Senior Manager, Talent & People Processes

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Date Posted: 9/22/2021

Location: Toronto - 20 Queen Office, ON, CAN

Reference No.: 2021-8992

Department: Human Resources

Position Type: Full Time

Job Grade: H

Role impact:

Reporting to the Senior Director, Talent Management & Organizational Development, the Senior Manager, Talent & People Processes leads organization-wide initiatives under the banner of Cadillac Fairview’s strategy of making people and our OneCF culture our competitive advantage.   This role provides hands on leadership in the development, implementation, management and optimization of Cadillac Fairview’s talent programs and processes, including the CF Annual Talent Cycle and top talent development programs across our Global locations mainly our offices in Canada, Dallas USA, Singapore, Asia & London, UK. They collaborate effectively with the HR business partner team in executing these programs and processes to the business, supporting CF’s Core Strategy focused on culture and capability. All these responsibilities are required during the biggest period of growth in CF's history from an asset class, geographic and total assets under management perspective.

The incumbent will be a positive, high energy, proactive, organized and influential leader who will contribute to a high performance work environment that supports the attraction, management, development and retention of talent at all levels.


What you will deliver:

  • Manages the execution of the end-to-end talent management cycle programs from performance assessment and objective setting process, integrating & reinforcing CF’s Values behaviours, while managing the interdependencies with the compensation process
  • Develop communication and education related to HR processes and policies to ensure management and employee understanding and perceived value.
  • Manage and deliver CF’s Leadership Talent Review process, including managing the schedule, communications, content and sessions with a focus on facilitating clear and candid talent discussions, people development, career and succession mapping, building succession pools.  Status actions and report on key metrics
  • Manage key talent programs including the Early Talent Leadership Program, a 3 year Operations rotational program to build talent pipeline for CF’s critical roles, including university recruitment, onboarding, off boarding, rotational experience and leadership development.   Manages Operations Supervisor and Summer Student programs.
  • Owns the design of the recruitment process, systems & technologies and is responsible for adoption of best practices and continuous focus on optimization, especially with a lens to I&D best practices and emerging trends.
  • Leads initiatives on CF’s Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) roadmap to remove bias and nurture inclusion as it relates to talent processes and programs. 
  • Leads communication of CF’s employment value proposition on our social media platforms, collaborates to build and deliver on communication plan.  Leads and supports initiatives to enhance messaging and experiences.
  • Develop external partnerships with third party service providers to effectively manage and coordinate the programs, initiatives, technology & KPIs, such as external executive coaching assignments, 360 reviews, psychometrics assessments, etc.,
  • Manages HR policies, code of conduct and related compliance training.
  • Stays current on  best practices and competitive trends to continuously improve delivery of talent management processes, recruitment process, I&D initiatives and other HR policies 


 What your strengths are:

  • Thoughtful, direct, and candid communication style, as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present effectively to both line management and senior executives.
  • Highly adaptable, with a track record of success during times of growth and organizational change
  • Track record of developing trust and influence at multiple levels to make things happen.  Highly developed relationship and organizational skills with the ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues, senior management and stakeholders. 
  • High degree of alignment with our OneCF culture and values


What you need to succeed:      

  • University Degree in business or a related discipline.  Advanced professional credentials are an asset.
  • Minimum 7-10 years of relevant experience with a focus on talent management, and strong knowledge of emerging issues and trends.  Experience with an organization of comparable scale and complexity as CF with multiple locations.
  • Experience with talent management programs in Canada and the USA.  Experience with countries outside North America would be an asset.
  • Strong knowledge in organizational design, talent and performance management, change management, and cultural development from hourly unionized to executive levels
  • Strong knowledge of process improvement and project management as well as behavioral science applications.  Experience with larger scale process and project management.
  • Has played a role amongst a team in developing strategy and translating it into tangible outcomes.  Able to develop comprehensive strategy as well as disciplined execution and control plans. 
  • HR Generalist experience and/or business experience outside HR can be an asset, particularly in the context of further career growth within CF.
  • CHRP designation

Why you should join us:

At Cadillac Fairview we have been transforming communities for over 50 years.  We are so much more than our properties.  We are building leaders at all levels.  We offer the challenge of interesting work, a great organizational culture, the opportunity to collaborate with the best in the business, and support for your growth and development.  We reward values-based behavior and superior results with a competitive rewards package that includes best-in-class benefits and pension.  Imagine a place where you can make a difference!


At CF our everyday actions and critical business decisions are guided by our CF Values. Achieving results is naturally important for us and we achieve results through behaviours that are consistent with our CF Values.


Are you someone who believes in our values?


  • Aim Higher – we strive to exceed expectations
  • Own Your Expertise – we empower ourselves and each other
  • Collaborate Effectively – we bring the right people together to get the right results
  • Engage with Empathy – we objectively consider the needs of others
  • Embrace Change – we drive, learn from, and adapt to change


At CF you’ll join a diverse community and award-winning team where your talent and commitment to excellence are welcomed, valued and respected.  We’re ready to meet you there – are you?


CF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.  If you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment, assessment, and/or selection process, please notify your CF contact or email


CF currently has a vaccination policy that is a condition of employment.