Director, People Development

June 17 2021
Categories HR, Training, Training - Development - Improvement
Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

Director, People Development

What we’re about

IMAX is not your everyday entertainment experience, so it’s not surprising that IMAX employees and their careers go beyond the ordinary. Our employees share a passion for quality in everything they do. Our Hollywood people are movie business insiders with years of production experience. Our technology experts are unashamedly geeky – people who can talk for hours, and be riveting, about color gamut and lasers. Our business people are consummate sales and marketing professionals who are spreading the IMAX word around the world.

Of course we offer all the benefits you’d expect from a company with over 40 years of history. Yet, beyond this, we know everyone works differently and is motivated by different things. That’s why we offer competitive pay and a wide assortment of benefits – to help you make the most of your life at work and away from it.

As the world’s leading entertainment technology company, IMAX has revolutionized the way people experience movies. Specializing in immersive motion picture technologies, our employees are driven by a passion to take audiences around the world to places they’ve only dreamed of.

Reporting to the SVP, Global People Organization, the Director of People Development is a forward-thinking visionary who is responsible for the design, development and program implementation of the company’s talent development strategy and roadmap including, talent, leadership and competency development, in addition to performance management, succession planning and organizational design and development. Bringing the talent development strategy to life, this role will partner with People Business Partners to provide programing for senior business leaders to help effectively align structure, talent and leadership to achieve business objectives.

Required Skills

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working collaboratively with the People Business Partners to understand the talent requirements of the global organization and develop strategies, roadmaps and tools to help leaders effectively, build and enhance a high-performance culture, in alignment with their overall business strategy.
  • Lead program design, management and implementation of core talent programs and processes, understanding best practice, and trending, which is assessed and analyzed in alignment to IMAX business strategy and culture, to drive continued growth, development, and engagement across our global teams.
  • Proactively diagnosing insights to deliver practical recommendations, evaluating and measuring of the effectiveness of talent management systems/programs, leveraging critical stakeholders to scale programming as the company continues to grow and evolve.
  • Monitor workforce analytics/trends and provide thought leadership and insights into talent management best practices.
  • Partnering with People Business partners develop a coaching and mentoring program and act as an organizational coach or resource to assist with the identification of development opportunities to further leverage organizational capabilities, enhance competencies and reduce complexity, to partnering in maximizing client performance.
  • Partnering with the Talent Acquisition team to build competency models and provide tools to assist with the effective assessment of candidate pools.
  • Establish, model and integrate diversity and inclusion initiatives within all aspects of the Global Talent strategies.
  • Collaborate on change management, including leadership alignment and stakeholder engagement, efforts for company-wide initiatives.
  • Define a framework for employee and organizational development practices across the company that accelerates readiness of successors for key roles.
  • Develop communication and organizational change plans to ensure successful implementation of new programs and initiatives including providing tool kits, job aids, etc.
  • Oversee the performance management system, including standards of performance, and performance evaluation tools including leadership and technical competency models.

What we’re looking for:

  • Minimum 8+ years of professional HR experience specializing in Organizational Effectiveness/Development, Talent Management, Leadership development programs; preferably for a global organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, Human Resources, Organizational Behaviour or related field. HR professional accreditation preferred
  • Leadership experience in the development of Talent Development roadmaps and implementations, with a proven ability to understand business needs and translate to effective and impactful programing
  • Proven abilities with developing talent programing, which played an active role with global company culture shift, including enhancement of leadership competency.
  • Hands on experience in designing and rolling out impactful and effective skills and knowledge training frameworks in a global matrix environment.
  • Comfortable flexing between ideation, design, delivery and coordination of people programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to position yourself as a collaborative and trusted business partner to help drive the talent agenda
  • Expert level facilitation skills and experience with training delivery.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • The ideal candidate thrives on challenge, and is a collaborative solutions-focused leader, subject matter expert and successful business partner.
  • They will be both strategic and hands on, with experience designing, building and implementing global talent & organizational effectiveness practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with a proven ability to collaborate and build relationships with a growth mindset and positive attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly in building relationships; Actively seeks opportunities to contribute to positive outcomes for key stakeholders.
  • Creative Problem-Solver: can assimilate information from a variety of sources to reach a logical conclusion, pro-actively able to learn, adapt and execute quickly
  • Strong project management skills with a proven ability to plan, manage and execute multiple, global projects from the envisioning stage through to successful implementation.
  • Ability to work in an agile, high growth, fast-paced environment requiring agility to meet changes in business needs
  • Ability to work in a team environment, while at the same time being a self-starter
  • Action oriented taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Strong consulting and coaching skills, including experience influencing senior leaders.
  • Strategic thinking with expert knowledge of HR/OE trends and practices.
  • High degree of business ethics, transparency, and a passion for excellence
Required Experience

For consideration, please apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest in IMAX but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

IMAX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Location
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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