Human Resource Generalist


About this role

About this role

We are currently hiring a Human Resource Generalist for our client who is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on innovative prescription pharmaceuticals globally. This is a permanent full-time opportunity based out of Montreal, Quebec.

Reporting to the Country Manager – Canada, the Human Resource Generalist will be playing a key role in the day-to-day operations of the HR department, managing the administration of HR policies, procedures, and programs within the organization. Proven experience in a similar HR role within a regulated and highly confidential environment is required, including experience with compensation and benefits programs. The ideal candidate would have excellent interpersonal skills and possess the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization. The successful candidate will be required to operate in a highly organized, results driven manner, while prioritizing competing tasks within a fast-pace environment.

  • Day-to-day management of HR operations
  • Manage payroll information by collecting, calculating, and populating input data to be transferred to payroll outsourcing provider.
  • Responsible for the complete recruiting process including meeting with the manager to discuss the mandate, creating/reviewing the job posting, initial phone screening of candidate, setting up interview(s), conducting the first round of “virtual” in-person interviews, where applicable, completing the reference checks and background check, and extending the offer to the candidate.
  • Administration and communication of HR policies and procedures including the development of policy documents and material for employee reference
  • Administration and communication of HR programs including performance reviews and assessments, benefits, and compensation
  • First point of contact for employee relations and employee questions
  • Conduct employee onboarding, integration, and new hire orientation
  • Work on special projects such as acquisition and integration of companies
  • Serve as change management lead
  • Key driver in the ongoing evaluation of HR processes; recommending innovative approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve efficiency



  • University degree in human resources, business, or a relevant discipline certified human resources qualifications.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in Human Resources
  • Excellent communication skills, both French and English (written and oral), with a diplomatic interpersonal communication style effective at all levels of an organization.
  • Creative problem solving and flexibility to work with a dynamic team in a changing environment.
  • Proven experience implementing HR policies with an understanding employee and employment rights and their practical application.
  • Exceptional organizational and information management skills, paying close attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy, thoroughness, and objectivity.



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Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Your consultant, Chris Kapusta is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

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Chris Kapusta
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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