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6 Dec 2021

Full-Time Human Resources Manager

Iron Will Raw Inc. – Posted by Sarah Joyce St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

We’re looking for an organized, motivated, and strategic HR professional with a positive attitude to join our dynamic team and take on the lead role of managing our most valued asset – our people!  


Iron Will Raw is a manufacturer of quality raw pet foods. We take all common beliefs about “pet food” and turn them on their heads. As an industry leader in food safety in the pet food realm you’ll find yourself in a pristine, organized and technology advanced work environment. We are meticulous in all we do and are looking for team members who can contribute to our core values by adding Value, Passion and Excellence. As a company we are continuously looking for ways to improve our contribution to the raw pet food world and embrace team members who positively impact this mission.


Reporting to the President, the Human Resources (HR) Manager is responsible for successfully managing and executing all operational HR functions and acting as a strategic business partner by ensuring HR policies, procedures, and systems both support and align with organizational values, goals, and objectives. The HR Manager must proactively oversee full-cycle recruitment, compensation and benefits administration, performance management, employee relations, training and development, health and safety, policy and culture development and HR planning initiatives.

The HR Manager is responsible for ensuring that all human resources are being used efficiently and effectively and must work closely with the management team to foster strong employment relationships built on clarity, trust, communication, and a mutual understanding of organizational expectations and strategic objectives.


Operational HR

  • Execute and oversee full-cycle recruiting.
  • Develop, implement, and update HR policies, practices, and procedures to ensure legal compliance with all legislative requirements and employment standards.
  • Manage and oversee compensation and benefits administration.
  • Advise, counsel and coach managers on a number of HR-related activities and best practices.
  • Facilitate healthy work relationships by addressing demands, complaints, and other issues in a timely and supportive manner.
  • Implement, promote, and maintain a robust performance management system.
  • Develop and implement training initiatives and programs that address organizational gaps and support employee growth and development.
  • Handle workplace investigations, disciplinary and termination procedures.
  • Lead the implementation of health and safety programs, report on workplace health and safety compliance, and monitor OSHA-required data.
  • Carry out necessary administrative duties and HRIS functions.
  • Maintain employee and workplace privacy at all times.
  • Collaborate with managers to Identify and recommend areas of improvement relating to HR functions.

Strategic HR

  • Act as a strategic business partner by ensuring HR policies, procedures and systems are aligned with and support organizational goals and objectives.
  • Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation, and preservation of human capital.
  • Manage the process of strategic HR planning.
  • Manage employee communication and feedback channels.
  • Nurture a positive environment and workplace culture.
  • Monitor HR trends and analyze relevant HR data to create clear and concise HR reports.
  • Protect the interests of employees and the company; minimize risks.
  • Perform all other related duties as directed.


  • 5-7 years’ experience in a professional HR role, required.
  • Degree, diploma and/or certification in Human Resources Management, preferred.
  • Completion of CHRP/CHRL designation, preferred.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment, an asset.
  • In-depth knowledge of employment law and HR best practices


  • Reliable, punctual and organized.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to build, support, and maintain working relationships using exemplary interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong negotiation skills and persuasive ability.
  • Ability to lead by example and create a collaborative and engaging work culture.
  • Commitment to providing a healthy and safe work environment.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, respectful, and empathetic attitude.
  • Ability to effectively manage time, problem-solve and take initiative using sound judgement.


  • A casual, friendly, and supportive team culture.
  • Health and Benefits plan.
  • Food and store discounts.
  • Bonus opportunities.

How to Apply

If you think your experience, skills and career aspirations are aligned with this opportunity – please send your resume to with “HR Manager” in the subject line, by December 28th, 2021.  

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy, diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

Job Categories: Business/Finance/Admin. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: To be negotiated.

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