HR Service Centre Representative
at The North West Company

Date Posted 2019-05-16

Job Description

In your role as the HR Service Centre Representative, at The North West Company (NWC), you provide first-point-contact support for all manager and employee inquiries and issues related to enterprise-wide HR programs, policies, and procedures.

Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out for more information.

Your Role:

• Respond to multi-channel contacts from managers and employees with inquiries and issues related to HR programs, policies, and procedures;
• Provide high quality, timely and professional customer service in a confidential manner;
• Resolve inquiries and issues at the first point of contact at a rate prescribed by a service level agreement;
• Provide accurate and comprehensive responses to contacts received based on a strong working knowledge of company HR programs, policies, and procedures as well as related government legislation and regulations;
• Where additional information is required to provide a response to an inquiry or issue, conduct the required research or investigation to enable resolution of the matter within the time frame prescribed by the service level agreement;
• Escalate matters not resolved at the first point of contact to the appropriate HR resource;
• Thoroughly and accurately record all Service Centre contacts using the available case management application; and,
• Provide recommendations to change or improve current HR practices based on feedback received through contacts.

Desired Skills Experience:

• College or university degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education/training and experience;
• Minimum of six months of HR experience;
• Minimum of one year in a service role with the ability to provide exceptional customer service;
• Demonstrated generalist knowledge of HR practices;
• Experience in a service centre environment is an asset;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Ability to speak in French is an asset;
• Demonstrated ability to manage conflict and diffuse difficult situations;
• Strong problem solving and decision making skills;
• Ability to manage fluctuating workload and time pressure, coupled with the ability to multitask;
• Must be able to work in a team environment;
• Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion; and
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite - Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Location: Gibraltar House, 77 Main Street, Wpg. MB

Reports to: Manager, Employee Relations Service Delivery

A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Looking for a Rewarding Career Opportunity?

The North West Company (NWC) has a rich enterprising legacy as one of the longest continuing retail enterprises in the world and we can trace our roots back to 1668 with many of our store locations in Northern Canada and Alaska having been in operation for over 200 years. If you’re looking for a new career, consider NWC as we’re proud to offer a broad range of rewarding opportunities that will allow you to develop and contribute to the growth of our organization.

At NWC, our mission is to be a trusted provider of goods and services within hard-to-reach, underserved and less-developed markets throughout Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands and the Caribbean. While our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food, we strive to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Our stores include; Northern, North Mart, Giant Tiger junior discount store, AC Value Center and Cost-U-Less, Inc.

Between our Canadian and International Operations, we offer a variety of career opportunities across a geographically diverse area. From our Corporate roles, Distribution, Canadian Retail to International opportunities, we provide challenge and meaningful work, growth and development and competitive pay and benefits packages.

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