Human Resources Manager - Contract

Date: May 18, 2023

LOCATION: Knoxfield, VIC, AU

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.

The ideal candidate will support the full scope of Human Resources responsibilities and partner with the organization on strategic initiatives. They will maintain and enhance the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating human resources policies, programs, and practices.



  • Recruit and Onboard new hires Conduct performance management and provide feedback Manage Payroll and benefits for employees
  • Contributes to the business strategy by helping identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes.
  • Supports line management in forecasting and planning talent pipeline requirements.
  • Facilitates initiatives to build a high-performing organization aligned with the strategic leadership agenda
  • Ensures HR processes and practices at all facilities within the assigned region comply with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures compliance with the Company Collective Agreement and assists Management in negotiating and lodging any changes and new agreements with staff.
  • Researches and responds to questions related to HR and interprets policy where clear-cut procedures do not exist. Assists with the interpretation and application of Company personnel policies and procedures.
  • Leads investigations into workplace allegations of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. May initiate appropriate steps for resolution and make recommendations to Management.
  • Implements programs to ensure employees at all levels of the organization understand their roles and responsibilities concerning compliance initiatives.
  • Manages all aspects related to recruitment efforts, including preparation & posting of ads, applicant tracking, administration of employment tests, scheduling & managing interviews, conducting background reference checks, and preparing & distributing job offers.
  • Conducts new-employee orientations, employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling, and exit interviewing.
  • Rewrites job descriptions as necessary; analyzes compensation; monitors the performance evaluation program and suggests revisions as necessary.
  • Ensures superannuation obligations are met by applicable law, and payroll functions are performed accordingly.
  • Manages employee Leave accruals and approvals by Dept Manager and calibrates with Management & Finance.
  • Manages specific projects as determined in the annual HR operational plan and participates in functional and cross-functional initiatives.
  • Assists in supporting the team in Asia.



  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience
  • 8+ years' experience in Human Resources
  • Strong recruiting and demonstrated ability to improve talent acquisition strategies
  • Demonstrated expertise training managers and employees
  • Strong organizational, critical thinking and communications skills
  • Attention to detail and good judgement