Senior Employee Relations Manager

  • Full Time
  • Colombo

Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC

We are a leading financial services provider in Sri Lanka with a rich financial history being the country’s pioneer specialist in trade finance and investment banking, MBSL is listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange and is a finance company licensed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. As one of the most stable finance companies in the country, we provide a range of secure investments for our client’s funds, together with financial support for the growth and development of their entire family.

We are seeking a Manager or Senior Manager for our HR Department, who will be responsible for managing the total Employee Relations and Industrial Relations section of the Organization. This position offers an exciting opportunity to thrive in a dynamic environment and contribute to the success of our valued organization.


· Be the subject matter expert and advise the corporate management on labour law-related matters to strive for the best win-win solution

· Ensure compliance with local labour laws. Develop and update HR policies. Manage labour law audits and inspections with all internal and external regulators.

· Liaise with staff unions. Negotiate collective bargaining agreements. Manage labour disputes

· Collaborate with external stakeholders, including legal advisors, and government regulators on matters related to labour law (LT, Labour department, Court cases).

· Handle all disciplinary matters within the organization, maintain accurate records and prepare reports for senior management for action.

· Advise, create awareness, support and develop HR staff members on the subject of labour law


· Possess an LLB / LLM from a recognized university approved by UGC

· Attended law college (Obtained notary license)

· Candidates who have obtained the Masers in Labour Relations and HRM in addition to the above qualifications would be preferred

· Passion for handling labour law-related matters, out of the areas available in the field of law

· Exceptional communication skills both written and spoken (English and Sinhala)

· At least 5 years of Hands-on experience in handling Employee relations and Industrial relations matters

· Exposure in the banking & Finance field would be an added advantage

· Experience & ability to connect well with the Labour department, LT Cases and any other court in the country

· Extraordinary interpersonal skills to manage all internal and external issues related to employee and industrial relations

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