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Energizer Associate Manager, Human Resources Business Partner, Canada & North America Sales in Mississauga, Ontario

This is Energizer

Energizer Holdings is leading the charge to connect our brands, our people and the products we offer to the world more than anyone else. Together, we’re creating a game plan for the future – one that defines where and how we’ll play, and what it takes to win.

Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared values and passion for winning make us one team. Whatever your specialty, you’ll find that excelling at Energizer Holdings provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

The HR Business Partner, Canada & North America Sales, is responsible for providing support to Energizer Canada (including the Mississauga, ON office) and the North America Sales organization. This position will typically interface with Vice President-level and below colleagues regarding colleague development, change management, employee relations issues, performance management, organizational effectiveness, recruitment, compensation, and talent management. This individual will provide support to the Director of Human Resources (based in St. Louis, MO, USA) in communicating, delivering, and influencing human resources strategies and initiatives. This role will also support operational and tactical issues for assigned client groups.


  • Influence

  • Collaboration

  • Teamwork

  • Initiative

  • Customer Focus

  • Solutions Oriented

  • Achieving Results

Specific Accountabilities

  • Support implementation of HR strategies and initiatives to develop structure, processes, systems, solutions and metrics to enable leaders, teams, and colleagues to execute and achieve business targets.

  • Effectively work with line management in planning for and meeting business goals and objectives. Demonstrate ability to understand how the business operates at a fundamental level and partner with business team members to implement these solutions.

  • Partner with the business and HR team on recruitment, people development, and retention issues. Assist in building organizational capability and bench strength, ensuring the right people are in the right jobs.

  • Lead or participate in talent reviews, succession planning reviews, calibration reviews and performance management where appropriate.

  • Promote Energizer’s values, culture, and competency model. Drive annual performance management process and educate colleagues on career development tools.

  • Serve as a change agent and consultant to the business in support of the Company’s vision, mission, values, culture, strategy, and initiatives. Lead local execution of business and corporate HR initiatives through effective change management.

  • Provide coaching and advice to people managers on people-related matters

  • Manage local employee relations issues, partnering with Legal as appropriate

  • Drive awareness and adherence to Energizer’s compensation/rewards principles among people leaders

  • Ensure legal compliance and mitigate the Company’s risk by having a basic understanding of relevant Canada and United States employment laws and follow agreed processes. May track/monitor necessary data and information.

  • Drive utilization of the HR Operating Model, including manager and colleague self-service

  • Coordinate and monitor people manager use of HR tools, policies, and processes

  • Execute organizational effectiveness initiatives, such as implementing/monitoring organizational design principles and continuous improvement activities

  • Promote the role of Human Resources and enhance the credibility of the function; work collaboratively with Human Resources team members to proactively share best practices and processes.

  • Serve as a colleague advocate by addressing colleague concerns, raising awareness of issues, and being mindful of how different initiatives and actions will impact colleagues

  • May perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience

  • University Degree (4 years) In Human Resources, Business or another related field

  • 5+ years of functional Human Resources and business partnership experience

  • Human Resource Certification (Certified Human Resource Leader, CHRL)

  • Knowledge of Canada & United States labor/employment laws as they pertain to HR practices

  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to influence for a desired outcome/result

  • Ability to respectfully challenge and say NO

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Change management experience- skilled at leading, influencing, and supporting change

  • Experience in managing employee relations issues, including complaints and investigations

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Experience in managing employee relations issues, including complaints and investigations

  • Effective at balancing being a strategic partner, change agent, administrative expert, & employee champion

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Fluent in English

  • Strong business acumen

  • Previous experience coaching line managers

  • Ability to work independently

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Advanced Degree (Masters or equivalent)

  • Prior experience with SAP Success Factors

  • Consumer Packaged Goods experience

  • Compensation experience

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Reports to Director of Human Resources. Key relationships internally will include assigned client groups and Human Resources.

Work Environment

  • Travel Requirements (less than 10%)

  • Located in Mississauga, ON CA (office/hybrid)

Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.