HR Generalist (12-14 Month Maternity Leave Contract)

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Date: Feb 14, 2024

Location: Newmarket, ON, CA

Company: Celestica International Inc.

​Req ID: 119417 
Remote Position: No
Region: Americas 
Country: Canada 
State/Province: Ontario 
City:  Newmarket 


Celestica’s Human Resources organization focuses on delivering strategies which support our vision of enabling Celestica’s success through its people. This HR Generalist role provides the successful candidate with an exciting opportunity to be a strategic partner to our Newmarket Operations manufacturing site. This role is accountable for working collaboratively with the operations business leaders in support of the strategies necessary to acquire, engage, develop and grow the talent necessary to support business growth.


This role reports directly to the Canadian Operations Human Resources Director while partnering closely with the site operations teams.


This role will be Full-time (40 hours per week) and will be based onsite in Newmarket, Ontario.

Detailed Description

  • The Human Resources Generalist is a hands-on role that provides full cycle Human Resources support to our Newmarket manufacturing site.
  • The role supports executing our people initiatives, providing great internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement.
  • This role will work through our corporate Centers’ of Excellence to provide local site feedback on corporate pilot programs and will support corporate roll outs.
  • Provide consultation and support to managers with implementing and carrying out HR policies and practices, employee development, performance management, and other employee relations issues, including performance counseling, discipline and termination, workforce planning, risk management and employment law implications.
  • Work closely with Corporate HR to champion, execute and monitor the effectiveness of corporate programs and initiatives.
  • Supports implementation of HR initiatives at the site and ensures appropriate change management is in place.
  • Contribute to the creation of a workplace that mirrors our core values.
  • Champion the shaping and sustaining of a diverse and inclusive workplace that is engaging, enabling and energizing.
  • Support management and talent acquisition in obtaining and retaining top talent through collaboration of determining staff needs and appropriate compensation.
  • Lead engagement activities at the site. Works with management team to ensure effective performance management and culture building practices are in place.
  • Ensures compliance to corporate policies, governmental regulations and laws. Keeps abreast of legislative decisions, changes in federal, state and local employment laws and regulations to limit legal exposure and liability.


  • Success in supporting effective and positive employee relations, retention and reward programs
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously within a rapid and complex changing work environment
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong business and operational acumen to effectively partner with site business leaders.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • In depth understanding of applicable provincial and federal labour laws.
  • Knowledge of world class manufacturing processes and lean and/or Six Sigma strategies.

Physical Demands

  • Duties of this position are generally performed in good working conditions.
  • Occasional exposure to elements such as noise, dust, chemicals, operating machinery, temperature extremes, etc.
  • Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data.
  • Repetitive manual movements (e.g., data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc.) are frequently required.

Typical Experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ progressive HR generalist experience, ideally in a manufacturing environment
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of systems (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Google applications, etc)
  • Ability to negotiate and influence within a collaborative framework
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated initiative to analyze and resolve problems quickly, efficiently and collaboratively
  • Business maturity, diverse experience in others areas of the business recommended

Typical Education

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or College Diploma in Human Resources or related field, or equivalent work history or certifications in Human Resources, Business Administration or relevant field.
  • Attained or working towards CHRP / CHRL Designation.  
  • Completion of the certification is considered an asset. Experience with ADP and Success Factors or similar HRIS systems considered an asset.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law). 

At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates throughout the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


This position involves technologies regulated by the Canadian government's Controlled Goods Program (CGP). Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and meet all other requirements under CGP. Job offers will be conditional upon candidates undergoing a successful security screening per the Controlled Goods Regulations.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. 


Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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