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Human Resources Strategic Partner

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Date: Oct 6, 2017

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

We are currently recruiting for several human resource strategic partner roles in based in Calgary. In this role you will serve as a trusted advisor to the business you support. You will be embedded in the business unit and will provide advice and apply critical thinking to opportunities impacting human resource disciplines.

Key Accountabilities

  • Diagnose organizational effectiveness and identify gaps and opportunities that impact business results
  • Work across multiple operations, as well as with the HR centres of expertise (COE’s) to support the implementation of people strategy
  • Focus on strategic issues and activities that flow from the people strategy
  • Support culture and talent outcomes in support of strategic objectives
  • Manage HR cycles such as performance management, compensation, career development, workforce planning and succession planning
  • Coach leadership to enable team effectiveness and leadership alignment sessions
  • Facilitate talent pipeline conversations
  • Design and quickly implement solutions that cut across multiple disciplines; even those beyond people and organizational solutions
  • Maintain strong relationships with COE’s and onsite labour relations and employee relations team
  • Serve as the HR lead on medium to large projects both within the business and across the functional groups

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience within an HR function
  • Experience leading projects and initiatives, including workforce planning, talent management and change management
  • Experience supporting a unionized environment is considered an asset
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources management or other related field  (a focus on organizational effectiveness, change management or labour relations would be considered an asset)
  • Certified professional in human resources (CPHR) designation is an asset

Skills and Knowledge

  • Functional knowledge of HR policies, programs and processes
  • Strong relationship management and consulting skills in order to cultivate positive and effective relationships with client groups and key stakeholders
  • The ability to think and act strategically
  • Action-oriented and a highly organized problem solver
  • Adaptable to change and able to work in a fast paced environment

Working Conditions

  • This position is based in Calgary
  • Relocation support can be provided; we offer highly competitive housing assistance to eligible candidates

Why Suncor
Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job you're genuinely excited about - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • Competitive base salary and compensation programs
  • Attractive annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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Business Overview
Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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JOB CATEGORY: Business Professionals

Job Segment: Pipeline, HR, Sustainability, Offshore Oil, Employee Relations, Energy, Human Resources

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