Job Description

Our client, a leader in the fashion world, is currently searching for a HR Business Partner to work from their downtown Montreal location. This candidate will work as a strategic business partner and internal advisor with assigned business units and drives initiatives that impact employee engagement, organizational effectiveness, organizational change, talent management, talent acquisition, performance, operational efficiency, and culture. This candidate will be able to provide coaching and counsel to management within the company as well as the employees under their supervision


  • Proactively partners with leaders to identify and understand the strategic people issues specific to the business unit and provides advice and expertise, through new and innovative HR ideas, to develop short-term and long-term business strategies, solutions and action plans that support the achievement of current and changing needs and objectives of the business and organization
  • Acts as an advisor by providing advice guidance and/or coaching on sensitive confidential and complex HR issues, ensuring compliance with People policies, Employment Standards and other regulatory employment and human rights requirements
  • Maintains an awareness of emerging trends and best practices in HR and liaisons with HR peers to ensure policies and procedures stay current and market competitive
  • Partners with the People Centre of Expertise (COE) in the execution and management of a variety of programs in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Talent Development and Succession Planning, Leadership Development, Annual Goal Setting and Performance Review Process, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Compensation, Rewards and Recognition, Organization Effectiveness and Design
  • Facilitates a variety of training, including new employee onboarding, leadership development programs, etc.
  • Supports employee engagement efforts and enables employee feedback through a variety of sources, including employee surveys, focus groups, and employee meetings. Supports the local Employee Voice Council and the Employee Voice Survey action planning process
  • Working in collaboration with the Talent Acquisition Team, hires the best talent to meet current and future business needs. Coordinates and manages local recruitment events and functions
  • Conducts investigations and resolves sensitive employee issues and complaints. Responds in accordance to established policies and procedures
  • Champions change by partnering with business leaders and other internal departments to develop timely and appropriate communication and action plans
  • Effectively manage employee relations practices to facilitate communication between managers and employees through standardized performance management and effective coaching
  • Participate in various health and safety activities, including the Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee, to ensure a high awareness of employee safety is maintained
  • Leads and/or participates in key People projects that support business goals and objectives


  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent work experience
  • CHRP or equivalent
  • 5-7 years of relevant human resources experience
  • Sound knowledge of all HR disciplines including performance management, recruitment, employee engagement, learning and development, talent management, compensation
  • Ability to build strong and collaborative relationships across all levels and functions
  • Big picture thinker who brings an innovative and creative approach
  • Strong consultative, influencing, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to garner trust and provide sound counsel and coaching
  • Strong presentation and group facilitation skills
  • Thrives in a fast paced environment and can easily navigate ambiguity
  • Proven track record of creating, implementing and executing effective business plans

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