HR Generalist

HR & Talent Aquisition
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on September 12, 2023

A Burnaby headquartered retailor is hiring a HR generalist in what is a newly created role.  Subject to performance, there is the hope and expectation the position will progress to HR Manager level, so this is fantastic opportunity for a HR generalist serious about carving out a career and developing and growing as a HR professional.

Who – the company:
The company is an established Canadian retailer with 4 stores and another 2 on the horizon.

What – the role: 
There is not an existing HR function in place, but there is existing policies, procedures, templates, and programs.  With the support of the Assistant Controller, General Manager, and Operations Manager, you will create a more centralised and standardized approach across corporate and store level.  The scope of your role will cover recruitment, employee relations, benefits, training, document control, and Health & Safety, whilst promoting the company’s core values, contributing to a positive work environment, and delivering HR strategies, programs, and initiatives.

This is fantastic chance to put your stamp on a new function and ultimately, progress your own career within the company.

Who – the candidate: 

  • Post-secondary education (bachelor’s degree or certificate program)

  • Prior HR generalist experience inclusive of recruitment and onboarding

  • Highly organized and resourceful with a detailed and results orientated approach

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with management teams across all functions at corporate and store level.

  • Proactive with a strategic mindset

  • Retail experience is a bonus

  • French speaking skills is also nice to have, but not a must

  • Canadian citizenship, Permanent Residence, or an Open Work Permit is required.

Based at their Burnaby corporate office which is accessible from both a local SkyTrain station and various bus routes, and there is free parking on site for those driving.  This is a full-time, office-based role.

How much:
Salary of between $70,000 and $80,000 and benefits from day 1 including health, dental, and vision.  

When & How to Apply:
Swim Recruiting is exclusive recruitment agency supporting the client.  We will be screening and shortlisting on behalf of our client and presenting suitable candidates directly to the hiring team for review. If you are interested in this opportunity, please do not hesitate to apply. If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume.