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IDEX Human Resources Manager in Waterloo, Ontario

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Position Summary:

The Human Resources Manager for MPT (Material Processing Technologies) reports to the Vice President of Human Resources, IDEX MPT and has business partnership responsibility as well as plays deep within the day to day needs of the business and HR team. We need a leader who effectively telescopes between the strategic and the day to day tactical work of a true human resource practitioner/generalist. The HR Manager will partner with department leaders by providing leadership and consulting support on all matters related to people in linking business and tactical strategies to the human capital plans for MPT. This includes responsibility for building a High Performing Organization through Employee Engagement and Manager Effectiveness programs, talent management, employee relations, organizational development, compensation, compliance, and employee retention and development.

Reports to: Vice President, HR

Essential Duties:

  • Actively participate in creating and executing an overall MPT HR strategy to align with the business strategy.

  • Actively plan and participate in critical business processes including organizational planning and development; employee recruitment and retention; performance management; compensation structures; employee relations and culture building; benefit programs; training and professional development. Influence process improvements in such a manner that ensures cost-effectiveness, market competitiveness and internal equity among employees.

  • Participates in change initiatives and implements specific HR strategies to achieve organization goals and objectives.

  • Drive a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through education and coaching opportunities throughout North America.

  • Establish credibility with management and employees in order to be an effective resource. Assist leaders in the evaluation of their department structure and team plans for continual improvement in efficiency and effectiveness of the group.

  • Along with HR peers, actively participate in and lead comprehensive performance management processes to include Organization and Talent Cycle (OTC), goal setting; performance appraisals; coaching and feedback; wage and salary structure; pay policies; and career development.

  • Participate in and actively lead a comprehensive recruitment, onboarding and retention program. Develop staffing strategies and implementation plans to identify talent within and outside the corporation for positions in the future.

  • Develop and monitor opportunities for employee and leadership development.

  • Develop appropriate policies and programs for effective management of business issues such as affirmative action; sexual harassment; employee complaints; training and development; career development.

  • Monitor legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting the business.

  • Ensures HR programs and plans are aligned to the business priorities and monitors effectiveness through the development of key performance indicators

  • In partnership with VP of HR, manage other areas such as relocation, immigration, unemployment, WSIB/Worker Compensation, exit and severance agreements and personnel legal cases. Consult with legal counsel as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources or related field; Master’s degree preferred.


  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in professional-level Human Resources.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in an HR leadership role.

  • An experienced HR professional with sound technical skills and appropriate industry experience.

  • Generalist background with broad knowledge of employment, compensation, organizational planning, employee relations and training.

  • Familiarity with both Canadian and US provincial, state and federal regulations required.

  • Prior experience in a Fortune 500 company, non-union manufacturing environment, employing individuals with an engineering/scientific/technical background is preferred.

  • Prior success in developing new processes, leading project improvement teams, communicating changes effectively to others, building commitment and overcoming resistance.


  • An excellent facilitator who is experienced in resolving conflict between different parties. Strong consultative relationship building with leaders and employees.

  • Ability to establish credibility and get along with diverse personalities; tactful, mature and flexible.

  • A decisive individual who possesses a results-oriented focus but can also balance the needs of the business with the needs of the individual.

  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints.

  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to employee groups and/or management at all levels of the company.

  • Comfortable with managing ambiguity and helping lead others through change.


  • Resourceful and well organized. High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day to day activities.

  • A strategic thinker/problem solver who can effectively interface well with all levels of employees.

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and HRIS) a must.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with virtual teams and processes.

  • Proven experience in developing talent and building strong teams.

  • Exposure to Lean Six Sigma is preferred.

  • Demonstrates the ability to persuade others to achieve excellence and to foster an environment of openness and teamwork; a supportive manner that facilitates his/her ability to achieve results.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Stand, Walk and/or Sit 8 0% of the time

  • Use hands to handle, reach and feel: 90% of the time

  • Talk and hear 100% of the time

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to the following environmental conditions:

  • Manufacturing and office environments

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: Quadro

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies