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Labor Relations Manager (m/f/d) - Remote

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Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Otterfing, DE, D-83624 Hannover, DE, D-30173 Weimar, DE, D-99423 Stuttgart, DE, D-70565 Ismaning, DE, D-85737 Berlin, DE, D-10963 Darmstadt, DE, D-64295

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


Summary / Role Purpose


The Labor Relations Manager (m/w/d) is responsible for building and maintaining a constructive and trusted relationship with the employee representatives in Germany. This subject matter expert is in charge of driving the execution of all Labor Relations initiatives as well as all processes as required under German collective labor law. The position reports directly to the Country Human Resources Manager, DACH and will be co-managed by the Assistant General Counsel & Director, Global Employment. In addition, the Labor Relations Manager works closely with local and global team members of Human Resources, Legal, Data Privacy Team as well as other relevant stakeholders such as business leaders.


Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Acting as company representative towards the works council(s) and its committee(s)
  • Responsible for the entire flow of information between the employer and the works council(s)
  • Conducting consultations and negotiations with the works council(s) as well as preparation and follow-up of the meetings with the respected stakeholders
  • Drafting collective company agreements and guidelines or coordination of completion with the relevant stakeholders and departments
  • Negotiating collective company agreements independently or jointly with other stakeholders depending on complexity
  • Close collaboration with the in-house Legal Team and internal and external consultants
  • Building and providing training on collective labor matters and newly emerging topics with regard to possible co-determination


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience


  • HR or Law degree or relevant professional experience in a comparable field
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in the field of Labor Relations in a comparable position and proven track record of success
  • Profound experience in working with works council(s) and its committee(s)
  • Working experience gained in a fast paced and multi-national environment is a must
  • Strong communication skills and team player
  • High level of professionalism and discretion
  • Structured and results oriented way of working
  • Affinity to IT tools and systems
  • Open minded and flexible
  • Fluent in German and English (verbal and written)
  • Willingness to travel occasionally


Preferred Qualifications and Skills 


  • Relevant industry experience is a plus
  • Comfort with high-volume work and navigating in ambiguity
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to function independently and as part of a team while managing multiple projects


Culture and Values

Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

Working at Ansys

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.