IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is seeking a PLANT HR MANAGER for our Warden, WA client.


This role will manage the complete HR function for this location and will provide support and general expertise in all areas of human resources. This individual reports to the Sr Manager, Regional Human Resources but has strong dotted line reporting responsibilities to the Plant Manager. The Plant HR Manager supervises the HR team and is the key plant resource responsible for helping the plant team recruit, retain, develop, and keep full engagement of all people. Accountable for direction, management, and financial success of the HR function at the plant by establishing and achieving current and long-range objectives, plans and policies.

  • Working as a strategic business partner with the plant leadership, evaluate the state of human resources in the plant, identify opportunities for improvement and develop & execute a strategic vision for the HR function in the plant focused on supporting the achievement of both functional and plant key performance objectives
  • Drive employee engagement to maximize safety, manufacturing, quality, and customer service goal attainment. Monitors employee attitudes, leads culture assessments and action planning to close the gaps.
  • Develops and aligns HR initiatives to the business strategy which includes the ability to identify, analyze, understand and articulate business goals and objectives at the company, plant and business unit level
  • Manages regulatory compliance, social accountability audits, and leads investigations of complaints/concerns to include alleged harassment or discrimination
  • Analyze, monitor and improve diversity administration education, training, staffing, communication, & development, and diversity culture building
  • Leads development, implementation, and audits of all HR policies and procedures
  • Coach and counsel managers and supervisors in the plant regarding employee relations issues in order to enable them to address employee issues at the lowest possible level
  • Manage consistent execution of compensation programs including merit, bonus, and promotional counseling. Provide management education on salary administration and performance management. Analyze and effectively utilize compensation programs, and rewards & recognition plans.
  • Ensure consistent delivery of benefit programs.
  • Provide career planning and development counsel to employees and managers using Human Resource Planning platforms such as Performance Management (PMP), Talent Management (TM), and Individual Development Planning (IDP)


5-7 Years Human Resource Generalist experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field (Master’s degree a plus) preferred
  • Professional in Human Resource (PHR) or (SPHR) preferred
  • Previous manufacturing/plant experience (24 hour operation facility)
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of HRMS and Microsoft Office products
  • Key Leadership Competencies in addition to Ethics/Values and Integrity/Trust (Managerial Courage, Understanding Others, Interpersonal Savvy, Dealing with Ambiguity, Action Oriented, Timely Decision Making, Sizing up People, Approachability)

Industry-Competitive Benefits

Coupled with our compensation and bonus incentive programs, our benefits deliver rewards that are market competitive.  Some of the most attractive elements of our benefit programs include:

Health Insurance Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision

Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care, and Health Reimbursement Accounts

Well-being programs including companywide events and a wellness incentive program

Paid Time Off

Financial Wellness – Industry leading 401(k) plan with generous company contributions, Financial Planning Services, Employee Stock purchase program, and Health Savings Accounts, Life and Accident insurance

Family-Friendly Employee events

Employee Assistance Program services – mental health and other concierge type services

Benefits may vary based on location, job role/level, job status, and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreements

Industry-Competitive Benefits

Qualified and interested individuals are encouraged to apply to Stefanie Howse –




IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for a PLANT HR MANAGER for our Brantford, ON client.


Global Tier 1 automotive manufacturer seeks a Plant HR Manager for their Brantford, Ontario plant!!

The Brantford, ON Plant Human Resources Manager has overall Plant/Site responsibility for the HR function as it relates to the delivery and execution of Human Resources, Health Safety Environmental standards and guidelines as defined by the Subject Matter Experts (SME or Centers of Excellence COE – often referred to as functional groups; ex. IT, HS&E Corporate Group).

Locally, they are responsible for the identification of local programs and solutions that enable the company to exceed our business objectives through teammate engagement. To provide strategic leadership and direction in promoting fair, equitable, effective and leading-edge human resources solutions, benefits, administration programs, policies and best practice systems and processes.

This position requires a combination of both strategic and hands-on/tactical HR expertise. Actively manages and contributes to the promotion of a healthy, safe and environmentally responsible workplace by encouraging and involving all employees in the ownership and continuous improvement of HS&E in the workplace and to promote the use of better HS&E practices.

This is an on-site position.


As a key member of the Plant Management Team, the Human Resources Manager is expected to contribute at an operational level by providing value in all areas of Human Resources

Supports business strategy and objectives through the execution of end-to-end HR solutions and delivery of corporate initiatives ensuring that the working environment is conducive to high levels of teammate engagement and commitment.

Participates fully as part of the plant/site leadership team and acts as advisor to the Plant Manager.

In addition to remaining current with all applicable country, federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations, this role requires the individual to adhere to and enforce all established Company policies and procedures.

Provides leadership and direction to all teammates by providing coaching and interpretation to complex employee relations issues to develop problem resolution solutions and improved teammate performance.

Participate in Local Human Resources community to network and benchmark best labour/employment practices and understand local issues and trends.

Partners with the business to achieve its objectives by identifying human resources and organizational development issues and by leading the analysis and diagnosis of client needs.

Design and/or reinforce application/implementation of site-specific HR policies, standards and procedure taking into account the organization’s vision, mission and values, legislative requirements and industry best practices, notifying plant manager and functional manager of non-compliance.

Track and provide analysis and subsequent improvement plans with respect to HR metrics and KPI’s

Health, Safety & Environment:

Implement, maintain and be accountable for all plant/corporate HSE requirements and standards assigned by the senior site manager.

