Human Resources & Labour Relations Superintendent

  • Company:
    Baffinland Iron Mine
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    18 hours ago
  • Category:
    General Labour

Mission for this Position About Us At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River Property, located in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut on Baffin Island; one of the worldu2019s most captivating and seldom seen destinations. We are a unique company with a strong management who have amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects through all phases of Inuit consultation, permitting, construction and operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won’t find anywhere else. We are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company. Reporting to the Human Resources & Labour Relations Manager, the Human Resources & Labour Relations (HR/LR) Superintendent will provide Human Resources, Employee Relations and Labour Relations support to both the Mary River and Milne Inlet sites. This is a strategic and operational role that plays a key role in ensuring the execution of the labour strategy for the unionized workforce, monitor and update policies and procedures to ensure alignment with contract provisions, collective agreement administration including participating in collective bargaining, and managing and resolving formal and informal grievances and disputes. The mandate also includes ensuring site-based employees and contractors understand and comply with Baffinland policies, the Partnership Agreement, the Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement (IIBA), and all project certificate requirements. This role supports the site leadership team on a range of HR/LR and ER programs and initiatives including leadership development, performance management, implementing corrective action and ensuring that IIBA commitments are understood and adhered to. Coaching and mentoring HR/LR team members and supporting their development will ensure the team provides value-added support to Operations. This position is located at site with a 3 week Fly-In, Fly-Out rotation. Main Accountabilities In conjunction with the HR/LR Manager, provide consistent operationally focused direction for the HR and LR functions on site. Assist in the development, implementation and interpretation of policies and procedures and support of the Partnership Agreement to ensure a consistent and harmonious workplace and a strong union, management and employee relationship Ensure compliance with IIBA requirements in relation to site activities. Provide advice on the interpretation and application of the collective agreement and on various employee labour relations issues while ensuring alignment with IIBA requirements and initiatives. Provide analysis and recommendations to the HR/LR Manager to support developing and updating the collective bargaining strategy and plans. Evaluate programs and plans and provide advice to managers and the site-based HR/LR team members to effectively administer and leverage key corporate programs including performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, recruitment and training and development. Research and analyze information to provide recommendations and advice on issues relating to employee relations, collective agreement administration, discipline and corrective action, grievance and arbitration matters, and applicable legislation and regulations. Lead and participate in investigations and prepare reports and recommendations for management. Lead and facilitate subcommittee meetings in accordance with the Partnership Agreement. Provide consultative support and guidance to site management and HR/LR team members on matters relating to organizational structure, employee development and training, salary/benefits administration, managing diversity and communications. Lead site processes to facilitate effective Performance Management, Employee Relations, and Talent Management; this includes retention, succession management, leadership development and training. Lead the mineu2019s HR/LR projects and benchmarking activities, ensuring HR/LR initiatives provide a return on investment and best practices are consistent across both rotations. Oversight/coaching of the HR/LR Advisors, Cultural Advisors and Direct Supervision of Site HR/LR Administrators. Working in conjunction with the Recruitment team, lead day to day recruitment and hiring for site based employees and staff. Working with the HR/LR team and cost control to provide timely and accurate reporting and auditing of weekly/monthly budgeted headcount overall and onsite. Oversee day to day management of the return to work programs, absence management and coordinate with Health and Safety; Payroll and Departments to ensure all processes in place are efficient and effective. Maintain effective communication and cross over for all team members across all shifts. Other duties as assigned. Main Qualifications 10+ years of progressive HR/LR experience that includes labour relations with a minimum of three-yearsu2019 experience in a leadership or supervisory capacity. Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation an asset. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment. Able to build strong working relationships, internal and external to the organization. Experience in working directly with Inuit or First Nations cultures is a strong asset. Excellent leadership, communication and people skills. Strong tactical background related to all facets of HR/LR; Strong understanding of HRIS Systems – SAP experience desired. Energetic, creative and professional with a strong presence and positive outlook. Demonstrated capacity to execute plans and hold self and others accountable for their performance and deliverables. Adaptable, willing to learn, self-motivated. The ability to creatively problem solve and make sound business decisions while working independently is critical to success in this role. The incumbent will demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment. Far north cold weather climate experience an asset. Remote mining sector experience including managing fly-in, fly-out an asset (FIFO).