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HR Manager

Company: Cascades
Location: Saint Helens
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on.


The Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, is the second-largest tissue producer in Canada and the fifth-largest in North America. The Division manufactures, converts and markets a huge selection of paper products, such as hand towels, bathroom tissue, facial tissue, napkins, paper towels, wipers and dispensers for the North American away-from-home and consumer products markets. The Group has more than 2,200 employees and operates seven manufacturing plants, nine conversion plants and four plants with both manufacturing and conversion facilities.
Your challenge!
The HR Manager will partner with leadership, union and employees to align and support the strategic business goals. This individual will have the opportunity to implement change and become a key partner of the leadership team. This role will also create a partnership with the union and management teams to help foster good employee relations and engagement.Job Responsibilities
Leadership skills and knowledge of Human Resource laws, practices, and labor contracts

Responsible for the plant engagement, Human Resource policies, procedures along with contract maintenance, a grievance handling and documentation.

Responsible and lead for coordination of grievances, arbitration preparation, contract preparation and organization of labor management meetings and communication to all parties.

Ability to lead and influence change.

Business Objectives Alignment

Contribute to the implementation of Human Resources operational strategies in support integration to Cascades systems and support the business

Development and coordination of performance, and succession planning for both facilities

Key member of the leadership team which will be able to partner with the team to align and support strategic business goals.Business Objectives Alignment
Contribute to the implementation of Human Resources operational strategies in his/her unitHelp develop his/her group's strategic plan and advise its senior management as a Human Resources and management specialistOperational Excellence
Identify his/her unit's Human Resources needs and propose action plans (budgets, resources, schedules) and their implementationImplement the Human Resources management strategies, practices and processes that apply to his/her unitSupport managers in managing their staffSupport organizational transformation in his/her unitHuman Resources
Support the engagement of his/her units' staff based on Cascades' values and business strategySupport the talent development and succession strategyHealth & Safety
Promote sound occupational health and safety management Support the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment for all his/her unit's employeesCorporate Responsibility and Governance
Ensure the reliability and completeness of relevant informationFoster and promote Cascades' ethical behaviors, culture and valuesClient Focused and Innovation
Draw inspiration from Human Resources management best practices to innovateCore competencies defined for this job
Change managementCoachingContinuous improvementRigourTeamworkImpact and influenceEducation
Bachelor's degree in Human resources or Business AdministrationDesired experience
Seven plus years of direct management experience in Human Resources with supervisory responsibility

Seven plus years of direct negotiations and labor contract management where you were the primary resource on the bargaining and management of daily contract grievances, arbitrations and litigations

Human Resource manufacturing experience preferably in the paper industry or similar union environments

Proven track record of leadership, engagement and successful contract negotiations

Proven track record in working with multiple plants and multiple sites

Strong leadership and managerial competencies

Systems - HRIS, payroll, time and attendanceTechnical competencies
Strong Computer skills in systems and Microsoft Office/SharePoint/teams, SAP, SKYPE

Ultipro, or similar time and attendance systems and current technology

Human Resource Certification SHRM, SPHR or PHR or other industry recognized certifications in the field desired

Knowledge of NSF and/or GMP or similar ISO standards

Ability to multitask and organize your time and workload to equally support both facilities and leadership teams

Ability to work closely with both leadership teams and help facilitate learning, engagement and positive union relationships

Coaching and negotiating skills
Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

Keywords: Cascades, Portland , HR Manager, Human Resources , Saint Helens, Oregon

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