demonstrated ability to influence without authority.

  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, manage multiple responsibilities and deliver against deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience dealing with different levels in an organization.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience in presenting and contributing to the development of employee communications and training programs.

  • Sound analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and negotiating skills, with the ability to understand broad HR issues and to resolve conflict situations.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications. Ability to conduct investigations and drive to positive resolution.

Non-considerations for sponsorship:

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

Qualifications

Salary Range: $55,000.00 to $110,000.00 annually bonus benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries

  • Bonus incentives

  • 6% Company Match on retirement savings plan

  • Free financial coaching and financial well-being support

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits

  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need

  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for all parents, regardless of gender, offered for pregnancy, adoption or surrogacy

  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)

  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program

  • Career development and training opportunities

For a full list of Team Amex benefits, visit our Colleague Benefits Site .

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That's why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

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Job: Human Resources

Primary Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix

Other Locations: US-Florida-Sunrise

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 24005284

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