Human Resources Generalist

Thorndale, Ontario
To be discussed
March 15, 2019
May 14, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

The Agronomy Company of Canada owns The AGROMART Group franchise and operates out of Belton, Ontario, 20 km northeast of London, Ontario. Through the franchise arrangement, the company provides specific services for the AGROMART locations. This includes providing volume purchases of crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed etc., to minimize cost positions and capitalize on various operational and supplier efficiencies. Other services provided to Agromart include training, group insurance and administration of group benefits, financial services including credit, banking, accounting, auditing and income tax services. The Agronomy Company also plays an important role in interpreting regulatory standards and developing guidelines for use by individual retail locations, to assist in the protection of the environment and the health and safety of all employees.  Shares of The Agronomy Company of Canada are owned by Sollio Agriculture of Quebec.

Our Division is seeking a:

Human Resource Generalist – AGRONOMY COMPANY OF CANADA (ACC)

Status: CONTRACT – 16 months

Work location: 17554, Plover Mills Rd RR3, Thorndale (Ontario) N0M 2P0


Reporting to the General Manager, the HR Generalist:

  • Acts as a partner to the AGROMART Group and ACC to ensure the alignment of HR strategies to support the achievement of business priorities and the strategic HR projects;
  • Deliver HR services such as workforce planning, organizational development, talent management as well as provide succession planning and change management strategies;
  • Provide HR guidance on different HR subject such as recruitment, employee relations, onboarding, training and development, performance management, health and wellness, compensation and recognition;
  • Acts as a business partner to the ACC leaders and employees on various employment-related issues including recruitment, employee relations, onboarding, training and development, retention, performance management, health and wellness, compensation and recognition and change management;
  • Support the implementation of HR programs and processes such as performance and compensation management, leadership development, talent reviews, recruitment and onboarding, health and safety, and employee development;
  • Partner with the HR team including HR business partners and managers to ensure alignment of HR services across functions within the network of Sollio Agriculture;
  • Partner with subject matter experts to develop and deliver effective HR solutions designed to meet the business challenges and priorities of the organization;
  • Build strong relationships with AGROMART Group, ACC, employees and the Sollio HR team;


  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar role and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources;
  • Demonstrated consulting and coaching skills;
  • The ability to effectively build relationships by establishing trust and credibility;
  • Demonstrated agility – comfortable with ambiguity and quick-pace change, able to methodically work through complex problems, set priorities and execute on commitments;
  • Willingness and ability to learn and understand the businesses supported and frame HR issues and concerns in an overall business context;
  • Strong understanding of employment legislation in Ontario with a CHRP designation;
  • The ability to travel across Ontario to the Agromart Partner locations.