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Human Resources Manager – CLAAS of America

The Organization in direct relation to this role

The Global CLAAS Organization

CLAAS is a family business founded in 1913 and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural equipment. The company, with international corporate headquarters in Harsewinkel, Germany, is the European market leader in combine harvesters. CLAAS is the world leader in another large product group, self-propelled forage harvesters. CLAAS is also a top performer in world-wide agricultural engineering with tractors, agricultural balers and green harvesting machinery. The CLAAS product portfolio also includes state-of-the-art farming information technology. CLAAS employs more than 11,400 workers worldwide and reported a turnover of nearly 5 billion euros in the 2021 financial year. CLAAS is one of the largest family owned agriculture companies in the world.  Cathrina Claas-Muehlhaeuser is a 3rd generation shareholder and a visionary leader who is committed to development of people, and CLAAS being an agile yet long term generational company.

Growing Together is important to CLAAS worldwide and the foundation of the CLAAS strategy.

 

Vision;
Enabling Farmers to be the Best in their Field

Mission;
We bring together passionate people, sparking ideas and advanced technologies to serve ag professionals with interlinked agricultural machinery and solutions that add value on and off the field.

Brand Beliefs and Values;
We are striving for excellence
We think and act with an entrepreneurial spirit.
We are a family Business

 

CLAAS of America (COA)

CLAAS of America is one of the North American CLAAS subsidiaries headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska USA. COA currently employs nearly 150 employees with 20 team members throughout the Canadian Provinces. This role provides human resource expertise and leadership to the employees of CLAAS in Canada. CLAAS is committed to an international outlook and family values. We offer an environment shaped by mutual respect and scope for individual development.

Canada West Harvest Centre (CWHC)

CWHC is the premier CLAAS Dealer in Saskatchewan and is wholly owned by CLAAS.

CLAAS products are sold and distributed through CLAAS independent dealerships and Canada West Harvest Centre (CWHC) dealerships with locations in Emerald Park, Yorkton, Saskatoon, Swift Current, and Kindersley. The company employs about 70 team members supported by this role.

*CWHC: Our Mission

“Canada West Harvest Centre is committed to provide the most value to our customers by being the leading supplier and supporter of harvesting equipment in Saskatchewan.”

This is our daily mission and the ideal that our company was founded on. We strive to be better every day than we were the day before, and provide our customers with the tools they need to succeed in this challenging and fantastic industry that we all share.

For more information about COA, please visit their website at: https://www.claas.ca/
For more information about CWHC, please visit their website at: https://cawhc.com/

The Opportunity
Reports to:Vice President, Human Resources Americas
Location:  Regina, Saskatchewan preferred, consideration for Saskatoon
Mandate

The Human Resource Manager–Canada is employed by CLAAS of America (COA) to support human resource policies, programs and processes for CLAAS of America-Canada (COA) and Canada West Harvest Centre (CWHC).  One a wholesale business (COA), the latter a retail dealership in the Prairie Provinces. The dealership has about 70 employees within their 5 locations, and the wholesale business (COA) has approximately 20 employees working in either our parts warehouse facility located in Regina or in other provinces across Canada. CLAAS North America has about 400 employees.  Responsibilities will include employee development, employee relations, payroll management, benefits, performance management, safety and workers’ compensation, recruitment and employee onboarding.

The Human Resource Manager’s primary focus is a ‘client service’ relationship with the leadership team and employees of both COA and CWHC who are recipients of the HR Manager’s expertise, energy and effort. Expectations are that the HR Manager develops an effective, collaborative relationship with the COA and CWHC leadership and earns the status of ‘trusted advisor’.

This role is required to enable Managers in their leadership of CLAAS people and culture priorities, investments and programs. This role is instrumental in supporting COA and CWHC leadership to provide clarity and alignment of CLAAS corporate purpose, vision, values and strategic objectives to all employees. The HR Manager represents the corporate identity and intentions noted above and is accountable to cascade them through their work with the leadership and employees in Canada.

 

Key Accountabilities

Employee Relations and Employee Development

  • Works directly with employee relation topics including but not limited to; performance reviews, disciplinary actions, and internal disputes.
  • Performs internal investigations, exit and other interviews, and makes recommendations to management as appropriate.
  • Advises and assists General Manager and COA Managers/Supervisors with development of employees in collaboration with Regional and Global Human Resources.

