Manager of Human Resources

Website City of Winnipeg

Job Description:

Working in a matrix structure the Manager of Human Resources is a key leadership role in both the Human Resources Team and within the assigned Department. Leading a team of HR generalists, the HR Manager will develop and implement HR priorities for the department to ensure people needs are met and are aligned with operational requirements. As a member of the City HR Leadership Group this role participates in the creation of Citywide HR programming and then works to implement those programs within their department. This role may have additional management responsibilities in Safety & Health, Training & Development, or other areas within the department as required by operations

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development of strategic Human Resources initiatives to improve future operations and achieve the long term city goals;
  • Lead and direct a team of HR Generalists in the delivery and implementation of City Wide HR programs within the department
  • Provide oversight and leadership on all matters relating to labour and employee relations issues (grievance/arbitration handling) and implements labour relations programming and consults with Corporate Labour Relations as required;
  • Lead and direct the Human Resource team (direct & indirect reports);
  • Participate in the creation and implementation of City wide HR Specialty Programs

Job Requirements:

  • Experience leading, developing, implementing and providing advice on workplace policy, administrative standards, HR programs, and procedures that assist with employee management.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret and administer collective agreements, ability to assess HR Staff skill in managing LR cases, identify errors, and give advice on how to improve.
  • Experience leading others in the HR Generalist areas of:
  • Experience working with HRIS staff to deliver HR solutions that improve efficiency in the department and help to manage the workforce. This includes training staff for daily people transactions in PeopleSoft to ensure the integrity of information in the system.
    labour/employee relations including progressive discipline, grievance process and handling, performance management and complex workplace investigations;
  • Experience leading workplace investigations, recruitment, classification, job design processes, and employee health management in a heavily unionized workplace.
  • Strong business and political acumen skills with an understanding of the unique nature of having the public and elected officials express interest in your departments business.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain respectful and effective working relationships at all levels in the organizations, with internal and external stakeholders, and with City Union partners.
    supportive employment services including return to work, disability management and duty to accommodate.
  • 5 years of previous leadership and management experience with a minimum of 3 years in HR in a large, complex unionized environment. Ability to build an effective team, measure and hold the team accountable, identify competency gaps, create a plan for improvement, and work toward department goals.
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to exercise good judgment, solve problems quickly and effectively, and resolve people issues related to health & safety and staff emergencies.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with specialization in Human Resources, Commerce, Labour Studies, Public or Business Administration, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
    compensation and classification including job analysis and job description development;
  • Experience advising, educating and supporting leaders in managing their staff and business.
  • Knowledge and experience with department specific legislation, rules or regulations preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work through conflict based situations and negotiate outcome as needed.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office products with the ability to learn any department systems as needed.
  • Knowledge of overall operational budgets, cost controls, capital budgets, and other financial activities in line with Corporate Finance rules for managers working within a City department.
  • Working with Labour relations to prepare cases for arbitration, prep witnesses and support staff involved. Use LR Staff to show proper management and assess grievances or arbitration cases.
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to summarize and present information clearly, to delivery sensitive or difficult messages, and to ensure understanding.
  • Organizational & time management skills with the ability to adapt to unforeseen changes and interruptions and ensure work priorities and deadlines are met in a high-volume environment.
  • Sound knowledge of HR legislation including but not limited to Employment Standard Code, Labour Relations Act, Human Rights Code,
  • Workplace Safety and Health Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Personal Health Information Act.

Job Details:

Company: City of Winnipeg

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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