Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and well-organized professional to join our Wood Products Division in Whitecourt, Alberta as Human Resources Manager. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the successful candidate will be an integral member of both our site operations leadership and corporate human resources teams. This position will directly support employees and leadership in a wide range of human resources activities including but not limited to: employee engagement, organizational development, benefits administration, recruitment, and training, as well as the implementation of strategic human resources initiatives.

The ideal candidate:
The preferred candidate will be a passionate advocate for employees, working collaboratively with others in a manner aligned with our core values of safety, honesty, integrity trust, and respect. Strong business acumen and a sound understanding of HR metrics and analytics are essential, as is a demonstrated ability to build relationships, coach, mentor, and influence others at all levels of the organization. Post-secondary education in human resources or related fields is required, with CHRP designation and previous experience working in a wood products manufacturing environment considered assets.

Why work for us?
Millar Western is a privately-owned Alberta company active in the forest products business for more than a century. Operating high-tech pulp and lumber mills supplied by woodlands teams recognized for leadership in sustainable forest management, the company provides stable, full-time employment to more than 700 people in lively, friendly, communities offering an excellent quality of life.

We offer:
• a competitive wage and benefits program that includes a pension plan, comprehensive dental, and health insurance, and a profit-sharing plan
• a commitment to the highest safety standards, with a safety program recognized under Partners in Injury Reduction, Work Safe Alberta, and the Premier’s Award for Healthy Workplaces
• a collaborative and respectful work environment that values the skills of our people and encourages them to take on new challenges and advance within the organization
• a chance to live where you work – no commuting or camps

This position is located in the town of Whitecourt, a vibrant community 170 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, offering excellent housing, educational, and recreation opportunities.

Your career starts here.

Application deadline: March 26, 2021

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Millar Western is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We appreciate the interest of all applicants; only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.