Founded in 1910,
KONE is a global leader that provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization that add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Our mission is to improve the flow of urban life and make our world’s cities better places to live by providing innovative solutions that help make people’s journeys safe, convenient and reliable. Our operations in over 60 countries around the world has helped us achieve our position as an
innovation and sustainability leader with repeated recognitions by
Forbes, Corporate Knights for clean capitalism and others.
The Canada People & Communications Director owns and drives the People and Communications agenda for his/her responsibility area. He/she supports the achievement of KONE’s business objectives and contribute to the ongoing development of the business by aligning the People and Communications agenda so that the outcomes meet KONE’s current and future business needs. They drive the actions to attract, engage, develop, and motivate employees and develop KONE as a great place to work together with other Unit People & Communications leaders, P&C Center of Expertise (CoE), and P&C Services teams.
The Canada People & Communications Director acts as a strategic business partner so that the outcomes meet KONE’s current and future business needs, attracts, engages, develops, and motivates employees and develops KONE as a great place to work. He/she focuses on advising, coaching, and developing his/her respective leadership teams and other business leaders and participate in P&C service delivery. He/she promotes the usage of the P&C service delivery model in the country and proactively share feedback and business requirements to different P&C teams and help them to turn those into actions that improve P&C service delivery.
Reports to the Head of People & Communications, Front Line Americas. Position does not have any direct reports.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES
To be successful at this role, you will be able to work together with other P&C teams to deliver and achieve success in the following areas:
Learning and Development - e.g. competence and talent development priorities, leadership team and critical talent development, global program nominations, training needs and priorities;
Talent Management - e.g. talent management and acquisition strategy, talent management and acquisition guidelines, workplace equality, diversity and inclusion, key positions identification, leadership and talent review, long-term workforce planning, critical candidate selection, headcount review;
Performance and Reward - e.g. performance management process, managing performance improvement, recognizing high performance, reward strategy, reward and recognition planning and guidelines, off cycle rewards, wellbeing;
A desired candidate will also be able to:
Understand business requirements and strategic objectives and turn them into People and Communication agenda priorities together with P&C CoE and P&C Services teams.
Drive the alignment and consistency and take responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of P&C policies, processes, and systems to ensure P&C is aligned with the business strategy and goals.
Ensure employee’s and their competence levels meet current and future business needs (long- and short-term workforce planning, deployment of strategic workforce plan, monitor and analyze headcount cost development)
Proactively guide, align, and share feedback with P&C CoE and P&C Services teams to enable quality service delivery.
Ensure that the organization complies with all applicable regulations, laws and employment standards.
Scan market trends and current way of operating to identify gaps and feed these into Unit P&C, P&C CoE, and P&C Services teams and collaborate with them on a daily basis.
M.Sc. or Bachelor degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
7-10 years of progressive Human Resources experience, preferably in multinational company
Experience in working across functional/business lines in a multi-site organization
Fluency of English + knowledge of one additional area language is an asset.
Fluency in French is a plus
Experience with labour relations is a plus
Canadian country knowledge and experience with employment law and employment practice is essential to ensure alignment of company policy and benefits, compliance, and execution of country, local and provincial matters.
We have the courage to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because
we believe diversity drives innovation:
Some of our many benefits include:
Come share your passion and energy to make a positive impact at KONE for our customers and your
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
At KONE, we are focused on creating an innovative and collaborative working culture where we value the contribution of each individual. Employee engagement is a key focus area for us and we encourage participation and the sharing of information and ideas. Sustainability is an integral part of our culture and the daily practice. We follow ethical business practices and we seek to develop a culture of working together where co-workers trust and respect each other and good performance is recognized. In being a great place to work, we are proud to offer a range of experiences and opportunities that will help you to achieve your career and personal goals and enable you to live a healthy and balanced life.
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