Penske Director, Labor Relations in Reading, Pennsylvania


Position Summary:

The Director of Labor Relations reports to Vice President, Labor Relations, and is a Regional position – with responsibility for all labor relations matters in the Eastern United States. The job is for someone who loves labor law, and who likes working in a fast-paced, growth-oriented business environment which presents daily challenges on labor relations issues.

This position will be based out of Penske's corporate offices in Reading, PA with regular travel up to 40-50%. A modest relocation package may be available for fully qualified candidates.

Major Responsibilities:

For Operations within the Eastern United States (elsewhere as necessary), the following:

  • Conduct collective bargaining negotiations for Penske Logistics and Penske Truck Leasing (approximately 40 union contracts).

  • Manage the Company’s response to union organizing drives.

  • Provide union vulnerability assessments, and union avoidance training.

  • Work with field Human Resources staff to implement and maintain proactive, positive associate relations initiatives.

  • Conduct due-diligence and provide labor relations advice on mergers, acquisitions, new business ventures, business consolidations and reorganizations.

  • Manage the preparation and presentation of charges related to the National Labor Relations Act. This may be completed with internal staff and/or outside counsel.

  • Provide advice on interpretation of collective bargaining agreements, and arbitrate grievances when necessary.

  • Assess liability as it relates to Multi-Employer Pension Plans

  • Discharge and disciplinary reviews.

  • Provide advice and counsel to Senior Management in all areas of Labor Law.

  • Lead the development of process and procedure improvement in a metrics-driven environment.

  • Other projects as assigned by the VP of Labor


  • 6-9 years of experience in Labor Relations managing and negotiating collective bargaining agreements, handling arbitrations and union organizing drives, etc.

  • Direct responsibility for managing NLRB charges.

  • Experience in conducting Labor Relations due diligence in acquisitions and mergers.

  • Juris Doctorate preferred.

  • Labor law firm experience preferred.

  • Strong leadership and coaching skills

  • Strong presentation and training skills

  • Desire to work both tactically (hands-on) and strategically.

  • Willingness to travel 40-50%

  • Willingness to work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, General Electric Capital Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 216,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more.

Work Locations: 100 Gundy Drive Reading, PA

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Reading

Job: Human Resources

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Human Resources

Req ID: 1700215