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HR Director (Remote)

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Celestica International Inc.

HR Director

Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources, the Director of Human Resources Markets, is responsible for formulating partnerships to support the Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS) and Engineering teams on all aspects of human resources practices.  This role will appeal to a hands-on HR Business Partner that excels at working with global leaders and employees and enjoys rolling up their sleeves and getting into everything from HR strategy to Employee Relations. 

Team: No direct reports; Supporting approximately 400 employees located in Toronto, Canada, United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the VP, Human Resources and client groups to deliver on HR strategies pertaining to organizational design and effectiveness, business transformation, capabilities and development of leaders and employees.

  • Works closely with business unit leaders and acts as a strong business partner to provide strategic advice and guidance on HR issues, workforce trends, and workforce planning.

  • Diagnoses issues and identifies HR implications of business strategy, partnering with Centers of Excellence (COEs) for program design with business leaders to execute on the strategy.

  • Responsible for executing on all aspects of the talent lifecycle and proactively identifies and analyzes talent issues before they impact the business.

  • Partners with the Talent Attraction organization and business leaders to interview and hire key talent for the organization. 

  • Plays a key role in developing the next generation of leaders through unique and innovative approaches with a focus on diversity, including supporting the succession planning and talent review process.

  • Provides change management support in relation to business transformation and reorganization as well as any HR initiatives or annual programs/policies that impact their areas of responsibility and the broader organization.

  • Works with the HR COE's by providing business input into the development and execution of HR programs and practices including compensation and incentive programs.

  • Partners with business leaders to build and lead an integrated plans that capture the HR requirements necessary for business success and transformation.

  • Provides leadership to the business leaders in developing, implementing and follow-up on action plans to address employee engagement issues.

  • Leverages data and insights to develop People Sstrategies and programs to drive business performance.

  • Supports diversity and inclusion initiatives

  • 25% travel required as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • University degree and 8 - 10 years of experience as a Senior HR generalist or, an equivalent combination and background across all facets of HR, including Change Management, Transformation, Organization Design and Talent Management.

  • CHRP or SHRM-CP or PHR desired and a degree in Business or in Human Resource Management.   Master’s degree in Business, Human Resources or Organizational Development is beneficial but not required

  • Broad understanding of all HR disciplines and best in class HR programs and practices.

  • HR, experience in a manufacturing or advanced technology environment would be a distinct asset.

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to quickly develop insights on the global organization and leaders.

  • Extensive use of collaboration and coaching skills

  • Must be a self-starter

  • Superior oral and written communication skills and comfort interacting with senior management.

  • In-depth analytical, problem-solving and project management skills.

  • Strong impact and influencing skills combined with gravitas.

  • Change management skills and experience would be a definite asset.

  • Experience with diversity and inclusion programs


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. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.

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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