Talent Development Manager

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Date: 07-Jun-2022

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Company: Alstom

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom’s products portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customized services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. With Bombardier Transportation joining Alstom on January 29, 2021, the new Group’s combined revenue amounted to €15.7 billion for the 12-month period ended March 31, 20201. Headquartered in France, Alstom is now present in 70 countries and employs 75,000 people. www.alstom.com

Alstom is proud to be part of the consortium that will deliver the multibillion-dollar On-Corrido Works Project that will transform collective mobility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas and will contribute to decarbonization.  Alstom’s scope is anticipated to include the supply of new electric locomotives, train control systems, network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, and much more.

Alstom is looking to hire a Talent Business Partner to ensure that we develop the best team with the best talent to deliver this historical project and that we develop our people capability to sustain our future growth across the Americas.


Located in Toronto, the Talent Business Partner reports to the Alstom Americas Head of Talent Management and functionally to the Toronto HR Manager.  The Talent Business Partner works in direct partnership with both the business and the HR team.


The Talent Business Partner will be responsible to:

  • Map project’s people capability risks and opportunities (current and future) and build the talent strategy accordingly
  • Develop and run talent and learning & development solutions to address people capability challenges
  • Co-create the talent strategy with project’s stakeholders and deliver accordingly
  • Work with the project’s leadership team and third parties to constantly improve the project’s leadership as per Alstom values of Agility, Inclusiveness and Responsibility
  • Monitor employees’ life cycle on the project to maintain and improve the project’s human performance.  Deploy solutions accordingly.
  • Develop and run an on-boarding program to the project
  • Build relations with universities and schools to generate a talent pipeline and upskilling capacity
  • Actively contribute to and influence the employees’ engagement
  • Liaise with Alstom Talent Teams to find the right talents and to leverage local Alstom talent programs
  • Contribute to Alstom Americas Talent Team in addressing Americas’ talent challenges


Education Prerequisites

  • Mandatory:
    • University degree with specialization in human resources management or business studies
  • Preferred:
    • Master’s in business Administration or Equivalent
    • Business operational experience
    • Background / Certification in Organizational Development/Behavioral studies/Coaching / Business analysis


Experience Prerequisites

  • At least 10 years of experience of combining Talent Management and HR Business Partnering related positions in a large multi-national company
  • Proven and successful experience leading learning & development and human performance initiatives from business needs analysis to learning activities delivery
  • Fluent in the English language, written and spoken.  French is a plus
  • Multicultural work experience in an international and matrix organization
  • Experience of HR operational aspects (HR Business Partnering/Talent Management/Talent Development role for a large scope/regional level)


Competencies & Skills

  • Business acumen and relationship management
  • Aptitude in communicating, public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Curious and creative and eager to co-create solutions
  • Strong leadership and influential abilities
  • Project management skills
  • Global & cultural awareness
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Deep knowledge of HR functions
  • Ability to use metrics and analytics
  • Resilient and able to deliver operationally in a demanding and changing environment
  • Strong ability to convince, influence & persuade
  • Good planning and organization skills
  • Flexible, open minded, fair & balanced judgment
  • Ability to work with international teams
  • Ability to speak multiple languages is a plus


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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