Job Posting 78169

Director, HR Business Partners
Canadian Cancer Society
Montreal Metro area
Qu├ębec wide
closes in 11 days (Wed, 8 Dec)
full time


The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to save and improve lives. We fund the brightest minds in cancer research. We provide a compassionate support system for all those affected by cancer, from coast to coast and for all types of cancer. As the voice for Canadians who care about cancer, we work with governments to establish health policies to prevent cancer and better support those living with the disease. No other organization does all that we do to improve lives today and to change the future of cancer forever.



Reporting to the Vice President, People, Culture and Inclusion, the Bilingual Director, Human Resources Business Partners is primarily tasked with the leadership of the HR Business Partner team. Accountability will include strategy development, planning, design, development, and evaluation of all initiatives that support the organizational strategic goals related to employee relations, performance & talent management.  

The Director, HRBP is expected to take a leadership role in developing a culture that enables employees’ performance to align to the organization’s vision, mission, best practices and encourages a healthy work environment. 

CCS is looking for someone Bilingual, located in Montréal, QC.



  • Work closely with the Director of Organizational Effectiveness, the Director of Total Rewards and the senior leadership team to drive innovative people management strategies and nationwide HR programs across CCS.
  • Lead a team of nationwide HR Business Partners providing support and mentorship to ensure they have the tools and resources necessary to accomplish their goals and objectives successfully.
  • Collaborate with the HR Business Partners in each of the regions to seek input, identify needs and provide recommendations and solutions to support nationwide and local client groups; placing an emphasis on talent management, employee engagement, processes, employee relations, people management, and the application of policies and procedures to foster an environment of high performance and ensure compliance requirements are met.  
  • Act as a resource for the HR Business Partners and support colleagues to ensure optimal, effective, and efficient service delivery to staff related to the implementation of key nationwide programs and processes.
  • Create a positive work environment to attract and retain high calibre individuals where everyone feels valued and respected.
  • Support the development of communication strategies to implement nationwide HR programs, policies etc. that articulates value, secures adoption, and demonstrates alignment of CCS objectives and overall mission. 
  • Champion our Living in French at CCS project which supports the integration of the cultural specificities of Quebec and French Canada into the CCS's strategy and activities, ensuring bilingual work activities where all employees can collaborate in an inclusive and effective manner and maintaining and strengthening the commitment and sense of belonging of employees in Quebec and the rest of French Canada.
  • Demonstrate the values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of your day-to-day work and ensure that you are bringing this perspective to all of your interactions and decision-making process.
  • Lead the facilitation of presentations and training sessions on a variety of topics to our French speaking employees.
  • Utilize your expertise and knowledge to leverage workforce insights and analytics towards focusing leaders on people management opportunities all whilst providing strategies and solutions.
  • Provide a safe and healthy work environment for team members and relevant stakeholders.  Ensure they work in compliance with The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations and the Society’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • Seek opportunities for continuous growth and development of team members and the broader organization.
  • Approach your work with an attitude of flexibility and adaptability and be prepared to pivot your responsibilities or duties to align to evolving needs and business priorities, ultimately serving the team and business to deliver on the strategic framework.


  • Undergraduate degree, coupled with either HR concentration or certificate; minimum of 10 years HRBP experience in a large multi-level organization; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 
  • CHRL designation preferred.
  • Demonstrated focus and experience and/ or expertise overseeing the compensation function.
  • Demonstrated experience in a management/ supervisory role.
  • A respected leader: passionate about leading teams and engaging and developing individuals to reach their goals and potential.
  • Demonstrated high level of customer service. Ability to effectively deal with multiple stakeholders and competing priorities.
  • Broad knowledge of HR practices, policies, and related employment legislation.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to diagnose and correct problems within tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to be flexible, versatile, and tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Solid organizational and project management skills with the ability to able to set priorities and drive results and meet deadlines. 
  • Analytical thinker. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (including Microsoft Team) and great comfort in the use of databases.
  • An excellent communicator in French and English is a requirement, including oral and written skills, as well as facilitation and presentation delivery skills with a demonstrated ability to present to diverse audiences.


CCS offers meaningful opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of Canadians with cancer and their families. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values: 


In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day. 


CCS is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. CCS will make available reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request.

We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that in keeping with the mandate of CCS to model and promote healthy lifestyles, employees are not permitted to smoke in or about CCS premises or while carrying out CCS business.


As an employer, occupational health and safety legislation requires that we protect our workers from health and safety risks in the workplace. Effective November 8, 2021 (October 15 in Quebec and October 26 in BC) CCS has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring that all staff who work in any of our physical workplaces must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19. All employees will need to attest to their vaccination status through a secure online form or automated application. Reasonable accommodation and remote working will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. 


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