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  • Challenge yourself and accelerate your career by joining a Senior Management team in a global organization!
  • Lead by example in this key executive position.
  • Be rewarded for your professionalism and key experience with competitive compensation and attractive benefits.


Methanex is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Methanol can be found in products from windshield washer fluid to recyclable plastic bottles, plywood floors to paint, silicone sealants to synthetic fibers. The energy sector is one of the most rapidly growing markets for the use of Methanol and greatly relies on the expertise and commitment of Methanex as their trusted supplier.

With the care of the environment as the root of their business, Methanex is a Responsible Care® company committed to the safe, ethical and environmentally sound management of the chemicals it makes and uses. Responsible Care® is an ethic established by the Chemical Industry Association of Canada (CIAC). The Responsible Care® ethic is an integral part of Methanex’s global commitment to ensuring the well-being of all stakeholders, wherever Methanex does business.


Methanex is currently seeking an HR Manager to join the team in Medicine Hat on a full-time basis.

As a key member of the Site Management Team and in collaboration with the HR team, you will be accountable for the overall direction and leadership of the Medicine Hat human resources function. With a clear understanding of current and future business needs, you will develop, implement, and coordinate site HR strategy, support, and services in alignment with Medicine Hat's business strategy and global HR strategy. This role will see you building and maintaining solid working relationships and an HR business partnership across the site. In addition, as a member of the Global Human Resources Leader team, you will support the identification, scoping and implementation of functional HR initiatives. 

More specifically your responsibilities will include:

  • Driving a customer-centric and one-team culture in Medicine Hat by drawing on functional expertise and utilizing professional guidance.
  • Providing proactive and experiential HR advice to the Plant Manager regarding the development and deployment of fit-for-purpose people practices.
  • Aligning the human resource strategies and tactical plan with the Medicine Hat site strategy.
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring the appropriate and consistent application of site human resource policies, procedures, practices and systems.
  • Managing organizational design, operational workforce planning and management processes to maintain an effective structure and staffing levels for Medicine Hat and business needs.
  • Implementing performance management and recognition systems and ensuring their application by managers and supervisors.
  • Ensuring robust career development and succession planning processes to maximize the talent pipeline.
  • Guaranteeing employee training and development systems to continually enhanced employees' skills and competencies for effective performance.
  • Assuring a high-quality recruitment framework at all levels within the organization.
  • Overseeing appropriate remuneration and benefit systems to attract, retain and motivate employees as well as providing guidance and recommendations to site management on compensation matters.
  • Providing proactive, professional guidance concerning employment-related legislation.
  • Monitoring best practices in the HR field and introducing these practices to the Medicine Hat site as appropriate.
  • Liaising with the Global HR Team to support the development and implementation of global strategic HR plans, global HR Systems and best practice global policies and procedures.
  • Leveraging functional expertise to develop organizational culture and employee engagement optimization strategies for safer, more reliable and sustainable operations.

In order to qualify for this role, you will need a post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources, Business Management, or another relevant discipline along with at least 8 years of progressive, relevant experience in an HR Generalist role. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

You will also need a strong understanding of leading practices in Human Resources and employment-related legislation including Alberta Human Rights, Alberta Employment Standards, Privacy Legislations, and benefits programs. CPHR designation or current registration in a CPHR program or other professional HR designation will be considered a strong asset for this role. 

As our ideal candidate for this role you'll join us with the following competencies:

  • A customer-focused perspective which will ensure you quickly establish credibility with internal client groups.
  • Sound leadership and coaching expertise, including strong facilitation, collaboration, influence, and relationship management skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate at all levels in the organization.
  • Strong business acumen, including well-balanced strategic and tactical agility.
  • Excellent managerial abilities to identify and address issues quickly and directly while providing specific and actionable feedback to peers.
  • Excellent mentoring skills and a demonstrated ability to foster the engagement and development of direct reports, challenge and stretch team members in meaningful ways to build a strong and agile team.
  • Sound judgment and a demonstrated ability to make valuable decisions and recommendations.
  • Proven ability to effectively work within a global, multi-cultural environment.

Above all, you will be action-oriented, results-driven and improvement-focused to effectively respond to evolving priorities with a positive, energetic approach. Finally, this role is well suited to a fast and agile learner who can respond effectively to ambiguity through resourcefulness, flexibility and adaptability.


Building on our core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism, our corporate culture encourages communication and teamwork and rewards employees for creativity and innovation. We are also very active in supporting educational and training/development initiatives. We sponsor scholarships and co-op programs at local colleges and universities as well as hands-on training programs at our manufacturing facilities.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you can expect an industry-competitive salary along with benefits.

Join this thriving and team-focused market leader today and expand your experience with a new challenge - Apply Now! 

To apply, please complete the online application form below. Once you have answered the questions, please click NEXT and you will be instructed to attach your resume on the following page. Please submit your resume and cover letter as a single document.

All expressions of interest must be submitted by 4 p.m. MST on April 30, 2021.  

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