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HR Advisor

Lethbridge, AB

HR Advisor

A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company

Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value – creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society. We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.

Our job is to make great food

Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging.  We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement. 

Raise the Good in Food

We have united behind a shared purpose – to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients; investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives; becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Our Leadership Values 

Eight core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

The Opportunity

As part of Maple Leaf Food’s Lethbridge Pork Human Resources team, the Human Resources Advisor provides Human Resources and Labour Relations services and acts as an employee champion and change agent to our specialty pork manufacturing plant employing a total of 450 salaried and unionized employees operating on a day shift schedule. This individual will be energetic, results driven and have a strong desire to deliver exceptional client focus partnerships.

A snapshot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do: 

  • Provide guidance, support and coaching to Managers and frontline Supervisors regarding Human Resources policies, practices and collective bargaining agreement
  • Investigate, resolve and track employee complaints and work-related issues
  • Support and Implement process improvements, tools and technology to enhance the HR processes
  • Execute and facilitate training and coaching initiatives to assigned client groups
  • Deliver and ensure the smooth execution of employee recognition and employee engagement programs
  • Represent Company in Joint Labour Relations meetings with local Union executive and representative(s)
  • Facilitate grievance resolution process; and act as a resource/support to Human Resources Manager during subsequent steps (i.e. mediation, arbitration)
  • Partner, assist and coach supervisors in determining appropriate corrective action, conflict resolution, and performance management techniques for their employees
  • Advise and assist supervisors in interpreting and applying various HR-related standard operating procedures, Company policies, and the appropriate provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Ensure the job posting process is in accordance with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Generate weekly reports regarding turnover and trends of hourly staff issues
  • Ensure the plant is in compliance with applicable legislation and corporate HR standards.
  • Track, maintain and report plant-specific labour and employee relations data and metrics.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

What we have to offer you:

  • Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
  • Professional and career development opportunities, supported by our commitment to talent development through our partnership with the Ivey School of Business. 
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program

What you will bring:

  • Degree or Diploma in Human Resources Management, Business, Commerce or a related discipline
  • 3 – 5 years previous HR experience in a unionized manufacturing environment
  • CHRP designation is strongly preferred
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural setting is a strong asset
  • Knowledge of SAP and/or KRONOS is an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed organizational and time management skills
  • Solid working knowledge of Alberta employment and labour legislation and practices
  • Demonstrated computer expertise in MS Office programs
  • Comfortable in fast-paced settings demanding a high level of efficiency

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible. 


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