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HR Advisor

Brandon, MB

 The Opportunity:

The HR Advisor position at Brandon provides Human Resources and Labour Relations services and support to a pork manufacturing plant employing approximately 150 salaried and 2000 unionized employees operating on a day, evening and night shift rotation schedule.  

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by July 18. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Investigate, resolve, and track employee complaints and work-related issues.
  • Represent the Company in Joint Labour Relations meetings with the local Union executive and representative(s).
  • Facilitate the grievance resolution process, and is the primary Company representative through Step 2 of the grievance resolution process; and acts as a resource/support to  the Senior HR Advisor during subsequent steps (i.e. mediation, arbitration).
  •  Advise the Recruitment Specialist regarding internal and external recruitment and selection for hourly and salaried positions.   
  • Assist and coach supervisors in determining appropriate corrective action, conflict resolution, and performance management techniques for their employees .
  • Advise and assist supervisors in interpreting and applying various HR-related Standard Operating Procedures, Company policies, and the appropriate provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 
  • Ensure the plant is in compliance with applicable legislation and corporate HR standards.
  • Track, maintain and report plant-specific labour and employee relations data and metrics. 
  • Participate as a presenter and administrator in employee orientation.
  • Develop and publish in-house Standard Operating Procedures as needed.
  • Participate in production floor Safety Reviews with supervisors.
  • Work in an industrial plant setting.
  • Travel to Local union office may be required.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Minimum two years of Human Resources Advisor experience in a medium to large sized company, preferably in manufacturing.
  • Experience in a unionized setting.
  • Experience working with a multicultural employee groups.
  • University Degree in Human Resources Management, Business or Commerce; Diploma in Human Resources Management; or related equivalent experience.
  • CPHR Designation or in progress preferred.
  • Experience leading and participating in projects, presentations, lunch n’ learns, etc.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly developed organizational, prioritization, and time management skills.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office and typing skills.
  • Significant understanding of Manitoba employment legislation and labour relations practices.
  • Practiced in handling confidential issues in a discretionary and sensitive manner.
  • Comfortable in fast-paced settings demanding a high level of efficiency.

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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