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HR Manager (Succession/Entry Level)

Posting Start Date: Apr 25, 2019

Location: Buffalo, 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 close to 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!



Greenpac Mill in Niagara Falls, NY is seeking an aspiring HR Professional to train and develop in its HR Succession Program.  As HR Succession, you will be an HR Manager in Training, reporting to the HR Manager of the Greenpac Mill.  You will be involved in the day-to-day Human Resources responsibilities of that location and others, and exposed to complex situations to build the critical skillset of employee relations and stewardship of the Cascades' strategic mission.  The goal of the Succession program is to develop the selected candidate into an HR Manager who will take that role in a Cascades Mill when a role becomes available (relocation may be required).  Candidates must be accepting to and enthusiastic about traveling to other mills during their develop to support and diversify their skills.  

Job Responsibilities

The HR Manager in Succession will perform a wide variety of human resources administrative and general office duties to become familiar with the role of HR Manager in Cascades, and to become familiar with the primary unit to which they will report.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Aiding in recruitment for production and maintenance technicians and some exempt salaried roles.
  • University outreach and management of the intern program.
  • Management of the temporary workforce and temp agency relations.
  • Management of employee recognition programs.
  • Coordinate company and employee engagement events.
  • Conduct onboarding and new hire orientations.
  • Payroll, benefit, and HR data reporting and analysis.
  • Processing employee payroll submissions and tracking annual allowances.
  • Special projects and employee relations initiatives as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree is required (Human Resources or related degree)
  • 1-3 years of HR experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to complete tasks on time, juggle multiple deadlines and provide great customer service
  • Prior exposure to HR functions (through education or work experience)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and maintain confidential information
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word and Excel is required

Business Objectives Alignment

Contribute to the implementation of Human Resources operational strategies in his unit

Help develop his group’s strategic plan and advise its senior management as a Human Resources and management specialist

Operational Excellence

Identify his unit’s Human Resources needs and propose action plans (budgets, resources, schedules) and their implementation

Implement the Human Resources management strategies, practices and processes that apply to his unit

Support managers in managing their staff

Support organizational transformation in his unit

Human Resources

Support the engagement of his units’ staff based on Cascades’ values and business strategy

Support the talent development and succession strategy

Health & Safety

Promote sound occupational health and safety management

Support the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment for all his unit’s employees

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Ensure the reliability and completeness of relevant information

Foster and promote Cascades’ ethical behaviors, culture and values

Client Focused and Innovation

Draw inspiration from Human Resources management best practices to innovate

Additional responsibilities

Core competencies defined for this job

Change management


Continuous improvement



Impact and influence


Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner. Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both men and women.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

Job Segment: Temporary, Manager, Payroll, HR, Entry Level, Contract, Management, Finance, Human Resources

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