8th Avenue Human Resources Managers are both guardians of our culture and strategic business partners. Our Ontario HR Manager is accountable for the overall performance of the Human Resources function at two manufacturing facilities (Brampton and Markham) in our Ontario province. This role provides is both a hands-on and strategic business partner, providing value through thought partnership, recruiting, labour relations, project leadership, employee development, safety leadership, and process improvement. This role has an opportunity to both build HR process excellence locally and work with corporate functional partners to develop and deliver on global strategic 8th Avenue initiatives, fostering organizational growth.
Duties and Responsibilities:Serve as strategic HR business partner for the Markham and Brampton, ON facilities. Provide customer-oriented business partnership to Plant Manager and department leaders to address people challenges; use analysis, best practices, and external information to develop and implement solutions to people challenges (recruiting/sourcing, employee retention, organizational development, employee development, and change management)Lead site investigations. Ensure that employee issues are investigated in a thorough and timely manner; mitigate risk and close gaps in policies and processes through detailed action plans. Use investigation tools, resources, and records management standards to ensure thorough documentation is maintained for employee relations mattersOversee labor relations for Markham location in support of business goals. Establish and maintain strong relationships with UFCW unions to proactively resolving issues. Manage site grievance procedures, provide contract interpretation/guidance to site leaders, actively participate in contract negotiations, and participate in arbitrations, as neededLeverage existing tools, and develop new tools, to guide and develop company leadership in the areas of: Expectation and Objective Setting, Performance Management, Compensation, Employee Development, and Employee EngagementPartner with operations and functional leadership on annual talent planning efforts and ensure talent acquisition and sourcing strategies are developed for the location that support these needs. Leverage HR team and internal recruiting capability to source and deliver talent in a timely and effective mannerPartner with corporate HR support staff to lead and execute annual HR processes including: employee engagement expectations and objective setting, performance management, merit, short term incentive planning, production compensation evaluations, and benefits enrollmentPartner with corporate HR teams to identify and lead annual people-project projects. Serve as project leader for annual and ad-hoc people projects; identify and define clear project scope, establish milestones, develop project team, and delegate responsibilities to ensure projects are completed in a timely and thorough mannerIn support of the Safety culture), partner with Environmental, Health, and Safety function to keep employees safe and facilitate a compliant return-to-work program when neededPartner with HR leaders and internal stakeholders to develop and implement policies and procedures that support standardization and improved compliance with local, provincial, and federal laws, while improving efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. Provide change leadership to leaders and employees during business changesIn partnership with the Plant Manager and HR Director, develop and maintain annual budget for Ontario people-related expenses, ensuring the greatest ROI on investments in our peopleOther duties, as assigned
Education and Experience Required:Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Safety, or related field OR HR certification (CHRP, CPHR, CHRL, or CHRE) in lieu of degree and 5 years of Human Resources Generalist / Manager experience OR 9+ years experience in lieu of degree and certificationPrevious experience in labour relations (contract interpretation, grievance management, negotiations, and arbitrations)Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Ontario and Canadian labour and employment lawsPrevious experience leading others through cross-functional projectsPrevious experience in manufacturing environment or front-line staff environmentPrevious experience with advanced Microsoft Excel functions (formulas, VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, conditional formatting)Previous experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Safety, or related field OR HR certification (CHRP, CHRL, or CHRE) in lieu of degree5+ years’ Human Resources Generalist/Manager experience3+ years’ team or project leadership experienceDemonstrated experience and knowledge of British Columbia and Canadian labour and employment lawsPrevious experience leading others through cross-functional projectsPrevious experience in manufacturing environment or front-line staff environmentPrevious experience with advanced Microsoft Excel functions (formulas, VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, conditional formatting)Previous experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Physical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:Must be able to lift up-to 25 pounds for 1+ hours per dayMust be able to sit, stand and walk for 7+ hours per dayMust be able to perform simple grasping for 7+ hours per shiftMust be able to express and exchange written or spoken word