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Director, Human Resources


Montreal, QC Canada

Job Description

Reporting to the CEO, the Director will be responsible for the development and the implementation of all Human Resources activities in all the divisions of BioAmber.  He/she will work autonomously as the Human Resources practitioner and will supervise an HR Manager.   As an integral member of the management team, the Director will provide leadership and expertise for all functional areas of Human Resources.  The Director will promote a strong health, safety and environment culture in the organization and within the management team.
  • Responsible for all Human Resources activities to include employment, compensation, employee relations, benefits, and training and development;
  • Implement new Human Resources policies, procedures, and programs; 
  • Maintain Human Resource data bases and annual vacation entitlement;
  • Manage hiring processes, from recruitment to orientation and onboarding, including work permit requests;
  • Provide support to managers in their day to day activities to ensure compliance with company polices and the applicable legislations;
  • Advise managers on all employee relations and performance management;
  • Responsible for the planning and execution of the Performance Management Process (Evaluation process and bonus calculation).
  • Administer and explain benefits to employees, serve as liaison between employees and insurance carriers;
  • Develop and implement Human Resources metrics report and provide recommendations and solutions to address issues;
  • Facilitate the delivery of internal training programs on various Human Resources topics and legislation;
  • Plan, develop, organize, direct, manage and evaluate the operations and budget of the department;
  • Comply with corporate governance and regulatory obligations.  

Job Qualifications

  • University Degree in a Human Resources program or related field;
  • Between 5 to 10-year Human Resources generalist experience in an international organization;
  • In-depth knowledge of, and experience in, Human Resources management principles, including labor legislation, employee relations, compensation and benefits, recruitment and retention, performance management, and talent development;
  • Strong interviewing and candidate screening skills;
  • Able to deal with confidential issues in a sensitive, efficient and professional manner;
  • Excellent time management capabilities, including the ability to prioritize diverse tasks within the overall context of a fast-moving project;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (French & English) and computer skills along with the ability to present clear and concise data;
  • Demonstrated ability to self-motivate, function independently and multi-task with minimal direction;
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications;
  • Ability to travel internationally.

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Sarnia, Ontario
BioAmber Sarnia Inc.
1086 Modeland Road,
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada N7S 6L2
Telephone: +1 (519) 344-0769
Sarnia, Ontario
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Manufacturing Facility

1201 Vidal St S, PO Box 2658
Sarnia, Ontario, CanadaN7T 7V8
Plymouth, Minneapolis
Plymouth, Minneapolis, USA
R&D Facility

3850 Annapolis Lane North, Suite 180
Plymouth, Minnesota, USA55447
Telephone: +1 (763) 253-4480
Montreal, Quebec
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Head Office

1250 Rene-Levesque Blvd. West, Suite 4110
Montreal, Quebec, CanadaH3B 4W8
Telephone: +1 (514) 844-8000
Facsimile: +1 (514) 844-1414