Manage teammate injury and disability claims from the time they are reported to the teammate’s return to work on their pre-injury duties.

Report all injury claims and HS&E statistics per Corporate and regulatory requirements, maintain required documents and records.

Participate in monthly JHSC meetings. Be a constant advocate of responsible management of all health, safety and environmental issues.

Understand the health and safety responsibilities of the employer, managers, supervisors and teammates within the facility.

Establish administrative procedures that encourage all teammates to report unsafe conditions and unsafe practices to their supervisors without fear of being disciplined.

Provide advice to teammates and the management team in matters of occupational health and safety.

Act as the facility liaison for regulatory visits/inspections as the need arise.

Assist with revisions/updates of plant HS&E Procedures, as necessary.

Labor Management & Employee Relations:

Provide responsible leadership and direction to create an environment that promotes an effective constructive working relationship.

Represents management in Employee relations.

Provides firm, fair and consistent application of employment management practices to resolve issues and problems through workable solutions in a professional and timely manner.

Supports monthly teammate engagement activities.

Training & Development:

Develop and implement training matrices and plans based on training needs for all teammates in conjunction with department heads per ISO 9001 requirements and TWI methodology.

Organize and deliver in-house training as needed per local regulations or corporate compliance. Interface with corporate Talent and Organizational development center of excellence.

Recruitment & Selection:

Facilitate screening, testing, interviewing and the selection process for all available positions in conjunction with the hiring manager.

Maintain applicant and talent pool in compliance with all regulatory boards.

Administer and coordinate Orientation/Onboarding for newly hired and transferred teammates in partnership with the hiring manager.

Performance and Talent Management:

Provides guidance to management team to ensure performance promotes the overall plant effectiveness.

Responsible to administer and oversee Woodbridge Performance Management and Development System.

Responsible to deploy talent management models and tools to identify high potentials and ensure associated development and succession plans are in place.

Total Rewards:

Maintains an understanding of regional salary, wage and benefit trends to ensure that corporate programs remain competitive and compliant.

Provides support and alignment to Corporate Total Rewards programs to ensure consistent and timely delivery.

Oversees the Total Rewards enrollment process, record keeping and materials distribution, utilizing the HRIS and other corporate approved information sources.

Provide feedback to Corporate Total Rewards on the quality, service levels and programs of service providers for benefit and retirement programs.


Participate in the development & execution of action plans with the plant leaders and provide guidance on feedback where required including best practices and procedures.

Foster effective two-way communication on a timely and consistent basis from and to all teammates.


  • Bachelor’s degree, Professional Human Resources Designation preferred.
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience in a similar role within the manufacturing industry, specifically automotive is desirable.
  • Solid understanding of all facets of HR management with the ability to persuade and influence decision makers at multiple organizational levels.
  • Proven experience working in a matrix global organization with a strong business acumen.
  • Working knowledge of payroll and HRIS systems would be an asset.
  • Understanding of technical concepts, and ability or willingness to learn technical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and end-user training ability.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Document to Stefanie Howse –   



IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for a PEOPLE ADVISOR for our Calgary, AB client.


As a member of our client’s organization, the People Advisor is tasked with providing tactical, responsive HR support to individual contributors in assigned business units and/or functions. The position serves as the first point of contact and trusted advisor for employee relations issues and human resources policies and processes. The People Advisor will champion, demonstrate and uphold Commitments & Values to foster an environment of trust, and employee engagement for a diverse workforce.

This is a Hybrid role with two work-from-office days (generally Tuesdays & Wednesdays) plus additional travel to various work sites in Alberta.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

Provides reliable and timely coaching and counseling to employees on issues to ensure consistent, transparent application of policies, procedures, and employments laws.

Identify, communicate, and resolve employee relations issues balancing employee advocacy with stewardship of company policies and employment laws.

Serves as the local People point of contact supporting/delivering internal processes including Performance Management, New Hire Orientation and Exit interviews.

Conducts training on company policy, programs, and other issues as they arise.

Partners and participates with local team(s) on recruitment outreach efforts.

Serves as an active member of People related project teams as assigned.

Apprise and escalates potential legal, risk, safety, etc. concerns to the People Manager.


The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree (accredited) in Human Resources, Business Administration or similar area of study, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four (4) years of relevant work experience.

Two (2) years of related work experience (in addition to education requirement)

Experience in a Human Generalist role in a multi-site environment

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

CHRP Certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Approachable and responsive resource able to connect with employees at all levels.

Solutions-oriented approach to problem solving conflict resolution with a strong drive to create a positive work environment.

Strong internal and external customer focus.

Self-motivated; ability to navigate complex environments, get answers and autonomously drive solutions.

Comfortable with high volume workload and able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Working knowledge of employment laws and regulations and the ability to appropriately assess risk.

Ability to use experience and judgment to make decisions that may be based on imperfect or incomplete information.

Ability to recognize trends and communicate the same as appropriate

Normal setting for this job is an office setting, however, operational site visits are required with exposure to weather and areas where large equipment is operated;

Ability to travel up 10-30% of the time depending the upon geographic span of responsibility.

Note: This is a Hybrid role with work-from-home office days (generally Tuesdays & Wednesdays) plus additional travel to various work sites in Alberta.


Each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on RRSP, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Document to Stefanie Howse –