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Human Resources Manager

Posting Start Date: Jan 2, 2022

Location: Lancaster, NY, US

Company: Cascades


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products  that customers have come to rely on.

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the HR Manager is a key member of the plant's success. The HR Manager helps to achieve the unit’s objectives by recruiting a skilled and engaged workforce. You will collaborate with the HR centres of expertise and shared services. You will actively participate in your unit’s Management Committee and clearly contribute to operational efficiency and support driving changes. You will also guide the managers and your colleagues and promote the company’s culture and values. 

Your responsibilities

  • Efficiently support with the workforce requirements, including succession, in line with the investment and operating budgets.
  • Establish the necessary training plan for employee development
  • Support with union relations, contract negotiations and grievance resolution
  • Provide coaching to the supervisors in establishing objectives and compensation, reviewing performance and building a skills development plan for all employees.
  • Oversee labour relations management and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Apply the company policies and business processes.
  • Collaborates with HR colleagues on cross-functional initiatives to help implement new HR programs, processes and policies.
  • In partnership with the recruiting team, be an active participant in the recruitment process, including recruiting for open positions which includes developing a recruitment strategy with the business, sourcing, interviewing, presenting & negotiating offers and onboarding.

Your background and strengths

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; major in Industrial/Labor Relations, Human Resources Management 
  • Minimum of 5 years of prior Human Resources and Leadership experience
  • Extensive experience working in a collective bargaining environment 
  • Experience supporting front-line, field-based client groups is required;
  • Practicing HR in a manufacturing environment is preferred 
  • Must ensure activities are in compliance with all state and federal employment laws and regulations
  • Abilities to develop trusting relationship in a manner to foster communication with workers and business partners
  • Broad knowledge of continuous improvement concepts and the ability to integrate them into your management.

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Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. It will fairly consider all those qualified for this position. The use of the masculine in our communication refers to both women and men.


About Cascades 

Being part of Cascades means revealing the full potential of matter, people and ideas. We are a source of possibilities. Since 1964, we have been offering sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in terms of packaging, hygiene and recovery. Join 12,000 women and men working in a network of more than 90 business units located in North America and Europe.


Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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