Director, Human Resources

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Steele Auto Group is seeking an experienced Director of Human Resources to join their growing team. Boasting over 20 brands with 33 locations and over 1500 employees throughout the region, Steele Auto Group is the most diverse group of automotive dealerships in Atlantic Canada.

Reporting to the President & COO, the Director of Human Resources acts as a strategic consultant and tactical/implementation leader for all human resource initiatives and strategies. The Director will be instrumental in helping drive the organization to achieve business goals and has full responsibility for the strategy, design and implementation of human resources initiatives. In particular, an emphasis will be placed on employee and labour relations, performance management, succession planning, talent retention, recruitment, and leadership development.  The Director operates consultatively to evaluate and develop HR protocols, ensure their implementation and compliance, and manage daily transactional HR issues that may arise.

Accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain an employee-oriented culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement and performance
  • Partner with the leadership team to understand the organization’s objectives, identify areas of opportunity and implement short and longer-term strategies
  • Design, develop and execute best practice initiatives for core human resources policies and programs
  • Provide senior level advice and recommendations to the leadership team and management on matters relating to human resource issues
  • Ensure appropriate communication for the organization regarding matters related to human resources
  • Work collaboratively with the union on labour relations issues

The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with a successful track record in change management. You will be a role model of integrity, and effective at maintaining an environment where collaboration, open communication, building relationships and continuous improvement are encouraged and valued. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of progressive experience as an HR leader and a minimum of 1 year supervisory experience where you have gained senior level exposure to communications, employee/labour relations, recruitment/retention, performance management, training and development, and compensation and benefits.  You have demonstrated the ability to roll-up your sleeves and implement HR best practices with quantifiable results. A relevant undergraduate degree and CPHR designation preferred. Travel will be required.

If you thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, please contact Shardeigh McGillivray via shardeigh@venor.ca

Director, Human Resources

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Steele Auto Group is seeking an experienced Director of Human Resources to join their growing team. Boasting over 20 brands with 33 locations and over 1500 employees throughout the region, Steele Auto Group is the most diverse group of automotive dealerships in Atlantic Canada.

Reporting to the President & COO, the Director of Human Resources acts as a strategic consultant and tactical/implementation leader for all human resource initiatives and strategies. The Director will be instrumental in helping drive the organization to achieve business goals and has full responsibility for the strategy, design and implementation of human resources initiatives. In particular, an emphasis will be placed on employee and labour relations, performance management, succession planning, talent retention, recruitment, and leadership development.  The Director operates consultatively to evaluate and develop HR protocols, ensure their implementation and compliance, and manage daily transactional HR issues that may arise.

Accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain an employee-oriented culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement and performance
  • Partner with the leadership team to understand the organization’s objectives, identify areas of opportunity and implement short and longer-term strategies
  • Design, develop and execute best practice initiatives for core human resources policies and programs
  • Provide senior level advice and recommendations to the leadership team and management on matters relating to human resource issues
  • Ensure appropriate communication for the organization regarding matters related to human resources
  • Work collaboratively with the union on labour relations issues

The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with a successful track record in change management. You will be a role model of integrity, and effective at maintaining an environment where collaboration, open communication, building relationships and continuous improvement are encouraged and valued. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of progressive experience as an HR leader and a minimum of 1 year supervisory experience where you have gained senior level exposure to communications, employee/labour relations, recruitment/retention, performance management, training and development, and compensation and benefits.  You have demonstrated the ability to roll-up your sleeves and implement HR best practices with quantifiable results. A relevant undergraduate degree and CPHR designation preferred. Travel will be required.

If you thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, please contact Shardeigh McGillivray via shardeigh@venor.ca