McKesson HR Business Partner - Temporary Contract in Ontario, Canada

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. At McKesson Canada, we touch the lives of 12 million Canadians every day. We carry more than 35,000 products in 17 distribution centers and ultimately provide distribution to 6,300 retail pharmacies, 1,350 hospitals, long-term care centers, clinics and institutions all over Canada. But we're so much more than a distribution company. We've automated 2,500 retail pharmacies and dispense over 100 million doses a year through our automation solutions. Manufacturers, healthcare providers and patients count on us for a full range of services that contribute to the quality and safety of care for us all.

At McKesson Canada, you’ll help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

Job Summary

The HRBP partners with the Business; particularly with members of the leadership team to leverage the strategy and to drive needed business results. Act as a strategic partner, employee mediator, operations manager, and emergency responder. Provides coaching and consulting services to People Managers in order to continuously improve employee engagement, productivity and organizational performance. Responsible for delivering HR policies and programs within assigned Customer groups and is consulted for policy interpretation and development. For the Unionized sites, advises as to the appropriate interpretation of legislation, policy, and collective agreement interpretation and implementation. In collaboration with Operations Management, maintains ongoing communication with union counterparts, chairs joint union/management and grievance meetings. Manages the grievance and arbitration process. Resolves and/or litigates formal and informal disputes with appropriate administrative bodies. Provides training related to collective agreement and policy administration. Provides assistance to the collective agreement bargaining process.

Specific Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities generally include, but are not limited to:

  • Acts as business partner to client groups; provides full support in the areas of HR and strategic planning.

  • Provides analysis and recommendations in such areas as talent acquisition and management, organizational assessment, performance management, organizational structure, work force planning and change management.

  • Coach/advise People managers, in liaison with the OD, Training, Compensation and Benefits specialists as required, in all areas of Human Resources management and planning, particularly in the areas of talent acquisition, succession planning, employee training and development, employee relations, performance management, workforce planning, and compensation in the assigned business units/departments;

  • Leads and manages all human resources activities to ensure the right people are in place and prepared to meet the challenges of the business. Responsible for acquiring the best talent required in the business units/departments;

  • Recommends designs and facilitates implementation of solutions to ensure alignment with the client group strategic development and long term planning.

  • Support the implementation (incl. launches) of all HR programs and activities, such as recruitment, performance management and compensation, collective bargaining, employee engagement, etc

  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, to maintain an engaged workforce and to retain the best talent.

  • Counsels and coaches client group management team on governance of effective and efficient HR policies, annual programs and processes within the assigned Business unit;

  • Ensures service levels are met and assist in facilitating open, constructive communication among all functional areas of human resources.

  • Communicates and follows procedures and practices to ensure integrity of Human Resources data for client group

  • Maintain close relations/liaise with colleagues at Corporate HR to ensure synergies across business units

  • Maintains expert working knowledge of environmental factors influencing the business (I.e., HR legislation, best practices trends.

  • Leads or participates in national HR projects and contributes to HR and business line initiatives.

  • Collaboratively works with other Business Partners, HR Managers and regional HR staff in developing and implementing innovative, timely and cost effective best practices across the HR department.



  1. Ability to act as a trusted advisor to the business

  2. Excellent influencing skills

  3. Act as a change agent - to deliver HR solutions in organizational change

  4. Ability to manage confidential issues, with the highest level of professionalism

  5. Collaborative style around problem solving

  6. Excellent communication skills with all levels of the organization (oral and written)

  7. Action oriented individual, who demonstrates high accountability, solid judgement and decision making

  8. Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic business environment

  9. Able to work under minimum supervision and act as a team player

  10. Bilingual (where applicable)

  11. Able to use office software; Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Peoplesoft or other HRIS

Minimum qualifications

  1. Bachelors degree, in HR field, management or the equivalent

  2. 7-10 years experience in an HR capacity, preferably in an HR Business Partner structure /model

  3. Experience in working with corporate client groups

  4. CHRP designation is an asset

Benefits & Company Statement

McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

Agency Statement

No agencies please.

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Job: Human Resources

Organization: McKesson Canada

Title: HR Business Partner - Temporary Contract

Location: Canada-Ontario-Brampton

Requisition ID: 18002874