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Senior Manager, Human Resources


BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo), owner and operator of BC Place Stadium and the Vancouver Convention Centre, is currently searching for a Senior Manager, Human Resources to join our team.  This important new role will report to the Senior Director, Human Resources, and acts as a key part of the HR leadership team responsible for people strategy and programs at PavCo.

We’re looking for a seasoned, pragmatic and humble leader to join the PavCo leadership team in the role of Senior Manager, Human Resources. Reporting to the Sr. Director, Human Resources, this position will work out of the PavCo corporate office with breadth across the entire organization including our iconic sites, BC Place and Vancouver Convention Centre. The ideal candidate is an experienced HR professional with expertise across all facets of HR, a leader who can think strategically while toggling tactically with the ability to roll up their sleeves and work hands on as needed. Essential is the ability to influence and build strong relations at all levels of the organization, from executive to front line and the ability to leverage his/her strong HR knowledge to translate business strategies and objectives into people-centric programs.

Working closely with our HR team, organizational leaders and vendor partners, the Senior Manager will support and foster our strong operational service and sales orientated workplace culture through the development and execution of HR talent management programs including talent acquisition, employee engagement, succession planning, leadership development and HR policy development. This is a key leadership role that requires an innovative HR thought leader who will help position PavCo to continue to be an employer of choice.



Join a remarkable organization that continues to propel Vancouver, British Columbia on the world stage.


PavCo’s two internationally-recognized venues located in downtown Vancouver – BC Place Stadium and the Vancouver Convention Centre – are where the province of BC welcomes the world to global meetings and spectacular events.

The role of PavCo is to generate significant economic and community benefit for the people of BC. Events hosted at PavCo’s venues are a key contributor to the continued growth and vibrancy of BC’s tourism and hospitality industries that deliver immense social, cultural and economic benefits to all parts of the province.


At PavCo, we believe in going the extra mile for our clients, guests, and community at every opportunity. The values we bring to every interaction are Quality and Service, Respect, Fairness, Honest Communication, Financial Responsibility, Creativity and Innovation, Enthusiasm, Environmental Responsibility, and Integrity. 


PavCo works collaboratively with its partners to maintain leading-edge standards and stay ahead of global competition. Building on an outstanding track record, we embrace new opportunities and challenges with an innovative spirit


  • In consultation with our site HR partners, design and manage a portfolio of talent related areas such as engagement, performance, succession, assessment, learning, leadership, coaching, mentoring and other talent and career development programs

  • Oversee and support PavCo’s  talent acquisition program to ensure we are leveraging innovative and diverse sourcing techniques to attract the best qualified candidates 

  • Work in partnership on projects to aid continuous improvement and implement programs (ie: HRIS, policy changes, changes to working practice, organizational and procedural change)

  • Support and guide the PavCo leadership team on all people related matters, including business change and transformation.  Form strong relationships with the management team to be able to challenge and coach as we continue to build a high performance environment 

  • Deliver and support our annual employee engagement survey in partnership with our external survey provider 

  • Support PavCo’s performance development process to ensure all employees have goals that are being reviewed on a regular basis and leaders are well versed and comfortable in the feedback cycle

  • Facilitate the annual compensation and merit review process in partnership with the HR leadership team




  • Critical thinker who maximizes efficiency and outcomes by creating smart, workable, well-understood strategic and plans. Weighs options, considers long-term and organization wide impacts;  sees opportunities, anticipates challenges and analyzes impact  

  • Superb communication skills with the ability to create and foster an open and collaborative environment; exhibits confidence, sophistication and persuasiveness in all forms of communication.

  • Strong team player who supports the broader goals and best interests of the whole organization at all times; an engaging, collaborative, diplomatic, open and transparent team member who sets the tone of cooperation amongst clients and peers

  • Innovative thought leader who cultivates a culture that continuously looks for ways to advance business challenges conventional thinking, and stays informed about trends and technology. Brings innovative thinking to opportunities and challenges; ensures good ideas are put into action.

  • Bachelors’ degree (or equivalent) in Human Resources, Commerce/Business, or similar.

  • CPHR designation an asset

  • Minimum of  7 years’ HR experience with at least 2-3 years in a HR Manager or Senior HR Manager capacity



BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) is a provincial Crown Corporation with a significant mandate to generate economic and community benefit for the people of British Columbia through its world-class facilities - BC Place Stadium and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Our internationally- recognized facilities host a diverse range of events, from global summit meetings, professional and amateur sports to trade and consumer shows, and cultural, film and entertainment events, generating in excess of $400 million annually of economic benefit.

PavCo is recognized as a global leader in venue development, marketing, and management. The Province’s flagship stadium, BC Place is proudly referred to as “Canada’s Home Stadium” for international sporting events. The iconic Vancouver Convention Centre is the world’s first double LEED® Platinum certified convention facility and has twice been named “World’s Best Convention Centre”.

Across all business units, PavCo’s team of approximately 800 staff collaborate with a diverse range of local and international partners, official suppliers with over 1,400 staff, and clientele to host an exciting year-round schedule of events. Together, we consistently deliver an outstanding level of commitment, skill, and professionalism as we host exceptional experiences for a global audience.


At PavCo, we are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer that provides equal access to our employment opportunities based on ability. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.


This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative team dedicated to achieving outstanding results. 

The team at PavCo thanks you for your application.

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