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Human Resource Manager

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Downers Grove, IL we are a world-class contract manufacturer producing wholesome baked goods, snacks and packaged foods for many of the world’s leading food companies. As one of the largest and fastest growing food co-manufacturing companies in the US, we are the proud owner and operator of over 35 facilities globally. Our nearly 10,000 employee-strong organization is leading the way and setting new standards for quality, safety, flexibility and efficiency while feeding families around the globe.
Hearthside’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for customers of all shapes and sizes, and by our resolute commitment to our belief that there are no great companies without great culture. Our culture of personal empowerment enables growth, learning, and continuous improvement every day!
We are steadfast in our ambition to be the indispensable and most trusted partner to our customers and need your help to do it! Join Hearthside and enjoy a competitive package, outstanding benefits and a diverse work environment.

The Human Resource Manager will be working in our Kitchener, ON wire cut cookie plant that produces 17 million cookies per week! This state of the art facility operates with 4 highly automated production lines and possess a strong team oriented culture. Kitchener-Waterloo is an ideal place to live and work, with a harmonious balance of green space and vibrant downtown activity. And with modern architecture and excellent amenities, it’s the perfect community to raise a family, retire in comfort, pursue your education, or find your dream job as a young professional.
If you are hungry to work with smart people in a fast-paced environment, lead culture change and partner with leaders at all levels in the organization to attract and develop talent to drive business results; if you are agile, bring unmatched expertise and an unshakeable will to win – then Hearthside Food Solutions is the company for you! We are the #1 leader in co-manufacturing focusing on winning with our customers through execution excellence and with terrific people.
Our Mission: Lead our industry with manufacturing excellence, to create food people love
Our Vision: To be the world’s most trusted partner in food
Our Values: Focus On People; Deliver For Our Customers; Own Safety Together; Drive Performance
The HR Manager will report to the Director of HR and will be dedicated Plant HR Manager to oversee all human resources activities within our manufacturing plant. They will be responsible for developing and implementing HR strategies and initiatives to support the overall business objectives and ensure a positive and productive work environment. The HR Manager will collaborate with various departments to attract, retain, and develop a talented workforce while ensuring compliance with employment laws and regulations.
The HR Manager will:
• Promote a positive work culture by fostering employee engagement, satisfaction, and well-being
• Oversee employee relations, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and grievance procedures
• Collaborate with department managers to identify training and development needs and design effective programs
• Manage the full employee life cycle, including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, and offboarding processes
• Lead the Performance Management process to identify and account for varying levels of performance and lead the Talent Management process to build bench strength for succession planning.
• Oversee community outreach efforts to become the employer of choice in the local area through such activities as: donations, fundraising and business networking
• Lead all plant employee recognition efforts to build upon the employer-employee relationship and to foster employee engagement.
• Ensure compliance with all applicable labor laws, regulations, and company policies
• Maintain accurate HR records and prepare reports on HR metrics to assess the effectiveness of HR initiatives
• Stay informed about industry trends and best practices in HR management
• Handle employee inquiries, concerns, and requests in a timely and professional manner
• Conduct investigations related to HR matters as needed
• Perform other duties assigned as needed

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field strongly preferred; but will consider experience in lieu of education
• Minimum of 5-7 years of experience as HR Generalist preferably in a manufacturing or industrial environment
• Union experience is required for this role
• Good understanding/working knowledge of Canadian HR policies/procedures, benefits and employee relations
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills
• Proven experience in talent acquisition, employee engagement, and performance management
• Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
• Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities
• Proficiency in HRIS systems and MS Office Suite
• Highest level of integrity
• Demonstrated track record of results
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
• Sense of urgency and ability to operate in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
• Ability to develop and maintain strong, effective internal business partner relationships

Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Kitchener, ON
Posted On
2 February, 2024