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Human Resources Generalist

Full Time + Sainte-Martine, Québec

About Dare Foods Limited

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 head office is in Cambridge Ontario. We have been located in the Kitchener area since the family’s original store opened in 1892.

About the job

We are looking for a dedicated and dynamic Human Resources Generalist to join our production team at the Ste-Martine plant. Reporting to the Plant Manager you will be responsible for assisting in the management and 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 are able to deal with confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner and possess strong administrative skills.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Follow collective agreement and provide support to plant supervisors in labor relations
  • Participate in renewals of collective
  • 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
  • Support and maintenance of benefit and pension programs – adding or modifying employee options as it relates to health and dental, disability/absence management, and company pension plan
  • Support workforce planning with weekly payroll management, employee records in payroll software and
  • Management of work accident files and advise the team in the application of the various standards and regulations in
  • Manage and follow up on absences and disciplinary
  • Maintain and update information in HRIS system (Dayforce) including – new hires, status changes, employee information
  • Work with Payroll daily to ensure accurate pays
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in French and English
  • Organized and detail oriented with a focus on accuracy
  • Able to manage multiple requests and projects within required timelines
  • Participate in various committee

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources Management, Social Sciences, Psychology or a related
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the HR
  • Previous experience working in a unionized
  • Must be bilingual (French and English).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Experience in HRIS systems, preference will be given to those who have worked on Dayforce

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by November 5, 2021 quoting the appropriate position title 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.

Dare Foods Limited is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. 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.