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Manager Human Resources - Canada/Europe/UK  - 33282

Location: Canada
Posting Start Date: May 30, 2023
Posting End Date: Jun 13, 2023


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.

Reporting to the Director Human Resources, the Manager Human Resources will act as a business partner for the International client groups and will oversee all aspects of human resources within their assigned clients to drive business results. The incumbent will be accountable to provide strategic advice as well as address complex or systemic work issues by providing suitable resolutions that require consideration to multifaceted, multi-level aspects of the business. The incumbent will lead all projects that have an international HR scope. 
The incumbent can be based in Canada/Europe/UK 

Key Functions: 

  • Assist the Director HR to partner with Branch Heads and their dedicated client groups to determine current and future HR requirements based on organizational needs and operational priorities.  
  • Recommend and lead continuous improvement initiatives with regards to HR procedures and policies, and ensure industry leading best practices are brought to the team/business units for potential implementation.  
  • Partner with key HR subject-matter experts to provide thoughtful counsel to leaders in the areas of training, employee engagement, development and change management. 
  • Roll out all Corporate HR programs to the international employee population 
  • Develop country specific programs for employees 
  • Based on corporate organizational restructuring processes and talent programs, support business units with the development of appropriate succession plans to minimize organizational risks.   
  • Lead HR related projects for the assigned clients; provide coaching, research data, propose options and solutions to support the business’ objectives 
  • Develop and deliver presentations to key internal and external partners in order to support applicable HR related initiatives. 
  • Investigate harassment complaints as assigned by the Harassment office, upon successful completion of the harassment investigation training and deemed as competent person. 
  • Assumes leadership role in the absence of HR Director.


  • Post graduate degree or diploma in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations or a related field of study 
  • HR professional designation is an asset 
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional HR experience, which includes ten or more years spent in an HR advisory or generalist role. 
  • Ability to travel internationally at least 50% of the time 
  • Demonstrated project management, change management skills 
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.  
  • High level of customer orientation 
  • Autonomous and dynamic 
  • Change agent, results oriented and able to handle multiple priorities and deadlines 
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) 
  • Bilingualism is required (English and French)

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.

Linguistic Requirements

Bilingual (English and French)

Diversity and Inclusion


Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.


As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.