• Director Human Resources

    Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/7/2019 3:38 PM)
    Human Resources
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    About Aramark
    Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world.  Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities.  Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.




    The Director Human Resources, is a seasoned Business Partner role that provides HR leadership across all lines of business within the Central and Corporate Region of Aramark Canada. This position is responsible for working collaboratively to drive business performance by providing strategic direction, coaching and development to senior operations leaders on all people matters.
    The successful candidate will partner with operations leadership to deliver initiatives that strengthen organizational capabilities in talent management, leadership development, organizational design, culture, engagement, change management, training and employee relations.
    As a member of Canada’s senior HR leadership team, the Human Resource Director is responsible for driving HR transformation and Centre of Excellence initiatives within his/her respective region. This role requires a proven ability to develop and articulate clear and compelling HR strategies in a performance driven culture. Strong organizational and influencing skills are necessary, to effectively translate these strategies into actionable initiatives that can be implemented across many sites. The successful candidate will be a natural leader, contemporary thinker with high energy, who can influence, inspire and motivate others.


    Primary responsibilities:

    • Develop and execute HR strategies that attract, develop and engage talent in a performance driven culture
    • Provide HR leadership to field human resources professionals
    • Talent Management - Leads People and Succession Planning process
    • Organizational design and optimization
    • Develop regional HR priorities and build plans that align to business scorecards
    • Coach and develop leader capability on employee relations, performance management, goal planning and engagement
    • Activate HR programs in the region including onboarding, learning curriculum, performance management, compliance, retention, total rewards, recognition, health and safety
    • Educate leaders and build process that ensures policy and legislative compliance
    • Build and nurture strong working relationships with the regional leadership team and local operations teams through regular district/site visits providing coaching to front line management teams
    • Partners with the Growth team on developing new business people strategies
    • Oversees external Talent Acquisition activity for the region, supporting recruitment initiatives and ensuring strong talent pipeline


    Candidate Requirements:

    • Bachelor degree required. Masters preferred
    • Minimum 7+ years of progressive HR experience, both as generalist and business partner
    • Proven leadership success within a top-tier Human Resources function in a large complex organization with multiple markets and multi-site responsibility supporting a large employee population
    • Ability to influence, lead change and role model our Aramark values and positive behaviors that drive business performance
    • Skilled at simplifying complex matters and navigating in a matrixed, complex fast paced, team based environment
    • Previous experience and knowledge of collective bargaining and unions
      Excellent planning and organizational skills; strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, particularly must be a great listener that is able to synthesize information and get to the root of an issue
      Comfort in front of large audiences and dynamic presentation skills for audiences at all levels of the organization
    • Authentic, confident, positive, results oriented and highly accountable with unquestioned integrity
    • Experience in labour relations and positive employee relations.
    • Overnight travel and day trips approximately 30%


    Please note all candidates considered for hire will be required to successfully clear a criminal background check as a minimum requirement before commencing employment. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.



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