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Vice President Human Resources, Toronto

Last update 2024-06-14
Expires 2024-06-13
ID #2163807353
Vice President Human Resources, Toronto
Canada, Ontario, Toronto,
Modified May 22, 2024


ABOUT THE INDEPENDENT ELECTRICITY SYSTEM OPERATOR (IESO)Electricity is a vital economic enabler and is essential to the quality of life of all Ontarians. The IESO seeks to be a trusted leader that drives and guides Ontario’s electricity transformation through: Planning for the province's future energy needs; Enabling conservation; and Designing a more efficient electricity marketplace to support sector evolution. PURPOSEWe are at the heart of the electricity system, ensuring affordable electricity is available where and when Ontario needs it. VISIONTo be the trusted leader that drives and guides Ontario’s electricity transformation. VALUESIESO values aren’t just words on a poster: they unite and lay the foundation for IESO’s shared culture – and success. Expertise with Humility: We value diverse expertise and perspectives. Commitment and Accountability: We take our mandate and responsibilities seriously and hold ourselves accountable. Genuine Caring: We create an environment of fairness, trust, respect and belonging. Purposeful Engagement: We are thoughtful about who we engage with and how. Openness to Change: We have the courage to challenge the status quo and curiosity to try new things. Collaboration and Teamwork: We believe in the power of working together. CORE STRATEGIESThe core strategies, connected with the IESO’s purpose and vision for the future, provide clarity, direction and a roadmap to achieving strategic objectives. Core strategies by which the IESO is guided include: driving and guiding the sector’s future, ensuring system reliability while supporting cost effectiveness and driving. For further information please review the 2023 Annual Report and IESO Corporate Strategy (2022 – 2027). THE OPPORTUNITYOverview of the HR function and VP HR role Human Resources at IESO is a critical, strategic function, led by a Vice President who serves as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team and reports directly to the President & CEO. As the energy sector and the IESO continue to move through a time of accelerated change and transformation, driven by energy transition among many other factors, human resources will continue to be a critical function as it relates to enabling its success. The VP, HR is a strategic leader that takes a broad, long-term approach to problem solving and thinking to influence future planning and provides leadership, strategic direction, and vision to the HR team (4 direct, 31 indirect). This role serves as a trusted advisor to the President & CEO and the executive team, working horizontally across the organization in building talent and capability, delivering a positive employee experience, and enabling effective, culturally-aligned workforce decisions. Key priorities include: Provide strategic direction in leading and developing the key foundational human resources frameworks, programs, operational policies, and in providing expert advisory services to promote the IESO as a high performing, agile and talent-focused organization, designed to attract, retain, and engage its employees. Act as an enterprise-wide thinker who works collaboratively with other senior leaders in supporting changes and initiatives, including driving the 5-year Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy for the organization. Serve as a key member and decision maker on the executive team while providing influence and input on the development of the IESOs vision, mission, values, and culture, leading strategies and enabling timely decision making for their delivery at the Business Unit level. Champion and support sector transformation, by defining and driving human resources programs, policies, systems, services, and models. Provide overall strategic direction in enabling IESOs organizational transformation and in creating a positive employee and labour relations climate, where working collaboratively and respectfully with bargaining agent partners is integral to ensuring alignment with legislative and collective agreement requirements in supporting change management and positive employee experiences. THE CANDIDATEWe are seeking senior HR leadership candidates who are deeply experienced in providing strategic vision and guidance in a fast-paced, change-oriented environment. If you are a proven strategic and inspirational leader with expertise in leading and executing change, enriching employee engagement and experience, and ensuring effective and timely client service delivery within a dynamic, complex (ideally unionized) environment of scope and scale, we’d like to hear from you. INCLUSIVE PROCESSThe Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible working environments. IESO welcomes those to apply who would contribute to the further diversification of staff including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. ACCOMMODATIONSIESO and LHH Knightsbridge strive to provide a barrier-free process and make every effort to accommodate individual applicant needs. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. CONTACT INFORMATIONIf you are interested in being considered for this exciting and challenging senior leadership opportunity, please submit your expression of interest (cover letter and current resume) by email to Lindsay Millard, Senior Consultant, at with “VP HR, IESO” in the subject line.

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Vice president human resources

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