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Senior Manager, Talent Development
Title:Senior Manager, Talent Development
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Learning & Development
Location:Oakville, ON
Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Mandate: The Senior Manager, Talent Development is a key member of the Learning & Development COE, reporting to the Director, Learning and Development. This leader will be accountable for establishing talent processes and development activities to support all leadership levels of the organization from emerging leaders to senior executives. In addition, the Senior Manager, Talent Development will collaborate seamlessly with HR and business teams to support the broader talent strategies, coaching and developing great talent through the full employee lifecycle. You will bring deep Learning and Development expertise and business insight, with specific emphasis on Leadership development, succession planning, coaching for development, HR talent processes, HR analytics, training content development and delivery. Experience in both Talent Management and Adult Learning standard methodologies is a requirement. This role will transform our talent management strategy and framework to meet the needs of our fast-paced rapidly changing environment.

Job Functions:
  • Design, execute and oversee leadership programs in areas such as new leaders, emerging leaders, top talent, senior leaders, succession planning and employee learning and development.
  • Lead end-to-end Leadership program operations including budget, program delivery, evaluation, feedback and measurement of business impact - reporting out to key partners.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Canada and US and across the globe to ensure an optimized common leadership curriculum and standards across the regions.
  • Evaluate data to measure impact and improve leadership programs; continuously assess delivery process improvement opportunities. Challenge the status quo to drive improved outcomes.
  • Maintain and manage talent action plans, connected to development and succession priorities and make talent recommendations from employee data, used to influence and drive organizational decisions.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in relevant discipline
  • 7-10 years experience in Learning & Development, specifically in designing and facilitating functional, technical and leadership development programs across a wide range of business functions.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to act as a collaborative partner with senior management and positively influence management and staff to act in the best interest of the Company
  • Certified in adult learning principles.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; skilled at building relationships with varied levels of management and Associates; able to influence action and obtain and provide information effectively and tactfully from and to business partners and subject matter experts
  • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills, with an emphasis on creative problem solving
  • Ability to adapt and respond to quickly changing priorities
  • Strong project and time management skills, with proven ability to lead many projects and work teams concurrently
  • Strong knowledge of leadership principles and concepts
  • Strong team orientation with focus on team success. Willing and able to support other team members
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong facilitation skills, both in facilitating training sessions and meetings
  • Passion and strong belief in continuous learning

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person's unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.
As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition consultant.

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