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Cummins Inc. Labour Relations Leader - India ABO in Pune, India

Labour Relations Leader - India ABO


Leads the company’s labor relations strategy and processes. Directs contract negotiation and administration, employee relations, and training in the support of an organization’s labor relations programs for a region or group of regions. Directs the contract negotiations preparation process and negotiations. Maintains a strong business partnership with the labor organization and company representatives.

Directs the administration and implementation of the organization's labor relations programs, policies and procedures; coaches others through problems and conflicts; provides coaching to managers and teams through the contract process.

Acts as an escalation point for difficult conflicts and labor contract interpretation.

Directs the investigation of unfair labor practices and other labor relations issues; ensures the implementation of recommended changes in policies and practices.

Manages the collective bargaining negotiation preparation process including terms and cost analysis; participates in the collective bargaining process.

Reviews disciplinary actions, grievances and arbitration.

Maintains an understanding of local and country specific employment legislation matters for the regions in which they are responsible; understands where to find information sources on this topic and how to apply the information; coaches management on the latest employment legislation matters.

Partners with key business leaders on labor topics and legislation; reviews and contributes to business strategies and initiatives such as safety, security, and productivity to act as a resource for management and line human resources regarding labor relations.

Maintains a business partnership with both the labor organization and company representatives; anticipates labor issues and plans for solutions.

Develops and manages the labor relations annual operating plan.

Coaches and mentors direct reports; assigns work according to availability, skills, and developmental needs; assesses performance and provides feedback to direct reports.



Change Management - Applies the Cummins structured process and tool set for engaging individuals and organizations through change to achieve and sustain business results and outcomes.

Cultural Agility - Leverages multiple cultural frameworks, values, and norms; Adapts style in order to be effective across cultures; Recognizes and addresses one’s privileges, biases, and cultural preferences; Commits to continuous learning and improvement in diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competence; Seeks and utilizes feedback from diverse sources.

Human Resources Consulting - Collaborates with partners to observe the environment and apply sound judgment informed by knowledge, skills, and experiences to diagnose, identify and optimize opportunities to provide holistic solutions, while balancing the needs of stakeholders, primarily employees, with those of the organization.

Labor Relations - Practices employee relations at sites where employees are represented by third parties; applies knowledge of labor law; negotiates, interprets and implements the language of collectively bargained agreements.

Demonstrates self-awareness - Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Instills trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

Organizational savvy - Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics.

Persuades - Using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.

Self-development - Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.

Data Analytics - Discovers, interprets and communicates qualitative and quantitative data; determines conclusions relying on knowledge of business or functional frameworks; simultaneously applies statistics, data validity, data visualization, and problem solving approaches to effectively extract meaningful patterns and business insights; presents conclusions and outcomes that enable data driven business decisions.

Values differences - Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field or equivalent experience required.


Significant level of relevant work experience, including leadership and budgetary experience, required.

This role will have a dotted line reporting relationship to the India ABO HR Leader and will be a member of the India ABO HR Leadership team.

ABO responsibilities include oversight of the Employee Relations environment at the Megasite as well as Leadership of the Non-Exempt Workforce strategy roadmap for the ABO.


Primary Location India-Maharashtra-Pune-India, Pune, IOC Tower A

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 28, 2024, 2:58:40 AM

Unposting Date Apr 13, 2024, 1:29:00 PM

Organization Corporate

Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

Relocation Package Eligible

Req ID: 230009Q3