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Manager, Human Resources

Reference ID: 1345
Human Resources
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Talent & Human Resources Business Partner, Corporate, the HR Manager plays a significant role in two functions: (1) Supporting Canfor’s corporate teams as an HR Generalist, and (2) Developing and executing Canfor’s company-wide Talent Development Programs. The HR Manager will be responsible for adding significant value to the business through broad spectrum HR knowledge and demonstrating a high level of functional expertise and business acumen. This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral part in the continued success of Canfor with over 6,000 employees globally.

Core Responsibilities HR Generalist (Supporting the HRBP, Corporate function) As an HR Generalist, you will support the HRBP, Corporate Services, in providing HR services for the Corporate Groups’ Executives and their leadership teams. You will develop strong relationships with the internal employee base in those client groups, providing guidance on employee relations and executing strategic HR initiatives. Always looking ahead, you will look for new ways to implement change initiatives, develop our future leaders, challenge the status quo and collaborate with business leaders.
  • Act as an advisor to management providing expertise in organizational design, change management, employee relations, employee motivation and engagement.
  • Support managers with the Talent Management Process: Strong experience in goal setting, performance management, succession planning, and career development are essential.
  • Responsible for onboarding and off boarding of employees, as well as consulting and executing on hiring and position changes.
  • Support building a culture of engagement across the organization: Active member of the Employee Committee, Occupational Health & Safety Committee and other office wide employee engagement initiatives. Act as a Safety Champion throughout the building.
  • Act as the single point of contact for Corporate employee mobility and relocation cases, both within Canada and across international borders
  • Assume the role of Ability Management Coordinator for the Vancouver Head office, providing support to employees who are on leave, or gradually returning to work.
  • Provide ongoing consulting services to employees and leaders on HR programs, practices, policies, legislations and regulatory requirements.

Talent Development Programs
  • Working with the HRBP, Corporate, design and implement Canfor’s company-wide Talent Development Programs, aligning with the business’ changing needs:
    • Analyze and scope the Talent Development needs for Canfor and translate that into program requirements
    • Develop a broad knowledge of external vendors and progressive HR practices around Leadership and Talent Development
    • Plan and coordinate training activities, events and programs
    • Assess and monitor success of programs and adjust accordingly
    • Develop trusted relationships, growing into a consultative leader who can coach and support employees and managers in their careers at Canfor.

Required Skills

  • Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or related field
  • Minimum 5+ year's related experience in Human Capital/Human Resource Management
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishments in developing strategic plans, managing projects, and developing HR initiatives
  • Strong employee relations experience
  • Experience in Change Management preferred
  • Solid understanding of Total Rewards (Compensation)
  • Experience supporting various business groups through the complete Talent Lifecycle
  • Proficiency in accessing HRIS systems, preferably SAP Success Factors, for viewing and analyzing employee data
  • Solid understanding of performance measurement and experience in a metrics driven environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to strike appropriate balance between company, customer, and employee needs,
  • Strong problem solving, collaboration, coaching, influencing, and facilitation skills
  • Ability to successfully navigate through conflict while ensuring effective relationships remain intact
  • Ability to analyze data, synthesize and provide recommendations
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Strong consultative and relationship building skills

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Vancouver, BC

Grand, green and clean, Vancouver is a piece of perfect on the southern coast of British Columbia. The city of Vancouver is both a natural beauty and a progressive urban centre, peppered with beaches, green spaces and glimmering glass towers that reach from sea to sky. Vancouver has one of Canada’s mildest climates, allowing days to be devoted to outdoor pursuits, health and wellness. Once night falls on the city however, a very different scene pulses to life with options for laughter or libation, cuisine or culture, and action or entertainment. Vancouver boasts countless choices for culturally diverse, world-class cuisine, a flourishing cocktail scene and an inventory of arts and entertainment events.

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The successful applicant will be someone who partners well with business clients to ensure superior execution of HR programs and services. This person ensures that HR needs are met in a timely manner at all times, and takes responsibility for providing the highest level of customer service and accessibility of HR to management and employees.


Posted: October 16, 2016
Closes:November 7, 2016
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