Manager, Human Resources

Manager, Human Resources, Nairn Centre, Ontario

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the delivery of the Human Resource functions for the Narin Centre and Gogama mills in Ontario. You will be responsible for the delivery of Interfor’s Human Resources plans and programs across its Sawmills and Woodlands Operations and located at our Nairn Centre location. This position will partner with management to deliver strategic talent development activities, administer labour and employee relations events, and effectively implement HR programs and initiatives.

What You’ll Do

  • Partner with leaders to deliver strategy related to diversity, attraction and retention, talent reviews for hourly and salary workforce.
  • Provide expertise, support and advice for the mill in all aspects of HR including Labour Relations, onboarding, performance management, leave management, discipline, employee relations, offboarding, payroll support, hourly compensation administration and compliance.
  • Be accessible to employees and routinely spend time on the mill floor and ensure follow up on concerns and issues in a timely manner.
  • Support rollout and implementation of HR Operations goals and initiatives (attraction, retention and diversity strategies)
  • Be active in the community, identifying activities to promote Interfor in the community and put in action diversity initiatives.
  • Advise and counsel leaders to prevent or resolve workplace issues; conduct investigations as required, coach and support leaders and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Manage the development, implementation and administration of human resource policies and procedures. Communicate and interpret policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Collect, analyze and report out on key HR metrics.
  • Build trusting relationships with union leaders to navigate labour relations issues.
  • Provide advice and information to managers on the interpretation and application of the collective agreement and workplace legislation and policies.
  • Support front-line leaders to navigate and document labour and employee relations issues in a consistent way.
  • Work with EHS on issues that may have a direct impact on labour and employment issues.
  • Provide advice and guidance and oversee the leave management, duty to accommodate, and return to work process related to WSIB Ontario and STD/LTD programs.

What You Offer

  • 8-10 years of progressive experience in Human Resources, including talent development, labour and employee relations and community engagement.
  • HR experience in a unionized manufacturing setting.
  • Strategic and practical labour relations knowledge and experience.
  • Experience managing multi-site operations would be considered an asset.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • English and French bilingualism would be considered an asset.
  • Authentic interpersonal style with good communication skills.
  • Solutions orientated business partner.
  • Strong organizational and detail orientated skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly interactive and energetic team environment.
  • Ability to communicate clear and concise information.
  • Ability to travel between the 2 locations to occasionally travel to other Interfor sites/offices.

Who We Are

Interfor is a growth-oriented forest products company, operating in all major forest products markets across North America. We offer one of the most diverse lines of wood products to customers around the globe, produced in safety-focused, world-class facilities. We strengthen and contribute to the local economies, build value for our employees and customers, and operate with world-leading sustainable forest management practices. We are proud to produce sustainable building materials that contribute to a healthy and sustainable future. Check out to learn more about our approach to sustainability.

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What We Offer

Interfor builds value for our employees by providing a career where they can contribute, grow, and prosper. We offer a competitive salary, based both on what you bring to the role and benchmarked to market conditions. You’ll also get a competitive benefits package including:

  • Extended Health & Dental
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Additional (Employee Paid) Life Insurance
  • RRSP Matching Plan
  • Participation in our Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Employee Assistance Program

We want you to grow your career with Interfor. With our industry leading training programs and track record of promoting from within, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ‘Start Here. Go Far.’ Check out our Employee Development Programs to learn more at

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and background check. Interfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.