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HR Specialist, iBwave

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Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Montreal, Quebec, CA, H4M2Z2

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59279


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.



Ever wonder how you get cellular reception on your phone while in a building? Or at a venue? Or stadium? iBwave is the powerful 3D software behind great in-building wireless experience and is used by thousands of telecom engineers worldwide to design indoor wireless networks that let billions of end users (like you and me) use our mobile devices indoors. We’re considered the #1 choice of network design software worldwide and are proud of our 18 years history and successful track record.


Every day we come together as a company to deliver innovative and valuable solutions to our customers and the market. We push ourselves and each other to be our best so we can deliver our best. We value our people and believe that at the core of the company’s success are the people who work here (which hopefully one day, includes you).



The Human Resource Specialist/ Human Resource Manager will provide HR support to iBwave and Corning Canada across all levels of the organization.  The specialist/manager partners with the business to establish and maintain a positive work environment in support of Corning’s Values.  This position is accountable for the successful implementation of global HR business processes within client groups and for ensuring compliance with HR-related legal and regulatory guidelines.  The specialist/manager will also lead several cross-functional projects to design, improve, and execute core HR processes that deliver scalable solutions to employees and managers.  Reporting to iBwave’s Director of HR and Recruitment, your job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:



  • Provide HR support to iBwave and Corning Canada across all levels of the organization.
  • Provide project leadership and/or team member for key cross functional HR processes critical to the COC HR project portfolio
  • Works closely with HR colleagues to deploy HR initiatives across the business



  • Provide guidance to all employees regarding policy and procedure issues, ensuring compliance with all employment laws
  • Provide process support, training and ensure timely completion for client groups on: Performance Management processes (Performance, Development & Review (PD&R), Management By Objectives (MBOs), Learning & Development plans); annual compensation processes (Annual Salary Review, Performance Incentive Plan, Long Term Incentive plan)
  • Partners with COC Recruiting and client groups to identify and implement a compelling employee value proposition that enables the client to attract and retain the number and type of talent required to close talent gaps
  • Act as HR site representative for initiatives, programs and committees requiring local HR representation
  • Support with leading /execution of select initiatives, programs or committees as needed.
  • Establish and maintain an on-site presence to keep a read on the pulse of the organization.
  • Resolves employee relations issues in a fair and consistent manner that recognizes employee needs and protects the needs of the company
  • Drive HR projects to timely completion & on budget



  • Deals with performance problems in a direct and timely manner
  • Effectively solve people related business issues in client groups through consultation and facilitation to establish strong relationship with business leadership
  • Understands the business budgeting process and how HR affects the budget
  • Anticipates HR trends in the local industry and general business environment which affect business objectives and proactively shapes strategies to address them
  • Anticipates local and regulatory changes which have HR implications within the business and implements policies and procedures which will address them
  • Balances the need for quality and speed in developing and implementing solutions for client
  • Takes a rigorous approach in collecting and processing relevant information to analyze the problem and find the solution
  • Always acts in a composed manner to deliver objective views and perspectives, decouples emotions from problem-solving actions



  • BS Degree in Human Resources, Business, Organization Development or Labor Relations or equivalent qualification/experience



  • 6+ years of HR experience (generalist/specialist or leadership development / OD) or equivalent
  • Master’s degree in Human Resources or Labor Relations or MBA an asset
  • Successful track record in the deployment of global HR business processes or programs
  • Greenbelt certification a plus



  • Strong knowledge of Canadian federal and provincial employment legislation
  • Strong functional HR knowledge
  • Project management experience
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • Effective at conflict resolution and negotiation
  • Proficient in Microsoft office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Results oriented
  • Organized, efficient
  • Self-starter capable of developing creative solutions
  • Process driven
  • Effective listener with strong coaching skills
  • Successful track record in providing functional support to the deployment of global HR business processes or programs
  • Strong follow-through, problem solving and attention to detail
  • Prior experience working in a software environment considered an asset
  • Must be fully bilingual (French & English) and must have excellent spoken and written skills in both languages


TYPE: Full time

Location: Montreal


“This position does not support immigration sponsorship.”



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