Workforce Planning Manager
at The North West Company

Date Posted 2019-02-28

Job Description

As Workforce Planning Manager at The North West Company (NWC), you will develop and manage Workforce Planning programs for Operations key roles and address areas of weakness or risk related to workforce demand and productivity.

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:

• Executes and monitors compliance to principles, policies and procedures otherwise escalates. E.g. ensures compliance to optimal structure;
• Develops programs, policies and principles to respond to planned and unplanned events e.g. student programs, temporary services, internal work experience programs and gains buy in for programs or action plans;
• Works with partners in HR, Operations to create and execute programs that align or are needed to have the right employee in the right role at the right time;
• Monitors execution and success of the plan, recommending changes as required;
• Leads regular meetings with business partners to understand and plan demand, adjusting needs and plans if necessary;
• Communicates change requests to related partners if required;
• Analyzes and reports monthly recruitment, internal promotion against forecasting and ensures communications with all stakeholders;
• Forecasts and manages emergency relief workforce for the NCR Banner to respond to future or current workforce planning needs as required; and,
• Manage and maintain the store uniform program for execution by all banners.

Desired Skills Experience:

• Minimum 5-8 years HR experience in a generalist role required;
• Previous leadership and management experience;
• Project management skills are considered a definite asset;
• Experience in monitoring and using metrics and measures to impact decisions;
• Strong influencing skills are required;
• Ability and experience in handling sensitive and confidential information effectively and professionally;
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
• Excellent organization skills with attention to details and ability to adhere to strict timelines;
• Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).

Location: Gibraltar House, 77 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB

Reports To: Director, Recruitment Workforce Planning

You may include your resume and cover letter together as a single document. 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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