Director, Labour Relations and Employee Experience

Date:  Mar 26, 2024

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6C 2X8

Workplace Type: Hybrid - Remote/Onsite 

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.


The expected salary range for this role is CAD $ 145,600 - 200,300 . This range is tied to the British Columbia market for jobs performed in British Columbia. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s pay history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about pay history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.



Develop a comprehensive Labour Relations and Employee Experience strategy that enables productive workplace relations and enhances direct employee engagement that is honest, respectful, equitable and fair.

Essential Duties

Growth Strategy/Governance:    

  • Prepare strategic Labour Relations & Employee Experience Plans across the Region.
  • Review and enhance policies and procedures in accordance with business requirements and legislative requirements that further promote fair and equitable employee relations and business decisions.
  • Develop Labour Relations scenario plan that includes consideration of risk options including, operational needs, framework for collective negotiations and stakeholder analysis.
  • Ensure Employee Relations practices are compliant with industrial instruments, legislation and regulations and Newmont’s broader strategies.

Operations Excellence:    

  • Provide commercially focused advice within a labour relations framework
  • Support operational leadership in resolving union and employee grievances, disputes, and conflicts, promptly and impartially.
  • Support achievement of IBCA commitment through integrated labour and employee relations programs and objectives.

Safety & Sustainability: 

  • Partnering with key stakeholders,  building a Business Unit labour relations and employee experience strategy (in conjunction with the global strategy) and implement a plan to drive a psychosocial hazard safe workplace culture, where diversity and inclusion flourishes.
  • Partnering with external relations and sustainability functions to integrate labour relations strategy with indigenous peoples strategy


  • Identify and drive philosophies and programs to foster constructive union and employee relations; ensuring  supporting the organizations' approach to its employees is fair, respectful, and consistent.
  • Provide technical expertise, supporting the People organization and Business leaders in managing complex union and employment relations matters.
  • Address complex union and employee grievances, disputes, and conflicts in a prompt and impartial manner.
  • With the BU or external Legal Counsel, appropriately represent the Company in litigation proceedings.
  • Support and develop leader capability including through the design and implementation of training sessions and interventions to meet employee needs and business objectives.
  • Provide advice and interpretation on employment instruments and legislation.
  • Input into the development and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.


  • Develop the Business Unit Labour Relations and Employee Experience programs and input into operating budgets, including labor and associated costs, and forecasted movements in these.

Training & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Labour Relations, or related field.
  • Principles and practices of Canadian employee and labour relations.
  • Current labour relations issues and the regulatory frameworks 
  • Grievance and conflict procedures

Technical Skills:    

  • Advanced level of proficiency in developing and implementing programs that measurably impact positive union and employee relations.
  • Advanced level of proficiency managing investigations, performance issues, cases, disputes, and grievances in a large organization.
  • Advanced level of proficiency in negotiating enterprise/collective agreements, facilitating workshops related to improving LR/ER processes and practices and effectively communicating ideas and resolutions.
  • Competent level of proficiency in training and coaching leaders in navigating union and employment relations matters.
  • Advanced proficiency in ability to provide high quality, consistent advice on all union and employee relations matters.

Working Conditions

Newmont also offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support the physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing of employees. This role will be eligible for various benefits, including: medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; health care spending account; life, accidental death and dismemberment, and critical illness insurance; short-term and long-term disability; DC pension; employee assistance program (EAP); wellbeing reimbursement program; tuition reimbursement; and paid time off.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms, and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion. 

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!