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Volvo Car- Associate Relations Manager


Charleston, South Carolina 29483
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The future belongs to those who are empowered by a great idea and have the ability to carry it out. At Volvo, the vision is clear: "To be the world's most progressive and desired premium car brand". We believe our global success will be driven by making life less complicated for people, while strengthening our commitment to safety, quality and the environment. We have bold targets when it comes to innovation, sales and customer satisfaction and to make this happen, we need talented people onboard. People with passion, energy, business sense and the drive to innovate. People that want to create the next generation Volvo cars in a global, dynamic and respectful environment.

Volvo was established in 1915 and later founded on April 14, 1927. Volvo employs over 29,000 highly qualified employees worldwide. The Volvo Group's mission is to become to world leader in sustainable transportation while maintaining their core values of quality, safety, and environmental care.

The Associate Relations Manager will play a key role in developing and executing workforce strategies, which achieve the organization's short and long-term goals and objectives as well as, being compliant with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.


  • Advise employees and managers on associate relations issues.
  • Regularly monitor labor and employment legislation to ensure Volvo Car's ongoing compliance.
  • Support the HR Director to develop and execute human capital strategies and processes that effectively meet, support and enhance business objectives.
  • Align HR practices and activities with the business strategy, goals and objectives.
  • Develop and utilize metrics to determine HR impact/value.
  • Develop policies and procedures that are compliant with Federal, State and local laws.
  • Design various recognition programs to improve associate satisfaction and involvement.
  • Design strategies that enhance the company's abilities to meet objectives and attract and retain a skilled, diverse and effective workforce.
  • Advise supervisors in the appropriate resolution of issues. Provide group and one-on-one coaching with managers to support leadership development and business decision-making.
  • Provide advice and counsel to managers and supervisors regarding HR practices, policy and employment laws.
  • Administer unemployment insurance processes, review liability information, monitor program costs and recommend policy changes to the HR Director.
  • Design and coordinate the "People Board"
  • Design the succession plan process
  • Manage all employees on the Associate Relations team, which includes performance management and hiring
  • Handle college relations and oversees various sourcing and internship programs.
  • Create and oversee a company performance management program in accordance with current best practices.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to managers on performance management practices within their departments, including employee disciplinary issues


This position does not offer sponsorship

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities


  • Four year degree in Human Resources or Business Management
  • 7 to 10 years of experience
  • SPHR or PHR Certification
  • Experience with resolving employment-related issues
  • Knowledge of auto industry or manufacturing
  • Strong Knowledge of employment legislation.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and with shifting priorities.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical, strategic thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to articulate complex issues
  • Carries out all duties and responsibilities with the utmost integrity and consistent with the highest ethical standards
  • Remains flexible and responsive to changing conditions.
  • Uses both logic and intuition to reach appropriate conclusions.
  • Listens to others; respects their differences.
  • Ability to communicate, persuade and make effective formal presentations.
  • Ability to utilize a PC to communicate, track trends and retrieve relevant information.

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