Human Resources Advisor - Term

  • Kinaxis
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Jan 30, 2018
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

Kinaxis® is a leading edge software company located in Ottawa, Canada. Our RapidResponse® on demand software enables manufacturers and brand owners to drive supply chain management (SCM) and sales and operations planning (S&OP) from a single system. Some of our preeminent customers include Toyota, GoPro, Cisco, Ford, Qualcomm, and Alcatel-Lucent to name just a few. For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at or the company’s blog at

If you are looking to make a difference, enjoy challenging work, and want to contribute to next-generation world class technology, then Kinaxis is the place for you! With the stability of an established company, combined with the passion and innovation of a start-up, Kinaxis is a GREAT place to work. Our success and growth means we are expanding. We are currently looking for:

Human Resources Advisor – 14 month Contract

As a member of our dynamic HR team, you will work in a challenging, fast paced, environment to ensure all of our Human Resources programs scale to the needs of a rapidly growing global organization. You will assume ownership of our Succession and Mentorship programs, lead Training & Development initiatives, and drive employee engagement for worldwide teams.

What You’ll Do:

  • Drive the ongoing development and roll out of our Succession Planning Program
  • Own Training & Development programs, at both the leadership and employee level, identifying opportunities for ongoing program enhancements to meet the need for scalability
  • Build an innovative mentorship program from the ground up
  • Lead employee engagement initiatives and identify areas for organizational improvement
  • Improve our remote employee strategy to ensure a global culture
  • Partner with our HR team on new and ongoing projects as new business needs emerge
  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation as well as stay abreast of employment law, changes in accepted practices and policy impact

Things You Should Have

  • Minimum 5+ years progressive Human Resources experience
  • Expertise working with succession plans, mentorship programs, training & development
  • Strong initiative and willingness to build programs from the ground up
  • Experience coaching managers on difficult conversations
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast paced environment
  • Strong ability to influence and work with others in a positive way
  • Flexibility and adaptability are key for success in this role
  • Post-secondary degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field

Things That Would Definitely Help

  • Experience in high tech environments, software preferred

If you want to be part a team that challenges you, moves fast, improves constantly, and makes a difference, let’s talk.