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Position : Director of Human Resources – Canada Company : ThyssenKrupp Location : Toronto, Ontario Reporting Relationship : Executive Vice President of Corporate Human Resources Website : COMPANY BACKGROUND/CULTURE ThyssenKrupp’s 157,000 employees in over 80 countries bring passion and expertise to develop solutions for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2012/2013, ThyssenKrupp generated sales of more than €8.3 billion (approximately $11 billion). ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 20,000 employees and more than 230 branch and service locations. ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. Innovations and technical progress are key factors in managing global growth and using finite resources in a sustainable way. ThyssenKrupp’s engineering expertise in the areas of “Material”, “Mechanical” and “Plant”, enable customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost and resource efficient way. ThyssenKrupp companies in North America offer a range of products and services, including premium carbon steel; high-performance alloys; automotive components and systems; elevators, escalators, moving walkways and passenger boarding bridges; and plant construction material trading, logistical and industrial services. With more than 50,000 skilled employees, the company offers innovative and energy-efficient products designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to our customers. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES The Director of Human Resources acts as the HR business partner to executive and management staff in the execution of HR strategies throughout Canada. The Canadian business represents 3 Regions, 26 branches, and over 1800 union and non-union employees. The Director of Human Resources for Canada will serve as an advisor and business partner to Canadian Field operations with a special focus on human capital management and compensation & benefits. Further defined, the role drives HR business process excellence in the areas of succession planning, leadership training, recruiting, employee relations, labor compliance, organizational change, workforce diversity, performance management, and talent development in accordance with the guidelines established by corporate Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources reports to the Executive Vice President of Corporate Human Resources and will be a Business Partner with the President of the Canadian Operations. The position will work closely with the executive management team to develop, implement, and roll-out HR initiatives that are focused on increasing the region’s overall ability to service the customer and employees. The position is based at the Canadian regional corporate office in Scarborough ON. Core Duties and Responsibilities : Provide HR expertise in the areas of recruitment, talent management, performance management, compensation systems design, organizational development, employee training, labor law compliance, and employee relations across Canada. Contribute to the business strategy by helping business leaders to identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes Work closely with the Branch teams to ensure that corporate HR programs are delivered efficiently and effectively throughout the field locations Be a change advocate to influence the design and delivery of HR programs and initiatives per Corporate guidelines Support ThyssenKrupp’s leaders in forecasting and planning their talent pipeline requirements in line with the business strategy Drive long-term initiatives aligned with the strategic agenda Provide proactive guidance and counsel to executives on employee relations issues and other development feedback Be a trusted HR business partner/advisor. Engage in every aspect of business and offer insights to further the business agenda Provide guidance to the Regional teams to ensure complete alignment of HR policies and procedures across Canadian locations Develop and implement HR best practices for delivery across Canada while working closely with Corporate Human Resources to ensure complete alignment between Field and Corporate HR initiatives Participate as an HR business partner to the business and executive team Works closely with the CEO and President to develop strategic HR initiatives and programs aimed at increasing their regions overall success Partners with Regional Leaders to identify opportunities for enhancing existing human resources deliverables, processes and procedures Partner with the Field team to administer collective bargaining agreement clauses, grievances, disciplinary procedures, and general union issues and concerns across Canada. Lead talent management programs including: succession planning, management development, 360 Degree Feedback, and leadership training per Corporate Human Resources guidelines Direct the talent recruitment process for the Field, working closely with the recruiting team to identify talent gaps and ensure regional hiring targets are achieved Lead the college recruitment program to ensure a continual pipeline of talent coming into the sales and operations training programs. YEAR ONE CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS Transition HR Department from current integrated format to a standalone HR Department Take full responsibility for current programs that are under way, get up to speed and finish them before the end of the calendar year. (example TK Able, Employee Survey, Compliance Training) Develop HR Road Map in conjunction with the President and CHRO of the OU Americas to be done by the end of September 2015 Execute on specific milestones on the HR Road Map as agreed upon with the Canadian President PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS 10+ years of progressive experience managing human resources for medium size organizations with greater than 500 employees. Strong HR Generalist background with core competencies in the areas of recruiting, compensation and benefits, human capital management, employee relations, talent development, organizational change, labor relations, employee development, and performance management. Possess strong business acumen with the ability to serve as a key member of the senior leadership team. Must be able to work in a matrix environment to influence and drive HR best practices across operations and varying organizational levels. Prior experience working in union and non-union work environments required. Functionally bilingual in French and English a strong asset. Experience providing HR support services to multi branch operations. Prior experience with HRIS systems, SAP, Oracle, or similar HR systems required. Ability to travel within Canada. EDUCATION Undergraduate degree in business, human resources or a related field of study is required. An MBA or MS in Human Resources or related field is helpful. CHRP certification is strongly desired. COMPENSATION A competitive compensation package including base salary, bonus, and benefits will be provided. KORN FERRY CONTACTS Scott Adams Managing Consultant scott.adams@futurestep.com Kevin Nigro Recruiter kevin.nigro@futurestep.com JF667

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