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Title:  Senior Manager - Industrial Relations

Req ID:  687
City:  Brisbane
State:  QLD
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  4101
Department:  Human Resources

About the role:

We have recently created a new position of Senior Manager Industrial Relations (IR) to support Peabody’s IR strategy and minimise risk across our Australian platform.  Peabody’s Australian business includes Brisbane head office, 6 operating mines, several rehabilitation sites and numerous projects in remote Queensland and New South Wales. 


Duties will include:

  • Development and implementation of Peabody Australia IR strategy
  • Play a lead role in EA negotiations
  • Support site HR in creation of legal documentation
  • Provide high-level IR advice and support to Peabody Australia
  • Assist Peabody US with IR matters as required
  • Represent Peabody at FWC conciliations and low level hearings as the Peabody lead
  • Ensure compliance with Australian legislation
  • Collect, analyze and interpret data including conducting risk assessments and investigations
  • Partner with senior operations leadership and HR team to design, implement and revise employee relations programs, policies and practices
  • Design, deliver and evaluate training programs designed to build capability and knowledge for operations leadership and HR


The lifestyle:

This position is offered on a Monday to Friday basis working from our South Brisbane office with occasional travel to our Australian mine sites.  Peabody offers flexible start / finish times and 'Summer Hours' giving employees the flexibility to finish at noon on Friday's for 6 months of the year commencing in October.


About you:

  • Tertiary qualifications in HR, IR or Law
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in large multi-national corporations, with 3 years specialist experience in IR / ER or employment law
  • Experience in manufacturing/mining working with an hourly workforce and unionized settings
  • Solid understanding of Australian employment and labor laws
  • Experience in being the lead employer representative in FWC matters
  • Strong team, interpersonal and persuasion skills
  • High-quality judgment and sound decision-making


About the company:

Peabody was founded in 1883 and has grown to be the world’s leading pure-play coal company.  We employ over 7,000 people and have 23 operations in the United States and Australia serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents.  The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products.  Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability. Our mission is to create superior value for shareholders as the leading global supplier of coal, which enables economic prosperity and a better quality of life.


Peabody is a globally diverse company which offers an inclusive work environment to engage, recognise and develop employees. The company values the power of inclusion and diversity as a competitive advantage and is committed to increasing the number of diverse employees throughout its Australian operations.  We welcome applications from all diversity groups to assist us in honouring our commitment.


At Peabody, we:

  • Commit to safety and health as a way of life
  • Foster a culture of inspiration, innovation, collaboration and execution
  • Are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Offer a reward and recognition program
  • Provide professional and technical development opportunities  
  • Support employees to achieve professional accreditation


Apply to Peabody today and grow your career with us.


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