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People and Culture Manager

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia People & HR Full Time

Job description


Proven experience in combining both process and results orientiation successfully Business understanding and a background with the customer in focus Experienced in creating and implementing mid-term plans, setting budgets and following up goals Proven experience of being a valuable contributor to business unit results Self-reliant and motivated with proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently Experienced in supporting managers in resolving performance and other people management issues Ability to quickly gain and apply knowledge of the local markets and labour conditions Ability to identify need for and drive change within the unit Effective communication and relationship management experience Ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English Facilitation skills


Ensure the people strategy, global principles/guidelines and relevant business plans relate and come together in a local HR action plan that is operationally implemented and lived up to. Influence unit managagement team to continuously develop local leadership capabilities within their function according to business needs. Support the building of local business competence by setting and working on relevant goals, together with the unit managers. Responsible for identifying and driving the opportunities to develop the relevant offer of IKEA as a local employer. Ensure that IKEA is locally known as an attractive place to work and positioned as the preferred employer in the defined local market for every function. Ensure local employer communication is consistent, well perceived and builds on the IKEA brand. Together with the unit management team, secure an up-to-date succession process and plan by influencing the managers in taking the lead with special focus on talents and high-performing potentials. Be a good example of IKEA leadership in ways that express the IKEA values within and outside IKEA, and together with the unit managers help to safeguard and promote the IKEA Culture. Together with Business Navigation deliver a local staff cost budget which secures a diverse, appropriate staff structure and meets the defined business and productivity goals in the unit. Create and implement a co-worker relations plan that effectively manages all local interactions with co-workers and ensures that all areas in the unit work with the labour relations principles and uphold local policies, procedures and laws.


Be a strong contributor to the unit management team, lead the unit HR team, secure HR subject matter expertise, process HR operations matters and ensure that the HR strategies are locally translated into action in the most effective and efficient way in order to fulfil the purpose of the HR function.