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Director, Talent Management & Organizational Development

LocationBurnaby, British Columbia
Job ID R0004300 Date posted 06/06/2022

Job Description Summary

As STEMCELL’s Director, Talent Management & Organizational Development you will lead a new global centre of excellence and conceptualize, implement and manage the overall design and implementation of talent management, executive coaching, organizational development and performance management programs. In this ‘green field’ role, you will develop a strategic plan for talent management, establish and lead the planning, budgeting and ensure overall achievement of annual goals. You will develop strong relationships across STEMCELL to align our talent management strategy with business needs and goals while ensuring global consistency.

Job Description

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leads the execution, communication and ongoing development of performance management programs to ensure alignment with corporate strategy

  • Creates and implements easy to use processes and tools for talent management and succession planning across the company

  • Sets annual talent management goals and 2-3 year strategic vision for the department

  • Leads the enterprise wide calibration and talent review process including assessments, discussions with leaders and development conversations for People Leadership job streams

  • Manages STEMCELL’s annual Employee Engagement survey program and associated activities

  • Provides the tools and support for critical roles identification, high performers, talent readiness and accelerated development plans for successors of critical roles

  • Oversees the development and execution of targeted leadership development programs and strategies for high potential leaders and succession candidates, and uses relevant metrics to assess outcomes

  • Leads STEMCELL's internal coaching practice

  • Lead, manage, coach, develop and evaluate direct reports through regular one-on-one and team meetings; set team goals, conduct performance reviews; make compensation recommendations for direct reports

Knowledge & Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in leadership, coaching and/or organizational development or other relevant combination of HR education, certification and/or relevant experience in various HR disciplines

  • 10+ years of extensive, related and progressive talent management experience leading teams implementing programs in a corporate environment, ideally in a life sciences environment

  • Certified coaching designation would be an asset

This role requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per STEMCELL’s vaccination policy, the current recommendations by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time, including any COVID-19 boosters as recommended by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time.

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STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!


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