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HR Advisor

Mississauga - Drew Rd., ON

 The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Plant Manager, this individual will provide HR guidance and leadership as well as execute HR initiatives to a fast paced, growth-oriented food manufacturing plant employing approximately 23 salaried and 60 unionized employees operating on a day, and afternoon shift schedule.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Establish and maintain credibility with all employees by addressing, following up and responding to questions, concerns and    problems quickly, professionally and accurately.
  • Responsible for leading and implementing the hiring activities for the hourly staff and assisting with the salaried hiring  – including recruitment/interviewing/selection.
  • Completion of orientation, payroll, benefits, Pension enrolment and probationary review documentation.
  • Update employee information in HRMS (including job, wage, address, direct deposit); ensure Kronos updates to reflect HRMS change 
  • Complete all required MSS transactions
  • The coordination of internal job postings, transfers, layoffs, recalls and related administration 
  • Facilitate the grievance meetings from step one through to step three and document all actions with coaching from the HR manager.
  • Manage monthly reports i.e., turnover %, attendance, etc.
  • Track and advise supervisors / managers of discipline levels for hourly employees
  • Receive and respond to employee and outside inquiries.
  • Review and updating of policies and procedures.
  • Take a lead role in interpreting the collective agreement and administering changes from collective bargaining
  • Other duties as required

What You’ll Bring:

The successful candidate will be results-oriented, thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment, and have the ability to develop positive working relationships with associates and employees. The preferred candidate will possess the following;
  • Previous experience in the area of Human Resources and managing a client group is required
  • Previous experience in Labour Relations an asset.
  • Previous experience in a unionized manufacturing environment an asset.
  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources, Labour or Industrial Relations
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication (oral, written, listening) skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, prioritization and organization skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks or projects.
  • Interviewing and selection experience required.
  • Knowledge of Employment Standards Act, Human Rights
  • Ability to coach, train and influence others.
  • Ability to proactively improve current processes and increase efficiencies.
  • Proficient computer skills, especially with MS Outlook, Excel, Databases and Word.
  • Ability to work independently as well

What We Offer at Maple Leaf Foods:

  • Being part of a high-performance, people-focused company that has an inspiring and unique vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, and a deep commitment to sustainable protein across North America.
  • An inclusive company culture and a work environment that keeps our people safe, rewards excellence, and empowers everyone to learn and contribute their best.
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that offer flexibility to meet your individual or family needs, including programs focused on improving mental health and wellbeing. These benefits start on your first day of employment.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan with company matching that starts on your first day of employment.
  • Learning and development opportunities, including workshops, ‘speaker series’ events, and resources that allow you to develop your skills and progress your career.
  • Comprehensive tuition reimbursement program that supports continuous learning and development of our team members through investment in eligible degrees, diplomas, professional certification, or trades programs.
  • Supporting our deep commitment to community impact, we offer up to two paid days annually to volunteer at a cause of your choice.

About Us:

We’re a carbon neutral food company on a purposeful journey to Raise the Good in Food through better nutrition, safer food and workplaces, more humane animal care, and environmental sustainability efforts that protect our planet. We care about our communities and commit to reducing food insecurity in Canada. Join us on the journey. Let’s build a better future, together.

We’re passionate about food. For more than 100 years, we’ve made delicious, healthy protein that Canadians love under iconic national and regional brands, like Maple Leaf®, Schneiders®, and Greenfield Natural Meat Co.® We’re on a journey to become the most sustainable protein company – not just in Canada – but on earth.
  • We are carbon neutral.
  • We are one of the only food companies in Canada to set science-based targets.
  • We aim to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025.
We’re a global food company with more than 13,500 team members. We operate sites in 20+ locations across Canada. We also have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, and do business in Asia.

A diverse and inclusive work environment

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision and living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values. We believe in building, investing in, recognizing, and rewarding remarkable people who value an inclusive workplace, embrace all forms of diversity, and commit to including every voice in our collaborative environment. We’re so much stronger when we know we’re accepted and valued for who we are and what we each bring to the workplace.

We embrace a strong, values-based culture

Our eight Leadership Values are our north star. They guide the decisions we make for all our stakeholders: our consumers, our customers, our people, our communities, our shareholders, and the environment.
  • Doing What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees.  As part of this commitment, we have adopted a number of COVID-19 safety measures, including a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated by March 31, 2022 and to show proof of vaccination.   In keeping with this policy, successful candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination by March 31, 2022 (or prior to their first day of work if the start date is after March 31, 2022).  We will of course consider accommodations for anyone unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws
We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.
Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.


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