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HR Manager

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • People, HR & Administration
  • Mississauga


  • Bi-lingual - fluent in French and English
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Knowledge of Canadian employment laws
  • Experience using Workday is a plus
  • Project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills that exhibit confidence in self and others
  • Strong conflict management skills
  • Well organized and able to manage multiple conflicting priorities simultaneously.
  • Adaptable to competing priorities and environmental changes; “roll up your sleeves” approach to contributing and completing necessary tasks, large and small.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills that demonstrate a clear, concise and direct approach.
  • Ability to build rapport and trust with all levels of associates.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to exercise good judgement.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidential information.
  • Travel on occasion to retail stores in Canada and NB corporate office in Boston.


  • As a bi-lingual HR Manager, fluent in both French and English, this role promotes a positive work environment by reinforcing New Balance values.
  • Serve as business partner to assigned business units; influence and support business objectives and people strategies; resolve employee relations issues when appropriate.
  • Update job descriptions and ensure that positions are posted internally and externally. Partner with the Compensation team to ensure jobs are paid competitively in the market.
  • Update policies and procedures to ensure that New Balance remains complaint with new labour laws in each of the Canadian provinces.
  • Ensure the talent acquisition team and retail store managers are creatively sourcing top talent in the Canadian market.
  • Leverage NB established campus relations in Ontario and internship programs and oversee local internships to ensure proper adherence with NB policies and procedures.
  • Using Workday, create and communicate reports to understand trends with hiring, turnover, and internal movement.
  • Review and optimize the new associate onboarding program to create a more social/digital experience with an emphasis on getting new associates connected to NB values, their peers, and our community.
  • Provide ongoing support to Senior HR Managers with projects and initiatives.
  • Create and communicate associate announcements, while partnering with NB managers and internal communications when larger organizational announcements coincide.
  • Assist with the annual NB performance review process and ongoing talent initiatives.
  • Demonstrate NB Core Values and foster and environment of positive, collaborative working relationships.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of company events and projects.

Independent since 1906, we empower people through sport and craftsmanship to create positive change around the world.

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Mission & Purpose

In 1906, New Balance began as a humble one-man operation founded on the belief that “we were born to move,” and has since grown into an international corporation, selling footwear and apparel in over 120 countries and employing over 8,000 associates worldwide. Our mission has always been to support the performance of athletes, and with an unparalleled focus on quality and craftsmanship, we’ve come to set the standard for comfort and fit in an industry all too often driven by hype. We’re incredibly proud of our history and how far we’ve come, but companies don’t thrive for over a century by being content. Whether it’s setting a new style trend, retooling our manufacturing process, or building a new state-of-the-art headquarters, we pursue innovation with a spirit of fearless independence. As the only privately held major footwear company in the world, we’re free to do things our way, pushing limits and testing boundaries as we continually reimagine what could be. After all, the status quo isn’t static. But doing things our way wouldn’t mean much if we weren’t also doing them the right way. We invest in our associates as they invest in us, and as we move forward, we make a point of giving back, supporting communities around us through ambitious philanthropic efforts and involvement programs. We are a company that cares, and our culture is one of integrity and teamwork where together we become greater than the sum of our parts.