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HR Specialist – Mergers, Acquisitions and Integrations (MAI)

  • Employer: iA Financial Group
  • Office: 2200 McGill College Avenue
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec
  • Other Possible Location(s): Vancouver, British Columbia; Québec, Quebec; Toronto, Ontario
  • Job category: Human Resources Project Management
  • Job ID: JR10014747
  • Job type: Permanent Job Full time
  • Apply before: 2023-02-11

Description

Talent and Culture Sector/Permanent role/telework

The mission of the HR MAI team is to provide expertise to all iA business units to help create a positive integration experience for employees and leaders joining the team and to have a direct impact on the unified iA team culture.

This new, fully dedicated team lives in agile project mode and is a strategic link to the business lines while being an integral part of the human resources team.

As an energetic and integral member of a multidisciplinary team, the HR MAI expert plays a pivotal role in the activities inherent in the context of mergers, acquisitions and business integrations with specialists.  

More specifically, your role is to: 

Be a key player in the HR MAI practice: from due diligence to full integration 

  • Provide unifying leadership to rally the HR team around the project vision, focusing effective efforts on high business value priorities
  • Plan and ensure the execution of HR activities and the achievement of project objectives/indicators 
  • Be responsible for the thorough analysis of all HR aspects during project due diligence and then for the design of an integration plan
  • Design the integration journey for employees and leaders specific to the project according to the needs of the business line
  • Work in collaboration with HR business partners, the extended HR team and other internal and/or external stakeholders to align activities
  • Actively participate in establishing project success metrics
  • Participate in actions related to the project, from planning to the transition to “day-to-day operations” mode 
  • Be proactive in identifying risks and roadblocks, but more importantly in defining the actions necessary to resolve them 
  • Communicate progress to stakeholders in a timely and effective manner
  • Establish links with other business line initiatives and identify opportunities for synergies
  • Be co-owner, draft and maintain the HR MAI playbook
  • Supply the HR MAI toolbox with internal communications for the continuous improvement of project efficiency

Participate in the company’s transformation 

  • Act as an influencer in the adoption of Lean-Agile practices and tools  
  • Adapt to multi-mode teamwork: with agile teams, in Lean-Agile transformation mode, or sometimes in more traditional modes 
  • Be a positive co-worker who wants to grow in a learning organization and share your experience and knowledge
     

What you will bring to the team: 

Skills

  • Collaborative leadership 
  • Continuous improvement mindset 
  • Strong communication skills and political acumen
  • Growth mindset
  • Interest in understanding and adapting to business needs
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Interest in working in a team where the hierarchical structure is designed to make room for collective intelligence 

Knowledge 

  • Relevant university degree and at least five years of work experience as an HR generalist
  • At least two years of experience in merger, acquisition and integration projects
  • Knowledge of Lean-Agile methodologies
  • Excellent command of French and English (oral and written) for frequent interaction with internal and external French- and English-speaking colleagues or partners across Canada 
  • Knowledge of the Workday HR system, an asset
  • Knowledge of LeanKit, an asset
  • Knowledge of Power BI, an asset.

At iA, we invest,
in you.

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Company Overview

About

iA Financial Group is the strength of a company with a human side, with its over 8,000 employees. Together, we have earned the trust of our more than four million clients and 50,000 advisors who have chosen us for their insurance, savings, and wealth management.

With over $200 billion in assets and half a billion invested in technological innovation, we’re a key player in the financial services industry in Canada and the United States. The secret to our success? Investing in you, one person at a time. Because, for over 125 years, we have believed that it’s by supporting our employees and surrounding ourselves with the most reputable leaders in the industry, we will continue to innovate.

At iA, we’re invested in you.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At iA Financial Group, we support and celebrate diversity. We strive to provide a workplace that is recognized as inclusive for all, regardless of ethnic origin, nationality, language, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family situation, or physical or mental disability.

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