Senior Staff, Human Resources Business Partner

March 16 2023
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Generalist,
Montreal, QC • Full time

About the role

Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. (Lockheed Martin) continues to grow across our business units in support of Canada's Aerospace and Defence Industry's most complex challenges. We are adding a key member to our Human Resources (HR) Leadership team – a team focused each day on enabling personal, professional and business success while sustaining a safe and engaging work environment for our employees.

Our Lockheed Martin Commercial Engines Solutions (CES) - Aeronautics business unit is adding a new HR leadership role to support our Montreal based organization. The successful candidate for this Senior Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) position will be the senior HR leader for our CES business unit. They will be integral member of the Lockheed Martin CES Senior Leadership team and serve as the trusted advisor to the General Manager for Lockheed Martin CES.

Reporting to the Head of HR for Lockheed Martin and Latin America, this role will lead HR strategy and world class HR service delivery through our team of HR professionals. This position will also collaborate and integrate with United States (US) and International HR colleagues in delivering a One HR solution to the Canadian workforce.

The Senior HRBP will be a champion of Lockheed Martin's culture and values, partnering with our business leaders on strategic human capital initiatives. The role will solve complex organizational challenges requiring data analysis and the development of innovative solutions to support and execute HR and the client’s organizational goals. They will work closely with client leaders to deliver HR initiatives and processes such as talent management, salary planning, performance management, promotion planning, and rewards & recognition to enable client groups to meet their business objectives.

This Senior HRBP will have experience in labour relations, leading in a unionized and complex workforce. They will be respected for establishing and maintaining effective relationships with unions, clients and a variety of stakeholders within the organization. Highly adaptable and able to recognize the need to be both operationally and strategically focused, the successful candidate will be self-motivated and able to provide timely advice while effectively managing their conflicting priorities. They will have demonstrated the ability to leverage tact and diplomacy when providing client guidance and applying best practices in HR management.
In order to be effective in this role, the Senior HRBP must consistently demonstrate the interpersonal skills necessary to interact with employees, including various levels of leadership. The Senior HRBP will engage with employees to confidentially address concerns and provide support to leadership in addressing employee relations and organizational issues promptly. This role will collaborate with HRBP leaders across Canada, integrate with HR Centres of Expertise to proactively deliver actionable human resource solutions to business opportunities.

Success in the position requires a track record of excellent judgment, strategic thinking, influencing skills, and results orientation. Critical to this role include the following: the capability to gain the trust and respect of executive leadership and employees while pursuing positive organizational goals and objectives, and the ability to effectively engage and collaborate with HR and business stakeholders.

This position will be a primarily an on-site position, however, flexibility may be possible subject to business requirements.

What you bring to the role

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR Management, Business or Psychology, Industrial Relations or other related disciplines
  • 10+ years of prior experience as a Senior HR Leader and Generalist, and experience in Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Talent Management and/or Organization Development
  • 5+ years of experience with providing counsel to senior executive leader and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in formulating HR strategy and execution of HR initiatives
  • Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills with the ability to adjust style as needed to develop effective relationships with all levels of leadership, employees and peers locally and virtually
  • Experience and success delivering HR solutions within a workforce comprised of represented team members.
  • Ability to lead with empathy, and advocate for diversity while delivering business results.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to present solutions to issues in a concise manner
  • Ability to maintain company and employee confidentiality and handle sensitive proprietary information in an appropriate manner.
  • Experience and currency with Federal and Quebec labour laws.
  • Bilingualism, both spoken and written (English and French).

Additional skills desired for the role

  • Advanced degree in HR Management, Business, Industrial Relations
  • Experience in Defence, Manufacturing and/or Transportation
  • Experience in talent assessment, organization design, organization effectiveness and leadership development
  • Ability and comfort with delivering difficult and complex communication
  • Demonstrated understanding of Federal and Provincial employment standards and labour laws
  • Demonstrated influencing, coaching and relationship building skills
  • Experience and comfort with working in large matrixed organizations
  • Relevant HR Certification and equivalents (CIRC / CHRC).

What we offer you

We walk our talk when it comes to work/life balance! Your physical, mental and financial wellbeing matters to us. On top of working in a highly supportive, friendly, respectful environment, this is what you can expect when you join our team:

  • Flexible, compressed work schedules, depending on business requirements, where you have the option of Fridays off, as well as the possibility to work remote part-time
  • Competitive compensation
  • Time to recharge with vacation, personal days, holidays, and parental leaves
  • Comprehensive Family Medical, Dental and Vision coverage available on your first day of employment, along with:
    • Virtual Health Care (24/7 access to medical professionals)
    • A Wellness Spending Account to aid in your wellness journey
    • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) which includes free face to face counselling sessions
    • Medical Travel Insurance
    • Onsite fitness facilities at our main office locations

  • A Registered Retirement Savings Plan that includes matching company contributions on your first day of employment, that also includes access to Financial Advisors providing investment advice and comprehensive financial planning
  • Employee discounts to save on goods, services and various recreational activities
  • Access to a robust spectrum of development resources to enhance your skills and/or advance your career including:
    • Free learning resources through a modern and engaging platform
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Reimbursement for a professional membership
    • Self-directed Mentoring

About us

Lockheed Martin Canada is the Canadian-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company employing 115,000 people worldwide, including more than 1,300 Canadians. By applying innovative approaches of our highly skilled and experienced Canadian workforce, we have been Canada’s trusted defence and aerospace partner for over 80 years. We operate major facilities in Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Victoria and work on a wide range of programs from advanced naval technology products and unmanned systems software to providing delivery and in-service support of the latest military aircraft to commercial engine repair and overhaul capabilities. This position is part of the Lockheed Martin Commercial Engines Solutions team within our world-class facility in Montreal, where approximately 400 employees engage in comprehensive engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, as well as customized engine builds for military and commercial operators.

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