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Human Resources Generalist

Full Time + Kitchener, ON

Dare Foods Limited is a private, family owned portfolio of brands established in 1892. The Dare “Made Better” promise guides everything we do and comes to life through our portfolio of consumer-loved brands including Bear Paws, Breton, REALFRUIT, Boulangerie Grissol, and Whippet (to name just a few). Our Corporate office is in Cambridge Ontario. We have been located in the Kitchener area since the family’s original store opened in 1892.

Human Resources Generalist

We are looking for a dedicated and dynamic Human Resources Administrator to join our production team at the Kitchener manufacturing facility. In this role you will be responsible for the coordination of operational activities that span across several HR functions including but not limited to recruitment,  orientation, administration of the collective agreement, benefits, maintenance of employee information as well as support and communication, reporting and auditing.

As the first point of contact for employees, you enjoy working with people and are able to deal with confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner and possess strong administrative skills.


  • Follow collective agreement and provide support to plant/distribution supervisors in labor relations matters.
  • Facilitate the recruitment process for hourly personnel necessary for the proper functioning of operations including but not limited to developing and coordinating job postings, interviews, reference and background checks, and orientation
  • Supporting Corporate Human Resources for maintenance of benefits and pension programs – providing enrolment materials, change notifications, completion of disability/absence applications.
  • Support workforce planning with weekly payroll management, employee records in payroll software and training.
  • Assist and support management regarding work accident files.
  • Manage and follow up on absences and disciplinary files.
  • Work with Payroll daily to ensure accurate pays
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized and detail oriented with a focus on accuracy
  • Able to manage multiple requests and projects within required timelines
  • Participate in various committee meetings.



  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources Management, Social Sciences, Psychology or a related subject.
  • Have a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in Human Resources
  • Previous experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Strong leadership skills and people skills


We offer career elevating opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package. Dare Foods Limited offers a flexible work environment.  The employee, in consultation with their manager, will determine the right work environment for them.  For some that may mean primarily working from home, for others, working primarily from the office or some combination in between

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by July 29, 2022.  Please include your name and position title in the subject line and send to: hrresumes@darefoods.com (.txt, .doc or .pdf formats).

Thank you for your interest in Dare Foods Ltd. and the opportunity to review your resume, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No follow up inquiries or agencies at this time please

Guided by our Purpose, Mission and Values Dare Foods Limited is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected, supported and proud to work here. 

Dare Foods Ltd. will provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.