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Human Resources Advisor (Winnipeg, Retail)

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The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a unique, multi-billion dollar organization based on the fundamental principles of co-operation. It is comprised of a network of approximately 190 autonomous retail co-operatives across Western Canada along with their branch operations, and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). FCL is the wholesaling/manufacturing arm of the CRS, which provides the retail co-ops with a range of products and services. Red River Co-operative Ltd. invites applications for the position of Human Resources Advisor.

The Human Resources Advisor will provide leadership in the area of employee and labour relations, hiring and onboarding, and the administration of HR policies. They will oversee the complete payroll process including benefits administration; promote employee engagement, health and safety; and provide leadership and advisory services to all positions.

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, responsibilities for this position include the following:

1. Manage the complete payroll process, including benefits admin and tracking of sick and vacation time.
2. Provide recruitment services for management and non-management positions, and work with department managers to deliver new employee onboarding.
3. Provide counsel and advisory services to management and staff on all human resources issues, based on an extensive knowledge of legislation, case law and relevant collective bargaining agreements.
4. Administer the Attendance Management program at all locations.
5. Conduct investigations concerning discipline, harassment and other related matters.
6. Support the management team in the discipline and grievance process.
7. Work to develop a strong culture of safety and engagement among all colleagues across all locations.
8. Track and analyze HR metrics.
9. Identify and promote Learning and Development opportunities for employees.

• Applicants must have completed a post-secondary program in Human Resources Management (either diploma or degree).
• The ideal candidate will have, or be interested in working towards, their CPHR designation.
• Previous work experience in the HR field is an asset but not a requirement.
• Sound knowledge of the HR field, including relevant legislation.
• Above average communication skills (both written and verbal).
• A solid understanding of computer applications, including Microsoft Office.

Red River Co-op offers a competitive salary and benefits package including matched pension contributions and staff profit sharing. Advancement opportunities abound in the Co-operative Retailing System, and we encourage ongoing professional development along with up to 100% reimbursement for post-secondary course work. More than a workplace, Red River Co-op offers the chance to join a community. Our We Care Crew regularly volunteers for a number of local organizations including Siloam Mission and Winnipeg Harvest. We continually seek ways to give back to the people that form our very foundation.


Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before July 07, 2018 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
Box 1004, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2W6
1615 King Edward Street, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0R7
Email: wpg.hr@fcl.crs
Fax: (204) 631-4647

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