Head of Organizational Development

Algoma Steel, Inc.
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Equivalent to experience and level.
February 1, 2019
April 2, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Algoma Steel has been part of the Sault Ste. Marie community since 1901 and is now moving forward under new ownership; proud of its legacy and excited for what the future holds. Algoma is investing in its people and processes to build on its proven reputation for quality, innovation and creative solutions. Algoma is committed to continuing its rich steelmaking tradition.  Paramount to the new era for Algoma Steel is ensuring the right people and best leadership are in place.

The role of head of Organizational Development (OD) is crucial to realizing several transformational shifts towards improved organizational performance and employee engagement. Some examples of these priorities are for example, a comprehensive culture re-design, performance management alignment to shareholder expectations, people processes re-design and enhancements, strategic people development and employee engagement strategies.  This new leadership role will be responsible for defining and implementing corporate organizational development, and learning and development strategies, plans and policies which are aligned with and facilitate the delivery of the company’s strategic plan. The new Head of OD will provide specialist expertise to the Director HR and the Executive Team in the development of organizational culture, performance management, leadership, employee engagement and all aspects of organizational change and development. In doing so, she/he will lead and manage a specialist team of OD and learning practitioners in the development and delivery of aligned programs, including the provision of team and individual solutions across the organization in support of strategic objectives.

Working closely with the CEO and Director of HR as well as partnering closely with the senior management team, the new Head of OD will be located in Sault Ste. Marie.  Key experience requirements and leadership attributes for potential candidates include at minimum 15 years of experience in OD and L&D for operations in large businesses (unionized, manufacturing experience is preferred), evidence of having played a key role towards organizational culture and performance transformation, collaborating effectively with C-level leadership, influencing and inspiring followership across all levels of the organization. An advanced degree in organizational development/organizational behavior is an asset.  Agility, high energy, hands on and authentic, team oriented leadership are critical attributes for success in the role.

Algoma Steel is an equal opportunity employer. Please forward expressions of interest and resumes to Algoma’s search partner Spencer Stuart at AlgomaOD@spencerstuart.com.  Qualified candidates will be contacted for further conversations.