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Company Name: Conestoga Meat Packers Ltd.
Location: Breslau, ON
Employment Type: Full Time
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Employee Engagement and Development Manager - Job Description


Reporting to the VP, Human Resources, the Employee Engagement and Development Manager engages with client groups and develops and implements policies, programs and processes that that will facilitate a positive employee experience and high-performance culture. This role is an ambassador of the Conestoga WAY and plays and important role in cultivating talent and a culture that reflects our values.


  • As part of the HR leadership team, this role is responsible for HR operations including employee relations, performance management, legislative compliance, training and development, employee engagement and change management.
  • Actively seeks feedback to continuously improve programs and processes
  • Responsible for Employee Relations and Training business plans and budget
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of programs, policies, and practices to address the needs of salaried staff in conjunction with the Talent and Organizational Development Manager
  • Provides ongoing HR support to salaried staff departments
  • Provides leadership and coaching to direct reports by holding regular one to ones and providing ongoing support to enhance their performance and development
  • Implements employee relations and training and development strategies based on business needs and priorities
  • Accomplishes results by identifying and clarifying issues and priorities; communicating and coordinating requirements; expediting solutions; evaluating milestone accomplishments; evaluating optional courses of action and changing assumptions and direction as required
  • Guides manager and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and emphasizing organization values
  • Complies with federal, provincial and local legal requirements, advising management on needed actions
  • Updates job knowledge by seeking opportunities for personal development including but not limited to conferences, webinars, books and professional associations.
  • Interacts with all external organizations impacting employee relations.
  • Demonstrates and promotes the Conestoga WAY
  • Develops and reviews personal development plan ensuring that it includes goals that support the key initiatives of the organization as well as personal development goals
  • Ensures personal development plan is implemented


  • Post-secondary Human Resources education - University degree preferred
  • CHRL preferred
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in Human Resources
  • Minimum 3 years' managerial experience in Human Resources

Key Competencies

  • Accountability and Initiative
  • Regularly reviews each employee's accountabilities and expectations with them to ensure that they are clearly understood
  • Guarantees the on-time delivery of products and services with absolute quality and safety for their team

  • Service Excellence
  • Appropriately consults with other departments prior to making decisions that impact the customer experience
  • Actively looks for opportunities to enhance the customer experience

  • Communicating with Clarity
  • Proactively meets with the senior leadership team to confirm which messages are to be shared with employees
  • When communicating messages to employees, ensures that they are clearly delivered in a clear and consistent manner
  • Adopts genuine and caring communication style when having difficult conversations with others

  • Leading Change
  • Creates improvement plans to move their department forward and align with company goals
  • Actively seeks ideas or suggestions from employees on how to make things better (i.e., through people, products, or processes)

Working Conditions

  • Works an occasional weekend and early/late hours to support different shifts and requirements
  • Cold environment at times
  • Noise levels may exceed 85 DbA (hearing protection is provided) at times
  • Working in congested and high forklift traffic areas at times

Key Performance Indicators

  • Implementation of annual business plan
  • Adherence to Annual Training Plan with materials updated for all courses
  • Internal Job postings: Open roles at Level 3+ vs. total number of roles
  • Discipline Compliance: HR meets timelines for issuance of disciplines
  • Drive action planning: 100% of all action plans items completed prior to next engagement survey

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