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HR Manager

Posted Date:  May 9, 2023
Requisition Number:  118081

HR Manager

Job Location: Mississauga, Ontario


At Hershey, we’re not just a chocolate company. We started with humble roots and a simple five-cent Hershey’s bar. Now, we make more than 80 brands that are enjoyed around the world, including such iconic favorites as Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, Hershey’s Cookies N Creme, Oh Henry!, IceBreakers and Reese Peanut Butter Cups. Our story has further evolved to be a story of goodness for our communities we live in and helping children in need build bright futures. Today, we are among the most respected companies in the world, bringing snacks, community growth, and human opportunity to all corners of the globe. Hershey Canada is driven by a focus on our customers, employees, retail partners and shareholders, we’re leading efforts that not only build the company’s profitability, but more importantly build on our deep history of giving back.


Hershey Canada is proud of our top 100 position on Forbes Canada’s Best Employers 2021 List and Forbes 2022 World’s Top Female Friendly Companies.  We have also been recognized as Greater Toronto Top Employer’s for 2023, Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2023, and Canada’s Most Admired Cultures 2021-2022.

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented HR Generalist to join our Hershey Canada team based in Mississauga, ON with a hybrid set up. We’re looking for a remarkable person who will have the ability to manage multiple deliverables in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders. This individual must be a self-starter with a client-first attitude. 


Position Summary:

The HR Manager’s role is to build the leadership capability, organizational capability and culture that enables Hershey Canada to achieve its objectives. This is accomplished by focusing on the delivery of core HR programs and processes, executing new organizational development projects and providing coaching and advice to leaders.  Additionally, the HR Manager will engage in employee relations efforts by investigating potential violations of company policy. The HR Manager will leverage data and insights to identify opportunities and initiate new initiatives by assessing needs, translating the needs into requirements for the right solutions, and working with the HR Leader to prioritize potential projects. 


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to be successful


  • Ability to partner, influence and affect direction and organizational outcomes in a positive way
  • Communicates clear and consistent messages with poise and integrity, relying upon data and facts to advocate a position and overcome objection
  • Consults and contracts to manage client expectations, stakeholder needs and partner deliverables
  • Ability to analyze and diagnose organizational issues and lead change
  • Analyze data using proven methods and generates insights to improve the organization
  • Ability to Initiate change by building a data-driven case, overcomes significant resistance to change, and sustains intended outcomes through the application of proven tools and frameworks
  • Ability to design and manage holistic, integrated, talent solutions that optimize individual knowledge, skills, and experiences and build desired organizational capabilities 
  • Ability to leverage information technology and lean processes to communicate effectively, operate efficiently and connect employees
  • Examines and integrates existing systems, programs, and practices into streamlined and effective processes
  • Continuously reviews and improves processes to reduce cycle time, increase output and improve quality




  • Bachelor’s Degree (a concentration in Human Resources preferred)
  • CHRP/CHRL also an asset


Experience:  5-7 + plus years’ experience performing in a variety of HR roles with strong generalist experience.  

For example:
•    Analyzing data to identify opportunities for improvement
•    Leading the performance management and talent management process
•    Training groups of employees/leaders
•    Creating compelling employment offers
•    Coaching/advising leaders
•    Creating change plans and managing human capital projects
•    Positively influencing company leadership
•    Conducting investigations into potential violations of company policy
•    Handling sensitive Employee Relations matters
•    Leading mergers & acquisition due diligence and/or integration activities


Benefits and Perks of Working at Hershey Canada:

  • Of course… exposure to some of the finest chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products.
  • Health and Wellness Reimbursement program as well as other great employee benefits.
  • Corporate social responsibility programs - because we should leave the world a little better than we found it
  • Fantastic reward and recognition programs.
  • Working in a LEED certified and open concept environment.
  • Working for a company recognized as one of the best in the GTA!


For more information about our organization, please visit our website


Together, we’ll make more Moments of Goodness.

Get to know us more on our LinkedIn: Hershey Canada Inc.




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