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Who We Are

We’re Dealer Tire, a family-owned, international distributor of tires and parts established in 1918 in Cleveland, OH. We’re laser focused on helping the world’s largest and most trusted auto manufacturers grow their tire business—in fact, we’ve sold more than 60 million tires to date. We’re a thriving company, and we’re looking for driven individuals to join our team. That’s where you come in!

Title:                            Sr. Employee Relations Specialist

Reports To:                  Senior Manager of Human Resources

As a Sr. Employee Relations Specialist, your essential job responsibilities will include the following:

  • Responsible for establishing trusted relationships with business leaders and their teams, lead department and organizational changes which are reflective of Dealer Tire’s Core Values & Guiding Principles and ensure all Human Resource policies and practices are aligned with the business needs.
  • Developing, maintaining, communicating and providing interpretation of policies and procedures to align with Dealer Tire values.
  • Responsible for ensuring that knowledge of state and federal laws is current and incorporated into policies, procedures, training and consulting.
  • Conducting associate investigations, documentation creation, and providing recommendations based on DT policy and practice
  • Create strategies to resolve Associate issues and minimize business impact through coaching, educating and consulting
  • Advise and influence all levels of leadership regarding critical and complex employee relations matters
  • Developing and managing the employee relations budget and partnering with the Manager of Employee Relations.
  • Representing the interests of associates and the Company in accordance with Company policies and governmental laws and regulations.
  • Drive ER functional initiatives (e.g. SOP standardization, Positive Employee Relations, Leadership Development, etc.), aligning Employee Relations and business strategies.
  • Maintaining relationship with Dealer Tire labor law attorney and consulting with attorney on legal issues when necessary.
  • Interpret and advice upon new or changing employment law and impact to DT policies
  •   Primary decision maker on background checks; pre-hire, bi-annual and ongoing MVR reports; pre-hire, post-accident, random and reasonable suspicion drug test results in accordance with state and federal laws.
  • Accountable for identifying Employee Relations trends within a business unit and collaborate with HR partners to identify necessary policy or process modifications.
  • Collaborate and participate as a project team member with HR peers on cross functional people related projects
  • Providing employee relations field support to Dealer Tire associates and managers at all locations, traveling when necessary.
  • Leading and assisting in employee relations driven projects and other HR areas as applicable.
  • Acting as steward for Guiding Principles and Core Values.
  • Managing vendor relationships as assigned.

Other Duties as Assigned

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 7 years HR experience, minimum of 5 years experience with employee relations or similar HR position.
  • Some global human resources experience preferred.
  • Experience in a position with a high degree of interpersonal interaction in person and over the phone.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Expected to exhibit adaptability, flexibility, self-control and maturity in work and behavior.
  • Exhibits calm responsiveness to emergency or stressful situations and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Customer-focused, well organized, able to organize people, paper, time and priorities.
  • Must possess considerable knowledge of management-employee relations; the principles, practices, and procedures of Human Resources Management.
  • Must be able to research information and analyze data to arrive at valid conclusions, recommendations, and plans of action.
  • Must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
  • Intermediate PC skills, Microsoft Office suite.

Physical Job Requirements

  • Continuous viewing from and inputting data to a computer screen.
  • Sitting for long periods of time.
  • Frequent verbal communication in person and via the telephone.
  • Travel as required, <20%.

Drug Policy

  • Dealer Tire is a drug-free environment.  All applicants being considered for employment must pass a pre-employment drug screening before beginning work.

Why Dealer Tire: An amazing opportunity to join a growing organization, built on the efforts of hard working, innovative, and team-oriented people. We offer a competitive salary + bonus, and a comprehensive benefit package including: paid time off, medical, dental, vision, and 401k matching (50% on the dollar up to 7% of employee contribution). 

EOE Statement Dealer: Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act*), or any other legally protected status, with respect to employment opportunities. 

*ADA Disclosure: Any candidate who feels that they may need an accommodation to complete this application, or any portions of same, based on the impact of a disability should contact Dealer Tire’s Human Resources Department to discuss your specific needs. Please feel free to contact us at or via phone at 833-483-8232.

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