Lush North America supports more than 270 retail stores in Canada and the USA, and manufacturing centres in both Vancouver and Toronto. 

Lush is known worldwide for our unique bath and beauty products, amazing skin and hair care, personalized customer service, and environmental activism and a fun & funky store atmosphere. We are dedicated to the practices of fair trade sourcing and supporting sustainable communities as well as giving back to organizations that can make a difference through our Charity Pot Program. 

Reporting to the Senior Manager, People and Culture, the People and Culture Business Partner plays an essential role in developing, communicating and executing the company vision through our people programs and practices in retention, engagement, and development. You hold sacred our Lush culture and values through fearless leadership and owning the experience of every staff member in the employee life-cycle. You grow talent by motivating, encouraging and coaching teams to their highest potential; you know how to be curious about their opportunities and career ambitions and how to be real with feedback and support.

As a Business Partner, you work closely with the manufacturing and distribution business leaders to improve, imagine and implement people programs that align our workforce with our business goals. You support the overarching unique staff journey, from ensuring best in class people programs such as strategic workforce planning, retention, total rewards and employee engagement. 

As a growing business, Lush needs people that can adapt and evolve to the needs of our business, analyses and interpret metrics and translate strategy into behaviors which drive sales and improve profit. Our Lush employees live with purpose, finding their personal value connection with the values of our business, bringing their work and life paths into one holistic journey. #mylushlife

Reporting to the Senior Manager, People and Culture, the People and Culture Business Partner will undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Support Room Managers in strategizing the approach to people matters. Ensuring consistency of performance management practice, documentation and legislative requirements
  • Ensure that HR practices are designed in connection with the Lush culture and encourage appropriate behaviours by all employees 
  • Execute talent development programs in your business area
  • Advise on people-related activities, hiring, promotion, transfer decisions, separations, terminations and leaves at various business meetings on team updates, program launches, training etc.
  • Work with client group to ensure that staff development plans and performance management processes are being effectively utilized
  • Support people leaders in staff assessments, 360 feedback assessments, salary / compensation conversations
  • In support of Room Managers actively identifies gaps, proposes changes necessary to make process improvements, and enhance the staff / management experience
  • Plan, develop and implement claims management program including facilitation and management of graduated return to work plans
  • Communicate with employees, and manager to manage claims, field questions and provide support through the process 
  • Support Room Managers with all non-work-related accommodation requirements
  • Participate, contribute and execute in various projects to ensure a best in class People and Culture Program

Who you are (Qualifications):

Required:

  • 5-7 years’ progressive experience in Human Resources with a Generalist/Business Partner role
  • Proven experience in HR as Generalist or Business Partner within Manufacturing, Distribution, or Retail with at least 5 years related experience
  • Proven ability in developing positive employee relations in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in building collaborative relationships, energizing and engaging others and effectively leading/communicating change
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and develop others and development of a 'trusted advisor' role with management
  • Professional in all interactions and respectful of confidentiality
  • High level of proficiency in computer applications, especially in Microsoft Office, database setup and management, and manufacturing ERP systems (Microsoft Dynamic preferred)

 Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree Human Resources or Business
  • Completion or expected completion of CHRP, CHRL or CHRE
  • Keen business acumen and well versed in manual batch manufacturing processes
  • HRIS experience (Oracle, People Soft, ADP Workforce Now (WFN))

 

Thriving with a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our staff and committed to inclusion. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees with this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

At Lush, we believe when we continue to foster a culture of inclusion and respect within a diverse workforce, we are doing our part in building a world where there is equal opportunity for all. We recruit from a variety of employment agencies, community groups, non-profits, and online social and job sites, and in our business practices, strive to leverage the gift that diversity brings. We welcome diverse candidates to our recruitment process.  Lush is committed to providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants are asked to please make their needs/requirements known.

Lush North America unequivocally supports equal opportunity employment for all applicants regardless of religion, race, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, differently abled, adverse mental health, and other characteristics both defined, protected and enforced by the law under federal or provincial/state jurisdiction.  

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