HR Generalist - Maternity Leave (13 month contract)


The HR Generalist will provide human resource support for both the US and Canadian manufacturing sites through involvement in corporate initiatives, and employee programs. The HR Generalist is a creative, detail and solution-oriented individual with a solid knowledge of human resource and payroll practices. You have outstanding organizational and project management skills and will be responsible for payroll, benefits and recruiting as well; support and administer the HR policies, and programs. 



Benefits Administration

  • Administers, processes and maintains company benefit programs in Canada and the US.

  • Researches, analyzes, evaluates the corporate plans and programs & responds to inquiries from internal & external sources

  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures as well as legal requirements



  • Ensure the timely and accurate processing of a bi-weekly payroll for up to 250 salaried and hourly employees

  • Payroll processing and maintaining of ADP Workforce Now payroll and HR database. Performing monthly reconciliation, remittances, balancing and corrections 

  • Tracking and monitoring of compensation systems: salary, benefit programs, time and attendance management, performance management

  • Performing all year-end related tasks and reconciliations such as T4’s, T4A’s, T2200, W2, etc.

  • Responding to employee enquires relating to payroll, vacation, sick time, benefit plan etc.

  • Responsible to HR & Finance and is key liaise with auditors

  • Performs routine administrative tasks in support of the payroll

  • Familiar with standard Canadian and US payroll laws and procedures 



  • Participate in the full recruitment cycle for designated positions, involving recruiting, screening,

  • interviewing, reference checks and recommending prospective candidates for employment

  • Drafts offers and conducts orientations for new employees


Human Resource Policies & Programs

  • Implements, coordinates and administers human resource programs policies and procedures

  • Collects and analyzes HR data and makes recommendations

  • Various HR tools including exit interviews and the HR intranet material

  • Human Resource lead for Social Committee

  • Responds to employee requests and provides advice & coaching as required

  • Develops, participates and supports HR projects 


Training & Development

  • Administers and maintains all training records

  • Conducts all new hire training related to HR policies & procedures and Health & Safety


Office Services

  • Responsible for all other office related administration and projects

  • Assist with office projects as necessary

  • Administrator for Concur expense tracking tool for the company



  • 5+ years of progressive HR experience with a focus on payroll and benefit administration

  • Demonstrated experience with US and Canadian Benefits and Payroll processing - required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office products (Excel, Outlook, Word & PowerPoint)

  • Exceptional communication skills: verbal, written and presentation

  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and reasoning skills to lead operational excellence

  • Progressive and forward thinking; creative

  • Proven ability to deliver results when working independently

  • Positive work ethic and integrity

  • Proactive; demonstrates time management, planning and organization skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully and in confidence



  • Minimum College or University degree in Human Resources or related field

  • CHRP/CHRL designation an asset

  • Working towards or completion of a PCP designation an asset

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Outlook, Word, Visio & PowerPoint)

  • Minimum 3 years of hands on payroll processing experience for both Canada & US – a MUST

  • 3+ years of relevant human resources experience both US and Canadian

  • Solid understanding of the principles of US & Canadian payroll processing

  • Experience with ADP Payroll software & HRM – specifically ADP Workforce Now

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal, organizational skills, coaching and problem-solving skills with proven leadership capabilities

  • Progressive and forward thinking, creative

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully and in confidence

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment



  • This role reports to the Director of Human Resources, North America

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment



  • Markham, Ontario


As an equal opportunity employer, Vexos is committed to a diverse workforce.