About Our Client

Morbern is North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of decorative vinyl upholstery for the contract, health care, hospitality, automotive, trucking, transportation, and marine markets. The vertically integrated, ISO-certified company creates innovative vinyl that meets the challenges of the design and engineering communities, balancing performance, durability, and style.

Established in 1965, Morbern has more than 50 years of expertise in coated fabrics. Headquartered in Cornwall, Ontario, with business units in the US, Europe, and Asia. Morbern has been named by Deloitte Canada’s Best Managed Companies twice in the last 3 years.


Culture, Mission, and Values

At Morbern, the main objective is to empower the team members. We strongly believe in continuous learning, improvement, and growth as individuals and as a company. Our goal is to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. To achieve this, we understand that we need to first create a diverse and empowered workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate. At Morbern, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on their merit, competence, and qualifications, as we believe this is crucial to our culture.


Brief Description

Under the Vice President of Operations, the Human Resources Manager establishes HR departmental measurements that support the accomplishment of the company’s strategic goals on a global level. The incumbent partners with management to communicate Human Resources policies, procedures, programs, and laws. They determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship.

The Human Resources Manager manages the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource office regarding the policies, procedures, and programs. They carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Employee Relations, Recruitment and Staffing, Training and Development, Benefits, Compensation, and Organizational Development.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Employee Relations / Labour Relations:
    • Implements human resource programs by providing human resource services, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, training and development, records management, succession planning, employee relations, retention, and compliance.
    • Provide proactive consultation and input to the management team in the development and implementation of employee/labour relations policies and procedures for both office and plant personnel.
    • Provide practical advice and assistance/coaching to Management and Supervisory staff in the areas of performance management, progressive discipline and documentation, training and development, consistent and fair policy application, and legislation awareness.
    • Active participation in the negotiation and administration of the Collective Agreement.
    • Mediate, advise, and respond to all labor disputes, union grievances and arbitrary matters. Mediate and resolve employee relation disputes as necessary, conduct investigations, and lead positive employee relations as required.
    • Act as Co-Chair during monthly labour relations meetings.
  • Support and assist in workforce requirement planning activities.
  • Employee onboarding, development, needs assessment, and training.
  • Organizational departmental planning; performance and improvement systems.
  • Organization development.
  • Employment and compliance with regulatory concerns regarding employees.
  • Policy and procedure development and roll-out.
  • Company employee and community communication.
  • Compensation and benefits administration.
  • Employee safety, welfare, wellness, and health.
  • Employee services and counseling.
  • Responsible for observing all Morbern’s occupational health and safety rules. This ensures your safety and the safety of others and assists Morbern promote safety at work for all employees.
  • Complies with federal, provincial, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; and advising management on needed actions.
  • Additional duties as required.


Required Qualifications


  • University Degree or College Diploma in Human Resources Administration/Management or related field
  • CHRP or CHRL designation

Professional Experience

  • Minimum 5 years related HR management experience in a unionized manufacturing environment
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in a leadership role


  • Good knowledge of employment/labour laws, and employment standards
  • Ability to work in an organization with multiple operational sites
  • Manage multiple projects successfully
  • Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written


  • Proven ability to work with, and influence individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills
  • Must possess solid leadership skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively organize, direct, and communicate with subordinates, peers, and other Management personnel (Excellent interpersonal skills, well organized)
  • Must possess excellent judgment and listening skills
  • Must possess excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Must be flexible, adaptable, and demonstrate strong team spirit
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, with a high sense of urgency


Why Join Morbern Inc.

  • Work/life balance
  • Flexibility and collaboration at all levels
  • Pleasant working environment
  • Excellent benefits


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