Director, Human Resources Operations – Burlington

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Brampton
  • 125 - 150
  • Salary: 125 - 150

Sofina Foods

Director, Human Resources Operations

Burlington Bellevile, 350 Bell Blvd, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Burlington, 821 Appleby Line, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Goreway, 10 Armthorpe Rd, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Humberline, 383 Humberline Dr #353, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Scarborough, 170 Nugget Av, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Req #1154 Friday, March 1, 2024

About us: Sofina Foods is one of Canada’s leading manufacturers of primary and further processed protein products for retail and foodservice customers as well as international markets. We manufacture pork, beef, turkey, chicken, and fish products in Canada and Europe. Our family of brands include Cuddy, Lilydale, Janes, Mastro, San Daniele, Fletcher’s, Vienna, Riserva, and Zamzam in Canada; and Youngs, Greenland, and Karro’s in UK. We are also the exclusive Canadian distributor of Italy’s finest Rio Mare, Lavazza products and Kicking Horse Coffee in Canada.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources Operations, the Director, Human Resources Operations leads all aspects of the HR Operations function for multiple plants in GTA and surrounding area (Scarborough, Belleville, Burlington, Goreway, Humberline). This hands-on Director will guide a team of seven HR professionals with an emphasis on partnering with operations to ensure they deliver value-added results to the business. The Director will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in developing employee and labour relations solutions to contribute to the plant’s success.

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provide HR leadership and expertise to the plant teams in relation to all people matters in support of their operational goals. This includes recruiting, retention, disability management, people development, and succession planning.
  2. Act with a high sense of urgency while always being responsive and nimble to address the plants’ needs.
  3. Develop an innovative approach to employee and labour relations with the goal of maintaining trusted relationships with leaders, employees, and unions and supporting issue resolution.
  4. Continuously raise the bar through functional process improvements and other valued added initiatives in support of plant success.
  5. Support a team of HR professionals on technical and strategic people matters while continuing to develop the teams’ skills through targeted coaching and mentoring in support of employee development and growth.
  6. Develop strong partnerships and act as a trusted advisor with Operations leaders, HR team, and other support functions at the plants.


  1. Post-secondary education including a university degree in HR Management.
  2. Minimum of 10 years relevant HR management experience.
  3. Demonstrated success working in a multi-facility unionized manufacturing environment driving alignment and high performing teams.
  4. Sound understanding and working knowledge of collective agreement interpretation and administration, labour relations and grievance practices and procedures, labour law, and employment-related legislation.
  5. Relationship Builder with the ability to foster excellent relationships and to influence decision making at all levels.
  6. Strong management and leadership skills; a proven collaborator and influencer with a service orientated approach.
  7. Ability to effectively work with and support employees at all levels.

#SMARK Sofina Foods Inc. is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). Applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements, for the purpose of accommodation under AODA, known to Human Resources when they are contacted for an interview.



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