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Senior HR Manager

Posting Start Date: Nov 16, 2022

Location: Surrey, BC, CA

Company: Cascades


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 10,000 employees, who work in almost 80 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.



The Specialty Products Group, a division of Cascades, is a leader in the industrial packaging, food packaging and recovery sectors. The Group has 38 business units across North America and Europe and employs more than 2,200 employees.

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Western Regional Operation Manager, the HR Manager’s mission is to contribute to the achievement of his or her unit’s objectives by recruiting a competent and engaged workforce. You therefore participate actively on your unit’s Management Committee and collaborate with the HR centers of expertise and shared services to maximize operational efficiency. You apply HR best practices within your unit, including succession management, workforce planning, compensation, training and skills development to meet business needs and objectives. Finally, you train Super Users assigned to the various business processes and support supervisors in managing their employees and applying the various HR processes. As a result, you contribute to the development of a committed, high-performing workforce that is aligned with Cascades' business strategy, values and culture. The Region is British Columbia and the Prairies (9 CR+ units).

Individual responsibilities


Efficiently plan workforce requirements, including succession, in line with the investment and operating budgets.

Establish the necessary training plan for employee development.

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.


Offer managers coaching and support in managing employees and achieving business objectives.

Make sure an SU is assigned for each process and certification.

Ensure the SUs are trained and master the processes.

Oversee training of incumbents of key positions for each business process.

Experiences and strengths

Superior operational abilities and extensive knowledge of the various aspects of human resources: compensation and benefits management, health management, talent management, etc.

Intellectual curiosity that stimulates an interest in Cascades’ value chain.

Understanding of Cascades’ customers and partners and your units’ role.

Change management experience.

Broad knowledge of continuous improvement concepts and the ability to integrate them into your management.

Constant concern with improving performance and efficiency.

Facility for interpersonal relations.

Ability to support and advise business partners in analyzing their needs and finding solutions.

Leadership and expertise in promoting buy-in to proposed solutions.

Ability to analyze your unit’s performance indicators in order to establish the priority actions for human resources.

Excellent ability to build and support a customer-focused culture based on a people-centred approach.

Ability to communicate effectively

Sound judgment to make appropriate decisions.

Agility needed to work with various technological tools.

Proficiency in English.

Knowledge of French and Spanish (an asset).

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.



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