Human Resources Business Partner

Schneider Electric Edmonton, Alberta

About the Job

Schneider Electric Canada is seeking a Regional HR Business Partner for their Edmonton & Richmond locations. The position is the primary interface for people managers and employees by supporting consultative & tactical human resources activities. The Regional HRBP works closely with National & Regional HRBPs across Canada. This position will support a union contingent in Richmond, BC, as well as non-union operations employees in Edmonton.

S c hneider Electricâ„¢ creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for
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The position works in partnership with the local management team in leading HR processes including total rewards, talent management, recruiting, employee engagement, and employee/labour relations. This position will support multiple business groups located in Edmonton, including a manufacturing plant that is part of our Global Supply Chain business. This position will also support employees located in Richmond, British Columbia. Specific duties include the following:

- Contribute to the design of organization (skills, resources, processes) to suit business challenges and HR strategy
- Advise on matters pertaining to interpretation and execution of policies & procedures
- Conduct contract negotiations and administers labor agreements
- Lead transversal HR projects as well as global & local human resources campaigns and annual processes
- Provide first level support in hiring to local managers; liaise with local Talent Acquisition to drive effective and timely recruitment of salaried roles, while directly managing the recruitment of hourly positions.
- Determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale
- Ensure proper coaching of managers to improve employee performance and engagement
- Responsible for policy governance
- Structure - Design - Build - Master high-performance solutions (cost, quality, time) to meet the business need
- Manage the people aspect of the Schneider Production System (SPS) in the manufacturing environment
- Steer the implementation of change management operations: ensure that managers become autonomous and have good HR know-how by communicating, training and guiding them through HR processes, tools and systems
- Coordinate and guarantee that processes as well as HR programs & policies are being correctly carried out
- Contribute to employees' professional development, focusing on high potentials and talents
- Provide support to management on local employee relations issues, including terminations, investigations, performance management, etc.. Manage labor relations and legal aspects for the Richmond union.
- Provide local site support (i.e., employee engagement activities, company program support)


T his job might be for you if:

- Minimum of 5+ years progressive HR experience with a university degree in a related field.
- Labour relations background with proven successes in leading the HR function at collective bargaining at the site level.
- Extensive working knowledge of employee relations principles, practices, and procedures
- Proven ability to exercise judgment and discretion in handling confidential matters
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)
- High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities
- Ability to influence and work effectively with managers & business leaders and internal stakeholders to influence change
- Superior leadership abilities. Ability to get along with diverse personalities, tactful, mature, flexible
- Ability to establish credibility and be decisive
- Results and people oriented. Service oriented, but assertive/persuasive
- Advanced skills using Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and HRIS systems
- Strong leadership skills: collaboration, influence, drive for results, prioritization and project management
- Strong understanding of Canadian and Alberta, BC labor law and regulation
- Ability to relate and communicate with employees at all levels of the organization
- Ability to travel as required to assigned work locations.

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