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Company Name: Conestoga Meat Packers Ltd.
Location: Breslau, ON
Employment Type: Full Time
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HR Specialist (contract) - Job Description

Job Purpose

This is a 4 month contract role working in our Human Resources department. This role will help take on overflow work and assist on important initiatives as the department continues to grow. Work will be in various areas of HR including employee relations, training and development, talent and organizational development, and culture.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Project and day to day work within the different functions of HR
  • Work with the Training Team on new and existing salaried training programs
  • Work on Talent and Development programs such as organizational changes and leadership development initiatives
  • Prepare and review all plant communications for employees
  • Participate in employee relations issues and resolutions if team requires
  • Assist with various HR projects being able to jump in and have an eye for detail and keeping projects moving along
  • Working with employees on SMART goal setting
  • Facilitate training sessions on various HR content in a professional and friendly manner
  • Administrative support


  • Post-secondary degree in a related discipline with CHRP designation
  • 1 - 3 years ideally working in the HR function
  • Employee relations and legislation experience (ie. policy writing)
  • Project management experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Customer service focused
  • Organized
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment is ideal
  • Post-secondary degree in a related discipline with CHRP designation is preferred

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 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)

Key Performance Indicators

  • Completion of projects within parameters
  • HR KPI on customer feedback is positive

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