Human Resources Business Partner- Ontario

Date: 13-May-2019

Location: Brampton, ON, ON, CA

Company: Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited


Facility Location- Brampton 

Posting Location(s) - Brampton, ON  

Salary Range -  $75,000 - $95,000


About Us


Proudly Canadian and Independently Owned, we are Coke Canada!


Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited is Canada’s premier bottling company. We are an independently owned business encompassing over 5,800 associates, more than 50 sales and distribution centers, and 5 production facilities nationwide.

We have a 120-year heritage of manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing the major branded ready-to-drink products Canadians love.


Our brands include: Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar, Coca-Cola Life™, Sprite®, Fanta®, Barq’s®, NESTEA®, POWERADE®, Minute Maid®, DASANI® and vitaminwater®; and our partner brands: Canada Dry®, Monster Energy®, evian® and A&W®.


About our People


We are committed to doing our best every day and our core values define and reflect how we work:


  • Safety First
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Quality
  • Entrepreneurial


About This Opportunity


Based in Central Ontario (GTA) the Human Resources Business Partner is a key role in HR for the Central Operations Unit in Canada.  The HRBP, Manager acts as a strategic business partner and HR/LR resource for Market Unit(s) or functional senior leadership and their teams.  As an active member of the Central Human Resources Team, this role partners with leaders to implement HR initiatives that drive product, team and leadership excellence.  In support of their internal clients, the HRBP, Manager will work collaboratively with HR Lean Centre Resources (Total Rewards, Labour Relations, and Employee Relations) as well as their Talent Acquisition partners, to ensure timely delivery of business solutions within the framework of the global HR strategy. This individual will have the passion and capability to foster an environment that reflects the Company's vision and values. Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Human Resources, this role:


Major Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice, coaching and counseling support to local management in the labour relations area (i.e. contract interpretation, discipline, attendance management, grievances), and contribute to the development of managers' leadership skills;
  • Manage and track grievance and arbitration process;
  • Lead investigations and fact finding on employee and labour relations issues within the Operating Unit (i.e. harassment, and disciplinary issues etc.);
  • Participates in the preparation of collective bargaining mandates and in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements (lead in smaller locations, assist at larger locations);
  • Ensures best practices are followed by staying current with labour and employment legislation and HR industry developments;
  • Contribute to continuous improvement and best practices to influence HR strategies, policies and procedures;
  • Drives implementation of function-wide HR programs including learning programs, change management initiatives and business processes;
  • Conducting training for employees and managers as required (i.e. labour relations, attendance management, anti-harassment and discrimination etc.);
  • Champion the performance and talent management processes in the Region including participation in talent reviews and succession planning; and
  • Supports the Company's positive employee relations efforts and performs other duties as assigned.





  • Bachelor's degree required;
  • Law degree, and/or bachelor’s degree or advanced degree such as MBA or MS/MA (in Human Resources, Labour Relations, Organization Development, Organization Behavior, Organizational Psychology, Consulting, Psychology, Industrial Organization Psychology, or similar related discipline) is preferred.




  • Minimum 5-7 years progressive Human Resources experience
  • Bilingualism (French and English), an asset
  • Experience with unionized environments is preferred
  • Customer focused with proven relationship building strengths and solid experience developing workforce plans based on business goals
  • Comfort and ability to thrive in a high-change, fasted paced environment
  • Proven collaboration skills with the ability to gain consensus through personal influence
  • Demonstrated ability to invite diverse perspectives, promote an inclusive work environment and support workforce diversity
  • Accomplished team-builder, skilled at inspiring, motivating and developing people
  • Ability to travel day trips to support Market Units up to 50% of the time (all in Ontario)


Important – All offers of employment at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (“Coke Canada”) are conditional upon a successful background clearance obtained through our contracted third party vendor. The standard clearance requirements depend on the position and may include some or all of the following: criminal clearance, employment verification, education verification and driver’s abstract review. Please advise the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions or concerns in regards to this once you are contacted for further consideration.


Coke Canada is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce with a number of programs, policies and resources in place to support our people.

For individuals with disabilities, should you require accommodations or support throughout the recruitment process please contact our Talent Acquisition Services team by calling 1-844-383-2653 or email



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