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Position Title: Human Resources Specialist 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Florenceville Main 

Requisition ID: 25428 



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.


We are seeking a strong communicator to join us as an onsite Human Resources Specialist in our Florenceville-Bristol, NB location! The successful candidate is responsible for providing local HR support in three main areas: employee relations, talent acquisition of high volume roles, and managing the employee leave of absence process. You will be leveraging your knowledge of local requirements and practices. 


How You’ll Add Value:


  • Support people managers and employees with Employee Relations issues (activities may include conducting investigations, managing appeals, addressing misconduct, issuing discipline, suspension, and/or termination).
  • Execute local recruitment efforts, such as maintaining job requisitions, running talent acquisition events, proactively sourcing candidates, and developing/maintaining the local candidate pool(s).
  • Manage candidate assessment and selection process to ensure alignment of talent and local business needs/succession plans.
  • Process voluntary and involuntary separations for in-scope employees, mitigating any potential risks and adhering to local legal requirements.
  • Manage in-scope employee movement and contract management, including the updating and changing of personal and individual work data.
  • Manage employee leave of absence process, including working closely with vendor, and initiating the leave of absence within the HR system.  Examples include Short Term Disability and Parental Leaves.
  • Work with the Employee Experience Centre and HRBPs to manage reductions in force / redundancy efforts, as well as employee retirements.
  • Work with any relevant local authorities / vendors to ensure local legal requirements and business needs are adhered to.
  • Share insights and trends with key stakeholders to drive more effective / efficient HR customer service delivery.
  • The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


About You:

  • 3-5 years of experience as a HR Generalist
  • Bachelor degree in Human Resources or a related field
  • Professional Human Resources certification would be an asset
  • General HR knowledge; comprehensive HR policy and process knowledge
  • Ability to apply HR knowledge / experience across HR policies, programs, processes and functions
  • Strong knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Strong business-specific knowledge coupled with project management and analytical skills
  • Proven teamwork capabilities; strong relationship management and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with impact and handle confidential information
  • Working knowledge of HR systems is beneficial, particularly SAP and SuccessFactors

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.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.
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Job Family: Human Resources      
Division: NA HR 
Department: ​Human Resources CA ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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