Human Resources Leader

- Wingham, ON
  • Do you want to work with an organization that empowers you, encourages you to think strategically and creatively and has THE BEST team environment?

  • Are you an energetic person that is focused on bringing the best to the people you serve?

  • Is AWESOME a word that would describe you?

If yes, please keep reading… this is your new home!

Britespan is looking for a seasoned, energetic and passionate HR professional to join our growing team as the Director of HR. We are quickly becoming the fastest growing manufacturer in the fabric building industry, and need skilled, passionate individuals to join our growing team! Britespan offers competitive wages, health benefits, and pension.

Title: Human Resources Leader
Reporting Manager: President
Direct Reports: 1+; HR Generalist

Salary Range: $90,000 – $120,000 based on experience
Primary Location: 688 Josephine Street, Wingham, ON
Standard Hours: 8 am – 5 pm; Monday – Friday
Travel Requirements: May be required to travel throughout Canada and US to support business needs.
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Why Britespan?

  • Work as part of a fun and engaging team out of our corporate office
  • Freedom in creativity
  • New and challenging work (not repetitive!)
  • Experience new markets and products on a regular basis
  • Always busy; never a dull moment!
  • Be part of the team driving R&D and CI initiatives
  • Great work and intellectually challenging
  • Small, friendly team environment
  • Competitive pay
  • Annual clothing allowance
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Great Corporate Culture
  • Employee appreciation events
  • Engaged in community support / engagement initiatives
  • Growing company & industry
  • Benefit and Pension


Position Summary:

The Human Resources Leader must embody the values and vision of Britespan supporting the organizational culture. While leading the day-to-day functions of the HR team, this role will support all divisions, leadership, and employees within Britespan by leading and facilitating company policies, procedures, recruitment, and employee relations while operating to foster a healthy company culture based on our core values. Key to the role is formulating partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added services to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization.

All employees are to participate in, and positively contribute to the company culture, Health and Safety initiatives, continuous improvement and abide by the Employment Standards Act and all company policies and procedures while maintaining a customer service mindset.

Position Qualifications:

Education & Knowledge

  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources
  • CHRP/CHRL/CHRE designation
  • Knowledge of HR best practices, processes, policies, relevant employment standards, and legislation
  • Knowledge of Canadian and US employment law and related legislation; Primarily Ontario, and Michigan
    • Exposure to Alberta, Quebec, Saskatchewan, California, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas, MontanaFabric building Covers USA INC opened in USA, South Carolina, New York – asset
  • Standard First Aid and Mental Health First Aider – asset



  • Action-oriented bringing deliverables to close leveraging a strong work ethic
  • Demonstrate sound judgement with the ability to think strategically and execute tactically
  • Manage and move through both strategic and day-to-day matters effectively while driving multiple competing priorities
  • Navigate sensitive situations appropriately confidently and with confidentiality
  • Negotiate complex and confidential situations with confidence and efficiency
  • Collaborate across many teams, levels, and situations with a flexible skillset applying strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Passionate about coaching leaders and employees with strategic input and advice displaying an enthusiastic and hands-on approach
  • Strong leadership, relationship development, and influencing skills
  • Computer proficiency (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Exposure to Smartsheet – asset


  • 12+ years of human resources experience as an HRBP
  • 7+ years in an HR leadership role in a professional corporate environment
  • ADP or other HRIS systems
  • Confidential information
  • Conflict resolution
  • Policy & procedure development and implementation
  • Recruitment & retention
  • Training & development
  • WSIB case management and RTW programs
  • Experience in a manufacturing organization – asset


  • Excellent oral and written communication including the ability to influence / convince an audience and negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Interface and collaborate with all companies and departments
  • Strong presentation skills with a clear and concise communication style
  • Effective interpersonal, written and verbal communications
  • Able to act with integrity, professionalism and confidentiality


