Human Resource Generalist

Montreal - Quebec - Canada - Life Sciences & Health Care - Pharmaceutical - Research & Development - Academic Bachelor

We are currently hiring a Human Resource Generalist for our client who is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on innovative prescription pharmaceuticals globally. This is a permanent full-time opportunity based out of Montreal, Quebec.

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Chris Kapusta, Account manager

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About this role

Reporting to the Country Manager – Canada, the Human Resource Generalist will be playing a key role in the day-to-day operations of the HR department, managing the administration of HR policies, procedures, and programs within the organization. Proven experience in a similar HR role within a regulated and highly confidential environment is required, including experience with compensation and benefits programs. The ideal candidate would have excellent interpersonal skills and possess the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization. The successful candidate will be required to operate in a highly organized, results driven manner, while prioritizing competing tasks within a fast-pace environment.

  • Day-to-day management of HR operations
  • Manage payroll information by collecting, calculating, and populating input data to be transferred to payroll outsourcing provider.
  • Responsible for the complete recruiting process including meeting with the manager to discuss the mandate, creating/reviewing the job posting, initial phone screening of candidate, setting up interview(s), conducting the first round of “virtual” in-person interviews, where applicable, completing the reference checks and background check, and extending the offer to the candidate.
  • Administration and communication of HR policies and procedures including the development of policy documents and material for employee reference
  • Administration and communication of HR programs including performance reviews and assessments, benefits, and compensation
  • First point of contact for employee relations and employee questions
  • Conduct employee onboarding, integration, and new hire orientation
  • Work on special projects such as acquisition and integration of companies
  • Serve as change management lead
  • Key driver in the ongoing evaluation of HR processes; recommending innovative approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve efficiency

About you

  • University degree in human resources, business, or a relevant discipline certified human resources qualifications.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in Human Resources
  • Excellent communication skills, both French and English (written and oral), with a diplomatic interpersonal communication style effective at all levels of an organization.
  • Creative problem solving and flexibility to work with a dynamic team in a changing environment.
  • Proven experience implementing HR policies with an understanding employee and employment rights and their practical application.
  • Exceptional organizational and information management skills, paying close attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy, thoroughness, and objectivity.

What we offer

Why apply through Brunel? Finding the next step in your career can be a fulltime job in itself. We manage the process for you: from submitting your resume to coordinating interviews to extending offers and assisting with on-boarding. We’ll get you going while you get on with the job.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 45 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.


  • Publication: PUB310594
  • Location: Montreal
  • Market: Life Sciences & Health Care
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Pharmaceutical
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of expertise: Research & Development
  • Closing date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Chris Kapusta

Account manager Brunel Canada - Calgary

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