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Site People & Organization Coach

Canada - Loyalist
Umicore Battery Materials
People & Organization

Posted on 08-04-2024

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?


About Umicore Battery Materials in Canada

Umicore is preparing to build a battery materials production plant in Loyalist Township, Ontario - the first of its kind in North America. The cutting-edge facility will be a critical part of Canada’s electric vehicle (EV) supply chain. Throughout the design, construction, and operation of the plant, Umicore will be seeking a variety of professionals who share our passion for innovation and sustainability.


What you will be doing

For this new site, we are looking for a Site P & O (Human Resources)  Coach reporting to the Site P&O Lead. In this role you will be responsible for supporting the site P&O lead in the execution and engagement of a variety of site related HR topics within the scope of the Loyalist site. The site P&O coach will support the analysis, handling and taking initiatives on (complex) employee questions and/or problems. The site P&O coach will advise and/or direct employees in this respect and provide support with the aim of helping to achieve  optimal support, while ensuring compliance with process and policy within the site.



  • Support the site P&O lead with providing input on the execution of local P&O initiatives and implementation of P&O programs in the site to share with the Heads of P&O and P&O Business  Partners when needed
  • Gather requirements to help with the development of P&O programs, processes, and policies for a specific business unit based on business needs
  • Assist the site P&O lead with identifying, refining and documenting P&O needs and requests, when required
  • Contribute to gathering, consolidation and providing input on local skills and talent needs to the Site Lead
  • Offer support and preparation to the site P&O lead to advise CoEs, P&O Operations and Business Unit  leaders and with escalating issues to P&O Business Partners or P&O leadership team as appropriate
  • Act as an advocate for P&O services within the new P&O operating model collaborating with P&O Operations and COEs especially during the transition into the new model
  • Be an agent for change management support and engagement for managers toward their teams
  • Work as a trouble shooter, finding solutions and debugging issues raised toward P&O topics and services
  • Manage employee concerns and queries
  • Support in the site-level employee communication


Who we are looking for

  • Degree or diploma in Human Resources
  • 3+ years of experience in an HR role
  • Working knowledge of HR policies, practices, and procedures and systems
  • Ability to deliver high quality customer service consistently in a professional manner
  • Adaptable to different customer types and situations
  • Experience in conflict and issue resolution
  • Extensive stakeholder and conflict management capabilities
  • Mature, reliable and people oriented team player
  • Strong listening, convincing and communication skills and an approachable attitude
  • Ability to cope with confidential information
  • Analytical capacity and solution oriented mindset


What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?


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Umicore invites applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We provide support in our recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you are contacted to participate in our recruitment process and require accommodation, please let us know.