Associate Relations Sr. Specialist I

Requisition ID:  3317

Marysville, OH, US, 43040

Workstyle:  Hybrid
Shift:  1st
Salary Range:  $62,800.00 - $94,100.00

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it’s a joyful one.  We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals. 

 At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success.  We strive to be a company that serves as a source of “power” that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize “the joy and freedom of mobility” by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a “zero environmental footprint.”

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda’s, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

Job Purpose

This role will work in close partnership with HR leadership, Local HR, Compliance & Ethics, and the legal department serving as the subject matter expert for employee relations issues at Honda.  The Associate Relations Partner will work across Honda developing relationships with stakeholders to ensure compliance and consistency is applied to all conduct, policy violations and investigations, in a manner that helps to quickly resolve conflict in the workplace.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct investigations on policy violations and employee grievances in a timely manner and facilitate resolutions (coaching, correction actions, and terminations).  Record all corrective action and investigations in designated matter management system.
  • Partner with stakeholders to address inquiries from government agencies (EEOC, FEHA, EDD) in a timely manner.
  • Provide guidance and advice to Leadership, HR, and key stakeholders on sensitive and complex employee scenarios (potential litigations, negotiated departures, harassment) to ensure consistency and fairness is delivered through all AR cases.
  • Stay up to date on most recent changes in employment and labor law, compliance issues and external labor relations climate that may affect the business or State and educate the broader HR community and recommend action or changes to current policy and practice when needed.
  • Partner with internal (HR & Legal) and external stakeholders to proactively identify or recommend policy changes/enhancements to mitigate risk based on investigation outcomes and trends. Participate in opportunities for proactive employee relations initiatives.

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Related field, HR Certification desired
  • Targeted range – minimum 3-5 years of HR experience, 1-2 years in Associate Relations
  • Familiar with federal and state employment laws 
  • Experience with conflict resolution strategies 
  • Ability to create and present to small and medium audiences
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high level of initiative
    • Demonstrate innovative and flexible approaches to complex situations and projects, specifically:
    • Establishing a persuasive, yet tactful, rapport internally with middle and upper management.
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism and expertise in dealing with associates and management
  • In depth HR employment law knowledge
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Conduct thorough and well documented investigations
  • Dealing with conflict and empowerment to escalate 
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills  
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future   problem solving and decision making


  • Hybrid

Benefits and Total Rewards

What differentiates Honda and makes us an employer of choice?

 Total Rewards:

·    Competitive base salary 

Pay will be based on several variables that include, but not limited to geographic location, work experience, education, etc.
·    Annual Bonus

·    Industry-leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision)

·    Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, and personal days

·    401K Plan with company match + additional contribution

 Career Growth:

·    Advancement opportunities

·    Career mobility 

·    Education reimbursement for continued learning

·    Training and Development programs

 Additional Offerings:

·    Wellbeing program

·    Community service and engagement programs

·    Product programs

·    Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Bring the Future

Honda is driven by a passionate workforce that is proud of the quality products we produce and the goals we aim to accomplish. Our associates charge forward through guidance of the Honda 2030 Vision: Lead the advancement of mobility and enable people everywhere in the world to improve their daily lives. 

You’re invited to
bring your skills, bring your background, and  bring the future at Honda. 

Apply today.  

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