Kitchener ON
Date Posted

HR Manager

The HR Generalist is responsible for overseeing a full range of human resources functions and administrative services for our manufacturing and assembly client. The HR Generalist liaises across all departments to support the vision and mission of with the aim of building a sustainable and innovative organizational culture to foster positive employee relations.


HR and Payroll Administration

  • Prepare semi-monthly payroll changes including calculating employee benefits deductions, vacation pay and other non-statutory calculations
  • Administer the compensation program and group benefits plan for employees
  • Administer human resources information system (HRIS)
  • Support to directors/managers throughout the performance management process
  • Maintain and update our policies and code of conduct and communicate changes to all staff
  • Coordinate with group benefits provider to manage plan changes in collaboration with VP, People & Culture, and consult on proposed plan changes during annual renewals
Recruitment and Onboarding

  • Consult with hiring managers on staffing needs and together review the key competencies and requirements for the position by confirming and/or updating job descriptions
  • Plan and execute full cycle recruitment which includes posting and managing jobs; including applicant tracking, screening, interview preparation and scheduling follow ups
  • Coordinate all new hire onboarding tasks with hiring manager
Employee Relations

  • Listen and respond to employee concerns on a timely basis by providing advice and support to help promote a balanced and positive workplace culture
  • Offer support to employees and managers in a professional and respectful manner
  • Escalate employee relations issues as necessary by consulting with relevant stakeholders to address conflicts, develop performance improvement plans and determine strategies on how best to move forward


  • University Degree (minimum) in Business, HR Management
  • HR experience in manufacturing
  • 3-5 years of related experience working in Human Resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to update policies, deliver presentations and onboarding, and facilitate training and team activities
  • Superior interpersonal skills required to listen and respond to employee relations matters, influence decision making and assist in conflict resolution
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) or Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation strongly preferred
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks and projects with a sense of urgency and sound judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-managing and take initiative to identify efficiencies and improvements in processes and systems
  • Highly adaptable and open to innovation; willing to embrace change and proactively contribute to implementing change management across the organization
  • Solid understanding of employment legislation (Employment Standards Act) and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Working knowledge of Ontario payroll requirements and familiarity with payroll systems.
  • Ability to work independently and to plan and deliver multiple concurrent projects
  • Exhibit positive attitude and approachable personality to engage with staff, external contacts and other stakeholders

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