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Regional Human Resources Manager in Ottawa at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 2/16/2019

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Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family!

We are looking for a Regional HR Manager who will support our Canadian region. This position has flexibility to work from home ideally in the Ottawa, ON area with frequent travel across the region.

As part of the North America HR Operations team, the Regional HR Manager is responsible for ensuring day-to-day Human Resources activities are being fulfilled in their respective market. The HR Operations organization offers an empowered work environment that encourages creativity, initiative and professional growth.

In this role you will:

  • Provide day-to-day Human Resources advice, direction and counsel to leadership with respect to employee relation matters and interpretation of collective agreements for your designated market.
  • Investigate and resolve complex and sensitive employee relations issues for field operations.
  • Ensure compliance with provincial and federal laws and regulations relating to labour relations, employment standards, human rights and privacy legislation.
  • Support union/management relationships (i.e. resolve labour relations issues, assist with collective bargaining, etc.) in addition to promoting a progressive labour relations framework.
  • Support the grievance & arbitration processes.
  • Partner with HR specialty groups to ensure strategic and tactical HR programs are flawlessly executed at field level.
  • Provide recommendations and input to Human Resources initiatives and programs related to compensation, recruiting, union/management and employee/management relations and communication.
  • Facilitate talent planning and champion the utilization of performance management tools.
  • Participate in the estimating, contracts and bid processes by providing advice and recommendations pertaining to provisions within the collective agreements.
  • Play a key role in ensuring projects, including transformation initiatives, meet objectives by increasing employee adoption and usage.

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution, within a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years practical Generalist experience in a Human Resources role.
  • Full bilingualism in French/English (read, write and speak clearly).
  • Labour relations experience, including contract negotiations and collective bargaining, collective agreement administration and union/management relations.
  • Experience in an unionized and non-unionized manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of Demonstrated knowledge of the full spectrum of human resources theories and practices.
  • Understanding of provincial and federal legislation to ensure compliance across your assigned market .
  • Ability to effectively influence managers and employees at all levels within the organization.


Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts MiracleGro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.