Human Resources Manager, BC Operations

Human Resources Manager, BC Operations, Castlegar, British Columbia

When you join our team as a Human Resources Manager, BC Operations, you will be responsible for the delivery of Interfor’s Human
Resources plans and programs across its Sawmills and Woodlands Operations
located in British Columbia, as well as the corporate office in Burnaby. This
position will partner with operation leadership to deliver the region’s strategic
talent development activities, administer labour and employee relations events,
and effectively implement corporate HR programs and initiatives.

We would ideally like the successful candidate to be based at either our mills in Castlegar or Grand Forks, BC.

What You’ll Do

  • Partner with leaders to deliver the region’s organizational development strategy related to leadership development, attraction and retention, talent reviews for hourly and salary workforce, diversity initiatives and community engagement plans.
  • Build trusting relationships with leaders to ensure the effective delivery of HR programs.
  • Advise and counsel leaders to prevent or resolve workplace issues; conduct investigations as required, coach and support leaders in conducting investigations and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Oversee strategic labour relations including assisting with labour negotiations, provide advice for Step 3 grievances, be the main point of contact for bargaining, arbitrations and responsible for collaborating between business leaders and legal representation.
  • Manage the development, implementation and administration of human resource policies and procedures. Communicate and interpret policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Provide business leaders with current labour and employee relations expertise.
  • Collect, analyse and report out on key HR metrics.
  • Build trusting relationships with union leaders to navigate labour relations issues.
  • Provides advice and information to managers on the interpretation and application of the collective agreement and workplace legislation and policies.
  • Liaise with other HR leaders to ensure consistent approach and delivery of programs.
  • Build tools for front-line leaders to navigate and document labour and employee relations issues in a consistent way across the region.
  • Coordinate leave paperwork, including separation documents, with site leaders.
  • Work with safety leaders on issues that may have a direct impact on labour and employment issues.

What You Offer

  • 8-10 years of progressive experience in Labour Relations and Human Resources.
  • Experience managing multi-site union and non-union operations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to build strong relationships.
  • Authentic interpersonal style with good communication skills.
  • Strategic and practical labour relations knowledge and experience.
  • Solutions orientated business partner.
  • Capable to think strategically and long term.
  • Detail orientated with strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly interactive and energetic team environment.
  • Ability to communicate clear and concise information.
  • Ability to travel approximately 25% of the time.

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.

Interfor is one of the largest forest products companies in the world and we’re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success! #StartHereGoFar

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.