HR Director

Toronto, Ontario

Salary: From $90,000 per year

At Downtown AutoGroup, we're not just selling cars. We're building a community of passionate individuals who are revolutionizing the automotive industry. We believe that exceptional guest experiences start with exceptional employee experiences. Take a look at our unique approach and see for yourself!

Why we need you

You know that feeling when a team is firing on all cylinders, when every person is in their element, thriving and driving the company forward? That's what we're after. And that's where you come in.

Our vision is to create not just the best car-buying experience for our guests, but also the best working experience for our team. To do that, we need someone extraordinary. Someone who doesn't just manage human resources, but who architects a culture of excellence. Someone who sees beyond the org chart to the potential in every individual. Someone who can turn our workplace into a launchpad for personal and professional growth.

Without you, we're just a group of dealerships. With you, we're a force that's reshaping the future of automotive retail. Your expertise in HR strategy and execution will be the engine that powers our growth, innovation, and success.

Here's what you'll be doing

You'll be the mastermind behind our people strategy, ensuring that Downtown AutoGroup isn't just a great place to buy a car, but an amazing place to build a career. You'll lead initiatives that attract, develop, and retain the best talent in the industry.

Your role will involve:

  • Crafting and implementing innovative HR strategies that align with our business goals and values
  • Building a robust talent pipeline and leading recruitment efforts across our dealerships
  • Developing comprehensive training and development programs that empower our team to excel
  • Fostering a diverse, inclusive, and engaging work environment that brings out the best in every team member
  • Partnering with leadership to navigate change, resolve conflicts, and drive organizational effectiveness

You need these qualifications

  • You have a proven track record of transforming HR functions in a multi-location or multi-unit business (preferably in retail) delivering measurable improvements in employee engagement and business performance
  • Your expertise in developing and executing comprehensive employee development programs has demonstrably enhanced individual and team performance
  • You have a history of building and nurturing company cultures that drive both employee satisfaction and business success
  • You're a strategic thinker with the ability to translate business needs into effective people initiatives

It would be nice if

  • You have experience in the automotive retail industry or other customer-centric retail environments
  • You've led HR initiatives through periods of rapid growth or organizational change
  • You're passionate about cars and can speak the language of automotive enthusiasts

Ready to drive your HR career to new heights? Send us your resume and a cover letter to that tells us about a time when you transformed a company's culture or implemented a game-changing HR initiative. We can't wait to hear your story! 

We hope you can join us in reimagining not just the automotive experience, but the entire concept of what it means to work in this industry!

This is an in-person role. We are located at 77 East Don Roadway in Toronto.

Downtown AutoGroup is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and accessible environment for all employees. We'd be happy to provide reasonable accommodations to help you apply - just email us at

All candidates must be eligible to work in Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Compensation package for this role will range from $90,000.00 and up, based on your experience and skills.

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