Manager, Talent

Location: Holt Renfrew - Toronto - Corporate Store Support Centre (60 Bloor Street West, Suite 1100)
Department: People & Culture
Cosmetic/Brand Line:
Work Status: Permanent Full-Time
# of openings: 1
Project #: 15222


Holt Renfrew offers you an inspiring, fashion-driven environment with opportunities to learn and grow. From our incredible partnerships with iconic luxury brands, to our commitments to corporate social responsibility, you will be inspired every day.

As Canada’s leading luxury retailer, our purpose at Holt Renfrew is to Inspire a Life of Style and this inspiration starts with you! Together, we drive Passion, Warmth, Excellence, and Unity, to deliver extraordinary experiences and build lasting relationships with our customers and each other.

A job at Holt Renfrew offers a competitive total compensation, a generous employee discount, pension, and health & dental benefits, tuition assistance, and continuous learning and development.

Manager, Talent Management

Reporting to the Director, Talent & Learning, this newly created position echoes Holt Renfrew’s commitment to developing our most valuable asset, our people. The successful candidate will be a key member of the People team and will support the implementation of the Talent Management facet of the 5-year people strategy.

The Manager, Talent Management will lead projects that embed our company values, promote a diverse and dynamic culture, and support our talent to achieve their personal best. They will be a Talent Management subject matter expert and thought leader to grow this capability in all areas of the organization.

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Support the implementation of the talent management strategy, which includes building content, tools and resources to enable the identification, assessment and active development of internal talent
  • Partner closely with Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development partners on the identification and development of successors
  • Design, develop and facilitate programs and courses to support the execution and implementation of the Talent Management strategy
  • Implement and direct talent development programs and processes, including succession planning, talent and role mapping, and development planning
  • Build relationships with internal and external business partners to understand business requirements and priorities and align to talent programs
  • Work with peers and stakeholders across the People team to identify synergies, leading practices and efficiencies in support of our desired culture and talent strategy
  • Champion change and lead communication in all Talent programs.
  • Through a data-driven approach, analyze and draw insights to measure program effectiveness and to develop insights to inform their evolution

The ideal candidate:

  • Post-secondary degree (preferably in Human Resources and/or Industrial and Organizational Psychology)
  • 5+ years in designing and implementing strategy focused talent programs
  • Collaborative team player who can build relationships easily across the organization to move initiatives forward
  • Strong knowledge and experience in talent development, program design, succession planning and talent mapping
  • Instructional design, learning program development and facilitation experience
  • The ability to excel in a high-paced and entrepreneurial retail environment of change and ambiguity
  • Proven success to build and maintain strong working relationships within internal and external partners
  • Well-versed in methodologies for measuring and assessing effectiveness of programs and processes
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills, including the ability to comfortably and effectively convey information speaking in front of groups

The measures of success: 

  • Contribution to financial objectives
  • Achievement of goals aligned to company strategic objectives
  • Demonstration of company values

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