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HR Generalist

Company: Western Forest Products US LLC
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

#WFP2023THE OPPORTUNITYWhat You'll Do: As an HR Generalist at Western Forest Products (WFP), you'll have the opportunity to deliver a full suite of HR services, acting as the primary point of contact for employees and leaders within our US manufacturing and engineered wood operations. As an HR advisor to the business and with strong initiative and execution, success will be driven through a working partnership with the operation, the HR corporate team and a solution oriented approach. You are the right person for this role if you are interested in continuing to learn and grow, are relationship focused, adaptable, flexible to change and operationally minded in your HR practice.Who You Are: Our ideal candidate has 5+ years of progressive Human Resources experience. You bring a wealth of HR knowledge to the table: talent management, compensation, employment law, and performance management. Passionate about the success and wellbeing of employees, you strive to create and promote a supportive and collaborative work environment. Your talents in relationship-building and problem-solving will equip you to navigate various HR opportunities and challenges.Our total rewards offering includes:Salary range of $70,000 - 95,000 based on your skill level, qualifications, and experience.Annual Performance BonusDental and Medical Benefits; employee premiums for base plan are 100% paid for by WFP401(k) retirement savings planWork Environment: This role is to be performed in person at our Columbia Vista Sawmill Division, in Vancouver, Washington.RESPONSIBILITIESWork closely with operational leadership in executing HR initiatives to align with corporate and business unit goals and ensure a productive and engaged workforce;Provide day to day advice, counsel and guidance to operational leadership on all matters of disciplinary and operational issues to ensure fair, consistent and legally defensible treatment of employees;Understand the WFP business, both strategically and operationally, as well as the relevant business drivers and associated HR requirements for the execution of programs and management of talent - this may include, but is not limited to:Performance management;Employee relations;Succession planning;Recruitment;Onboarding and off-boarding;Policy development & application; andLearning, training, and development.Collaborate cross-functionally with the human resources, learning and development, and talent teams;Coach and advise operational leadership and employees on HR related topics as required, including education on corporate policies for increasing overall organizational capabilities and individual performance;Recommend best practices, review policies, handbook, and practices to maintain compliance, monitor regulatory changes and adopt all updates, and make recommendations for improvement;Plan and direct employee engagement events to promote a high-performing, inclusive, and mission-driven culture;Coordinate and implement various onboarding and off-boarding tasks;Ensure data integrity and monthly and quarterly reporting through HRIS Administration;Participate in developing and streamlining policy and procedures;Keep apprised of industry trends and legislation changes; andPerform other related duties as required or requested.QUALIFICATIONSEducation And ExperiencePost-secondary degree in human resources or equivalent in relevant business discipline.SHRM designation and/or actively pursuing designation preferred.5+ years' progressive HR experience.Experience working in Forestry, Manufacturing or another related industry would be considered an asset.Skills, Knowledge and Required CompetenciesWilling to travel regularly to support HR presence in all US operations across Washington State and as required for corporate meetings in British Columbia, Canada.Apply discretion to interactions with employees on sensitive issues; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educate others on the value of diversity.Strong working knowledge of talent management, succession management, performance management as well as compensation and benefits.Strong knowledge of employment laws and standards.An employee advocate with a drive to see employees succeed, who values and contributes to a collaborative and team-oriented culture.Sound analytical, problem-solving and negotiation skills with an ability to understand broad Human Resource issues and resolve situations in a diplomatic manner.Results orientated.Highly organized with the ability to multi-task.Embraces culture of continuous improvement by demonstrating receptivity and embracing value of feedback from the HR team, operations, and leadership.Demonstrated interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, and communication skills to effectively deal with multiple stakeholders.YOUR CAREERAt Western Forest Products, we believe our most significant asset is our people. Investing in our people brings value and success to our business, ensuring a safe, engaged, productive and continuously improving workplace. We offer challenging opportunities working alongside the best in the industry to meet your career and professional development goals while providing competitive total rewards and recognition.We provide a variety of on-the-job training and continuing education in many areas at Western to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed. Our promote-from-within culture recognizes high performance and we offer diverse career paths across the organization for those with the talent and will to advance.Our total rewards offering including competitive pay, performance bonus, 401(k) plan, extended health and dental benefits and other programs designed to support our employees.WESTERN OVERVIEWWestern Forest Products is a leading forest products company that sustainably manages forests and manufactures high-quality wood products. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with operations in the coastal region of BC and Washington State, Western meets the needs of customers worldwide with a specialty wood products focus and diverse product offering.Our commitment to health and safety, environmental stewardship and community engagement is core to how we do business at Western Forest Products.Our approach to responsible business practices in all aspects of our business is multi-faceted. We adhere to and employ the most stringent environmental practices in the world. The steps we take to ensure the forests in which we operate are renewed and remain healthy and viable for future generations are mirrored in the care we take to make certain our communities continue to grow and prosper. This includes investing in communities where we operate and continuing to forge mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations in respect of their local and cultural interests.

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