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Human Resources Director



As the Director of Human Resources, reporting into the CFO, you will lead the people agenda. You will develop the capabilities of employees, while supporting the business to lead future growth. You will provide guidance on various aspects of employment law, employee & labour relations, performance management, and total rewards. You will be a coach and mentor to your team as well as to dealerships’ managers.

In this role, you will have the ability to set and achieve goals, problem solve, think strategically, and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization. You will also feel comfortable rolling up their sleeves as necessary, to make things happen.

As the first HR Director with the company, you will be responsible for building the HR infrastructure to meet the ongoing needs of an organization that continues to expand.

Key Responsibilities

I. HR Management Responsibilities

  • Oversee the full suite of HR functions and day-to-day activities, providing overall leadership and guidance, human resources initiatives and implementing policies and programs.
  • Function as a strategic human resources advisor to senior leadership team.
  • Initiate, execute, and oversee HR projects and strategies that align with the strategic business goals.
  • Provide advice on HR best practices and market trends that align with the business and culture.
  • Ensure company-wide HR legislative, labour law and health & safety compliance and mitigate risk.
  • Play a lead role in implementing/upgrading to a fully automated and integrated HRIS

II. Talent Acquisition and Management

  • Guide and influence decisions on Talent including developing an internship program, succession planning, talent assessments, identifying talent pipelines and individual development plans, learning and development and performance management.
  • Effectively manage open roles and candidates across the dealership group with minimal direction.
  • Draft and extend employment offers to successful candidates that are standardized across all dealership. Ensure offers are up to date with latest legal guidelines.
  • Prepare new employees for their position by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs.
  • Assist with onboarding activities for new employees, which will include orientation to the business, orientation to the individual dealership, and department.

III. Learning and Development

  • Responsible for nurturing a culture centred around learning and development, delivering a learning strategy that supports professional growth at all levels in the organization.
  • Apply a creative approach to learning and development, not sticking to conventional programs.
  • Measure the effectiveness of the programs, and use data to continuously refine and enhance programs.

IV. Performance Management

  • Develop and coordinate an effective performance management process that aligns with the company’s culture. By establishing a performance-driven culture, you will encourage continuous improvement and accountability across all dealerships.
  • Maintain overall efficiency by providing support to the team in the maintenance, administration and communication of policies, procedures and initiatives.

V. Labour Relations

  • Manage employee relations issues, including performance improvement plans, investigations, progressive discipline, and terminations.
  • Provide HR advice and support to managers on escalated matters and ensure consistency across the organization, as applicable, while mitigating risk
  • Apply sound judgement in directing people inquiries appropriately, escalating and resolving requests as required.

VI. Total Rewards

  • Responsible for ensuring job evaluations and compensation reviews are performed periodically.
  • Play a lead role in the management of the employee benefit program, including interacting with the benefit provider, monitoring the program from a cost and performance perspective, recommending changes to the program to ensure our benefit program is both cost effective and offers competitive benefits for our people. Manage the periodic review of the benefit provider and program, including managing a process to market the program to alternative providers on a periodic basis in order to assess alternatives.

VII. Department Management

  • Provide leadership and guidance to a team of four (4) HR/ Payroll team members.
  • Responsible for ensuring that high levels of productivity and quality are maintained.
  • Oversee the development of the HR department budget.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Management or related field
  • At least 7 years of work experience in a senior human resources role, with at least 2 years managing a team.
  • CHRP/CHRL designation preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong knowledge of Employment Legislation in Canada and related laws and regulations
  • Strategic partner and a key business driver
  • Strong consulting and influencing skills; ability to challenge the status quo.
  • A high level of professionalism and integrity
  • Relationship-oriented with solid interpersonal skills; must work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

If interested, please contact in confidence.

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