Director, HR Strategy & Transformation
Toronto, Ontario,Canada
3d ago

Job Description

Reporting to AVP, Global HR Strategy & Transformation, the successful candidate will be interested in how organizations adapt to meet evolving customer needs across multiple geographies using new ways of working and innovative technologies.

You enjoy the challenge of identifying workforce requirements, supporting organizational change and critical initiatives to enable cross-functional teams to be successful.

The role requires a strong contributor who thrives in a fast-paced, vibrant environment, and brings a depth of strategic knowledge of both HR and Project Management.

The candidate will demonstrate strong business and financial acumen, excellent communication, relationship-building abilities, and a passion or experience in HR, with an operational and analytical orientation.

If you have experience contributing to strategy development, supporting business transformation, and implementing new ways of operating, we would like to talk to you!

Who You Are : A Strategist :

A Strategist :

Partner with the teams across HR and Communications to support project management fields, principles, and approaches

Support project teams as they develop plans, budgets and business cases for strategic projects that aim to advance the vision and goals of the organization

Help to drive the strategic priorities and initiatives across the HR and Communications teams

An Advisor :

As a key member of the Strategy & Transformation team, implement leading practices, bringing thought leadership, and subject matter expertise to key partners (HR & Communications Leadership & Finance, among others)

Take ownership by driving innovation and continuous learning to proactively tackle disruptors

Strong facilitation and presentation skills, with an ability to influence partners

Understand effective governance and facilitate processes to ensure sound decision making

Build and maintain relationships of trust with team members, sharing knowledge and expertise freely to facilitate and support the achievement of purpose

Ensure adherence to quality standards and HR data privacy policy

Collaborate with geographically and culturally diverse cross-functional teams

Business Outcome-Focused :

Work with the Finance and HR & Communications leadership teams to develop enhanced budget capabilities and find opportunities to drive HR strategy

Build reports to enable Global HR and Communications make evidence-based decisions

Use data and formal measurement tools to track the performance impact of the solutions you've developed on business outcomes

Continuously improve and adapt services / offerings to meet the changing requirements of our business and of our customers

Provide input for quarterly and annual business planning, and outlines any financial and strategic implications or considerations

An Advocate :

You think big by acting as a change agent, driving Manulife toward its future

You share your humanity, empowering and mentoring teams to achieve a shared ambition

Experience needed :

Demonstrated ability to thrive in rapidly growing, fast-changing, highly collaborative partnering environments

A minimum of 5-7 years of increasing responsibility in the field of HR, consulting, business strategy, or financial services

Excellent project management skills and proven experience of working at both a strategic and operational level

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills as well as experience in presenting and interacting with senior leadership

Experience partnering with teams in HR, Communications, finance, risk, and with PMOs

Track record of developing creative and efficient solutions to support an entrepreneurial, results-oriented function

Proficiency in MS PowerPoint and MS Excel is essential, and experience in PowerBI and other analytical and Project Management tools are an asset, as well as experience working with large and complex datasets

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