Manager, Compensation & Workforce Planning

April 11 2021
Categories HR, Training, Organizational Development, Compensation -Benefits
Vancouver, BC

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The Port of Vancouver is Canada's largest and most diversified port, stretching along 360 kilometres of shoreline and waterways, bordering on 16 municipalities and intersecting with traditional territories and treaty lands of several Coast Salish First Nations. Annually $200 billion in goods with more than 170 world economies are traded through the port. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority manages port lands at the Port of Vancouver, and leads the efficient and reliable movement of cargo and passengers.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority's Human Resources department is looking for a Manager, Compensation & Workforce Planning to oversee their exempt and unionized compensation and benefits program, workforce planning and development, and job evaluation.  This position will facilitate a collaborative working relationship with exempt and union leadership on all workplace matters.  The position is responsible for pay and benefits research, and compliance with pay related legislation, such as human rights and pay equity, and with stated goals for diversity and inclusion.    

Reporting to the Director, Human Resources & Organizational Development, and joining a talented and motivated team, the successful candidate will:

  • Ensure the exempt compensation and benefits program aligns with the organization's compensation philosophy and is competitive with the market.
  • Provide leadership on VFPA's succession planning processes and activities.
  • Develop the strategic workforce plan, providing an overview of resource requirements and forecasts to align the organizational structure to strategic goals.
  • Provide leadership, hands-on participation and guidance to the joint job evaluation program to ensure effective ongoing education and communication, and consistent application and implementation of the job evaluation plan.
  • Work collaboratively with the union leadership and the business to facilitate proactive communication and consultation on compensation, job evaluation, benefits and other workplace matters.
  • As a member of the HR management team, participate in the leadership and management of all administrative and process management aspects of the Human Resources function, participate in the development of departmental plans, and participate as a member of various management and inter-departmental teams related to ongoing business initiatives.

As the ideal candidate, you have an appropriate university degree along with a minimum of 5 years of related experience, at a management level, in leading compensation reviews, job evaluation, and workforce planning, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.  Must have extensive experience leading compensation and benefits programs, plus an excellent understanding of job evaluation and job analysis systems.  Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with unionized workforces.  CHRP designation preferred. The incumbent must obtain and maintain a valid Marine Transportation Security Clearance as defined by the Marine Transportation Security Regulations.

You are a consummate professional with a history of successful collaborations, including with exempt and union leadership. You are self-aware, approachable and sensitive to a variety of perspectives.  Your outstanding leadership and oral and written communication skills, combined with your collaborative approach, mean you are known for your practical and flexible approach to problem solving.  You are a strategic thinker with the ability to foster the development of staff.

The Port Authority offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including an Earned Time Off program.

If we have accurately captured your profile above, please forward your cover letter and resume to PeopleLink Consulting Inc.

All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is dedicated to employment equity and a workplace reflective of the diversity of our community.

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