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Head of Plant Human Resources - Danone Canada

  • Posted: 13 Sep 2021
  • Human Resources
  • Boucherville, Canada
  • Canada

About the job

Head of Plant Human Resources – Danone Canada


The HR department head is a member of the plant’s executive committee whose primary mission is to advise and support managers and contributors of the plant’s teams.

Key HR activities are: transformation support and change management, HR lifecycle management, leadership staffing and supervision of workplace relations.

In close collaboration with the other members of the HR team, the head of the HR department is responsible for developing and implementing customized solutions to improve the organization’s performance.



  • Playing an advisory role for the executive committee and managers with regard to HR issues in order to help them become better managers and HR contributors
  • Acting as a change agent for ongoing transformation (operational performance, mobilizing vision and empowerment/engagement of plant employees)
  • Overseeing the talent pipeline and supporting leadership development plans
  • Working with the HRBP in charge of labour relations to develop the strategic labour relations plan and to prepare for collective bargaining
  • Supporting daily operations and implementing HR programs in plant departments
  • Leading plant engagement plans to significantly mobilize employees toward the organization’s vision and operational performance targets
  • Strategically advising the plant’s executive team on business issues and matters
  • Overseeing internal training and communication
  • Leading a plant HR team of 3 people


About you


Qualifications and skills:

  • Strong leadership
  • Agility, work ethic
  • Ability to quickly build relationships based on trust
  • Demonstrated sense of strategy
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, industrial relations or an equivalent
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as an HR generalist
  • Experience in manufacturing and labour relations

About us


Danone Canada is a business unit of Danone and operates from headquarter offices in Boucherville, Quebec, and Mississauga, Ontario. Danone Canada is the country’s largest consumer-facing B Corporation, demonstrating that the company meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We have 500+ employees across Canada engaged and energized to deliver Danone’s mission: Bringing health through to food to as many people as possible, by working on strong brands such as Activia, Oikos, Danone, Silk, International Delight and many others Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.


Danone Canada doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to  cultural background, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressionor age. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • (Video) call

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

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