Human Resources Business Partner

  • Location: Edmonton
  • Posting Date: November 01, 2023
  • Job Order ID: 974914
  • Consultant: Michael van Olm
  • Industry: Human Resources
Human Resources Business Partner

Our client is a renowned manufacturer of premium pet food, specializing in the production of food for dogs and cats. Since its inception, the company has consistently prioritized the creation of top-quality pet nutrition products. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, the company has established itself as a leader in the industry.

This is a tremendous opportunity for an experienced HR Business Partner to make a significant contribution to the success of a highly respected global brand by enhancing their ability to attract, develop and retain exceptional people. Reporting to the Manager of Human Resources, the HRBP will provide support to Canadian manufacturing and warehouse operations as well as partner with the global HR team to implement programs and processes to develop a high-performance team culture and drive operational excellence. This position will work from state-of-the-art operations in Acheson, AB as well as from their Canadian head office in Edmonton, AB.

What will make you successful?
  • You are an experienced HR generalist with a passion for people and culture. In your previous roles, you have established yourself as a trusted, expert resource for front-line leaders and a valued source of sound advice for employees at all levels.
  • You are independent, resourceful, and proactive. You are a problem-solver who thrives in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. You are able to understand the business from both a strategic and tactical perspective. When faced with a new challenge, you can navigate the unknown and identify practical solutions that make a difference.
  • You recognize that a culture focused on excellence can only be achieved through exceptional people who feel valued, challenged, and aligned with the company’s values.
Some of what you'll do in this role includes:
  • Be a trusted HR partner to front-line leaders and employees.
  • Help lead change management initiatives to support transformation and growth.
  • Has a hands-on approach and the ability to successfully monitor the "pulse" of the employees to maintain and drive employee engagement and culture.
  • Execute recruitment and sourcing strategies to meet the hiring needs of operations for both hourly and salaried professional positions.
  • Facilitation of training, education, employee communications and culture building initiatives.
  • Support a consistent, one-team unified approach demonstrated through delivery of global HR principles, practices, and policies.
  • Provide performance management guidance to management/employees (coaching and mentoring, career development, feedback, disciplinary actions, crisis relations).
  • Understand legal requirements at execution level related to management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Displays sound judgement with respect to escalating employee relations challenges HR Manager.
You should have the following in your background to apply:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience with HR generalist / business partner responsibilities in a non-union environment.
  • Ability to consistently exhibit high levels of discretion, integrity, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways and comfortable working in grey.
  • Strong relationship building and change management skillset with operational business partners and other key company stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams as a supporting team member.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple initiatives in a fast-paced environment to meet business needs.
  • Ability to apply the appropriate laws, guidelines, and policies.
  • Proven ability to work independently, take initiative and work to plan.
  • Action oriented and proven track record delivering results.
A competitive compensation is offered including salary and great benefits. Career growth opportunity with an excellent company and great culture. If this sounds like the right role for you and you are confident at what you bring to the table, please contact Michael van Olm at MacDonald Search Group 403-444-6487