Job Name:
Employee Relations Business Partner

General information

Location: , MN
Andersen Corporation
Posting City: Cottage Grove, MN
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Job Category:
Human Resources

Description & Requirements


At Andersen, we pride ourselves on our core values of Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Partnership and being a leader in Corporate Citizenship. Headquartered in Bayport, Minn., Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Newsweek recognized Andersen as one of “2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces.”

We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. Andersen embraces our nine Employee Resource Networks to celebrate our differences and to champion diversity. We are named as a Forbes “Best Employer for Diversity 2022.”

Earning the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference at Andersen.


Work with leaders, managers, and employees to provide advice and coach both parties on all employee relations issues. Provide strong partnership on performance management, disciplinary processes, restructuring activity, legal issues, investigations, conflict management, etc. Your work involves assessing and resolving complex employee relations matters ensuring consistency across client groups and alignment with Andersen practices. You will help to ensure a fair and consistent approach to Andersen's policies and procedures promoting a positive culture within the business, while minimizing risks. Leverage processes, technology, and data to complement and/or lead special place to work initiatives. This position may perform research, analytics, and lead smaller projects focusing on employee relations.


  • Manage employee complaints and issues involving allegations of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.
  • Partner and assist your assigned locations and businesses with employee relations services as requested or as need arises on urgency or as workflow dictates.
  • Confer with HRBPs and provide guidance and/or consultation making sure they have access to correct policies/procedures and are using the tools and resources available.
  • Work with legal resources and consultants to ensure employee relations activities adhere to company policy and legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Help prepare audits, reporting and compliance reviews pertaining to local regulations and programs.
  • Contribute to or lead internal projects
  • Manage employee concerns escalated from Andersen’s Ethics and Compliance Hotline. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of exceptional interpersonal skills and with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Strong ability to handle confidential information with discretion and maturity and remain tactful, calm, and persuasive in controversial and/or confrontational situations
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity and in a remote work environment while working both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment

  • Minimum of six years’ experience in conducting investigations with emphasis on employee relations
  • Previous labor relations and manufacturing exposure

“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook.
Benefits include, and are not limited to:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account contributions
  • Paid holidays plus PTO
  • 401(k) plan & contributions
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Charity contributions
  • Nationwide career opportunities
We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today.
* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects
** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners

In 2024, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.  
Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting City:
Cottage Grove, MN