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Director, HR Business Partner - Toronto, ON

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank



Requisition ID: 47142


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.


As the Director, HR Business Partner, you will lead and oversee Business Human Resources activities ensuring business strategies, plans and initiatives are executed / delivered in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures. You will be responsible for coaching and advising senior business leaders on workforce related topics, opportunities, talent strategies, etc. You will work with business line leadership teams (SVP+) to meet people aspects of business needs by leveraging strategies and guidelines created in Communities of Expertise (COEs), and HR Services’ delivery and insight capabilities.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Represents HR in strategic planning / decision making and ongoing meetings with the broader business line leadership team and participates in HR strategy development.  Deploys strategic solutions to meet business objectives and provides strategic direction for the 
  • Provides proactive talent thought leadership and insights based on current internal trends and/or emerging external trends for business leaders.  Provides people and workforce related advice, strategies, and solutions related to workforce planning, recruitment, learning and development, performance management, compensation, and succession planning using tools and assets developed by COEs.  Leverages workforce data generated by HR Services to formulate people insights.
  • Advocates and champions the HR operating model within the business.  Proactively contributes to the transformation of the HR operating model, with the aim of creating a globally integrated function that is scalable, flexible, and efficient.
  • Acts as the key point of contact for business needs, leveraging COE solutions to meet business objectives.  Coaches and develops leaders and managers to deliver people management capabilities.
  • Understands the business’ markets, environment, and needs, sharing insight back into Business HR the COE and HR Services.
  • Understands how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Builds a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating vison/values/business strategy and managing succession and development planning for the team.


Functional Competencies:

  • CHRP, CHRL or other HR designation, is an asset.
  • Strong communications skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.  Ability to deal effectively with all levels of the organization.  Able to collaborate with HR stakeholders and business partners and coach managers.  Actively listens and seeks to understand needs with genuine curiosity.
  • Strong people leadership skills, problem solving, conflict management and negotiation skills
  • Strong ability to strategically influence and persuade senior leaders. Strong ability to effectively perform in a complex, high change environment while being a positive steward for the global HR team
  • Results oriented and able to effectively execute in a fast past environment
  • Expert strategic capabilities to assess issues and their potential impact on the Bank’s image and reputation
  • Excellent project management skills to oversee execution of complex communications strategies
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, independence and collaboration, with an ability to build strong cross-cultural and cross-divisional team relationships
  • Strong business acumen and understanding to allow appropriate partnership with client groups
  • Effectively leverages multiple business tools to define and execute the HR and change component of business strategies
  • Understands how the data relates to actions and results for an individual person or team.



  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant HR experience, with 5-7 years in an HR Business Partner role
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership position
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably with focus on business/human resources or work related experience.


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

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