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Director, People & Culture

Winnipeg, MB



Sigfusson Northern is a third-generation family-owned business, which now has a portion of the company being employee-owned. Our primary focus is on building strong and lasting relationships with our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. Ongoing growth and diversification have led Sigfusson Northern to the forefront of general contracting and heavy civil construction where we incorporate trust, respect, integrity, and commitment to our community in every decision we make and everything we do.


Reporting to the VP, Business Development and Corporate Strategy, the Director, People & Culture will be responsible to lead, mentor, and develop the People & Culture team. The Director, People & Culture will work closely with the Senior Executive and Management, along with various team leaders, to strategize and implement best practices to maintain a positive culture and influence across the organization.


  • Mentor, lead, and set direction for the People & Culture team
  • Structure and delegate the workload of the team and ensure professional development and contribution
  • Strategize, build, and maintain the functionality of the People & Culture department and ensure effective and efficient execution
  • Lead process improvements, initiatives, and actions
  • Research, lead, and implement technologies and HRIS systems to improve internal communications, People & Culture initiatives, and company wide processes
  • Consult with various department leads to provide proactive and strategic guidance and support for organizational planning and development initiatives
  • Manage and provide support to the management team on performance review planning and process
  • Provide coaching and conflict resolution support to the leadership team on people management issues
  • Advise and provide recommendations, negotiating strategies, and influence across the business
  • Understand and research the market, clients, current and potential competitors
  • Pursue and attend networking events, conventions, and participate in business development opportunities
  • Analyze and research trends and changes in the market that could impact the organization
  • Promote and demonstrate the culture and values across the organization
  • Listen, probe, and understand feedback and the thinking process of others
  • Strategize, plan, and implement best practices of the People & Culture function
  • Lead and manage the compensation and benefits program
  • Lead and champion a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Assess, listen, understand, and transform client expectations into solutions and plans
  • Promote and sell the People & Culture programs and processes to Senior Management and Executive and all other leaders within the organization
  • Influence to change behaviours, methods of thinking, and how issues are dealt with at all levels of the organization
  • Collaborate with external personnel to find best solutions and practices
  • Report back to Executive and Senior Management and provide overviews of what the organization is doing in regards to personnel


  • Minimum 7-10+ years’ experience in a Human Resources/Recruitment/People & Culture role is required
  • Completion of post-secondary education in Human Resources or a related field
  • Ability to manage confidential information is mandatory
  • Experience with negotiation, strategic thinking, and influencing others
  • Experience working with senior level management
  • Able to establish credibility with executive and senior management
  • Influence and motivate others and able to substantiate claims
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) skills are required
  • Critical thinking and effective decision-making skills are required
  • Ability to work as part of a team is required
  • Exceptional customer service skills are mandatory
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written as well as electronically
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail

If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the requirements for the role, please click Apply and send your resume directly to Wade Pluchinske.

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