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Manager, Operations / Human Resources

You are more than a “people person” – you understand how to motivate, coach, and build relationships with individuals at all levels of an organization. You’re also a detail-oriented project manager, who uses technology, data and workflow processes to inform and support your decisions related to resource allocation in project based work environments.  You thrive on owning the ability to getting things done.

Smart, Savvy + Associates is excited to partner with our client, an event production company, in their search for a Manager, Operations and Human Resources. As a member of the leadership team, this role supports day-to-day operations through project management and people resource planning. If you are experienced in achieving business outcomes through employee engagement, coaching, and resource allocation, consider applying for this opportunity!

About the Role
  • Liaison with senior leadership to allocate resources through strategic planning to work with complex event management cycles
  • Research and implement efficient work processes for operations and project management, leading technology updates and training
  • Provide IT setup and support for the office team, liaising with external providers as required
  • Provide data via automated tracking programs, to support Finance Department
  • Accountable for Human Resources programs including planning, hiring, compensation and benefits
  • Lead employee engagement initiatives including recognition, professional development, feedback; provide direct employee services including mentoring, training, etc.
  • Responsible for policies and procedures, and ensuring alignment with company policy, procedure, strategy, etc.

About You

The Basics:
  • 5+ years’ experience in project planning/management
  • 5+ years’ experience in human resources, with thorough knowledge of BC Employment Standards legislation and best practices
  • Knowledgeable in the complexities of event managment
  • Proven experience to strategically develop, prioritize and execute tasks on time and on budget
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office and document sharing platforms e.g. Google Drive
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, ability to motivate, influence and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders
How You’ll #StandApart:
  • CPHR designation is desirable
  • Experience in live event planning/production

About Smart, Savvy + Associates Recruitment Professionals
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Screening Process

Wondering where you stand if you're a job seeker? Here's an overview of what you can expect on the job hunting end.


This seems self-explanatory. You've polished, edited, fabuloused your resume for us, so you've applied to a job or registered through our online portal. Your resume then makes its way to us via email.

Job Match

We are a client-facing business so we’re actively seeking people that fit our client’s requests. If you’re a fit for a role, we’ll reach out via email or phone to chat further about the opportunity with you. If the opportunity aligns with your career trajectory, we’ll continue the discussion from there. If you’re not a fit for a role, we’ll do our best to let you know that so we can keep your job hunt respected and honest.

Online Screening

If we've contacted you with an opportunity that you're interested in pursuing, we'll put you through a screening process called the Online Career Profile. It's an online questionnaire that allows us to get to know you more in-depth: what you've achieved, where you want to go, your views on corporate culture. It takes about an hour to complete, but we promise the investment will be worth the return so we can find you a perfect match.


We then meet face-to-face with you to flush out your OCP further and get to know you on a personal level. If following this both parties see a great fit for the role in mind, we then introduce you to our client to go through their interview and hiring process.

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