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Founded in 1940, Deschênes Group is a Québec-based family business headquartered in Montréal. The Company started as a modest distributor-wholesaler of plumbing and heating supplies and, over the years, gradually diversified its offer and made key acquisitions. Deschênes Group is now the parent company for 11 affiliates, including ICONIX Waterworks and CENTRIX Control Solutions, and is involved in the distribution of plumbing and heating products, electrical and industrial supplies, fire protection products, refrigeration, air-conditioning and ventilation products, waterworks and sewer systems, measurement and control equipment and automotive parts.
Today, Deschênes Group is staffed by almost 2,600 people working in more than 180 points of sale locations across Canada and the US west coast. As a distributor-wholesaler, Deschênes Group generates annual sales of over 1,5 billion dollars – making it one of the country’s largest national distributor-wholesalers in its sector of activity, and the largest Canadian-owned company of its kind. Deschênes Group was recognized for the past 10 consecutive years as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
ICONIX Waterworks, formerly CORIX Water Products, is a leading waterworks distributor-wholesaler who provides innovative water solutions by collaborating with its business partners to maximize technical expertise, offer a diversified and agile scope of services, reliable product inventory and localized reliability in Canada and the US west coast.
ICONIX has a long history of providing innovative water infrastructure solutions, starting out as a small waterworks company based out of British Columbia and growing since 1999 both organically and through acquisitions. With more than 650 employees guided every day by our core values (fairness, integrity, respect, safety and teamwork), we are focused on finding the right products and the right solutions for our customers. Our success goes hand-in-hand with that of our partners. We provide the means to keep both business and water flowing.
CENTRIX Control Solutions, formerly CORIX Control Solutions, is the most trusted independent Canadian control solutions partner who offers an agile, expert team of technical problem solvers, providing reliable access to innovative products and services for industry and communities. CENTRIX Control Solutions provides measurement and control equipment to the oil, gas, industrial, and municipal market sectors in Western Canada. They also provide custom metering solutions and repair and service of various products, including meters and valves.
For more information on the Deschenes Group Inc. please visit their website at https://www.groupedeschenes.com/
Job Title: Director, Human Resources / Health, Safety & Environment (Director, HR / H&S)
Reports to: Vice President, Operations
Direct Reports: 6 (Human Resources Manager, 2 HSE Managers, Human Resources Advisor, 2 Payroll Administrators)
This position is responsible for strategic leadership in planning, developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating the effectiveness of Iconix and Centrix’s HR strategies, procedures and initiatives, overseeing HR / HS&E operations in Canada and the US, and working closely with the Senior Leadership Team in order to implement the corporate strategic plans.
This position is also responsible for delivering Total Rewards Solutions across the Company in both Canada and the USA.
Overall, the goal of the Director, HR / HS&E is to develop a strategy that results in better recruitment, selection, increased employee engagement, better employee performance and alignment to company strategy. This position is responsible for health and safety, reducing or eliminating risk, conducting gap analysis, and ensuring legal compliance.
The Director, HR / H&S responsibilities include the following:
MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Success will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:
An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.
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