Talent Management Strategist

425 Legget Drive, Kanata Ontario K2K 3C9
Salary, Benefits and More!
May 15, 2019
June 28, 2019
Talent Management Strategist
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred


At Innovapost we are all about talent.  As the information technology team for Canada Post Group of companies, our success is highly dependent on attracting and retaining high performing diversified people.  Come join the Talent Acquisition team and partner with the business to develop and execute impactful talent acquisition initiatives to effectively identify, attract, recruit and retain talent to meet current and future workforce requirements. Be passionate about shaping our future by fostering relationships with academic institutions and managing the Student/New Grad program, to building a strong Employer Brand in support of the Innovapost Employee Value Proposition.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Oversee the recruitment, selection and onboarding process to attract diversified applicants
  • Develop employer branding strategies aligned with Employee Value Proposition
  • Recommend creative strategies and sourcing methodologies to win the war for talent
  • Design and deliver programs to build our talent pipeline, focusing in areas such as, succession planning and workforce planning to drive business outcomes.
  • Work closely with a team of Talent Acquisition Specialists to creatively find talent – especially the hard to find skillsets
  • Evolve and manage Student/New Grad program (interns, co-ops and new grads)
  • Develop workforce planning and talent pipelines based on business plans and in partnership with HRBP to address future staffing needs.
  • Oversee the internal mobility and employee referral program
  • Stay on top of evolving industry trends, legislative compliance, best practices and innovative sourcing streams.
  • Design and deliver programs to build our talent pipeline, focusing in areas such as, succession planning and workforce planning to drive business outcomes.
  • Select, appoint, and manage third party vendors; manage supplier relationships; and ensure vendor performance metrics are appropriate and monitored.

Critical Skills and Competencies Characteristics


  • Bachelor in a relevant field such as Commerce, Human Resources, Organizational Development
  • Hands-on experience with Applicant Tracking Systems and HR databases is desirable
  • Ability to obtain and maintain security clearance


  • A strong interest in technology. Understand the challenges of hiring technical roles.
  • Five years of experience in a similar position
  • Experience with workforce planning and recruiting (familiarity with LinkedIn, job boards)
  • Experience working in an IT technology company (an asset)
  • Involved in campus engagement activities (career fairs, targeted events) & Student hiring
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Developed and implemented talent management programs (intern or rotational programs, talent reviews).
  • Experience with leading strategic or operational workforce planning, including activities, such as workforce demand analysis, workforce supply analysis, recruiting strategy development or succession planning


  • Extensive knowledge of attraction, sourcing and talent management strategies
  • Eye for finding great diverse candidates
  • Analytical and creative solution driven approach
  • Sense of urgency and results oriented.  Operate in an agile
  • Collaboration, communication and listening skills. You are hungry for context and information.
  • The ability to excel working with a high degree of autonomy