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HR Generalist - 12 Month Contract, Markham

Created 12/03/2021
Reference 743999790433114
Category Pharmaceuticals
Job type Full Time
Country Canada
City Markham
Zip Not specified
Salary Competitive
Company Description

LEO Pharma has set the very ambitious goal to become the world's preferred dermatology care partner. To fulfil this vision, we are transforming our organization across products, systems, processes and tools - in short everything is in play in an increasingly more complex and global setting. That is why we need you and all of your combined experience within HR Administration, Business Partnering, and change management. You can look forward to a role with big impact and influence as your personal efforts will support the direction on how LEO Pharma succeed with the 2030 strategy.

LEO Pharma Canada

LEO Pharma Canada has an amazing family culture with approximately 100 employees (Topical Dermatology, Bio-Dermatology and Thrombosis) across Canada who are all dedicated to Pioneering new ways of medicine in order for people living with skin conditions and thrombosis to live healthier and more comfortable lives; while ensuring LEO Pharma is a sustainable business. Our head office employees work in a flexible hybrid arrangement, where we come into our open and collaborative head office space (currently in Thornhill, ON but moving in February 2022 10 minutes south to North York, ON). Many of our colleagues are field based and work in various Provinces across the wide Canadian geography.

Putting the patients at the forefront of our business, LEO Pharma understands that all patients are unique and have different needs. That is why LEO Pharma is proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer that supports Diversity and Inclusion in our workforce and culture.

Job Description

Position Overview

This position acts as an HRBP and supports the Country HRBP on executing on the HR Annual Process Wheel. The Human Resources Generalist position is integral to the day-to-day operations of the de-partment, supporting and collaborating with the Global People Shared Services (GPSS) on the opera-tional HR processes to ensure streamlined and effective support to the organization to successfully deliver on the LEO Pharma strategic priorities.

Span of Control and Reporting Structure

The HR Generalist reports directly to the Country, Human Resources Business Partner. As an individual contributor, this individual would collaborate internally with local and global colleagues, and externally with vendors, government regulatory bodies across provinces and the general public.More specifically the People Director is responsible for the following:


Shared Services Collaboration

  • Working with GPSS and Country, HRBP, ensure the appropriate process mapping and service hand off all HR Transactional activities is completed with accuracy and quality.
  • Create process maps and training instructions on HR Transactional tasks, as required with GPSS.
  • Continue to partner with GPSS on the quality control of documents and services coming from GPSS to local Canadian employees.
  • Work with GPSS on adjusting any service challenges coming up from the local business
  • Support Global People Shared Services (GPSS) with the ongoing maintenance of electronic HR employee files and ensure appropriate compliance of legislative requirements in all provinces is adhered to
  • Review, create and revise, as required, all HR onboarding training. Partner with GPSS and the Country, HRBP in the successful deployment of such.
  • Guide local management team, ensure timely updates to LEO People Portal (LPP) for all employ-ee actions.
Local HR Generalist Activities

  • Partnering with Country, HRBP execute on the Annual HR Process wheel activities, such as annual performance management, annual salary review, short term incentive plan, engagement survey, and rewards & recognition programs
  • With the Country, HRBP, responsible for the full employee life cycle activities, from hire to re-tirement.
  • With Country, HRBP, responsible for local policy development/ content updates and appropriate roll out.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining local monthly headcount and turnover metrics.
  • Work with Country HRBP, GPSS and managers to maintain updated and signed job descriptions
  • Assist with relevant salary or related government surveys as necessary
  • Responsible for managing the Quebec Pay Equity Program or other similar required reporting and auditing by government bodies as it relates to HR
  • Active Certified Worker Representative member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee. En-sure that the organization is compliant, and that appropriate policies/programs are implemented and followed with support from the Country HRBP as needed
  • Monitor employee morale and overall company culture to make recommendations and contrib-ute to local initiatives
  • Assist with ensuring the Canadian People Pulse site (intranet) is updated with relevant and key HR information.
  • Responsible for notifying New Hire Group regarding any new hires, LOA's and terminations in real time.
  • Responsible for partnering with Global Talent Acquisition and local management on assigned re-cruitment roles
  • Owner of Leave of absence process (Maternity/parental and Disability) and working with 3rd par-ty vendor for confidentiality
  • Process any Worker's Compensations claims in a timely manner and work with respective govern-ing bodies to ensure WC benefits are followed through in parallel to internal LEO Pharma policies
  • Using the employee service hub (ESH), collaborate with GPSS on the submission of tickets for all payroll related items as required.
  • Assist with routine employee relations situations, consulting with Country HRBP for complex/ unusual cases, and exercising judgment when escalation may be required.
HR Administration

  • On a quarterly basis, create and maintain up to date Canadian Organization Charts, and annual holiday calendar
  • Handle incoming department mail as required
  • HR PO Processing as required
  • Coordinate any employee related celebration milestones/ gifts as applicable
  • Strive to consistently uphold LEO Pharma's core values.
  • Execute other duties as may be required by Executive team members and other members of LEO Pharma's Management team as training and experience allow.


  • 3-5 years of experience in a Human Resources coordinator or generalist capacity
  • Relevant education degree or diploma, or equivalent and relevant work experience required
  • Experience in collaborating with a Shared Services model is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Canadian employment standards legislation is required
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills and abilities
  • Highly organized and a strong ability to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Results-oriented attitude
  • Creative and adaptable to new ways of working and able to challenge the status quo; innovative
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office products; advanced user in Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate with a high level of efficiency, integrity and with complete discre-tion due to the nature of the work
  • CHRP designation is an asset.
Other Key Competencies

  • Instills Trust
  • Business Acumen
  • Optimizes work processes
  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Manages Complexity
  • Being Resilient

Additional Information

Please submit your application by 31 December 2021

Please note that we review applications and conduct interviews on an ongoing basis.