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Sr. HR Advisor

Brandon, MB

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Human Resources People Leader, the Senior HR Advisor leads and influences the Labour Relations activities and Payroll function at the unionized Brandon manufacturing facility. 

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by June 11. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Oversee and provide coaching and direction to a team of Human Resources Professionals in their day-to-day management of Labour Relations (2 HR Advisors and HR Coordinator (Payroll)).
  • Deliver HR advisory services, direction and support to Managers, Supervisors, and staff in areas such as employee development, performance management, human rights, employment law, policy interpretation and conflict resolution.
  • Work with the Human Resources People Leader in developing effective strategies for improving overall employee relations and retention.
  • Work directly with the union in mediating grievances at the second and subsequent levels.
  • Facilitates training to Supervisors on topics such as: Intro to Labour Relations, CBA Interpretation, Progressive Discipline, Respectful Workplace, etc.
  • Development and execution of continuous improvement initiatives pertaining to labour and engagement.
  • Execute and facilitate HR training and coaching initiatives to salaried and hourly employees.
  • Support process improvement 6 Sigma activities related to Human Resources.
  • Acts as the backup for the Human Resources People Leader during their absence.
  • Oversee the payroll function ensuring accuracy, auditing specific programs, and adherence to the cba.
  • Other duties as required.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Post-secondary degree with a concentration in Human Resources, Commerce or Business Administration.
  • CPHR designation is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of Human Resources Management experience in a leadership capacity, including a strong background in Labour Relations and Change Management.
  • Passionate about coaching, mentoring and developing people to achieve positions of greater responsibility.
  • Strong business and operational acumen particularly within manufacturing and/or food processing.
  • Demonstrated initiative, drive and leadership; excellent communication skills.
  • Results orientated, able to work as part of a functional team; must be an exceptional fit with our Maple Leaf Leadership Edge Core Values.
  •  Excellent planning and organizational skills, possess the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong problem solving skills, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to make procedural decisions and judgments involving sensitive and confidential issues under stressful conditions.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office and HRIS systems including SAP

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

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.

Disclaimer:  Please note that salaries posted on sites other than the MLF Careers Page are not a reflection of Maple Leaf Foods and are an estimated salary range provided by that particular job board.  Maple Leaf Foods offers competitive wages and an attractive total rewards package, which will be discussed during an interview with our Talent Team.


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