HR Business Partner



Closing: December 31, 2020

Posted: October 20, 2020


Toronto, ON, CA

Job Department

Human Resources

To apply for this position, please send your resume to Please use the job title as the subject line for reference.


About AGI

AGI is a global food-based infrastructure company publicly traded in Canada. With over 3,800 employees and over 30 global manufacturing brands, AGI is a leading provider of equipment and technology solutions for agricultural commodities including seed, fertilizer, grain and feed systems and an expanding platform for food processing facilities.

Today, AGI’s product portfolio also includes cutting edge solutions that leverage IoT enabled devices, sensor technology and cloud computing.  The AGI SureTrack product is an independent hardware and software platform that brings together data across the farm, in real time, and provides customers with the ability to manage their crop production, manage their overall business, and market their grain based on content and robust traceability.  With a customer base that includes Growers, Ag Retail, Grain Buyers and Food Processors, AGI SureTrack is an independent farm operating platform, with supply chain visibility and complete crop management.

The Opportunity

As a Human Resources Business Partner, you will support all divisional HR activities. You will be an important voice at the Danmare leadership table working to align local processes, policies, and systems with the global AGI organization and maintaining programs that best support the unique features of the Danmare business.  Major areas of responsibility include workforce planning, talent acquisition, onboarding, performance management, employee development, organizational design, benefits administration, and employee relations.  You will a lead role in working with employees to carry out company objectives. In addition to this, you will work closely with the Corporate team located in Toronto and Winnipeg and the US to support a variety of AGI HR initiatives including the implementation of a new HRIS and payroll system and associated process changes and change management.

The Team

Reporting directly to the SVP, Human Resources while partnering with the Danmare leadership team, you will have a tightly knit group of colleagues to provide guidance and insight including HR Directors in Canada and the US, as well as coordinator support.


  • Provides a level of customer service that emphasizes accessibility, integrity, trustworthiness, confidentiality, respect, and dignity as well as ensures fair and equal treatment of all employees.  Engages employees and supports operational focus.
  • In partnership with divisional leadership and Corporate HR, develop workforce plans that ensure success for the long term.
  • Drives talent acquisition for the division.  Completes interviews, provides assessments, may perform reference and background checks, facilitates onboarding.
  • Assists with employee development, performance management and succession planning.  Performs needs assessments, facilitates training, and evaluates key performance indicators. 
  • Assists with employee relation issues and terminations including unemployment claims.
  • Prepares HR and management documents, maintains accurate employee files, electronic records, and documentation.
  • Ensures understanding and follows up on completion of HR forms and benefits explanations.  Working with Corporate HR ensures competitive compensation and benefit programs and ensures compliance with legal requirements.            
  • Adheres to Company policies and procedures covering the privacy of and access to employee information in compliance with legislated and AGI privacy practices. 
  • Performs additional related duties as requested or required.


  • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in HR Management, Training, Business Administration, or related field
  • Four plus years’ experience required in human resources management
  • HRIS and payroll experience is an asset
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal employment law required
  • HR certification preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)           
  • Coaching employees and management through complex, difficult or emotional situations
  • Experience with decentralized mobile workforce is an asset
  • Familiar with construction industry and project environment
  • Experience identifying talent, and supporting employee development
  • Working in a matrixed organization with strong collaboration skills
  • Self-directed and results-oriented
  • Flexibility
  • Proven ability to act with tact, discretion and confidentiality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time
  • Customer service and follow up
  • Detail oriented
  • An open mindset and enthusiastic about change management

How To Apply

Apply today! Click the “Apply Today” button above or email with your cover letter and resume and note the job you’re applying for in the subject line.

We thank you for applying, however, only those selected to continue in the interview process will be contacted.

AGI is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.