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Senior HR Manager

Posting Start Date: Jan 3, 2022

Location: Wagram, NC, 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.


The Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, is the second-largest tissue producer in Canada and the fifth-largest in North America. The Division manufactures, converts and markets a huge selection of paper products, such as hand towels, bathroom tissue, facial tissue, napkins, paper towels, wipers and dispensers for the North American away-from-home and consumer products markets. The Group has more than 2,200 employees and operates seven manufacturing plants, nine conversion plants and four plants with both manufacturing and conversion facilities.

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the HR Manager is tasked with helping to achieve the unit’s objectives by recruiting a skilled, 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. Your efforts are aimed at organizing your unit’s work to limit operating expenses. You will also  guide the managers and your colleagues and promote the company’s culture and values. 

Job 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 labor 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.

Human Resources

Help employees reporting to him/her develop their skills and make sure they have the necessary skills to do their jobs
Take the initiative to develop his/her skills

Health & Safety

Accept the full responsibility that comes with his/her position in line with Cascades’ OSH requirements
Make sure that safe work standards in effect are respected
Personally commit to and display strong leadership in health and safety

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Achieve the objectives in his/her department’s business strategy
As a leader in your area of expertise, help achieve Talent Management objectives

Core competencies defined for this job

Change management
Continuous improvement
Impact and influence


Bachelor's degree in Human resources

Desired experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; major in Industrial/Labor Relations, Human Resources Management 
  • A minimum of 10 years of prior Human Resources and Leadership experience is preferred
  • Experience supporting front-line, field-based client groups is required;
  • Practicing HR in a manufacturing or distribution center environment is preferred

Technical competencies

  • Must be self-motivated, able to function autonomously, well organized, rigorous, resourceful and efficient under pressure;
  • Exemplary organization skills and the ability to prioritize/ manage multiple tasks;
  • Ability to collaborate with others and to be a member of a team, while being respectful of other team members
  • Knowledge of applicable labour laws and regulations including knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • Solid understanding of Human Resources best practices and principles
  • Must ensure activities are in compliance with all state and federal employment laws and regulations (e.g., FMLA, ADA, EEO, and FLSA
  • Assists leadership in performance management and developing effective pipeline and succession plan
  • Ability to understand the business operations from both a strategic and tactical perspective
  • Design and execute staffing strategies for exempt/non-exempt hiring needs. Partner with local teams to ensure ongoing Outreach
  • Assist in developing and executing site strategies to improve Organizational Health and culture
  • Must be a confident communicator, (including both written and verbal skills) and must be able to effectively present to all levels of the organization
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects with overlapping tasks and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to think strategically and translate concepts into actionable items
  • Previous talent management and succession planning experience preferred
  • Proven ability to influence decision making
  • Must possess executive presence
  • Courage to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages with professionalism and poise
  • Comfortable working in ambiguous business situations
  • Strong expertise in developing solutions based upon facts/data analytics
  • Must possess consultative style and approach with proven ability to develop credible relationships with business partners

Additional information

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: Fayetteville

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