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Manager, People and Culture

D.M. Wills Associates Limited
Peterborough (City), Ontario
Competitive compensation package with comprehensive benefits
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Senior Leadership Opportunity - Manager, People and Culture

Join us at D.M. Wills for a pivotal role as Manager of People and Culture. Reporting directly to the President, you will spearhead strategic initiatives that align human resources, and administration with our company's overarching goals. As a key member of the executive team, you will shape our human capital strategy ensuring it aligns with our mission, vision, and values.

In this dynamic position, you will oversee a talented team across HR, administration, and finance, leveraging your expertise to guide and mentor them. This diverse portfolio of responsibility provides an outstanding career equity opportunity for any HR leader contemplating larger managerial roles. Your impact will extend beyond traditional HR functions, influencing critical business decisions and fostering an environment where growth, profitability, and people development thrive together seamlessly.

Located in the picturesque Kawartha Lakes tourism region of Peterborough, Ontario, D.M. Wills offers more than just a career opportunity — it provides a lifestyle. Experience the perfect balance of professional and personal fulfillment in an area known for its affordability and quality of life.

If you are ready to take the next step in your HR leadership journey and contribute to a vibrant, growth-oriented company, we invite you to join us at D.M. Wills. Let's shape the future together.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead/manage the Human Resources function, ensuring people processes and practices support the delivery of business objectives.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Management Team to identify and develop long-term strategic priorities and corporate policies and programs.
  • Develop and implement Human Resources plans, strategies, and effort priorities, including talent attraction and retention, people development, organization design and total rewards.
  • Lead the organization culture planning and implementation priorities, ensuring workplace diversity, fairness, and equity are pillars in the development of a high-performance workforce.
  • Lead the professional development of the HR, finance, and administrative teams.
  • Oversee administrative support and processes of the organization.
  • Oversee corporate finance, IT, and facilities resources (via Controller).


What You Will Bring:

  • 4-year degree in social sciences, business administration, or related field.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) considered an asset.
  • Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation considered an asset.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in Human Resources or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a senior management/leadership role.
  • Strategic leadership experience, including board interaction.
  • Highly effective communication, mediation, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated strength and track record with successful change management strategies and the ability to influence up/down/across the organization.

Work Culture

At Wills, we build partnerships with our team members, clients and community rooted in respect and fostered through a work environment that is committed to supporting, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

At Wills, we value smart work and promote a work-life balance for team members through our flexible work options including hybrid work options. We provide a social and professional working environment that supports personal and professional goals for our team members.

We believe what we do has a significant impact on our community and the communities where we work.

Why Join D.M. Wills:

At D.M. Wills, we are more than just a company; we are a community dedicated to excellence, innovation, and inclusivity. Our passion is building and supporting strong communities through the provision of engineering, environmental and planning services for our clients.

As the Manager, People and Culture, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of our organization while enjoying a supportive and collaborative work environment.

Wills offers a competitive compensation package with comprehensive benefits and merit-based bonuses for performance and tenure. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

If you are ready to take your career to the next level and make a lasting impact, apply now to join our team!

Applications will be accepted until May 30th at 5:00 pm. Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and relevant experience at D.M. Wills Associates Limited - Manager of People and Culture (

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Throughout the selection process, accommodations are available to candidates upon request; please advise us if you require accommodation.

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