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Talent Development Specialist (Leadership Development Specialist)

Winnipeg, MB · Human Resources
Passionate about enhancing a culture of continuous learning? Want to make a difference in an organization that is a leading multi-national retailer to underserved rural communities? Love exploring opportunities in which learning can help drive business results through the growth and development of people? Enjoy being a part of a collaborative team?

We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join our teams as a Talent Development Specialist. Reporting to the Director, People Development – the Talent Development Specialist will be a key contributor as we build on and execute our talent development strategies and enhance leadership development programming across The North West Company.

Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out northwest.ca for more information.

Your Role:
  • Support Talent and Succession strategies.
  • Conduct and support needs assessments to identify learning gaps.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to identify critical key roles, and high potential talent across the business.
  • Provide coaching for leaders on performance management, employee development, team development and mentorship.
  • Create and administer tools that support performance management, coaching and employee development cycles.
  • Support the creation of and design of high potential development programs which align to the business needs in the future.
  • Work closely with HR and management to analyze employee feedback and develop action plans to address engagement challenges.
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops, utilizing a variety of training methodologies, to ensure employee skills and knowledge development.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of development programs and make necessary improvements.
Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, CPHR Adult Education, or a related certification.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Proven experience in leadership development and talent management.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and adapt to a dynamic work environment.
  • A passion for continuous learning and a keen interest in the latest trends and advancements in talent development.

Location:     NWC Training Centre, 657 Century Street, Winnipeg MB
Reports to:  Director, People Development

We create a collaborative and constructive culture by:

Being Enterprising • Committing to our Customer • Working with Passion • Leading and Developing Others • Demonstrating Respect and Inclusivity • Building Trust
The North West Company is committed to inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from all candidates including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, and persons with disabilities.

A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For Internal Applicants Only:

Salary Grade: C0R010

Note:  All employees must have a minimum of one year of service in their current position prior to applying for other positions unless authorized by their current manager. Prior to applying, an internal employee also MUST obtain a written endorsement email from their current Manager or Manager – once – removed and provide this to the recruitment team before they


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