Human Resources Business Partner, Long Harbour, British Columbia, Canada (Job Has Expired)

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Who We Are
Vale is a pioneering mining company that works with passion to discover and transform resources into the ingredients essential to people's daily lives. We are the worlds largest producer of nickel and iron ore, and a leading producer of copper, cobalt and precious metals. Headquartered in Brazil, Vale is a truly global company, operating on five continents.

In Canada, Vales primary business is nickel. In Newfoundland and Labrador, we currently operate an open pit mine and concentrator at Voiseys Bay and a nickel processing plant at Long Harbour. These operations are part of Vales Base Metals business and are supported by the corporate office in Toronto, Ontario and offices in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Our Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Operation is currently seeking a:


The Opportunity:
This is a fixed term role at the Long Harbour Processing Plant located in Long Harbour, Newfoundland. The innovative high performance organizational design at our Long Harbour Processing Plant engages employees and empowers them to become business partners. Our workplace culture fosters teamwork and empowerment that makes Long Harbour Operations a great place to work and will create a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Human resources point of contact within the business, for a specific client group area for all HR related matters.
Build relationships with the client area while becoming a business ally, a driver and facilitator of change and translating business needs into HR requirements.
Broker of human resources services between the client area and HR process owner teams while leading in the roll out of HR programs to the business.
Provide advice, guidance and creative solutions to managers on all HR related matters, including policy interpretation, employee development, disciplinary and performance issues, etc. to ensure engagement and compliance.
Consult with the HR managers and HR process specialists in areas of complexity.
Coach and influence leaders by proactively partnering on organizational issues.
Participate in the development of Long Harbour's unique High Performance Work System Organizational Design.
Deliver credible talent management and organizational design support required to meet immediate and future organizational client area needs. For example, identify opportunities for individuals to engage in high value-added and challenging work assignments and/or influence the formulation of the recruitment business plan.
Drive and lead the roll out of corporate wide initiatives within the client area; for example, the career and succession process.
Lead the upper management (L2) recruitment process for the client area.
Share knowledge and experience with HR Coordinators, HR process owner teams and HRBPs across Canada/UK.
Be familiar with field concepts, practices and procedures and rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Identify areas where HR alignment or influence is required and enlist support from the HR Manager where necessary.
Drive and facilitate change. Develop discipline to make change happen throughout the organization, may include implementation of strategy, projects or initiatives within the client area.
Lead or support business required projects.
Expert knowledge in various local legislations such as the Labour Relations Act, Human Rights Act and local employment codes.

An undergraduate degree in Human Resources / Business / Commerce
CHRP or Masters (either complete or in progress)

5+ years experience in a similar role
Project related experience is considered an asset

Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
Strong computer skills, proficient in MS Office applications.
Ability to exercise appropriate levels of discretion and confidentiality.
Time management and multi-tasking skills.

For more information please visit our website at
Vale is an equal opportunity employer.

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Long Harbour, British Columbia, Canada
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