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Human Resources Manager

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
February 13, 2018

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Douglas Campbell

Business Unit Leader - PaperChef - Subsidiary of McNairn Packaging

Oshawa, ON - 905-***-****


Business Unit Manager

PaperChef - Subsidiary of McNairn Packaging -

2014-10 - Present

• Responsible for complete business turnaround inheriting a 2.7% loss in December of 2014 to the creation of a 17% improvement Y/Y and sustain improvement

• Implemented inventory controls, procedures and regular cycle counting to improve write down on inventory at year-end from 1M to 60K within two years.

• Designed continuous improvement project for 10K that addressed production bottleneck, increased throughput and saved $90K

• Real estate review project and extension of current lease agreement

• Part of acquisition team for new business ventures analyzing cogs, margins and developing actions plans

• Plant wide capital expenditure review and integrated new equipment into existing operations with no impact to production or downtime providing increased flexibility

• Reorganization of plant operations to deliver the same amount of finished goods that were produced on three shifts in two shifts resulting in reduction in labour cost by 50% Human Resources Manager/Director

PaperChef - Subsidiary of McNairn Packaging - Whitby, ON - 2011-03 - 2014-10

• Responsible for CDN & US HR for three separate locations including staff, non-union, union and corporate

- Head Office, 1 unionized plant, 1 start-up and 1 non-union

• Developed employee relations strategy and presented to Senior Management

• Developed organization culture document based on organizational values for a start up

• Provided assessment of integration of two non-union plants and HR and operations impact due to completely separate cultures. Plant closure of one of the plants

• Sourced and implemented new payroll system across multiple units - ADP without interruption in payroll service

• Collective Bargaining lead delivering labour stability and improved HR Metrics in all areas of employee relations

Human Resources Manager

Woodbridge Foam - Whitby, ON -

2007-04 - 2011-03

• Experience in working with a Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) local, 222

• Provided change leadership to site on various areas of human resources and operations including attendance management leading to a 50% reduction in short-term sick leave

• Health and Safety Co-chair at site reducing medical aids from 40 to 12 year over year

• Provided general human resources advice to line managers and senior management, including HR Policy, performance management, discrimination and harassment, return to work, WSIB and disciplinary related issues

• Project leader for a continuous improvement project leading to a 60% reduction in overall processing time increasing profit from a $2M loss to a 16% profit

• 2008 - Prepared site for negotiations working with the management team, prepared all proposals, and implemented changes that resulted in cost reductions of 25%

• 2011 - Second round of negotiations resulting in an additional 12% cost reduction and increased in operational flexibility

Human Resources Manager

Pepsi-QTG Canada - Quaker Plant - Trenton, ON -

2005-03 - 2007-03

• Organizational Capabilities and Continuous Improvement Leader focusing on improving Orientation, Training, Rewards and Recognition, and Continuous Improvement systems

• Developed a training system for two plants including content, job analysis and skill requirements, and employee training tracking system to improve employee skills

• Provided change leadership to site on various areas of human resources and operations

• Provided coaching to clients on best practices developing their human resources skills

• Provided direction to line managers and senior management, including HR Policy, performance management, discrimination and harassment, return to work, WSIB and disciplinary related issues

• Strategic HR Planning for HR issues such as people planning and employee relations Human Resources Generalist

Molson Canada - Toronto, ON -

2002-05 - 2005-03

Labour Relations Consultant

Ontario Public Service - Toronto, ON -

1999-07 - 2002-04

Employee Relations Assistant

Ontario Hospital Association - Toronto, ON -

1997-08 - 1999-06


Master of Industrial Relations in MIR

Queen's University - Kingston, JM


Bachelor of Administrative Studies in Administrative Studies Trent University



Sir Sanford Fleming College



change management, coaching, Human Resources, Operations, labour relations, Human Resources CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES

Six Sigma Yellow Belt



human resources professional association




• Well-developed strategic, tactical, political, leadership and analytical skills used to facilitate and drive proven business results

• Master of Industrial Relations Degree, Administrative Studies Degree, Human Resources Management Certificate, CHRP/L Designation

• Demonstrated change management, leadership & coaching skills that enable the business

• Manage multiple locations, union and non union, and cross-boarder

• 20+ years of progressive human resources/labour relations, and operations experience in the broader public service, public service, private sector, union and non-union

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