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Senior Manager Human Resources

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Town of Strathmore
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

Position Title: Senior Manager Human Resources

Department: Strategic and Administrative Services

Reports To: Director, Strategic and Administrative Services

Subordinate Positions: Payroll Specialist, OH&S Adviser, Senior HR Advisor

Hours of Work: 35 per week

Overall Accountability

Reporting to the Director of Strategic and Administrative Services, the Senior Manager of Human Resources is responsible for providing human resources leadership as a member of the Senior Leadership Team ensuring outcomes are achieved that align with the overall strategic direction of the Town.  The Senior Manager leads a team of professionals in human resources including a payroll and benefits specialist, Senior Human Resources Advisor and Occupational Health and Safety Advisor to deliver and implement best practices. He/She is responsible for building strong relationships, providing strategic human resource advice, as well as relevant and timely direction relative to all human resource matters.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with departmental leaders to provide exceptional customer service in the delivery of HR services, develop people plans/strategies, and focus on strategic issues.
  • Lead the creation of a learning organization that encourages leadership development, talent management and succession planning.
  • Develop human resource measurement protocols and reporting processes to align with and support organization strategic and business plans.
  • Initiate, develop and lead innovative human resources strategic plans and projects such as compensation planning, organizational effectiveness, employee coaching, recruiting, training, communication and performance management.
  • Diagnose organizational effectiveness/health and identifies gaps and opportunities that impact business results ensuring the alignment with the vision and values of the organization.
  • Develop and manage policy providing proactive advice on the Town’s human resources policies and procedures to ensure fairness, consistency and equity across the organization and minimize employment-related risk.
  • Lead human resource cycles such as performance management, compensation, recruitment, career development, and workforce planning.
  • Manage complex, high-risk and sensitive workplace issues and conflicts, including human rights, terminations, disability leaves and investigations.
  • Lead the management of employee relations and related strategies.
  • Oversee complex projects and initiatives, which may include workforce planning, benchmarking, pay for performance and change management.
  • Develop human resources strategy and salary budget for the organization by forecasting requirements and trends as part of multiyear business planning and budget process.
  • Effectively manage the HR team to accomplish HR department goals.

Required Education & Experience

  1. CPHR Designation or ability to earn it within a prescribed period of time.
  2. Post-secondary education in Human Resources, Management, Business Administration, Leadership or related degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  3. 8 – 10 years of HR business/strategic partner experience, or a combination of HR strategic partner and client-facing experience where influence and strong judgement were keys to success.
  4. Experience in municipal government sector considered an asset.
  5. Ability to use a variety of Microsoft Office applications. Previous experience with a payroll and HRIS such as Diamond and Questica is an asset.
  6. Extensive knowledge legislation in Human Rights, Occupational Health & Safety, employment standards, labour relations, pay equity and other applicable legislation.

Competencies and Behaviours:

  • A highly organized problem solver with the proven ability to think and act strategically supported by strong analytical skills.
  • Strong functional knowledge in all aspects of human resource policies, programs and processes and ability to assess and execute on organizational effectiveness priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution skills, interpretation and labour relations skills.
  • A team player that integrates a high degree of personal drive and motivation towards team support, collaboration and reaching organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions, evaluate people, manage priorities and adapt to change in a dynamic environment, while effectively interacting with peers
  • Clear thinking, conflict negotiation skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Positive relationship management, communication and consulting skills in order to build positive relationships with client groups and key partners.
Closing Date: 
March 15, 2019
Application Return: 

Send resume and cover letter outlining skills and experience related to job competencies to careers@strathmore.ca