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Human Resource Business Partner III

Date: Sep 29, 2021

Location: Brossard, Quebec, Canada

Company: Voith Group


About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

For the Voith Hydro Human Resources Department, we are looking for:

Human Resource Business Partner III 

Sr. Human Resource Business Partner


Summary – The Sr. Human Resource Business Partner will act as a strategic human resources consultant responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units in both Canada and the United States.  The successful HRBP acts as an employee and business champion and change agent. 

Responsibilities –

  • Aligned to prioritize organizational and business strategies. Assuring HR capacity, resources and initiatives to deliver programs and processes which enhance value-added goal achievement.
  • Equips line management with appropriate tools and knowledge to manage their people in performance management, interviewing and selection, leave management, career management, etc.
  • Provides oversight, guidance and input on operating unit restructuring activities, workforce planning/execution and strategic succession planning tied to business needs and goals.  Identifies short, medium and long term resourcing issues and plans. Provides fact and data-based recommendations to Site/OU leadership.
  • In close working relationship with management and employees, improves work and team relationships, inter-departmental effectiveness, interface and process excellence, builds organizational morale and satisfaction, increasing productivity and retention.
  • Responsible for effective contract interpretation and execution of all related procedures e.g. CBA articles, grievance procedures and supporting processes. Works with line management to problem solve root cause issues, related to prevalent grievances. Participates in the negotiation process.
  • Responsible with line management to identify and prepare development plans for key and high potential employees, employees ready for promotion, including assignments and rotations of talents across different functions/regions, etc.
  • Develops and implements creative solutions to support business objectives.

Qualifications –

  • Minimum of 5-10 years of multiple, progressive and general applied HR experience demonstrating capabilities of resolving complex organizational and employee relations issues. 
  • Written and oral proficiency in French and English required.
  • Business or functionally related Bachelor’s degree.
  • Knowledge of Canadian labour laws. Knowledge of US labour laws an asset.
  • Strong analytic skills with an ability to translate business plans and goals into human resource capabilities needed to achieve results.
  • Knowledge of multiple HR disciplines including organizational diagnosis and intervention, employee and union relations, succession and development planning, diversity, performance management, compensation practices, etc.
  • Ability to diagnose problems and identity and drive appropriate solutions.
  • Strong experience and competence in managing conflicts in organizations, in various relationships; resolves political problems in execution of business plans.
  • In-depth and highly proficient consulting skills.
  • Possibility of remote work, with the ability to travel to sites across Canada and the US (10-20%)


Physical Demands -

* This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.