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Sr. Human Resources Manager/Business Partner, Medical Device Manufacturing Plant

Req # JR - 019581 Location Alliston, Ontario, Canada Alternate Location : ON0100 - Mississauga Job Category Human Resources Date posted 04/10/2020

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Sr. Human Resources Manager/Business Partner, Medical Device Manufacturing Plant

Baxter International

Alliston, ON


  • Provide HR support and leadership for our Alliston manufacturing plant, a 600-employee facility.
  • Drives/influences/manages initiatives related to organization and management team effectiveness, organization design, drives execution/implementation of HR processes/systems across the site
  • As the solo site-based HR professional (with ready access to varied Centers of Excellence), this is a working manager role with the opportunity to work directly with the local employee population and partner strategically with leadership.
  • Reporting to the Sr. HR Director supporting Americas Solutions Region Operations, this role is part of a team of US/Canada and Latin America based HR professionals with a collaborative and continuous improvement mindset.

Critical Responsibilities

  • Develop HR plans and strategies to support the achievement of business objectives and desired organizational culture.
  • Process HR Operational Transactions related to HRIS (Workday) and timekeeping/payroll (Kronos) systems. 
  • Drive initiatives to improve efficiencies and cost savings
  • Consult with management on a variety of HR and business-related issues, both strategic and operational.
  • Manage day-to-day employee relations, staffing, and compensation issues in partnership with managers and external partners.
  • Support organization wide talent planning initiatives (in partnership with talent management CoE) including assessment, calibration, development planning and succession planning.
  • Support remediation activities happening at site level
  • Facilitate New Hire Orientation and HR Training programs. 
  • Manage recordkeeping and filing system through knowledge of Microsoft Applications and specialized software/systems in HR related field.  
  • Support employee promotion and hiring process; develop or update job descriptions, attend job fairs, assist with developing performance expectations.
  • Support all compliance requirements and ensure ethical, non-discriminatory and safe work environment. 

Key Qualifications

  • Flexibility to work across a 5-day, 3-shift operation
  • Strong knowledge of both national and provincial employment law
  • Strong foundational HR knowledge and experience in training, compensation, performance management, change management and organizational design. Demonstrated application of those skills and partnership with HR Centers of Expertise.
  • A proven track record of disciplined action and execution in Human Resource roles.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships with management team and to coach and influence decision making of senior leaders.
  • Strong teamwork orientation and collaborative approach.     
  • Excellent communication, influence and listening skills.                                                                                             
  • Strong project and process management skills.
  • Employee relations experience; experience working with employees to rollout processes or policies, resolve issues, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and resolve conflict.
  • Able to question “status quo”, drive innovation and strong level of accountability

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master's in Human Resources or Business preferred.
  • 10+ years of HR experience that includes at least 5 years of generalist experience.  Health Care, R&D and/or manufacturing plant background preferred.
  • Experience managing a large hourly workforce


Reasonable Accommodations

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