Human Resources Generalist

Date: Nov 8, 2023

Location: Laval, QC, CA, H7P 5P9

Company: Sonepar

About Us:

Sonepar Canada is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in the business-to-business distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products and related solutions. In Canada, we are represented by 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 114 locations with coverage in all 9 provinces.


We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. The Sonepar Group is present in more than 40 countries with over 45,000 employees. In Canada, we are represented by 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 110 locations with coverage in 9 provinces.

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What’s In It For You?

  • You will be joining a market leader with over 40 years of experience to help you elevate your potential.
  • You will be working for the world's #1 privately held business to business distributor of electrical products and related solutions.
  • A chance to get involved in the forever growing electrical industry.
  • We house the largest inventory to better service our customers and deliver on sales commitments.
  • An opportunity for career development across many business departments within our organization.

The HR Generalist will provide consistent employee relations, policy and program support to create an environment where individuals and teams can thrive and deliver high performance. The HR Generalist will build strong relationships with business managers and execute on aligned local, regional and corporate human resources programs and initiatives successfully within a location or region.


The ideal candidate is a go-getter who takes initiative and thrives in a fast-paced environment where they can work autonomously.



  • Acts as the first point of contact for all Sonepar employees and leadership on Human Resources related policies, programs, and issues, working within provincial and federal legislation and corporate policy.
  • Support supervisors and managers with human resource and employee relations matters; investigates and reports on allegations of workplace harassment, discrimination and violence; providing support, guidance, coaching and recommendations for problem resolution as needed to ensure compliance and consistency.
  • Supports and implement HR programs including but not limited to annual performance management, disability management and return to work plans, onboarding, orientation, merit review cycle, attendance management, training and development, etc.
  • Full cycle recruiting, including candidate sourcing, interviewing, offer letter, and orientation. 
  • Assists with employee documentation; maintain information integrity and execute proper record keeping practices in HRIS and the filing system.
  • Ensure all new hires, status changes and terminations are communicated effectively. Conduct exit interviews and create reports.
  • HRIS support – Success Factor and ADP, including technical support to end users.
  • Support and contribute to continuous process improvement and streamlining of all HR processes.




  • 5+ years of generalist experience
  • HRIS experience (Success Factors and ADP considered an asset)
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel (VLookup, Pivot Tables, etc.)
  • College Diploma in Human Resources preferred
  • CHRP designation or working towards is preferred
  • Bilingual in both French and English is preferred
  • ATS and recruiting experience is preferred
  • Understanding of HR governance, legislation and regulatory environment
  • Demonstrated business acumen and consulting skills
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated and resourceful
  • Strong leadership, coaching, facilitation skills

Benefits & Perks

  • We offer a competitive salary, plus a full set of benefits, including:
  • Flexible benefits program allowing you to choose from options that best fit you and your dependents’ needs. Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Spending Account & RRSP matching.
  • Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and a career path.
  • Regardless of your benefits program, you will receive company paid Life Insurance, and employee paid disability.


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Next Steps:

We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy a number of employee benefits by applying online. We are very thankful for your interest in joining the team, however only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.

Sonepar is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes submissions from all candidates.