Human Resources Manager

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Cornwall, ON
$80,000 - $85,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Aug 09, 2018
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We're searching for a fully qualified Human Resources Manager who will relish the opportunity to live in a small city in beautiful Eastern Ontario where year-round outdoor recreation is a way of life and the cost of housing is dramatically low. In business for more than 50 years, our client is a private Canadian company firmly established as a manufacturer of materials for Automobile, Truck, Recreational Vehicle and Commercial applications. It manages branch locations in Quebec and the USA from its headquarters in Eastern Ontario.

Reporting to the VP Finance at that Corporate HQ, the Human Resources Manager will play a critical role supporting growth by leading the evolution of Corporate culture and development & deployment of modern Human Resources practices & policies. Working closely with the Director of Manufacturing, the interpretation & administration of Collective Agreements with different unions in two Canadian manufacturing facilities will always be a core responsibility - therefore strong Labour Relations talents are critical selection criteria. The HR Manager will lead a small team covering the scope of HR policies, Recruitment, Payroll and Benefits for all facilities. Our ideal, "drop in" Candidate brings us enough, solid Human Resources & Labour Relations experiences to function independently in this role with minimal orientation. S/he will synergize her/his experiences with the deeply-rooted workplace culture and influence positive change and improvements supporting recent and future growth. Any experiences with modifying core policies to reflect multiple jurisdictions will highlight candidates.

The plant in Cornwall has 225 unionized (USW) & 75 salaried high-seniority employees. International Knitting Mills (ITM) in Lachine, PQ has 30-40 employees, most represented by Teamsters Union. USA Distribution Center in High Point, NC with minor manufacturing operations has 35-40 union-free employees & remote USA Sales Team as employees. Until Tiffany Faro was hired in 11/15 this role was entirely focused on Labour Relations. As a result there's much work to be done developing tools for the likes of Performance Management, Supervisory/Management Training & Employee Engagement (first survey in place this year) to support growth and swing from small batch processor of seating materials to mass producer of auto parts. Hr Mgr will lead a team of 3, 2 of whom have been here in excess of 22 years and will be valuable resources to understanding long-term employees, historical culture, tribal knowledge, paradigms, etc. 


We're searching for a seasoned Human Resources professional - a "drop in" candidate ready and able to lead the whole Human Resources portfolio for this medium-sized company. There's no other HR executive or Corporate Office to provide guidance. Candidates must have 10+ years of experiences in unionized manufacturing industry.