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Position Title: Human Resources Business Partner

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Coaldale 

Grade: Grade 06 

Requisition ID: 18505 



For us, for family


We know the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. Our purpose is to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, in a way that reflects our values.


McCain is seeking a dynamic Human Resources Business Partner to join the leadership team at our Coaldale, Alberta potato manufacturing plant.  You will have experience in coaching leaders, leading employee engagement, workforce relations, performance management, organizational development, talent acquisition, conflict resolution, human resources policies and procedures, compensation administration, state/federal employment law, etc.  In addition, the HR Business Partner will be experienced in developing and directing appropriate strategies for employee relations.


How You’ll Add Value:


  • Collaborate with Plant Manager and the leadership team to define and execute organizational effectiveness concepts to support MDI in the areas of team formation, development, cross-training, advanced leadership, team development and engagement
  • Ensure consistent, timely and accurate application and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and McCain policies and practices
  • Advise and counsel leadership teams to recommend, develop and implement effective policies and procedures which support achievement of company goals in a manner consistent with McCain’s values and good Human Resources principles  
  • Develop appropriate employee relations strategies. Interpret Human Resources policies and recommend appropriate courses of action to ensure effective employee relations practices.
  • Review and approve all plant employee handbooks and policies
  • Partner with client groups to ensure effective employee problem-solving processes are in place
  • Supports McCain people leaders within client group to develop effective management and leadership behaviours, giving people leaders the tools to succeed as managers / leaders 
  • Counsel and coach employees and managers/supervisors on corrective action. Participate in review of disciplinary procedures for manufacturing client groups to ensure compliance with local law and company policies and procedures  
  • Change management - Support change execution, supporting client group in understanding and embracing changes
  • Develop the annual wage recommendations in conjunction with Plant Management and Regional Leadership Team.  Provide oversight and direction regarding hourly compensation administration
  • Engage in various special projects at the direction of the Director, HR Business Partnerships and/or VP, Human Resources.  This includes but is not limited to Human Resources strategy and analysis and the development of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP)


About You:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field.  Master’s degree a plus.
  • CPHR Designation is preferred or working towards along with Lean Manufacturing Experience, Six Sigma training is a plus
  • 5 years’ managerial-level experience in Human Resources including employee relations, labor relations, training, organizational development, talent acquisition, safety and compensation/benefits within a Manufacturing setting is a must
  • Ability to identify and analyze organizational needs
  • Excellent problem solving and coaching abilities
  • Presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to influence
  • Knowledge of employment and labor laws including contract construction and negotiations
  • Knowledge of hourly and salaried pay practices, handbooks
  • Ability to clearly demonstrate experience in strategic thinking and thought leadership
  • Good business acumen. Experience on the operations side of the business preferred


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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Job Family: Human Resources      
Division: NA HR 
Department: ​Human Resources Coaldale ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : Alberta : Coaldale 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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