Director, Talent Operations

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/18/2021 9:55 PM)
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Find a job that lets your imagination run wild!

WildBrain is made up of a team of innovators and creators who bring industry-leading kids’ content and brands to families globally. We inspire imagination, put creativity first, and believe in the power of storytelling. We are constantly connecting the powers of our global team, making WildBrain a collaborative, openminded and passionate environment to work in.


To work at WildBrain means you get to create stories that lets imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!


The Role


WildBrain is looking for a Director, Talent Operations to join our Talent team! Reporting to the VP, Global Talent Operations, you are an HR leader who brings expertise built on a strong foundation of HR systems, payroll, and time management. If you are a keen data analyst, have an audit-focused approach and are a whiz at reporting, this role is for you! You will play a critical role in enhancing the Talent team’s operational effectiveness and influence and strengthen the foundation of human resources services offered at WildBrain.


What You’ll Do:

  • Develop a deep understanding of WildBrain’s interconnected HRIS, time management, and payroll systems and practices, and collaborate with the team members who administer these processes. Become a subject matter expert and the go-to person to manage change, uncover issues and offer solutions;
  • Support other HR-related systems including those in recruitment, performance management and training;
  • Champion accuracy of human resource data across the organization and provide regular reporting and dashboards on key metrics;
  • Respond to and manage internal and external audit requirements and reporting needs;
  • Lead process review, mapping, and adherence with a focus on accuracy and documentation;
  • Understand and support the needs of multiple business partners (line management, Finance, other Talent/HR teams).


What You’ll Bring:  

  • 10+ years of broad HR experience; you are ready to share your expertise and are open to learning and new experiences;
  • Extensive experience implementing and using HR systems and time management applications. UKG (UltiPro) experience is a major asset;
  • Strong background working with other HR-related systems including those in recruitment (iCIMS an asset), performance management (Lattice an asset) and training;
  • Current or previous hands on experience with Canadian and US payroll and benefits administration;
  • Familiarity with salary administration and compensation structures;
  • Demonstrated orientation towards project management and process reengineering;
  • Strong aptitude for data analysis, spreadsheet manipulation and business intelligence reporting;
  • Well-seasoned management skills, with demonstrated success in leading others, developing teams, and creating a collaborative and inclusive environment;
  • Strong aptitude for data analysis, spreadsheet manipulation and business intelligence reporting.
  • Excellent communication skills – listening, written, and spoken. You work easily with diverse teams and optimize communication when working with people at all levels with varying styles. You know how to share your opinions clearly and thoughtfully with leaders and are comfortable doing so;
  • Strong business financial and accounting acumen;
  • Roll-up-your sleeves approach, someone who is self-managing with great sense of humour;
  • Ability to approach situations with a process/systems perspective. We have a lot going on and can always be more effective and streamlined;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or other related function;
  • CHRL or equivalent designation is an asset.


What We Bring:


Working at WildBrain is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive family-focused benefits, we invest in our people and their future with generous RRSP matching, plus bonus time-off, because you deserve it!


WildBrain provides an atmosphere free from barriers in order to promote inclusion, equity and diversity. We celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders and external partners. WildBrain fosters an environment that respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs, thereby ensuring equity and diversity in employment. We demonstrate our commitment to this by providing a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. WildBrain also accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.


We appreciate all applicants who express interest in being a part of the WildBrain team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings, you will be contacted.


About WildBrain:


At WildBrain we inspire imaginations to run wild, engaging kids and families everywhere with great content across all media. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. At our 75,000-square-foot state-of-the-art animation studio in Vancouver, BC, we produce such fan-favourite series as The Snoopy Show, Snoopy in Space, Chip & Potato, Carmen Sandiego, Go, Dog. Go! and more. Our shows are enjoyed worldwide in more than 150 countries on over 500 streaming platforms and telecasters, and our AVOD business – WildBrain Spark – offers one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, garnering billions of views per month from over 150 million subscribers. We also license consumer products and location-based entertainment in every major territory for our own properties as well as for our clients and content partners. Our television group owns and operates four family entertainment channels that are among the most viewed in Canada. WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Please visit us at wildbrain.com


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