Assistant Human Resources Manager (14 Month Contract)



Provide HR functional and administrative support and contribute to creating and maintaining efficient work processes and systems on behalf of the DTC organization. Partners closely with assigned managers and employees to ensure HR programs are implemented and support thoroughly and in accordance with adidas policy.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide general functional and administrative support to the DTC Line of Business, HR Manager and act as first point of contact to internal customers for HR issues, HR programs and policies
  • Preparation and issuance of all hourly & salaried resignations, leaves of absence, parental leaves, employee evaluations and terminations, and employment verification letters
  • Assist with coaching and advising store-level people managers and employees on employee relations issues including performance management
  • Conduct investigations in response to a range of employee relations concerns, communicate regularly regarding pending investigations, and provide investigation reports with supporting documentation for completed investigations
  • Assist in the design and delivery of training programs
  • Actively participates and co-facilitates the on-boarding process for all new adidas employees
  • Assist in proactively engaging and managing the Health and Safety initiatives that impact the organization and make recommendations accordingly
  • Support miscellaneous HR projects to include, but not limited to: performance review process/review tool support, salary and bonus administration and data expertise, and ad hoc reporting
  • Assist with HR departmental process improvement projects to streamline processes, improve tools and reporting, increase administrative efficiencies, etc.
  • Coordinate HR communications to the business including preparation of content and translation
  • Manage and maintain up-to-date organizational charts
  • Support with internal and external audit responsibilities
  • Organize and carry out general administrative tasks as needed including file management and invoice processing
  • Other job duties as assigned


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:


  • Ability to work independently, learn quickly and resourcefully, and act as a team player
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral
  • Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with highly confidential information and situations
  • Ability to exercise conflict management and critical thinking skills, good judgment and decision-making for problem solving.
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to learn and understand the client business, organizations, and matrix reporting structure
  • Ability to perform repetitious data entry activities over a long period of time with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience in SAP would be considered an asset
  • Bi-lingual in French would be considered an asset
  • Travel may be required


Experience Requirements:


  • Post-secondary education in an HR-related field
  • Minimum 2-3 years related experience, in an HR Generalist role
  • Experience with employee relations and leading investigations
  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of employment legislation across Canada
  • Previous experience working with an international business/organization preferred
  • Previous experience working with SAP/HR preferred


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.  


Location:  Woodbridge
Country:  Canada
Team:  Human Resources
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Temp
Number:  199206