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Employment & Labor Relations Specialist GEHC Germany (m/f)

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/18/2017 8:51:08 AM
  • 3038845
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Human Resources
Location(s): Germany; Munich


About Us:
GE Healthcare provides medical technologies and services for better patient care, to increase efficiency in the healthcare sector. In Germany the business unit of General Electric Company is present with around 1800 people at 11 locations. The German organization is managed centrally from our customer center in Munich. Apart from pure sales and marketing locations GE Healthcare also has production and development sites in the areas of Life Sciences, Medical Diagnostics, Diagnostic Cardiology, Healthcare IT solutions as well as C-arm X-Ray systems. GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world ́s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles... people like you.

Role Summary:
The Employment and Labor Relations Specialist (m/f) is part of the HR team GE Healthcare Germany. He/she gives advice on employee and union or works council relations and drives the implementation of selected HR projects and will work closely with the HR Managers in GE Healthcare. The position reports directly to the Senior Manager, Labor Relations Healthcare in Germany. The position is based in Munich, travelling to other GE Healthcare/ GE locations in Germany is part of the job.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provide operational legal advice to the GE Healthcare business in Germany. Topics include:
    employment policies and practices, disciplinary issues, works council and unions, restructuring and outsourcing, employment litigation, for the HR Teams in Healthcare.
  • Partner with the HR Teams of GE Healthcare, ensure that the implementation of Business and HR initiatives is in line with German labor law.
  • Drive the implementation of HR projects including all operational aspects.
  • Support/lead the negotiations of shop agreements.
  • Support/lead the negotiations of balance of interests and social plans.
  • Negotiate termination agreements.
  • Identify and manage HR compliance risks in GE Healthcare.
  • Ensure that works council requirements are aligned with data privacy requirements e.g. on roll out of new IT tools.
  • Support GE Germany wide labor relations projects across all businesses.


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • State examinations in law from an accredited university or college or Master of Laws degree (“Wirtschaftsjurist”)
  • Relevant post-qualification work experience in practicing labor and employment law – preferably gained in the industry / a company
  • Prior experience in dealing with works councils/unions in Germany
  • You are interested in HR work and have a hands-on mentality
  • Fluency in German and English
  • Willingness to travel


Desired Characteristics:
  • Work experience as HR Manager
  • Experience in an international environment/ matrix organization


Locations: Germany; Munich

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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