HR Advisor

Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 01-05-2018
Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns, and rolls.

As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.

Canada Bread serves major grocery chains, retail outlets, and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream, and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlet.

  • Maintain complete and accurate employee files for hourly associates.
  • Ensure adequate hourly staffing levels are maintained by coordinating with production and external temporary labour providers.
  • Lead the hourly recruitment process for skilled labour including applicant selection, interviewing, and reference checking and offer preparation.
  • Participate in develop of training materials and new hire orientation.
  • Support supervisors with facility & corporate training initiatives (SISTEM).
  • The coordination of internal job postings, transfers, layoffs, recalls and related administration.
  • Administer the pension and benefit plans including coordinating with the Corporate Pension and Benefits team on new enrollments, plan changes, plan terminations and employee specific issues.
  • Provide support to ensure that payroll can be processed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Provide coaching and training to Supervisors and hourly associates on Human Relations processes and policies.
  • Participate in the grievance resolution process.
  • Respond to hourly employee inquires and concerns and take steps to resolve issues.
  • Investigate reported employee incidents and assist in the delivery of any required disciplinary action.
  • Review, updating and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the organization of company social events.
  • Other duties as assigned 
  • Post-Secondary education in HR Management or Business Administration with 4+ years of generalist HR experience in a unionized environment. Alternative education and equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
  • Completed or working towards a CHRP/CHRL designation is preferred.
  • Experience in a unionized, manufacturing environment.
  • A high degree of flexibility to adapt to and effectively manage multiple priorities in a large size organization.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, coaching and influencing skills.
  • High standards of integrity, energy level, and self-motivation.
  • Strong customer service orientation and conflict management skills.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of applicable legislation and its applications.
  • Enthusiasm, energy and ability to thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Positive attitude with strong relationship building skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, complemented by excellent attention to details, follow-up and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and complex situations with sound judgment, tact and discretion.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and HRIS systems.
  • Must have a car and clean driver’s abstract
  • Must be able to work flexible hours 
Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.

Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact Canada Bread Accessibility at
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