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 HR Specialist - Bilingual
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Human Resources
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: October 29, 2018
Job Location:
Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, People Strategy & Business Partner the People Strategy & Business Partner Specialist will support in the delivery of day – to – day HR operations with a focus on coordination and system administration. This position will serve as a solid foundation for the HR team to provide necessary support to the business.

The ideal candidate is bilingual and will enjoy working in a fast paced dynamic environment where the ability to adapt effectively to change is essential. The candidate should also have the ability to take initiative to make appropriate decisions, while exercising sound judgement, discretion and critical thinking.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Ensure consistent global hiring, change and termination processing in Workday HRIS
  • Monitor business process completion
  • Monitor and respond to employee and people leader calls and questions
  • Possess excellent time management skills, decision & problem-solving skills, interact with all levels of staff with professionalism, confidentiality, and sensitivity to employee and company information.
  • Provide excellent customer service, both internally and externally

Business partner:

  • Execute HR core processes to meet the needs of their assigned clients
  • Actively contribute to business decisions that contribute to business results
  • Proactively identify talent issues before they effect the business
  • Support organizational change
  • Influence and champion the Company’s culture consistent with EVP and Core Values

HR Operations:

  • Participate in the execution of HR programs and initiatives (employee engagement, talent performance and development, succession planning objective setting, etc.)
  • Facilitate the alignment of HR programs with the business objectives
  • Keep the business informed of HR initiatives and leadership requirements
  • Prepares term letters and packages, arranges for outplacement services on day of termination
  • May prepare severance calculations

Employee relations:

  • Assist leaders with facilitating change management
  • Guide and counsel leaders with performance management
  • Consult on issues related to legal and procedural compliance,
  • Support the recruitment process

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bilingual (English and French)


  • Post-secondary (undergraduate) degree or diploma in Human Resources Management or Organizational Development


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in an HR Analyst, or Coordinator role.
  • Experience working in both Professional or Manufacturing environments is preferred
  • Strong collaboration and cross functional skills
  • Experience with HRIS system implementations with a preference for WorkDay
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and intuitive decision making
  • Knowledge and experience interpreting relevant Employment Standards, Policies and Collective Agreements
  • Must exercise considerable judgement and independent action on a variety of matters requiring confidentiality and diplomacy
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written) and presentation skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks

We are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.


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