Canadian Payroll Administration (Currently outsourced)

In collaboration with North American Human Resources and current outsourced Payroll consultant –

  • Accurately prepares and processes biweekly payroll for all Canadian business entities (COA / CWHC).
  • Generates all applicable payroll reporting, including support documents for annual budget, merit cycle, and bonus payouts.
  • Oversees daily administration of timekeeping and payroll systems.
  • Responds timely to all requests for information such as verifications of employment and income.
  • Assists internal customers (employees and supervisors) with questions or problems with payroll, attendance or timekeeping.
  • Attends workshops, seminars, and participates in online training to gain greater systems’ knowledge ADP.

Canadian Benefits Administration (partially outsourced currently)

  • Administers health, retirement, and fringe benefit plans.
  • Enrolls and explains benefits to employees, including entering enrollments and changes into provider websites.
  • Serves as the liaison between employees and benefit providers in claims resolution.
  • Assists in the annual renewal process, including building relationships with brokers, creating pro forma documents, projecting and monitoring expenses and overseeing a smooth renewal.
  • Processes required documentation for payroll and compliance reporting (annual reports).
  • Facilitates Record of Employment (ROE) administration for all terminations or loss of status employees.

Performance Management  

In collaboration with Regional and global Human Resources

  • Monitors performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Responsible for the development of functional performance appraisal forms.
  • Provides training to supervisors on completing forms, giving feedback, performance improvement plans, etc.

Worker’s Compensation/Safety

  • Administers workers’ compensation program, including claims management, and reporting.
  • Completes annual wage reporting
  • Supports leadership to ensure compliance and behavior based safety.

Recruitment

  • Advise and coach hiring managers on the hiring process and recruiting top talent.
  • Oversees / Supports corporate recruitment of new Canadian employees by supporting the interview / scheduling / review process of candidates / applications, supports reference checks (as needed), and general administrative duties as requested including performing employment verification, employment eligibility checks, and collection of vehicle abstracts.
  • Oversees that accurate employment contracts are executed with new hires.
  • Participates in the development of an effective onboarding process to assimilate new hires into both the company’s and individual department’s culture.
  • Conducts new hire orientation; including, but not limited to training on the payroll system (ADP), benefits over view (GWL), company culture, and website.
  • Supports safety administration entering data and coordinating training records.

Other

  • IAssists in benchmarking positions against market to ensure competitive compensation.
  • Oversight of Canadian employee policies. Creation, review, implementation, and enforcement as needed, regularly reviews for updates and changes in relations to provincial and Canadian laws.
  • Assists in implementing/maintaining Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS).
  • Maintains employee files and other HR records and compile reports concerning personnel-related data.
  • Administer and support Apprenticeship programs.
  • Assists in preparing for and hosting employee events.

 

Attractions
  • Join a highly successful and ambitious company that is looking to grow further and is well positioned for future expansion
  • Play a key role in enabling company performance and success within a Canadian context – promoting COA and CWHC as an employer of choice and improving talent attraction and retention
  • The opportunity to elevate human resources within Canada by bringing a level of sophistication and professionalism to the human resources portfolio and team
  • The opportunity to provide inspired leadership that will invigorate the organizational culture – empowering and enabling COA & CWHC leaders to support people and culture priorities, investments and programs
  • Experienced and tenured Human Resources team – mentored by Vice President of Human Resources, Americas

 

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education

  • Post-secondary degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent experience
  • CPHR designation is considered an asset

 

Experience

  • Minuimum of 5+ years of progressive Human Resources experience
  • Experience execution as well as change management
  • Proven ability to accurately interpret and respond to complex and evolving human resource situations
  • Proven ability working with and protecting highly confidential information
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of employment legislation in Canada

 

Competencies, Skills and Attributes

  • Highly service-oriented mindset and internal customer orientation
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective relationships with individuals at all levels (employees, business leaders, peers and executive leadership)
  • Superior analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Ability to lead decisively and skilled at directly influencing others
  • Strategically minded with the ability to adjust to high pressure and rapidly changing business environments to implement human resource practices that add value to the company
  • Well-developed mediation skills and conflict-resolution capabilities
  • Establish credibility by exercising a great deal of professional tact and diplomacy
  • Foster a positive, constructive and productive work environment and culture throughout the organization
  • Ability to prioritize and plan workloads and meet competing deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated record of diligence and attention to detail working with very high standards both personally and professionally
  • Self-motivated with a high level of enthusiasm and energy, coupled with a strong work ethic and genuine pride in work

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

CLAAS of America (COA) is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse team benefits and enriches our work and is essential to operational excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Gallagher and COA throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: ltomney@optimumtalent.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
A025441 (AOUK-052008) Human Resources Manager – CLAAS of America - SK - ReginaSK - Saskatoon (OTIAPPLY)

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