If you are interested to apply for a position, we welcome you to send your cover letter and resume to the attention of our HR Department at resume@cme-mec.ca. Due to volume, only those shortlisted will be contacted regarding the position.

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Current Opportunities

HR Director

ABOUT CME

 

CME advocates for and works with 2,500 leading manufacturers across Canada to help their businesses grow. Led by a national board of directors, CME has member-driven programs and services that aim to strengthen key knowledge and capability areas. As an advocate, CME works with governments across the country championing manufacturing in Canada.

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The HR Director is responsible for championing key initiatives across this National organization that create and foster an inclusive and engaging culture through the creation and championing of critical people and organizational programs, including DEI and L&D. Reporting to the President & CEO and actively participating on the Senior Leadership Team, the HR Director will deliver business aligned, value-add solutions that provide both strategic perspective and a pragmatic commercial approach in applying HR theory and concepts to business challenges.

 

This is a full-time position ideally based in our Toronto office however, it will be remote until further notice. We will follow all necessary COVID-19 protocols to ensure the health and safety of our team.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  
Strategic HR Leadership

  • Work collaboratively with each division head to provide HR support and functional expertise at both a strategic and operational level
  • Coach and support leaders to build their capability across a range of HR related knowledge and skills to enable them to better support their teams. This will include; change leadership, performance management and development and effective feedback and conversations and policy and process interpretation
  • Lead and champion the delivery of key people and organizational programs (i.e. employee lifecycle, performance management, succession planning, employee engagement, DEI and culture building)

 

Talent & Engagement

  • Collaborate with organizational leaders to identify resource gaps, and manage talent acquisition and retention efforts
  • Lead total compensation programs, including the CME benefits plan, pension plan, and compensation review processes
  • Build plans to identify and retain top talent, identify resourcing requirements and develop capability to build and sustain strategic imperatives
  • Develop and manage the organizational onboarding and offboarding processes

 

Compliance

  • Undertake policy development and implementation to ensure both best practice and compliant within relevant national legislative frameworks
  • Ensure employees work in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations and the CME’s Health & Safety Policy
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant Federal and Provincial legislation requirements

 

Payroll & Reporting

  • Oversee quarterly reporting on HR and organizational KPI’s for the CME Board of Directors
  • Manage the CME payroll function (including year-end activities) through the third party service provider
  • Manage the CME Pension Plans including enrolment of new employees, submitting bi-weekly contributions, and managing all annual filings

 

COMPETENCIES

 

  • Ability to listen carefully, assess complex situations and identify solutions to improve efficiencies and process
  • Communicates effectively and persuasively (both written and verbal)
  • Thinks on their feet to present concepts and solutions
  • Value the differences that individuals bring to a team, and openly seek diverse opinions
  • Self-starter with a high level of internal motivation Effectively manages conflicts, employee relations
  • Expertise in change management methodologies with the ability to role model
  • A professional, organized, disciplined and with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple, concurrent priorities
  • Ability to build trust; ensure people feel heard and act with professionalism and integrity
  • Maintain a high degree of discretion; able to maintain confidentiality and manage highly sensitive information

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 8+ years as a Human Resource professional
  • CHRL or CHRP Certified and in good standing
  • Experience managing payroll processes is required
  • Proficient use of Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with demonstrated ability and openness to learn other digital skills
  • Experience working within the non-profit or industry association space is considered a strong asset
  • Fluency in French is an asset

 

BENEFITS

  • Fllexible work environment, including partially home-based
  • Group Health & Dental Benefits
  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience
  • CME is proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work®

 

CME is committed to providing its services to everyone, including differently abled persons in a way that respects their dignity and independence.  CME’s goal is to ensure that differently abled people have equal opportunity to access services in an integrated manner by identifying, removing and preventing barriers that could interfere with their ability to make full use of CME services.  Please let us know should you require accommodation during any part of this recruitment process.

 

Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Manager, Workforce & Commercial Policy

Reports To: Senior Vice President, Policy, Government Relations and Ontario Division
  
Travel: Inter-Provincial and National travel may be required on occasion.
  
Position Summary: The Manager, Workforce & Commercial Policy will be CME’s expert on all files relating to federal workforce and commercial regulatory policies. Additionally, the position will cover federal policy files pertaining to international trade and any other policy areas with provincial/federal crossover that may affect the manufacturing sector. As a key member of CME’s national policy team, the successful candidate will show initiative by identifying and researching priority issues, creating substantive issue positions, supporting the work of the national policy group, affecting change with federal and provincial governments, and working with members to support their activities in these areas.
  
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, prioritizes and monitors all workforce and labour, international trade, procurement, and industrial policy and regulatory issues in Canada;
  • Proactively works within the national policy team on regulatory matters and supports their priority activities in these areas;
  • Manages relevant policy and regulatory member committees
  • Works with members and stakeholders directly to understand the impacts of regulatory policies on their business;
  • Remains current and knowledgeable on the potential impact of regulatory policies on Canadian manufacturing and exporting in defined areas;
  • Effectively communicates impacts of policy and regulatory changes to members and internal stakeholders;
  • Identifies policy and regulatory solutions on issues, and contributes to government submissions;
  • Builds and maintains relations with all relevant government officials related to core files;
  • Supports the growth of CME membership and member services; and
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in related field;
  • Minimum 2-5 years of relevant experience;
  • Passionate about public policy and advocating policy solutions that benefit government, industry, workers, and the public
  • Excellent researching, writing, and communications skills
  • Strong understanding of government structure and operations;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Strong knowledge of the Canadian economy, as well as issues, trends and policy developments that impact the manufacturing and exporting community of Ontario;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and flexible environment. Candidate must be self-motivating and equally comfortable managing projects independently or as part of a team; and
  • Must be able to legally lobby federal and provincial governments in Canada without restriction.
  • Experience working with an industry trade association considered an asset
  • Experience working with the manufacturing sector considered an asset
  • Bilingualism (English, French) is an asset.

