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HR Manager – Animal Logic Vancouver

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Animal Logic, an award winning animation, visual effects and design studio is coming to Vancouver!
We are after a highly talented, experienced and self-motivated human resources leader who is keen to build a HR function from the ground up. Drive the recruitment, development and growth of high quality creative talent, foster the Animal Logic culture and establish a local HR team within our new Vancouver studio.
The HR Manager will lead the HR function and is primarily responsible for developing, implementing and managing the HR function in line with business requirements. A strong and practical knowledge of relevant British Columbian legislation will be the cornerstone of the role as you identify challenges, find solutions that reflect good commercial and creative practice to ultimately deliver HR initiatives that reinforce a positive workplace culture, or as we call it, The Animal Way!
This position reports to the Head of Studio Operations, Vancouver, provides HR expertise to the broader Vancouver leadership team and partners with the AL Head of HR, based in Sydney, to deliver best practice company-wide HR solutions.

Key responsibilities include:

Establishing the HR function and team for Vancouver
Management of HR operations, ensuring employment contracts are current and compliant, development of reporting and tracking procedures, compliance with Canadian immigration and local HR legislation, ongoing analysis of relevant government incentives, management of benefits for employees, management of workers’ compensation and employee policies and procedures
Management of recruitment, training, performance management
Creating a safe workplace by ensuring health and safety issues are reviewed, identified and resolved
Actively participating on the Vancouver leadership team through operational planning, development of company guidelines and policies, project bids, planning and driving the Vancouver culture
Conducting all activities with financial awareness and accountability
Maintaining a professional attitude combining cooperation, courtesy, confidentiality, diplomacy, knowledge sharing, learning and respect

To be successful in this role you will have:

At least 5 years’ experience in a Human Resources management role
Experience working with an international and project based workforce
Experience working within a complex organisation structure
A deep understanding of Canadian and British Columbian employment legislation
A working knowledge of international employment legislation and Canadian immigration requirements for temporary skilled workers
Formal qualifications in Human Resources (ideal but not essential)
Excellent communication, problem solving and influencing skills

To apply, please complete our online application form via our website:

Animal Logic is one of the world’s most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design. If you think Animal, think Moulin Rouge, House of Flying Daggers, 300, The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet, Legend of the Guardians, BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, Avengers: Age of Ultron and of course the blockbuster and BAFTA winning hit, The LEGO® Movie. Yes, that’s all us!
We are based in Sydney, LA and are now very excited to be establishing a presence in Vancouver within the creative precinct of Yaletown. Production on our first Vancouver-based animated feature commences in January 2016 with more animated features in the pipeline.
If you want to create GREAT WORK with GREAT PEOPLE then Animal Vancouver has some awesome opportunities available. So come and join us as we set up our Vancouver studio, build to our first production and grow and establish a leading 3D animation studio with a team of hundreds.
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