Director, HR Systems

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/18/2023 11:08 AM)
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Location: Toronto, ON

Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our office and remote work. 


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, HR Systems 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;
  • Lead the global rollout of a new time management system; and support extension of the HRIS application and its functionality;
  • Support other HR-related systems including those in recruitment, performance management and training;
  • Respond to, and manage, internal and external audit requirements and reporting needs;
  • Champion accuracy of human resource data across the organization and provide regular reporting and dashboards on key metrics;
  • Lead process review, mapping, and adherence with a focus on accuracy and documentation;
  • Understand and support the needs of multiple business partners (management, Finance, other Talent/HR teams).

What You’ll Bring:  

  • A proven track record of broad HR experience; you are ready to share your expertise and are committed to learning, and taking on new experiences;
  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources, Business or other related area (i.e. CHRP/CHRL designation) considered an asset.
  • Extensive experience implementing and using HR systems and time management applications. UKG (UltiPro) and Workforce Dimensions experience is a major asset;
  • Strong background working with other HR-related systems including those in recruitment (Applicant Tracking Systems), and performance management (i.e. Lattice)
  • Hands on experience with Canadian and US payroll and benefits administration;
  • Demonstrated orientation towards project management and process reengineering;
  • Strong aptitude for data analysis, spreadsheet manipulation and business intelligence reporting;
  •  Excellent communication and leadership skills, having the ability to share ideas clearly and thoughtfully with leaders, and are comfortable doing so;
  • Strong business financial and accounting acumen;
  • A keen desire to streamline and improve efficacy.
  • Experience managing projects and working effectively across diverse teams

What We Offer 

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! 


Our Commitment 

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.  


We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required. 


About WildBrain: 

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. 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. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers. 


WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more! 



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