Regional HR Director - Canada - from CAD 140,000 + package


This role is perfect for an ambitious professional who is solidly grounded in the workings of a competitive P&L focussed international business.  Leading a team of 10 direct reports in the HR function (and considerably more indirect reports), we need a leader who can take HR business partnering to "the next level".  The team is performing well for fulfillment of HR administration and process and day to day service delivery; but they need to offer more pro active support to business leaders in an array of areas inclusive of talent attraction, engagement, retention; workforce productivity; labor relations; leadership development; mobility; and career pathways.  

The role requires ownership of a key region within this global company, spanning niche skilled professionals and blue collar hourly rate staff.   With ongoing growth on the agenda for this region, the HR team have no shortage of work ahead to ensure robust frameworks to support sustainable and profitable growth.

Supporting a Business President and Executive team, this person will need exceptional board level presentation skills, in addition to being financially savvy.  This HR Director will also need to be comfortable and credible in presenting data analysis, market trends, talent and reward recommendations.  Advanced knowledge of local labor laws, and a history of successfully effecting collective bargaining agreements with win-win outcomes for all parties will be highly regarded.

Previous experience in directly leading and developing a HR team will be critical - we will be seeking evidence of mentoring, coaching and inspiring others to perform as part of this hiring process. 

The company is well resourced and reputable, and offers genuinely diverse career opportunities to its high performance employees.  They do however have limited global HR initiatives in place, which gives this person an opportunity to design policy and programmes that are relevant for multiple country markets around the world.  It will also provide an immediate challenge - how to offer a more strategic HR service when the team are too frequently caught up with day to day tactical work.....

The role is open to Canadian and US citizens; and will ideally be based near Toronto.  Fluent English written and verbal language is essential, and at least conversational level French will be welcomed.  

A genuine interest in global markets will be key, and an ambitious professional who offers global mobility should progress well within this complex multinational company.    This role will pay from CAD 140,000 base; plus bonus, plus package inclusive of a range of benefits.  Salary can be increased dependent on experience.  

 There's a realistic list of "wish list" criteria for this hire over and beyond what is noted here, and we're happy to elaborate to interested professionals who should apply directly and in confidence via and quoting reference CMTS00155