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Group Human Resources Director - Multimatic Engineering


Posted: May 31st, 2019

Company Summary:

Multimatic Inc. is a privately held Canadian corporation headquartered in Markham, Ontario, supplying components, systems and services to the global automotive industry. Multimatic’s core competencies include the engineering and manufacturing of complex mechanisms, body hardware, suspension systems and body structures, as well as the design and development of lightweight composite automotive systems. In addition, Multimatic delivers niche vehicle design, development and production for road and race applications.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Vice President – Multimatic Engineering, the Group Human Resources Director serves as a key strategic business partner for the engineering leadership team. This position will partner with the CTO, other senior technical/operational leaders and the Vice President, Human Resources, to provide direct support to facility human resources managers and other front line managers.

This role will support the business group in achieving their aggressive goals by reinforcing Multimatic’s culture and focusing on building a high performance, technical work environment.

The Group Human Resources Director – Multimatic Engineering, will be viewed as the human resources leader, enabler and functional expert with an emphasis on the deployment of Multimatic’s “People Factory” principles that assure the business of having the right people, with the right skills, in the right role at the right time.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Partners with business leaders to develop tactical and strategic talent acquisition needs
  • Leads Multimatic Engineering’s talent activities with the ultimate outcome of a highly successful succession process
  • Provides compensation guidance, education and practical support for senior operational leaders and hiring managers in keeping with Multimatic’s competitive employee proposition
  • Ensures regulatory compliance on all employment related matters within Multimatic Engineering, in all global jurisdictions
  • Enables internal communications and employee engagement surveys across all engineering sites
  • Provides group and one-on-one coaching with business/technical leaders to support leadership development, business decision-making and effective people management
  • Leads and advocates for the continuous improvement of Multimatic Engineering’s health and safety culture to reach the vison of zero injuries; oversees compliance with the relevant safety legal requirements
  • Develops and monitors the group’s human resources budget based on approved business plans and key people initiatives
  • Develops and deploys programs that support organizational change
  • Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management systems (IATF / TS-16949)
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

 Note: The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities:

Participates as a collaborative member of the global Multimatic Human Resources team

There are no direct supervisory responsibilities, but carries out dotted-line leadership oversight of project teams, including members of the HR and HSE teams.


  • Demonstrated competence as a “business-first” partner with a well-developed professional human resources “tool-kit”
  • Superior inter-personal and communication skills
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in challenging senior human resources positions with deep knowledge of operational practices in a world class manufacturing/engineering environment; automotive sector experience is highly preferred
  • Bachelor degree in Human Resources or business-related degree preferred and CHRP designation
  • Demonstrated competence as a Human Resources Leader with solid experience in talent acquisition, employee development and succession planning / talent review
  • Hands-on experience in, and affinity for, working in a complex global organization that operates across multiple cultures, legal jurisdictions and geographies; personally agile and able to travel locally and internationally
  • Strong knowledge of labour law in the countries within the scope of Multimatic Engineering
  • A natural bias for action and effectiveness in mobilizing others; results oriented
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management and presentation skills
  • Technically savvy in human resources systems and holds broad-based computer skills
  • Displays technical acumen/curiosity and is seen as credible in working with highly technical employees and leadership teams

Key Behavioral Traits for Success:

  • Hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves approach to work
  • Collaborative, brings good humour and a fun spirit into the workplace
  • Bias for action – reacts promptly to issues with appropriate actions/responses
  • Ability to thrive in a “lean” resource conscious organization
  • Capable of managing multiple challenging assignments concurrently; moving swiftly and decisively in the spirit of team!
  • Strategic thinker and effective problem solver
  • Perceptive, responsible and accountable
  • Transparent, genuine, approachable and credible at all levels of the organization


Work Environment:

Primarily an office environment; 25-35% international travel required to manufacturing/engineering locations (UK, Europe, USA, etc.).  While working in production/development environments, the employee may be exposed to machinery, moving equipment and material, moderate noise, airborne particles, fumes and various levels of temperature.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, as well as a friendly work environment.  Learn more about us at www.multimatic.com


Note to External Vendors/Recruitment firms: Resumes submitted by a third party will be considered unsolicited and will be added to our resume database. In addition, Multimatic will not be obligated to pay a referral fee for the hiring of a candidate by means of unsolicited resume submitted directly or indirectly to Multimatic. 



Closing date for applications is July 5th 2019

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
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