Date Reviewed: October 2021

Manager, Environment & Industrial Policy

Reports To: Senior Vice President, Policy, Government Relations and Ontario Division
  
Travel: Inter-Provincial and National travel may be required on occasion.
  
Position Summary: The Manager, Environment & industrial Policy will be CME’s expert on all files relating to environment and industrial policy in the province of Ontario. Additionally, the position will cover federal policy files pertaining to environmental and/or industrial regulation and any other policy area with provincial/federal crossover that would have an impact on the manufacturing sector. As a key member of CME’s national and Ontario policy team, the successful candidate will show initiative by identifying and researching priority issues, creating substantive issue positions, supporting the work of the Ontario and national policy groups, affecting change with federal and provincial governments, and working with members to support their activities in these areas.
  
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, prioritizes and monitors all environmental, energy, skills and labour, trade, and industrial policy and regulatory issues in Ontario;
  • Proactively works within the Ontario division and national policy team on regulatory matters and supports their priority activities in these areas;
  • Works with members and stakeholders directly to understand the impacts of regulatory policies on their business;
  • Manages relevant policy and regulatory member committees;
  • Remains current and knowledgeable on the potential impact of regulatory issues on Canadian manufacturing and exporting in defined areas;
  • Effectively communicates the impacts of policy and regulatory changes to CME members and internal stakeholders;
  • Identifies policy and regulatory solutions on issues, and contributes to government submissions;
  • Builds and maintains relations with all relevant government officials related to core files;
  • Supports the growth of CME membership and member services; and
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in related field;
  • Minimum 2-5 years of relevant experience;
  • Passionate about public policy and advocating policy solutions that benefit government, industry, workers, and the public
  • Excellent researching, writing, and communications skills
  • Strong understanding of government structure and operations;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Strong knowledge of the Canadian economy, as well as issues, trends and policy developments that impact the manufacturing and exporting community of Ontario;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and flexible environment. Candidate must be self-motivating and equally comfortable managing projects independently or as part of a team; and
  • Must be able to legally lobby federal and provincial governments in Canada without restriction;
  • Experience working with an industry trade association considered an asset
  • Experience working with the manufacturing sector considered an asset
  • Bilingualism (English, French) is an asset.

Date Reviewed: November 2021

Operations Administrator - ON

TERM: Full time
  
LOCATION: Ottawa Office
  
REPORTS TO: Vice President, National Partnerships & Ontario Operations
  
TRAVEL: Travel as required in support of offsite CME events
  
POSITION SUMMARY: The Ontario Operations Administrator is a key contributor in facilitating the growth and engagement of CME membership and our Ontario team’s success. It will be their responsibility to support the CME Ontario team to engage existing members, deliver our policy outreach initiatives and coordinate our day-to-day activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLIITIES

  • Coordinate the day-to-day administrative activities of the Ontario team, includes prepare/format and edit correspondence, preparing expense reports and processing invoices;
  • Coordinate the Ontario Advisory Board of Directors, policy committee and member network meetings, including setting up and promoting meeting dates, confirming attendees, taking meeting minutes;
  • Maintain the Ontario Advisory Board of Directors, policy committee and member network distribution lists;
  • Political outreach event and ministerial meeting coordination and implementation, from preparing agendas, invitations, invitee lists, and coordinating all logistics leading up to and on event day to post event wrap up. These events will be both in person (post COVID-19) and webinars/conference calls, lobby days and roundtables;
  • Responsible for member promotion of political outreach events and ministerial meetings and ensuring we reach our target audience goals;
  • Enter all event details into CRM database (Zoho)
  • Liaise directly with manufacturers, government offices and other stakeholders, on behalf of the organization;
  • Work within a cross-functional team to ensure the program deliverables are met within a timely manner;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day office administration;
  • Provide event support virtual and onsite as needed; and,
  • Other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent experience;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Passionate about local business and manufacturing;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite; including MS Project, PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills with a strong attention to detail ability;
  • Knowledge of and previous experience dealing with industry associations and the non-profit industry;
  • A strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines;
  • Ability to build rapport and work collaboratively with inter-departmental teams and external stakeholders;
  • Holds a strong desire to uphold CME’s standard for continuous improvement, ethics and integrity within the CME team and with all outside vendors, clients and customers;
  • Self-starter with an ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Bilingual: English & French, considered an asset.

  

CME IS GREAT PLACE TO WORK® CERTIFIED

CME is proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work® after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees. CME looks forward to working with staff on continuously improving its workplace culture and is committed to leading the manufacturing sector in fostering inclusion and diversity in the manufacturing sector with initiatives like Women and Manufacturing.

  

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