  • Maintain and Develop Standard Operating Procedures, Policies, Workflows, and Processes that support consistency and efficiency within the HR department and organization
  • Drive Departmental and Organizational activities and needs associated with the Human Resources
  • Provide direct reports with direction, guidance, and coaching on day-to-day activities by ensuring the team is building positive relationships and credibility across all levels of the organization
  • Contribute to and develop the organizations’ people’s strategy, focusing on team and culture
  • Develop and execute organizational planning, engagement strategies, succession planning, diversity & inclusion practices, talent acquisition, learning & development, performance management, and compensation
  • Partner closely with Senior Management and Operations Leadership Team, offering advice and direction on go-forward strategies and operational planning
  • Partner with leadership to establish consistent performance management, career planning, and compensation benchmarking
  • Consult, coach, and influence Leaders and Managers in all aspects of their team members’ employees and help drive team effectiveness
  • Supports organizational and leaderships efforts to effectively manage & lead change
  • Provide the team with day-to-day guidance and support on more complex HR matters
  • Provide professional, clear, and constructive communication to employees and leadership
  • Ensure employee relations issues are resolved appropriately and timely and operate in a closed-loop communication environment
  • Lead all aspects of employee relations issues sensitively and effectively, by working with leaders, managers, and employment counsel as needed
  • Identify and problem-solve employee matters strategically, fairly, and thoughtfully
  • Oversee all HR KPI’s and provide organizational support for other departments
  • Hire HR team members, and manage performance, coaching, and priorities within the department
  • Driving a positive HR team environment while executing efficiently and accurately
  • Responsible for managing such initiatives as the attendance and / or the quality incentive
  • Support the organization’s safety programs and goals
  • Driving ADP’s HRIS development
  • Maintain company organization charts and employee directory
  • Policy / procedure development and implementation
  • Ensure job descriptions are up to date and compliant with all regulations
  • Canada Ontario Job Grant and other government funding sourcing, application and program facilitation
  • Lead and participate in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Oversee and facilitate periodic employee surveys, compiling results back to management and assisting in closing the loop with employees on outcomes and actions as a result
  • Point of contact for any independent government organizations such as MOL & MOE
  • Ensure organizational compliance regarding regulations and laws by executing necessary policies and procedures. (e.g., WSIB/Workers Compensation, (Mi)OSHA, etc.)
  • Embody and promote the values of Britespan
  • Manage and advise throughout the employment lifecycle, including:
    • International recruitment & selection
    • Collaborate with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required
    • Temporary Foreign Worker Program (including LMIA application and audit)
    • Onboarding management and facilitation
    • Respirator Fit program training and administration
    • Benefit and pension management
    • Safety initiatives and compliance
    • WSIB / Workers Compensation, RTW & LTD claims management
    • Oversee the return to work of staff, the ability to remain at work for injured or disabled staff, duty to accommodate issues, or other performance related issues involving illness or disability
    • Training program development and facilitation; internal and external
    • Workforce compensation planning and trend forecasting; COLA, market, & retention
    • Time and attendance tracking
    • Design and implement employee retention strategies
    • Conduct performance and salary reviews
    • Succession planning
    • Progressive discipline and workplace investigations
    • Termination and outplacement assistance
    • Filing / record
  • Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions / Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Walking or other means of transport
  • Standing
  • Sitting
  • Kneeling
  • Bending / twisting
  • Lifting / carrying
  • Use of upper extremities
  • Stair climbing
  • Travel: to work, within facilities, within province, international **Unchaperoned


  • Follow the guidelines outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Encourage fellow employees to work safely and to report hazardous or unsafe conditions immediately to their Supervisors
  • Follow all company policies and procedures including wearing all required PPE

About Britespan Building Systems Inc.:

Britespan has been in the steel-framed fabric structure industry since 2010 and offers the widest product line available today. We design, engineer and manufacture each product line in-house. With Authorized Dealerships across North America and Europe, Britespan is rapidly growing their global presence.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.

Interested in applying?

Please fill out the following application and attach your resume:


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We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.