Labor Relations Director directs and oversees a company's labor relations programs, policies, and procedures. Establishes and maintains satisfactory labor-management relations, interprets the collective bargaining agreements, administers grievance procedures including arbitrations, and assists all levels of management on labor matters. Being a Labor Relations Director requires a bachelor's degree in a related area. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Additionally, Labor Relations Director typically reports to top management. The Labor Relations Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Labor Relations Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.