Job title: HR Director (Canada & US)
Reports to: President
About Orion Cordage
For over 150 years, Orion Cordage has serviced some of the largest consumers and distributors of cordage in North America, covering virtually every industry. We are a value-driven company with a rich heritage of domestic manufacturing. The fact we are renowned for our high-quality products is testament to the people who make up our dynamic team.
The HR Director (Canada & US) is responsible for developing, planning, and leading the company’s overall HR strategy which encompasses all three company locations (Ontario, BC, and Maine). The HR Director (Canada & US) directs and coordinates the policies and activities of the Human Resources team members in Canada and the US. The HR Director (Canada & US) is responsible for ensuring legal compliance and overseeing the implementation of HR initiatives and talent strategies that are in alignment with the company’s mission to create a positive and productive work environment for all employees.
This role requires travel. The HR Director (Canada & US) will mainly work in Ontario (hybrid) but will be required to visit the company’s BC location minimum once a year and the US location once a quarter. More frequent visits may be required if issues arise.
Duties and responsibilities
For all three company locations (Ontario, BC, and Maine) the HR Director (Canada & US) will be expected to:
- Develop and implement corporate strategies and plans for a variety of HR matters such as compensation, talent acquisition and retention, benefits, health and safety, performance evaluation, training and development, etc. in alignment with the overall business strategy and budget
- Optimize operational effectiveness by developing, standardizing, and implementing HR best practices, policies and operating procedures across production facilities
- Direct and supervise the work of the HR coordinators in Ontario and USA and provide them with guidance as required.
- Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation, and preservation of the company’s human capital
- Support individual teams and departments in the development and delivery of strategic HR plans
- Ensure legal compliance in all three company locations by monitoring and implementing applicable human resources requirements; updating policies; conducting investigations; maintaining records; and representing the organization at hearings
- Anticipate and resolve litigation risks
- Maintain a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys, preparing pay budgets, monitoring, and scheduling individual pay actions; and recommending, planning, and implementing pay structure revisions
- Oversee and manage a performance appraisal system that drives high performance
- Maintain and enhance employee benefits programs, including compensation, health benefits, expenses, vacation, and other employee packages
- Serve as the main point of contact for employee relations issues
- Resolve employee violations and grievances by providing counseling to employees and supervisors and invoking disciplinary action when required
- Oversee and monitor insurance claims and health and safety performance across all three locations
- Continuously improve existing HR systems and processes
- Report to the President and provide decision-making support through HR metrics
- Develop a filing and retrieval system to maintain historical human resources records
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
- Other duties as required
Skills and qualifications
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources or related field
- 10+ years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions
- Broad knowledge and experience in employment law in Ontario and BC, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, health and safety, performance management, and training and development
- Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations (i.e., HRPA) and ongoing community involvement preferred
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills, with a high level of emotional intelligence
- Demonstrated ability to lead and develop Human Resources staff members.
- Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant on the executive management team that provides business leadership and direction
- Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Office 365 environment
- Experience in the administration of benefits, compensation, and other Human Resources programs
- Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality
- Excellent organizational skills
- Experience in the manufacturing industry is strongly preferred
Why join Orion Cordage
- Join a stable, value driven company that builds mission critical products
- Receive a competitive salary with annual pay increases
- Be part of a family where you can find long term, full-time, stable employment with benefits
- Work in a fast-paced environment, where you have the opportunity to learn and grow
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $120,000.00-$145,000.00 per year
Flexible Language Requirement:
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Deseronto, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
- How many years of experience do you have in a director-level HR role?
- Do you have experience overseeing HR for multiple sites?
- Are you able and willing to travel to the US and BC as required?
- What is your expected salary range?
- Bachelor's Degree (preferred)
- Human resources: 10 years (preferred)
- Manufacturing environment: 2 years (preferred)
- CHRP or similar (preferred)
Work Location: Hybrid remote in Deseronto, ON