Head of Human Resources, Americas (Canada and Mexico)
Vanguard
Toronto, ON, CAN
1d ago

Be the HR voice at the table

Vanguard is changing how the world invests. As a trusted HR leader with vision, you’ll ensure that our Americas (excluding the US) businesses are mission-ready with the talent, performance, and organizational change know-how they need to help our clients succeed.

This means bringing human capital knowledge and expertise to all we do. Through positive, straightforward communication and interpersonal savvy, you’ll provide a strategic alliance between the business groups and HR.

The Head of HR, Americas designs and oversees the strategy and implementation of effective HR programs and policies for the Americas region.

Identifies and drives innovative solutions and collaborate with regional business management and HR specialists to serve the region.

Serves as a Chief HR officer for Americas region and balances local market practices with company-wide HR policies. This role can reside in either Canada or Mexico.

This high-visibility role :

  • Develops strategic HR plans in alignment with divisional and regional strategic objectives. Exercises significant industry and regional knowledge to independently recommend and implement HR solutions for short- and long-range goals.
  • Leads an existing multi-functional Human Resources team to success by encouraging an inclusive environment and managing to their diverse needs.
  • Builds a culture of engagement by providing personalized coaching, training, and motivation. Fosters a positive working environment that generates team building, creative thinking, and personal development.

  • Builds and facilitates strategic relationships across the organization. Drives an effective partnership with management, advising on Human Resources planning and related issues.
  • Assesses and anticipates Human Resources related needs.

  • Drives the talent strategy and partners with business areas to assess staff engagement, retention, contingency planning, and career pathing.
  • Works with senior leadership on determining the best employee goals, metrics, and drivers.

  • Develops and implements operational Human Resources plans to achieve departmental and corporate objectives. Owns data and reporting for the corporate staffing dashboard and analyzes departmental statistics and presents reports and recommendations to management.
  • Provides regional input and context for compensation and benefits analyses. Coordinates, implements, and guarantees adherence of benefits programs.
  • Ensures compensation and benefit programs align with HR goals, regional, and industry standards.

    Turn your passion into opportunity

    At Vanguard, we’re leading the future of investing, which is driven by our highly engaged crew. Aa a trusted HR leader, you’ll guide management and business clients through every human dimension of the businesses.

    In this key role, you’ll use your crucial HR, business, leadership, and communication skills to build your own profile alongside ours.

    Together we’re a powerful force for change and progress.

    What it takes

  • Eight years related work experience, with at least five years of human resources experience.
  • Experience working in either Canada or Mexico strongly preferred.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment law.
  • Excellent project management, facilitation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment while successively handling multiple priorities. Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in providing leadership by example (hands-on leader). Demonstrated leadership, motivational, and team building skills with people and performance management / development experience.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to prioritize and present information concisely to executive leaders.
  • Bilingual English / Spanish preferred.
  • Special factors

  • Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.
  • Vanguard welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    Accommodation is available upon request.

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