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Title:  HR Manager, US



About Descartes: 

Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 

We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at 
We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 

The Human Resources Department at Descartes is looking for a Human Resources Manager, US to support our growing U.S. employee population.
What we are looking for? As the Human Resources Manager, US you will lead a highly engaged and talented time of HR professionals that contribute to an employee-oriented team culture.
We are looking for a trusted advisor to the management team on all aspects of human resources. Your professional judgment, business acumen and ability to provide independent creative solutions to critical HR problems will be vital to success in this role. You will be expected to work with the management, and remote HR team members to provide information, recommend appropriate solutions and successfully implement those solutions as needed.   The ability to work effectively within all levels of the organization is a key requirement of the candidate.


What is in it for you?
Be part of a winning & growing company that offers opportunity for those ambitious enough to lead change and support growth! You will have the opportunity to work with an energetic and friendly team who are innovative and passionate, with a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The ideal candidate will enjoy working for a growing global organization of 1700+ employees in 26 countries. Descartes grows organically, but also through acquisition and this role directly experiences growth of our employee base and is actively involved in how acquired employees are integrated into the organization.
This is a full-time position with eligibility for employee group benefits and flexibility to work remotely. We offer a flexible and casual work environment, as well as mentorship and on-the-job training to support your growth. You will have an opportunity to contribute new ideas and your fresh perspective is welcomed!


What you will do?
Your core responsibilities will include:
•    Providing leadership, mentoring and guidance to a remote HR team, supporting 600+ employees throughout the US. 
•    Responsible for partnering with business functions to address specific organization needs, inquiries and issues in the areas of employee engagement and relations, performance management, compensation, recruitment, policies and procedures, employee benefits, leadership training, and employment law compliance.
•    Leading US merger and acquisition related tasks including due diligence and integrations.
•    Championing and leading company initiatives and programs, such as Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging and training and development. 
•    Reviewing and analyzing HR metrics to identify trends and key information to report to the executive team and develop business proposals/ recommendations to support business objectives.


What you will bring?
•    Minimum 7-10 years of progressive Human Resources experience including experience managing an HR team.
•    Ability to effectively interact with people at all levels, both within and outside of the company.
•    A university degree in Business, Human Resources Management or related field of knowledge is required.
•    Strong understanding of human behavior, with ability to apply business tact and professionalism.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills and strong customer service orientation.
•    Ability to work well under pressure with conflicting priorities and deadlines, and continuously demonstrate high personal standards for customer service.
•    HR experience in the U.S. is mandatory, additional global experience is considered an asset.
•    Prior experience related to due diligence and integration activities relate to mergers and acquisitions is an asset
•     Ability to navigate and utilize HRIS technology (experience with SAP SuccessFactors is an asset).
•    HR professional designation is preferred.


Location: This is a remote Opportunity and open to applicants authorized to work in United States

Join Us 
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success.  


Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption:  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability. 


At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory. If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can't promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience. 


Due to COVID-19, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video (Microsoft TEAMS) and are on-boarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together. 


We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our EEO is the Law, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Statement, EEO/AA Statement. Descartes participates in the E-Verify program. Please click below to learn more about the E-Verify program. Notice of E-Verify Participation Right to Work (English and Spanish)
Descartes is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. Applicants in North America with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can email us at Provide your name and contact information along with the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process. Your request will be responded to as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. 



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