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Vice President of Human Resources - 18407

Edmonton, AB

Posted: 02/13/2023 Category: Human Resources Job Number: 18407 Pay Rate: Competitive

Job Description

We are searching for an accomplished senior Human Resources leadership professional who genuinely views the Human Resources function as a strategic and critical component of an organizations long-term success. 

In addition to strong natural leadership abilities, the VP HR actively demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively and become a trusted advisor with members of AMA’s Senior Leadership. 

This is a rare opportunity for an innovative, collaborative and focused HR Leader to assume a key Executive role where you will have a very real opportunity to make a significant contribution to the evolution and modernization of a highly respected and recognized organization.
People are the backbone of AMA’s strategy. Their people are the means through which they deliver products, services, and experiences: essentially everything they do that serves to protect what matters most. To attract, retain and grow the talent they need to deliver on strategic plans, they are modernizing their employment practices while leveraging the strength of their culture.

The impact of the pandemic on the labour force, coupled with several emerging industries driving diversification in the Alberta economy, has made the competition for talent stiff. As one of the most trusted brands in the province, they need to position ourselves more clearly as an employer of choice and articulate a differentiated and meaningful employee experience.

The Mandate:
The Vice President, Human Resources is accountable directly to the President & CEO and is responsible for embracing AMA’s culture and providing strategic leadership in planning, evaluating, implementing and executing AMA’s People strategies, initiatives, policies and programs. 
As a trusted member of our executive team, the VP, Human Resources is the architect of our people strategies – ensuring they that align and enable achievement of AMA’s strategic goals.  The VP, Human Resources has overall responsibility for all aspects of AMA’s Human Resources function including employee experience and development, talent acquisition, employee relations, total rewards, legislative compliance, enterprise risk, diversity and inclusion, workforce and succession planning, health & safety, HR technology and reporting, and payroll.  The VP Human Resources partners with our VP Corporate Purpose on strategy and initiatives to foster AMA’s culture and employee learning & development.

Vice President Human Resources responsibilities:
  • Build strong relationships with the senior leadership team, along with internal and external stakeholders and AMA’s board
  • Responsible for all aspects of AMA’s Human Resources function including employee experience and development, talent acquisition, employee relations, total rewards, legislative compliance, enterprise risk, diversity and inclusion, workforce and succession planning, health & safety, HR technology and reporting, and payroll. 
  • Overseeing a large HR team, including direct and indirect reports
  • Advise the organization on HR priorities and related policies in the context of AMA strategies and emerging business trends, develop or revise policies, programs and/or procedures and ensure effective organizational communications.
  • Provide counsel and guidance on organizational change initiatives, restructuring and complex employee relations matters. 
  • Partner with AMA’s General Counsel and Legal team to develop recommendations and approaches to sensitive employee matters. 
  • Design and implement compensation and benefits structures and programs including salary, variable pay, progression models, modernization of benefits and policies, savings programs that support attraction and our goal to help our employees live their best lives.
  • Develop and ensure governance, policy, and effective controls for payroll and regulatory requirements for occupational health & safety and federal employment reporting.
  • Lead the implementation, development and adoption of HR Technology, metrics and reporting
The successful candidate has: 
  • Strong general business acumen to provide meaningful impact within the executive team.
  • Exceptional communication skills and natural coaching and mentorship abilities.
  • The ability to develop and maintain a culture of learning, performance and innovation
  • A proven track record in planning, leading, implementing and measuring the impact of HR strategies and initiatives.
  • Proven success in developing and maintaining effective relationships with all leaders at all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • Ability to lead change and manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience composing a broad range of employee policies
  • Knowledge of both Alberta and Federal employee and occupational health and safety legislation
  • Experience in building and supporting a strong corporate HR team
  • Proven experience developing and implementing meaningful HR programs.
  • Demonstrated progressive career growth and a pattern of exceptional performance
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant human resources leadership experience
  • A degree or diploma in Human Resources, Business or the equivalent in other education and experience.  A CPHR designation or equivalent is an asset.
Compensation and benefits:
An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate including a competitive base salary, comprehensive and flexible benefits, a company car and related business expenses. 

Only candidates already eligible to work in Canada will be reviewed. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Meet Your Recruiter

Patti Babyn
RPR, Senior Recruitment Consultant & Head of Training
HR & Senior Office Personnel

Specializing in Human Resources, Executive Assistant, and Senior Office Personnel placements across Canada, Patti has over 15 years of national and global recruitment experience. She brings a wealth of expertise in interviewing, placement and collaboration, giving her clients the benefit of impeccable matches. She was also a business owner and managed a sales team for nine years, so she brings practical insights that drive success for her clients.

Patti’s thoughtful questions probe deep into the needs of each client, allowing her to pinpoint the best talent for the role from her vast network of qualified candidates. She is equally enthusiastic with candidates. Knowing that what she does changes lives, she provides insightful advice. With a heartfelt commitment to helping others, she situates candidates in positions where they will succeed.

Patti has a degree and background in social work, where she honed keen communication and assessment skills. Passionate about cultivating long-lasting relationships with both clients and candidates, she is an ongoing resource for those she partners with. She also acts as The Headhunters' Head of Training, lending her recruitment expertise to train and mentor new members of our team.

Patti is a wife and mother, and outside of the office enjoys camping, hiking, cycling and volunteering. She is also a part-time makeup artist and takes pride in helping woman look and feel their best!

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