Job Title:

VP, Human Resources & Government Services


Harris Leadership Strategies


Winnipeg, MB

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The Organization

The Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation (FFMC), a self-sustaining federal Crown corporation, is the leading buyer, processor and marketer of commercially wild-caught freshwater fish from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. FFMC provides 15 million kilograms of sustainably-harvested fish products to customers around the world annually. Our client is a recognized industry leader with an international brand of excellence.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President of Human Resources & Government Services is responsible for a variety of complex human resource functions. Based in Winnipeg’s head office and processing facility, this professional leader plays a vital role as a member of the Senior Management Team, driving comprehensive human resource strategies and ensuring compliant reporting to the Government of Canada.  The ideal candidate will provide proactive leadership and guidance to a diverse workforce, optimizing HR programs and processes to fulfill strategic corporate goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Foster a collaborative working relationship among the Senior Management Team and staff.
  • Lead a proactive and focused effort of designing and administering compensation strategies and programs.
  • Ensure the organizational structure and operational HR policies meet legislative requirements and strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with union representatives and management to foster positive labour relations and effective policies, including administration and negotiation of union contracts.
  • Possess a strong commitment to developing a workforce that represents a unique mix of identities, experiences and perspectives to learn, grow and contribute to the organization’s success.
  • Create strategic recruitment and selection plans to enable effective hiring, on-boarding and retention of employees.
  • Ensure effective design and administration of employee benefits, government requirements, job specifications and special projects.
  • Build and maintain relationships based on trust, accountability, open communication and decisive action.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Human Resources.
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation or equivalency.
  • 5+ years of experience in processing/manufacturing industry.
  • 10+ years of progressive leadership experience in a complex, dynamic working environment.
  • Strong track record of effective labour relations in a unionized environment.
  • Experience in recruitment and staffing large numbers of employees.
  • Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution, facilitation and employee mediation.
  • Knowledge of HR technology, organizational design and HR planning.
  • Patient and resilient self-starter with a sense of urgency and skill in change management.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in written and verbal communication.  
  • Strong attention to detail in high-pressure situations; ability to lead in an ever changing fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in computer skills including HR software (Payroll, Time & Attendance) and Microsoft Office applications.


Please send resume and cover letter to quoting #CJ19102

Quote Job Reference: 2049263006

Posted 2018-09-04

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