Director of Executive Talent

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 05-19-2017
The Talent Company has been retained by a leading financial services organization to recruit a Director of Executive Talent.  Based in downtown Toronto, this Director of Executive Talent will act as a strategic partner and advisor to senior leadership and the HR community, in relation to executive Talent Management, and will be responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership in the creation and execution of organization-wide executive succession assessment and development. The Director is responsible for the design, development and management of global executive talent-based programs and processes that will enable the organization to attract, retain, deploy and develop current and future leaders.
  • Manage global executive talent pools and succession plans providing insights and recommendations derived from metrics to enhance business talent plans, proactively identifying any retention risks
  • Collaborates to ensure alignment of programs, talent mobility and execution of global strategies that will address immediate and long-term executive development.
  • Prepares and coordinates business or global reporting on talent metrics for senior executive teams or committees
  • Manages relationships and performance with preferred vendors for executive development and executive and leadership coaching
  • Oversees the development needs for select executive groups (i.e. high-potential, Senior Vice Presidents, etc.) and create programming solutions as needed
  • Advise, consult, design and implement on business-unit specific talent management initiatives within the organization strategy
  • Being a thought leader in the area of Talent Management and understanding the market trends and how they can be adapted by Senior Leaders in the organization
  • Design, develop and lead execution of annual global executive talent assessment process to ensure high potential leaders and executives are consistently identified and developed to meet business needs
  • Seasoned organizational development professional with strong technical and analytical background in the areas of assessment, measurement and leadership but also advanced business acumen such that communications and interactions with the business are both fluid and impactful
  • Experience building and leading an executive talent function is a definite asset.
  • Demonstrated Talent Developer focused on executive talent, with proven track record of developing world class programs designed to attract, motivate and develop talent.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a superior ability to develop strong relationships and work collaboratively across business lines
  • Strong change management skills with demonstrated ability to act as a catalyst for change within a business
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple executive stakeholders and capable of providing effective guidance and challenge where appropriate
  • Ability to effectively deal with issues and move them forward using the appropriate HR channels while earning the right to be at the table early to provide expert counsel and consultation to business partners on their strategic plans
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Highly developed critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated team player with high energy and ability to work independently
For more information about this opportunity and our client, please contact Thomas Sukhra at The Talent Company at Thomas.Sukhra@TheTalent.Co

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