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Human Resources Manager



Human Resources Manager


Vancouver, BC



STRIVE is a specialist recruitment firm offering proactive recruitment solutions in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Corporate Administration, and Manufacturing Operations. STRIVE supports various clients from small to medium-sized enterprises to Fortune 500 organizations for their permanent, contract, and temporary recruitment needs.


STRIVE has partnered with an esteemed client in the marine industry. This is a great opportunity to work with a renowned company, a TOP EMPLOYER, and expand your current experience. We are looking for an HR Manager who is adaptable and focused for their Vancouver location.

The HR Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing all human resource activities for the company's three main departments. This role encompasses full-cycle HR responsibilities, including labor relations, recruitment, onboarding, benefits administration, travel logistics, and contract management. The HR Manager will ensure that HR practices and objectives provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity, and standards, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.


Strategy & Leadership:

·       Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy

·       Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems and procedures across all departments

·       Bridge management and employee relations by providing a supportive and open door environment

Crew Management:

·       Full scope management of local crew

·       Work closely with Ship Management team to support and manage international crew management as owner representative.

Labor Relations:

·       Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues.

·       Conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations.

·       Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Policies and Procedures:

·       Develop, implement, and maintain HR policies and procedures.

·       Ensure all HR policies and procedures are communicated effectively.

·       Regularly review and update policies to ensure compliance with laws and best practices.

·       Provide guidance and interpretation of HR policies and procedures to employees and management.

·       Monitor the application of policies and procedures to ensure consistency and fairness.

Talent Acquisition:

·       Manage full-cycle recruitment for all departments

·       Develop and execute recruitment strategies specific for each project or position

·       Network through industry contacts, association memberships, trade groups, and employees.

·       Coordinate and implement college recruiting initiatives.

·       Administer and evaluate tests related to recruitment and selection.


·       Oversee the onboarding process for new employees, ensuring they are smoothly integrated into the company.

·       Conduct orientations and coordinate training programs.

·       Manage BambooHR system to ensure all appropriate documentation and files are received.

Benefits Administration:

·       Manage and administer employee benefits programs.

·       Act as a liaison between employees and insurance providers to resolve benefit-related issues and ensure effective utilization of plans.

Contract Management:

·       Oversee the management of employment contracts, ensuring all terms and conditions are met.

·       Maintain records of employee contracts and monitor expiration dates and renewals.

Performance Management:

·       Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems, and procedures across the organization.

·       Support and coach managers on performance management and employee development.

·       Manage annual performance management program.


·       Ensure compliance with all international, federal, provincial, and seafarer employment laws.

·       Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation.

·       Work closely with Ship Management Company to ensure compliance with all international standards.

Employee Development:

·       Identify training needs and create or procure a professional development curriculum.

·       Facilitate training sessions and workshops.


·       Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or related field

·       Professional HR certification (CPHR) preferred.

·       Minimum of 5 years of HR management experience.

·       Preference for individuals who have marine experience and knowledge.

·       Working in the Construction industry is an asset.

·       Strong knowledge of employment laws and regulations both local and international.

·       Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict-resolution skills.

·       Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

·       Proficient with Microsoft Office.

·       Experience with HRIS and talent management systems.

·       Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·       Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate them when appropriate.

·       Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Work Environment:

·       The role may require occasional travel between company projects both locally and internationally.

·       Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.


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