HR Manager

Our client, Sanoh America is seeking a full-time Human Resources Manager for their plant in Orangeville, Ontario. Since their inception in 1987, Sanoh America has grown into an industry-leading supplier in North America specializing in tubular products for automotive applications. Utilizing Sanoh’s extensive global network of engineering, technology, and production resources, they strive to add value to their products by offering solutions to meet the challenges of our business partners.


Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Human Resources Manager is responsible for the effective staffing, training, and development of all Plant associates and the effective communication and enforcement of all company policies and expectations.  The Human Resources Manager will develop, implement, and maintain effective EHS programs, practices, and procedures.


  • Administers company policies by guiding and informing all associates of appropriate/expected actions and behaviours, documenting performance and behaviour issues, determining and applying appropriate discipline, guiding other Managers and Supervisors through handling and documenting issues, and working with Corporate HR on issues involving terminations/harassment/other similar or more serious behaviours.
  • Manages personnel recruitment and retention by working with local contract agencies, conducting interviews, determining who to offer employment to, and effectively managing the onboarding process.
  • Oversee the Plant training function (KFS) by overseeing the new hire orientation process, verifying effective completion of new hire training requirements, delivering various training as needed, and managing the accurate completion and disposition of training documentation.
  • Administers Plant annual review and talent development programs by preparing and facilitating the completion of all hourly annual reviews, reviewing all Salaried Performance & Development System documents (goal setting, competency assessment, and annual reviews), working with all local Managers to refine their SPDS documents as needed for effectiveness and ensuring timely completion of all SPDS documents by managers/supervisors at their facility.
  • Facilitates effective associate morale and retention by ensuring equitable and legal treatment of associates, fair and equal enforcement of policies, effectively managing recognition methods (service awards, Associate of the Month, employee appreciation events, etc.).
  • Provides supervision, guidance, development, and support to all plant Human Resources personnel, including plant Environmental Health & Safety personnel.
  • Develops effective department business plan by determining department needs, prioritizing, and planning/managing departmental budget.
  • Oversees and administers Plant hourly wage and compensation programs by ensuring accurate payroll data to Corporate HR, managing (and working with Corporate HR on) local benefits administration, conducting local wage surveys, etc.
  • Coordinate and manage the ongoing operations of the Environmental Management System (EMS). Maintain and update the list of legal and other requirements. Maintain and update the list of environmental aspects; Create and maintain the EMS manual. Request and assign resources per their level of authority, as required.
  • Facilitate environmental health and safety training and awareness; Ensure effective environmental / 14001 communications to all associates; Coordinate and deliver EMS / 14001 training programs.
  • Ensure compliance and kaizen of EMS system; Define and track objectives and targets / environmental performance – implement as needed; Manage the EMS internal auditing / corrective action program – ensure that non-conformances are corrected; Manage environmental regulatory compliance programs; Maintain 14001 certification.


  • Degree in Human Resources or equivalent experience (Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years HR Generalist experience
  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in an HR management role
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in labour/employee relations, employment law, health & safety, WSIB, and disability claims management


  • Excellent interpersonal skills (written and verbal communication skills)
  • Strong leadership skills and integrity
  • Strong conflict/performance management skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to effectively present and train
  • Ability to quickly and effectively make decisions and act on them
  • Good MS-Office skills: Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Basic budgeting skills
  • Ability and knowledge to interpret basic employment and labour law
  • Ability to effectively assess/audit/kaizen processes and procedures