Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Division
Release Date
Jean-Michel Carpentier

Responsibilities IMPORTANT this unique opportunity to sit on the Leadership Team is a single contributor role. Drive creation and execution of Talent Agenda for the Canada Commercial Business Unit. Act as the HR Lead and primary business partner to the President, Canada Commercial Business Unit and leadership team. Contribute and lead as a member of the Canada Commercial Business Unit leadership team providing critical insights to talent needs and programs to impact business performance. Execution of talent management processes, including workforce planning, recruitment and staffing, performance management, employee development and succession planning. Provide support for continuous improvement of the HR function through development and implementation for all HR programs Develop strong and effective team and partnership relationships with HR specialist and other support functions/Centers of Excellence, e.g., HR Operations, Finance, Talent & Learning, Compensation etc. Develop, manage and oversee the functional HR budget and manage expenses within budget allocations. Partner with external consultant on the management of group benefits (medical, dental etc) and pension plan for Canada Lead required CNESST activities (Pay Equity, Workers comp etc.) for the Canadian Business Unit Lead and direct activities and initiatives associated with change management involving reorganizations, mergers/acquisitions and transfers to ensure business continuity, value and strategic impact as well as compliance to local legislation. Ensure appropriate communications for employees are delivered timely for programs and strategic initiatives. Provide advice, guidance and direct support on all aspects related to people management to senior management. Administer employee benefits, pension and other corporate human resource initiatives as required. Participates on the Pension Committee as the employer representative
Experience / Skills 8 years of experience as a generalist or combination of generalist and specialist experience 3 years direct line management experience Equivalent combination of education, training and experience Bilingual (French and English) Analytical and solution oriented with ability to analyze data and draw appropriate conclusions and action plans Experience operating with senior/executive management teams Excellent problem solving, judgment and decision-making skills Excellent presentation skills Expert coaching and counseling skills Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications and HRIS applications Highly persuasive influencing skills Organization and project management skills Excellent leadership skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and client Sound knowledge of appropriate legislation and employment law Strong verbal and written communication skills and very good interpersonal skills Strong ability to work in a matrix environment Very high degree of discretion and confidentiality Good attention to details