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Manager, People & Culture - Go Expansion

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Support & transversal

Toronto, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
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About SYSTRA Canada

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group and world leader in the design of transport infrastructures. SYSTRA's ambition is to be the benchmark for transport solutions and an opinion leader in mobility. SYSTRA Canada is dedicated to transportation solutions for both passengers and goods.

Imagining and implementing the safest, most efficient, and economical tailor-made transport solutions is what guides us daily. With 7500 experts globally, we specialize in all phases of transport projects: preliminary and design studies, construction phases, test and commissioning, operation, and maintenance.

Our employees work with passion to provide people around the world with the opportunity to move freely every day. They are professionals who put all their business expertise and human qualities to work to transform the world through innovative means of transport. Join us, and let's invent tomorrow's public transport together!


Role Summary

The Manager, People & Culture is responsible for managing and maintaining the implementation of a forward-thinking people & culture strategy and an integrated recruitment and global mobility strategy for a multi-year Rail & Infrastructure Program delivering world class transportation solutions to the people of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas. The role introduces modern solutions to attract and onboard top talent reflective of the organization’s diversity and inclusion targets, while continuously enhancing the overall employee experience.


Core Responsibilities

Talent Management

  • Implement and manage the deliverables of the annual People & Culture strategy.
  • Co-develop and implement policies and procedures aligned with the new Governance Framework.
  • Utilize the competency matrix to identify employee development and advancement opportunities across each function and all roles.
  • Implement innovative culture solutions to continuously enhance the employee experience and promote positive engagement levels.
  • Manage the annual employee engagement and recurring pulse survey processes.
  • Manage the annual talent management strategies: performance management, diversity & inclusion, talent assessments and succession planning.
  • Manage all employee relations matters.

Talent Acquisition/Resourcing

  • Continuously assess of resourcing needs in conjunction with the hiring managers.
  • Manage and maintain the resourcing and capability building strategy reflective of the organization’s diversity and inclusion standards and practices.
  • Manage and maintain end-to-end talent acquisition and global mobility processes and procedures.
  • Manage and maintain a talent pipeline to meet the agreed forward requirements.
  • Lead Onboarding Sessions for all new hires.
  • Manage the process and tools for onboarding and offboarding employees.
  • Maintain an up-to-date Resource Tracker and candidate database, while providing updated status reports to the Senior Leadership Team, JV recruitment teams and hiring managers.
  • Support delivery of ‘hot start’ mobilisation.
  • Plan and manage recruitment projects using appropriate project management tools and techniques; act as project manager for expansions or large-scale recruitment as required.
  • Identify opportunities to improve internal practices by analyzing and reporting on market trends and data and demonstrate the impact of recruitment activities.
  • Build and maintain trusting, collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders to accomplish key business objectives.
  • Develop and maintain strong external relationships with vendor/academic institutions, etc. to enhance the program’s reputation in the talent market and facilitate recruitment efforts.


Global Mobility

  • Manage the integrated mobilization and demobilization process.
  • Provide ongoing pre-departure support to new hires throughout their mobility period to ensure a successful transition to the workplace.
  • Manage and coordinate the global tax compliance services for multinational employees.
  • Coordinate all global mobility activities (e.g. relocation service providers, visa process, immigration process, etc.) with the local and global HR teams to manage all international relocations.
  • Manage global mobility policies and program guidelines to ensure industry competitiveness and compliance with legal, tax, and local employment regulations.



Education: Bachelor degree in HR, business management or others

Years of experience: 8+

Technical Competencies:

  • Recent experience in resourcing and organizational development within complex delivery environments
  • Experience in team management, talent management and complex multi-organizational delivery environments
  • Excellent communication skills, change management and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong facilitation and engagement capability
  • Accomplished practitioner in talent management and talent acquisition, with practical application of diversity & inclusion standards in all initiatives
  • Expert knowledge of applicable employment legislation
  • Sound knowledge of the industry and products / services of the business


Behavioural Skills:          

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Relationship Management skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organization and time management skills


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: permanent      

Location: Toronto

Division: Transit

Reports to: People & Culture Lead

Remuneration: TBD


This job description is intended to provide an indication of the nature and levels of work effort, knowledge, skills, and abilities to be carried out as part of fulfilling the role. Various other responsibilities will apply as required.

In this description, the masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.

SYSTRA Canada is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values applications from all and offers employment equity based on the merits and abilities of candidates and personnel.



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