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Senior HR Manager - John Ross & Sons Ltd.

Senior HR Manager
John Ross & Sons Ltd.

John Ross & Sons Ltd. is a fourth-generation, family-owned international metal processing and recycling business, operating for over 80 years. With eleven locations, they are the largest recycling facility in Atlantic Canada and one of the largest exporters out of the Port of Halifax. Their operations specialize in the purchasing, grading, and processing of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials for manufacturers, contractors, and customers in the recycling industry. With a success-driven approach, purchasers can depend on high-quality materials delivered on time that meet specifications. As a community-based business, John Ross & Sons values sustainability, strong local relationships, and innovation in the evolving global marketplace. They have established direct links with buyers and agents, strengthening both local and international relationships.

Your Role:
As the Senior Human Resources Manager, you’ll take charge of all HR functions, ensuring they align with the overall business goals and support their dynamic environment.

What You’ll Do:
• Immigration and LMIA Process: Manage the immigration process for foreign workers, ensuring compliance and working closely with a lawyer to secure Labor Market Impact Assessments (LMIA).
• HR Investigations and Dispute Resolution: Conduct thorough HR investigations and effectively resolve workplace disputes, fostering a cooperative work environment.
• Strategic Leadership: Partner with senior leadership to build and align HR strategies that support business objectives. Provide guidance and support to managers across various locations.
• Relationship Building: Forge strong relationships within our community and with the staff, ensuring a cohesive and supportive work environment.
• Tech-Savvy Solutions: Utilize the latest HR software and tools to streamline processes and enhance efficiency.
• Creative Problem Solving: Develop innovative solutions to HR challenges, thinking outside the box to meet the unique needs of this industry.
• Hands-On Approach: Lead by example in a hands-on, professional manner, demonstrating a strong work ethic and commitment to the company’s values.
• Travel and On-Site Presence: Regularly visit the company's multiple locations to ensure consistent HR practices and provide on-site support.

Who We Seek:
• Trusted Advisor: A mature and dependable individual who can provide sound advice and handle sensitive situations effectively.
• Relationship Builder: Capable of building strong relationships with managers and staff across different locations, addressing concerns, and fostering a positive work environment.
• Creative and Strategic Thinker: Able to develop innovative solutions and strategies to address HR challenges.
• Strong Communicator: Skilled in writing clear and effective employee reprimand letters, conflict resolution letters, and other communications.
• Tech-Savvy and Forward-Thinking: Comfortable with technology and proactive in finding ways to improve processes.

• Competitive Salary and Benefits: Including RRSP matching.
• Flexible Work Environment: Offering flex time to balance work and personal life.
• Professional Development: Opportunities for growth within a dynamic and collaborative environment.
• Community Involvement: Be part of a company that values community engagement and sustainability.

Join John Ross & Sons Ltd. and be a part of a company that values history, innovation, and excellence. This role offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in a dynamic and growing industry.

To learn more about John Ross & Sons Ltd., please visit:

Please submit your resume online by clicking “Apply.” For more information, contact Susan Brimble confidentially at If you need accommodation during the selection process, please let us know.

We believe in employment equity, welcoming individuals from all backgrounds. We encourage applications from the following under-represented groups to self-identify in their resume or cover letter: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Facet is a recruitment firm with an unshakeable belief that change is a good thing. People are not only our purpose, they are also our passion. Facet was created to recruit talented, established professionals who aspire to lead organizations. We are inspired by these individuals and believe they are at the core of building purpose-driven, dynamic, and forward-thinking workplaces.
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