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Shearer’s is a privately held producer, co-manufacturer and distributor of quality snack foods sold under the Shearer’s brand, and other “private labels.” As a matter of fact, Shearers is the number one producer of kettle cooked chips in the world! As the leader in North America, we make private label and co-manufacture salty snacks and are the second largest producer of cookies and crackers. We utilize our manufacturing expertise to serve as a strategic supplier to our partners, who are nationally recognized retail and restaurant brands. So, while you may not be familiar with our name, you likely eat the products we make on a regular basis. With exceptional competence in product development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution, we continue to realize significant growth in each segment of our business. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, we have over 5,000 associates in 11 state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution sites in North America. You can visit our website at www.Shearers.com .

Training Advisor/HR Assistant - Guelph, Canada

This role is a dual split between The Training Advisor and a HR Assistant.   The Training Advisor is a leadership role in the Shearer’s Operational Process (SHOP) journey and will lead the efforts to support all pillars, as well as, work as a team to set the training strategy in the Zero loss journey and meet business requirements.

The HR Administrator role completes human resources duties, such as but not limited to interviewing and placing workers, while also conducting new hire onboarding activities, managing team member communication systems, collaborating with temporary agencies to recruit temporary team members, completing team member requests, generating regular and ad hoc reports, conducting regular HR audits and processing and maintaining personnel related documentation.  This is to be accomplished through the use of effective time management and organizational skills, the ability to take initiative and be creative with minimal direction.

Your seat at the table

  • Support pillar teams and develop team member capabilities and qualification based on step-up card.
  • Responsible for setting the T&Q Pillar strategy including Master, 90 Day and Weekly Plan.
  • Drive implementation of three base systems: skills, training & certification and administration at the Guelph Plant.
  • Analyze and manage the reporting data and assess performance against set KPI’s to validate the pillar performance.
  • Implement the skill matrix and T&Q (training & quality) work processes necessary for building and developing capabilities in team members.
  • Qualify trainers for each pillar who are going to be part of the knowledge transfer in the plant / on model line.
  • Utilize the T&Q Training Development Process to create training materials as it relates to site specific losses.
  • Support and drive Implementation of Enterprise Training Programs aligned to organizational priorities.
  • Performs additional related duties as assigned
  • Carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: onboarding, supports internal job posting, payroll, team member engagement and development, team member relations, benefits support and communications, compensation administration, and administrative compliance
  • Oversee administrative process around data management including but not limited to new hire set up and associate information management, compensation and benefits administration, and other similar requirements.
  • Responds to team member inquiries regarding policies and communication events
  • Performs additional related duties as assigned

What you bring to the table

  • College or University degree or completion of applicable program preferred
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities consistent with the essential duties and responsibilities
  • Great communications skills and proven ability to work cross functionally in a collaborative and integrated operating environment.
  • Strong written and reasoning skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook
  • Experience working for or in a manufacturing environment in the areas of Human Resources and Training
  • Ability to work a variable schedule
  • Basic Understanding of Total Productive Maintenance Methodology
  • Understanding of adult learning theory
  • Experience designing learning and development experiences/training
  • Experience facilitating training for small and large groups
  • Ability to learn quickly, deal with ambiguity (change) and drive results   
  • Ability to develop a detailed understanding of manufacturing capabilities and capacities.
  • Minimum of 2 years Human Resources work experience in a manufacturing or distribution environment
  • Experience with HRIS systems, ADP preferably
  • Knowledge of Provincial and local employment laws and regulations 


We Offer a Feast of Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Employee Assistance Plan and a great group of people to work with every day!

You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Shearer’s Foods Canada, Inc. is committed to providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities; please advise us if you require accommodation during the recruitment process.

You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearer’s, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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