Manager, Talent Management and Organizational Development

600-55 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 6L5 (currently working remotely due to COVID-19)
$93,700-$116,900 + benefits + pension + potential for performance bonus
June 3, 2021
August 2, 2021
Job Level
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Who we are

SCC is a small but impactful Crown corporation that reports to Parliament through Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Using our expertise and vast network, SCC helps organizations by opening a gateway to possibilities, both at home and abroad. We bring people together, foster collaboration and expand their horizons in trade and global connectivity. We represent and advance Canada’s interests on the international stage in ways no other organization can.

SCC offers more than a few pieces of the standards development and conformity assessment puzzle. We provide comprehensive strategies that allow Canadian businesses and innovators to contribute to shaping established and emerging markets. We help knock down trade barriers and create opportunities for businesses to innovate and expand into new markets by laying the foundation for their success. 

SCC’s work helps drive Canada’s health, well-being and economic prosperity. Whether it’s the food we eat, the products and technologies we use, or how we get to work, every aspect of our lives is touched by standards. Standards and conformity assessment not only provide confidence in the quality and safety of products and services, they also play an integral role in improving the overall health and safety of Canadians, and of their environment. At SCC, everything we do is aimed at improving Canadians’ quality of life and economic prosperity.

Our culture

A 2020 winner of Waterstone’s Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures award, we foster a culture founded on our values of respect, professionalism, and integrity. Over the last year, our culture has expanded and evolved in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working from home has had its challenges, but it has also brought us closer and has highlighted the culture that was already in place: one of compassion, agility, and flexibility.

At SCC, we believe that an empowered and engaged workforce is essential to deliver on our vision and mission. A people-centric culture means that we are all working together to achieve a common goal. 

Our diversity is our strength. We believe that leveraging our unique backgrounds helps to create a stronger, more cohesive team. Proudly, we can report that 30% of our team identifies as belonging to a visible minority, 60% of our team is female, and 62% of our leadership team is female. Not only do we serve the public in both Official Languages, but we are able to go above and beyond: with a staff complement of 140, we speak over 20 languages at SCC.

Your place in the team

The Manager, Talent Management and Organizational Development (TMOD) reports directly to the Chief Human Resources Officer and leads a small but mighty team. Contributing directly to SCC’s strategic priority of Organizational Excellence, the Manager TMOD is responsible for supporting a workplace that fosters strong employee engagement, while implementing a diversity strategy, engaging in activities that promote and support a healthy workplace, and building the competencies and capabilities of our workforce, among others. 

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, social sciences, psychology or other related field
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in human resources, organizational development, talent management
  • 10+ years’ experience in talent management and organizational development
  • Fluently bilingual in both Official Languages (English and French)

And maybe you also have

  • Experience in the Public Service and/or in other Crown corporations 
  • A Certified Human Resources Professional / Leader (CHRP / CHRL) designation

What you bring to the table

  • A dynamic and engaged leadership style that fosters strong working relationships based on credibility and open communication.  
  • A coaching approach to working with management to promote people management practices that support and enable them to assume increasing responsibility for all aspects of people management.
  • A solutions-oriented mindset that focuses on the big picture when developing, implementing and maintaining effective workplace programs related to a broad range of people management services including: staffing and talent acquisition, retention, rewards and recognition, performance management, learning and career development, as well as succession planning. 
  • A big-picture focus when supporting the Chief Human Resources Officer in conceptualizing and advancing effective workforce planning to identify the capacity and capability of the organization to deliver on its objectives. 
  • A calm, collected and objective approach to developing proactive strategies and solutions to ensure organizational effectiveness, in line with SCC’s corporate strategic objectives which includes areas of climate and organizational culture, employee engagement, organizational design and high performance teams.

A successful Manager, Talent Management and Organizational Development looks a little like this:

  • Trailblazer who, by being highly organized and composed, can juggle multiple priorities, plan and allocate resources to achieve optimum results and catch the details without losing sight of the big picture.
  • Embodies maturity when using superior judgement and discretion to handle sensitive situations.
  • Effective verbal communicator who presents well to different stakeholders, resolves conflict and influences actions and decisions.
  • Analytical thinker who weighs options and makes logical decisions and writes clear, geared-to-audience proposals, reports and communiques.
  • Self-motivated champion and orchestrator of change who encourages creativity and calculated risk taking to achieve innovative outcomes.
  • Leader who, through self awareness, gains the trust of others and inspires productivity.
  • Positive and enthusiastic team player who is open to exploring new ways of doing things

A final note

Please attach a detailed cover letter to your resume. In addition to learning about your education, training and experience, we want to hear your story! We’d love to hear about how your accomplishments, and the skills you applied to achieve them, relate to the role of Manager, TMOD and why you think this opportunity is a good fit for you.  

We are committed to creating and fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects the peoples’ lives that we impact and the Canadian community that we work within. We strive to create an environment where everyone is comfortable being their authentic selves. We welcome Indigenous peoples and persons from all races, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, and physical or mental abilities to be part of our team.

We strive to ensure a barrier-free selection process. If you are contacted regarding a job opportunity, testing or interview, please advise the HR representative of the accommodation measures that you require to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Please complete all fields in this online application and submit before the closing date of June 30, 2021. 

Upon our review of all applications, those who appear to be the best fit with the mandate of this role and with SCC’s mission and vision will be contacted. You will, however, receive confirmation that your application has reached us. 

Thank you for your interest in SCC and for taking the time to review this ad.  

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