Human Resources Manager, Canada

Human Resources Toronto, Ontario


 Job Title: Human Resources Manager

Department: Human Resources

Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada

Job Type: Full Time


Job Summary

Work with technology that brings out millions of smiles.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Align Technology is the leader in modern Clear Aligner orthodontics that designs, manufactures and markets the Invisalign® system, which provides dental professionals with a range of treatment options for adults and teenagers. Align also offers the iTero 3D digital scanning system and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry.

Align is one of the fastest growing medical devices companies.   The company is entering a very exciting but critical phase of development.  Align is investing in new capacity, capabilities, and infrastructure globally to build foundational platforms, systems and processes to accelerate growth.

To achieve its growth aspirations in the region, one of its critical hires is the Human Resources Manager, Canada.

As a member of the Country Leadership team, the incumbent will support business leaders to drive the talent agenda to enable business results through Coaching, Talent Management, Organizational Design, Change Management, and Business Partnering.

The incumbent will address complex organizational challenges by providing HR leadership and support in achieving business goals.  

The incumbent will report functionally to the Sr HR Director, Americas, with dotted line reporting to the GM, Canada (based in Toronto).


  • Provide HR leadership, skill and proficiency in working closely with business leaders and employees to formulate goals and practices that support business unit strategies.
  • Diagnose individual, team and organization issues and recommend appropriate interventions.
  • Coach and develop all levels of management through performance feedback and effective management processes.
  • Provide HR expertise and/or partner with functional HR Specialist teams in various areas such as succession planning, talent management, talent acquisition, organization development, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and training and development.
  • Guide business leaders through transformation efforts, and drive organization towards high performance and engagement by facilitating and influencing strategic and functional change.
  • Initiate, support and/or lead organizational development strategies including change management, conflict resolution, teambuilding, coaching, intervention, engagement surveys, and/or other necessary strategies.
  • Partner with business leaders to identify key capabilities aligned with business goals/workforce plans, conduct gap analysis, and develop and implement buy/build strategies.
  • Provide guidance to leaders on a wide variety of people related matters, including employee relations, HR processes and/or company guidelines and/or programs.
  • Responsible for the delivery of the full spectrum of HR services to support the entire employee life cycle.
  • Understand the HR risk environment, identify and mitigate potential HR risks and support managers to create a positive employee environment.
  • Ensure all company policies and procedures are up to date in line with current employment law.
  • Ensure line managers are up to date with changes to any policies.
  • Act as the Canada lead for the implementation of assigned global/regional Talent Management initiatives.
  • Work closely with the global team to set up the L&D framework for the country. 


To be successful in the role, the incumbent is likely to enjoy a dynamic, fast paced mid-size international business and to be able to cut through ambiguity to find an actionable plan.  

Equipped with a strong HR technical background, the individual must be able to work at all levels of the organization.

The individual needs to possess the flexibility and agility to enjoy a fast paced and dynamic business and be capable of managing multiple demands and priorities.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or other related field
  • 6 years of progressive HR experience in a fast-paced work environment, of which at least 3 years are spent in employee relations/business partnership.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills plus the ability to work in partnership across HR on special projects or initiatives·Solution oriented, looking beyond challenges, with a good eye for detail.
  • Effective collaboration and influencing skills with a track record of establishing a positive reputation for working effectively across different levels of an organization.
  • Knowledge of local employment law across all provinces of Canada
  • Willingness to travel 25%.  Some international travel is required.
  • Experience working with a US Company preferred
  • Experience in a matrixed organization preferred
  • CHRL designation