Assistant Manager, Human Resources - Distribution Center Ops (Limited Time Duration, 15 months)


Supports the HR Team for Global Functions in providing professional level HR support to the Global Functions Line of Business (LOB) in the areas of employee relations, performance management, and compensation.  Partners closely with assigned managers and employees to ensure HR programs and strategies are implemented and supported thoughtfully and in accordance with adidas policies.



  • Establish HR as a trusted business partner and ensure HR initiatives, programs, and policies are fully understood and implemented thoughtfully within the LOB.  
  • Assists Sr/HR Managers in structuring and developing their respective teams to maximize performance and employee engagement.  Coach managers on talent management and how to best motivate and challenge all members of their teams, (from high performers to under performers) to ensure employee performance, engagement, and accountability.  
  • Assist and coach employees to help them navigate job issues, career development and answer general questions regarding HR programs and policies.
  • Address employee relations issues as both a management coach and employee advocate.  Apply effective mediation and problem-resolution with a solid understanding of company policy and practice.  May assist with and provide input into especially high-level or sensitive employee relations matters, such as terminations and investigations.
  • Support talent identification and may assist line management and TA in interviews and selection process for respective management levels. Participate as team member on multi-disciplinary projects that utilize various parts of the HR organization including Global HR, Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, Development and Training to achieve the project’s objectives.  
  • Partner closely with assigned LOB and Rewards to write and evaluate job descriptions.  Confirm all positions have been appropriately evaluated using Global Salaried Management System (GSMS), are consistent with similar positions in other regions and across LOBs.
  • Consult with LOB on compensation issues and provide guidance to confirm internal equity and appropriateness of the action.  
  • May assist in the execution of the HR responsibilities related to our GBS OWM processes to ensure accurate organizational set up and data integrity within our SAP systems.
  • Work closely with HR Services to confirm SAP is up to date regarding employee personnel data and organizational structure changes.  Provide feedback to HR Services for SAP data entry and report generation. 
  • Conduct corporate New Hire Orientation (NEO) as needed.
  • Identifies potential areas for improvement in workflow processes and proactively develops solutions to improve them for the HR organization.
  • Other duties as assigned by HR Leadership.



  • Global HR Functions Teams and other NAM HR team members
  • HR Services/GBS
  • Employees and managers within assigned client group
  • Legal 



  • Ability to establish a strong rapport and professional credibility with management and employees.
  • Ability to objectively coach and deliver constructive and difficult messages to employees and management on day-to-day topics as well as moderate complexity, difficult, and emotional issues
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner within the HR framework.
  • Must have the ability to learn and possess strong conflict management skills.
  • Ability to perform and deliver against the competencies within the Global HR Functional Success Profiles for the respective grade level.
  • Strong team player with the ability to work with diverse groups of people in a productive manner.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • HRIS experience, SAP a plus.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge and familiarity of local, provincial, federal employment law. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to offer solutions, provide advice and drive resolution on people related matters.
  • Customer oriented, approachable with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to present HR information to large groups (announcements, huddles, NEO’s, etc.)


  • Post-secondary education in an HR-related field or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience, in an HR Generalist role preferred
  • Experience with employee relations and leading investigations preferred
  • Experience in a high volume, fast paced work environment an asset
  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of employment legislation across Canada 
  • Previous experience working with an international business/organization preferred



The following are the duties and responsibilities of all adidas Canada full-time, seasonal-temporary and Fixed-Term workers:

  • Keep workplace safe and orderly.
  • Report all accidents, injuries, contraventions of the Act and unsafe conditions to the Supervisor / Manager.
  • Inspect immediate workplace daily and maintain to standards and report any hazards to Supervisor / Manager immediately.
  • Use and wear the personal protective equipment or clothing required by the Occupational health & Safety Act and / or the Company and shall not remove or make ineffective any protective device required by the regulations or by the Company without providing an adequate temporary protective device.
  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the Act and the Company safety policies.
  • Report to Supervisor / Manager the absence of, or any defect in, any equipment or protective devices of which s/he is aware, and which may endanger her/himself or another worker; and also, any hazard of which s/he knows.
  • Not use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing or work in a manner that may endanger him/herself or any other worker, nor engage in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct.
  • Know and employ established rules and procedures for handling hazardous materials, equipment and processes.

Please Note:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at adidas means championing individual uniqueness and cultivating a culture of belonging in which everyone can create at their best.  We embrace diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and seek to create a workforce that reflects our consumers and communities.
  • adidas offers a robust and progressive range of benefits, including: health and dental benefits, including prescription drug coverage, out of country coverage, short and long-term disability, basic life and AD&D insurance,  and an Employee & Family Assistance Program. Employees are able to enroll in adidas’ Retirement Savings Plan with employer match. Qualifying employees are eligible for our education assistance program and fitness reimbursement program.
  • Employees are eligible to earn an annual bonus based on both company and personal performance. We recognize the commitment of our employees by increasing vacation time with length of service. We also offer Service Awards & Service Time Off during milestone years, paid bereavement leave, and parental leave top-up to eligible employees.  
  • We operate in a hybrid work environment, working 3 days in Paris, Ontario and 2 days remote. But the nature of this role requires the individual to be in the office more (4-5 days a week consistently). The working location of this position is Paris, Ontario. 
  • Though our teammates hail from all corners of the world, our working language is English.
  • adidas is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including those with Disabilities, and will accommodate applicants’ needs, upon request, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If selected to participate in an interview, accommodations will be made available on request. Please inform the Recruiter of the accommodation(s) that you may require. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Assistant Manager, Human Resources - Distribution Center Ops (Limited Time Duration, 15 months)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Paris
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  ON
Country/Region:  CA
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  511648
Date:  May 21, 2024