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Eaton Corporation Human Resources Manager - Commercial Team in Burlington, Ontario

Eaton is looking for a Human Resources Manager – Commercial Team in Burlington, ON

Primary Function:

This position will lead the Human Resources function for the Commercial (Marketing, EatonCare and Sales) teams with multiple sites across Canada. This role is responsible for establishing solid business partnerships while leading the function to drive performance of the business. Develop and implement Human Resources strategies, programs, policies and initiatives aligned with short and long-term business objectives. Foster a culture in the organization that promotes employee engagement and a passion for excellence in all areas of the business. Reports directly to the Director, HR and functionally to the VP, Sales and Marketing Director.

Essential Functions:

  • Partner with division leadership, functional leaders and site managers to drive change, aligning human resources programs and initiatives with strategic objectives and annual business goals.

  • Drive unified plans with measurable objectives that support business, financial and employee engagement goals.

  • Champion HR functional excellence through deployment of Eaton programs, ensuring quality of process and content and alignment with the EBS to achieve goals and objectives.

  • Ensure that knowledge retention and sharing mechanisms are developed, continuously improved and sustained.

  • Develop, optimize, document and standardize sustainable processes, sharing best practices across the division and larger organization.

  • Build organizational capability through ownership of talent management processes including acquisition, assessment, performance management, employee development, succession planning and retention.

  • Manage and develop employee compensation/reward and recognition programs, driving pay-for-performance culture aligned with business objectives.

  • Drive positive employee relations to provide an optimal work environment for all employees.

  • Effectively deploy communication plans and utilize assessment tools (e.g. the employee survey) to determine organizational issues and action plans.

  • Provide leadership guidance, coaching and mentoring. Develop and implement solutions to organizational challenges by leading/coaching others through change.

  • Drive transformational change and foster a culture where continuous learning, ownership and accountability thrive.

  • Focus on health and safety to ensure it is embraced by all employees. Utilize MESH and functional resources to ensure compliance with all safety requirements and drive a zero incident culture.

  • Understand factors occurring outside Eaton to remain current with what is happening in the external environment. Develop the skills in keeping abreast of changes and the external business environment to drive successful human capital strategy.

  • Exemplify and lead Eaton Values, Ethics, and be a steward of the Eaton Leadership Model.

  • Other projects and duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

Work Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 7 years of increasing responsibility in a progressive HR environment

  • Legally authorized to work in Canada without company sponsorship

  • No relocation benefit will be provided. All candidates must live within an 80 km radius of Burlington, ON to be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Business, Human Resource Management, or Industrial & Labour Relations

  • CHRL D

  • Experience working with sales compensation plans.


  • Demonstrated cultural and transformational change capabilities

  • Strong knowledge of Eaton Business System preferred

  • Sound working knowledge of relevant provincial employment laws

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent facilitation/coaching skills. Strong employee relations skills with the proven ability to successfully drive change and leadership ownership/accountability

  • Strong drive for results and sense of urgency. Strong project management skills with ability to lead a cross-functional business team

  • Commitment to employee engagement and continuous improvement

  • Great organizational skills and demonstrated ability to get results

  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment

  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills including ability to understand, analyze and utilize data to drive solutions

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Eaton has in place accessibility policies for accommodating employees with disabilities. If you are selected for an interview and require accommodations, please let the recruiter or hiring manager know so that we can work to make reasonable adjustments that best suit your needs. Accessibility information may be found at: http://www.eatoncanada.ca/EatonCA/OurCompany/Accessibility/index.htm

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Human Resources

Region: North America – Canada

Organization: ESSG CA Canada

Job Level: Manager

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.