As Vice President of Human Resources, Private Alternative Investments division, you will be responsible to partner with the Centre of expertise teams (compensation and organizational development) to develop and execute the human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the division, specifically in areas of talent management, performance management, training and development, compensation and benefits and succession planning.
You will provide strategic leadership by articulating human resources needs and plans to the executive management team and executing upon that strategy to build a best in class function. The newly formed division boasts more than 200 employees located in Montreal, Laval, Toronto, New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. The Human Resources team is made-up of a Senior Human Resources Business Partner as well as a Human Resources Coordinator, the team can also rely on Centres of Excellence in compensation and total rewards and organizational development.
As part of your duties, you will be assigned the following responsibilities:
- Bring forward a vision for how a fast growing, diverse and impactful company operates at scale;
- Participate in the development of the organization’s plans and programs as a business partner, but particularly from the perspective of the impact on people;
- Bring harmonization of Human Resources initiatives across 5 divisions of the Business Unit (mainly compensation, succession planning, organizational development and Talent cycle process);
- In conjunction with the 5 divisions’ presidents, coordinate and optimize the impact of the Human Resources function across the private alternative investment’s Business Unit;
- Through various initiatives, bring the Human Resources function to the desired strategic level;
- Identify and prioritize the most impactful Human Resources initiatives;
- Assess the current state and plan to deliver organizational effectiveness services that support the divisional business plan as well the overall Global Human Resources Strategic Plan;
- Bring a more consultative approach to critical problem-solving to leaders and have the ability to influence with a strong multidisciplinary mindset;
- Oversee the implementation and operational execution of Human Resources programs and monitors the administration of established procedures and identifies opportunities for improvement;
- Drive to standardize the most effective Human Resources methods, policies and procedures;
- Maintain a climate that attracts, retains and motivates top quality individuals.
Main challenges in relation to the opportunity:
- From a people, process and mindset perspectives, evolve the Human Resources function into a strategic partner;
- From a Human Resources perspective, bring coordination within the 5 divisions of the Private Investments Business Unit;
- While working in a fast and growing environment, adapt and structure the Human Resources function of the Business Unit.
- 15+ years in Human Resources management, having held senior roles in recognized organizations:
- Experience in an entrepreneurial environment (very hands-on profile / the foundation exists but a large portion needs to be built);
- Ability to thrive in an environment where one needs to demonstrate the strategic value of Human Resources;
- Ability to navigate in a matrix structure;
- Having relevant experience/strong expertise in compensation and benefits is an asset.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Commerce or related field.
Knowledge, Experience, Aptitude:
- Strong Human Resources and Business acumen, including strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking, professional demeanour and attitude;
- Ability to think, act and execute on a strategic level and interact with division executives and senior level managers;
- Experience building a global organization across multiple locations and offices would be an asset;
- Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of business plans and strategies;
- Capacity to grow the Human Resources function and further communicate the vision;
- Possess the required skills and standing to serve on the Division’s Management Committee;
- Strong strategic, analytical, organizational and personal negotiation skills;
- Ability to articulate oneself effectively verbally and in writing with a variety of audiences;
- Experience interacting with international divisions would be an asset;
- Strong knowledge of Quebec and Ontario labour laws;
- Bilingualism (English and French);
- Must be able to travel between Montreal and Toronto (once or twice per month) as well as to London (4 times a year) and Hong Kong and Singapore (once a year). Altogether the Vice President, Human Resources (Private Alternative Investments) travels approximately 35% of the time.
Normand Lebeau, CPHR
President and Chief Guardian of the Mandrake Experience