Your new company
Mercer Peace River Pulp Ltd. is an integral part of the Canadian forest products industry, providing the northwest Alberta region with approximately 300 jobs while sustainably managing the forests. They believe that a culture of diversity and inclusion is critical in making the best decisions for our people and achieving sustainable business success.
Your new role
As the Director of HR you will report to the Managing Director, you be responsible for the below duties;
- You will collaborate to deliver MPR’s strategic and operational objectives aligned with human capital plans.
- You will be required to think strategically to drive change within the business, this strategic and hands-on role provides full-cycle Human Resource support to our leaders and team members
- Actively participate as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, monitoring MPR’s organizational performance in compliance with the Vision, Mission and Values using the framework outlined in the OD principles, Strategic pillars, and Management systems. This includes making adjustments, implementing changes, developing, and implementing policy, and seeking to maximize asset utilisation by increasing productivity, efficiency and financial results to Mercer International and its governing board, shareholders and investors.
- Work with the Senior Management and Corporate Management teams to identify critical competencies needed to improve operational performance and design and develop plans to close competency gaps.
- In conjunction with the Chief Human Resources Manager and other global HR leaders in our group of companies, review and recommend changes at the people-policy level.
- Support the achievement of key performance indicators (KPIs) and operational business metrics through strategy development and implementation.
- Improve leadership culture and coaching to drive a performance culture aligned with Mercer's values and behaviours throughout the business.
- Act as a change management leader with a strong emphasis on operations and productivity improvements.
- Skilled in coaching leaders through performance management and employee concerns utilising and further developing the mill’s performance management process.
- Lead and support building a talent culture, including career and succession planning.
- Partner with and coach key leaders to deliver feedback, reviews, and performance plans.
- Provide strategic oversight for recruitment efforts to source key talent and build bench strength.
- Engage HR direct reports to support and align with the operational strategies and implementation.
What you'll need to succeed
- Oversee the administration of the MPR compensation program
- Monitor performance evaluation program and revise as necessary
- Develop and support diversity, equity, and inclusion action programs.
- Maintain compliance with federal and provincial regulations concerning employment
- Manage the tracking, reporting, and compliance of internal documentation, including mill policies, procedures, manuals, etc., as well as personnel documentation (i.e., training records)
To be successful as a Director of HR you will require the below experience;
What you'll get in return
- Post-secondary degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field; an advanced degree preferred.
- 7-10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in manufacturing environments is preferred.
- Knowledge of contemporary practices in the administration of HR policies.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and act with tact and emotional intelligence.
- Demonstrated strong change management skills.
- Experience coaching managers and employees for effective skill building.
- Strong conflict resolution, relationship building and performance management skills
- Demonstrated success in implementing business and change programs and processes that yield positive results.
- Experience leading teams in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong consultative style with proven experience supporting senior executives.
- Proven ability to influence and lead others.
- Advanced proficiencies in Google Workspace
- Lead, plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of the Human Resources department in support of all areas of MPR, including areas of policy development, recruitment and selection, training and development, salary and benefit administration, team member relations, performance management and disability management.
- Ensure compliance with Federal and Provincial employment standards legislation
- Provide leadership, coaching and support necessary to achieve the departmental goals and objectives.
- Manage Human Resources requirements in conjunction with all areas of MPR; advise and assist all team members in interpreting and administering personnel policies and programs.
- Oversee the classification and rating of occupations and compensation; analyze salary reports and data to determine competitive compensation plans.
- Prepare the annual departmental budget, review monthly cost reports and monitor departmental expenditures.
- Prepare and manage the staffing budget.
- Plan, direct, supervise and coordinate work activities of direct reports.
- Maintain records and compile statistical reports concerning established KPIs.
- Strong conflict resolution and performance management skills.
- Demonstrate a high level of time-sensitive work prioritisation with a focus on accuracy and organization.
If successful you will gain a competitive compensation package including RRSP, Bonus, Vacation entitlement, full competitive extended benefits. This role has the opportunity to relocate from anywhere in Canada to Peace River, should this be the case it includes a relocation package.
What you need to do now
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