Bilingual HR Associate


About this role

We’re hiring a Human Resources Associate for our client, a globally successful animal health company.


  • Coordinate and participate in recruitment, interviews and selection process for multiple departments leveraging WORKDAY HCM
  • Responsible to ensure efficient procedures relating to new hires: create offer letters and offer package, organize relocation arrangements, on boarding schedules and packages for all associates,
  • Participate in the signing on and on boarding of new associate’s day one through first six months and ensure appropriate follow up is occurring.
  • Coach Leaders on Recruitment best practices
  • Payroll Administration
  • Provide clear communication and accurate instruction to Payroll Administration teams to ensure efficient, accurate and timely processing of payroll related changes.
  • Answer payroll inquiries from employees and management and provide accurate information regarding payroll schedules, changes, salary information and scheduled deductions.
  • Collaborate with Finance to ensure accurate Payroll/Invoice/Purchase Order schedule for all contingency employee contracts.

  • Work closely with departmental managers (offering guidance, coaching and support on a range of HR activities (including policies and procedures interpretation and best practice, define terms and conditions of employment, manage sick/leave requests, performance management process, talent development/succession planning activities, time and attendance tracking, etc.) while ensuring HR/Employee policies and procedures meet the Elanco standards as well as Employment legislation.

  • Process and maintain purchase orders and charge allocations for HR related invoicing (recruitment, selection, relocation, employee events, training, etc.) and efficiently update our SAP system.
  • Run monthly reports: employee master data lists, turnover, contingency, benefits, OT, vacation, etc.
  • Update Organizational charts as needed in partnership with General Manager
  • Assist with the funding and/or grant application process for new funded associates to the organization; inclusive of the ongoing financial reporting for any such grants or programs.
  • Maintain up to date spreadsheet of contingency contracts.
  • Access to sensitive data e.g. employee personal information, salary information, financial results, pension, benefits, etc.
  • Responsibility for accounts payable/receivable with regards to departmental spending and payroll submissions

  • Organize and coordinate all HR employee files (hard copy and HCM system). Conduct routine audits on personnel files to ensure file compliance.
  • Gather, prepare, and action submissions to HRIS management system for employee related changes. i.e. new hires, terminations, promotions, reporting structure, cost element, etc.
  • Organize and provide support and/or deliver training and information sessions for employees.
  • Work with Strategic Business Partner on special projects and ad hoc assignments as they arise.
  • Other duties related to HR as requested and needed.



  • Diploma/Degree in Human Resources or equivalent experience
  • Professional certification considered and asset
  • 2-4 years’ experience in business, accounting and human resources.
  • Experience influencing, coaching & negotiating
  • Working knowledge of HR process/procedures and systems
  • Proficiency in PC Skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email/Calendar)
  • Experience with Workday
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision as well as strong motivator and team player
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently; excellent interpersonal skills to ensure appropriate communications both verbal and written
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Pro-active and self-motivated; organized
  • Professional, courteous and ability to act in strict confidentiality
  • Bilingual (French and English) preferred


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Sinead McLaughlin
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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