Director Organizational Development, Corporate Services

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Category: Human Resources
City: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Position ID: J0317-0640
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

This is your opportunity to work for the world’s 5th largest independent IT and business process services company. CGI offers a fast-paced and energetic atmosphere where your personal and professional growth is accelerated by your aspirations and exceptional commitment. Our 40 years of continuous growth is a testament to the confidence clients place in us and to the dedication of our professionals. At CGI, all employees are called “members”, because they feel a powerful sense of ownership and accountability. 65,000 Members at CGI are building their own company in 400 offices worldwide in 40 countries. CGI has the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve outstanding results for clients, members and shareholders. Learn more at

Your future duties and responsibilities:

This role is part of the Global Culture and Experience Center of Expertise (C&E CoE) and supports all Corporate Services teams. The successful candidate will act as the Organizational Development lead (OD) and subject matter expert for Corporate Services leaders and HR Business Partners. The position reports directly to the Vice-President, Culture and Experience COE based in Montreal, Canada.

Key responsibilities and objectives:

• Ensure alignment of OD strategies and initiatives throughout the organization, as well as cohesion with CGI values, mission and objectives to accelerate and optimize organizational performance.
• Provide thought leadership and solutions in support of leadership development.
• Provide subject matter expertise and solutions that may include: talent development and succession planning programs, tools and information related to Organizational Development and specifically the culture and CGI member experience.
• Work in close partnership with OD leads from other Strategic Business Units to understand local specificities, while ensuring cohesion, relevance and alignment for Corporate Services.
• Contribute to the Global Culture and Experience CoE strategic initiatives
• Collaborate with CGI colleagues in the Centres of Expertise to develop and/or implement HR Program updates including accuracy validation at completion when required.
• Leverage internal member management practices, which are part of CGI’s Member Partnership Management Framework—MPMF (on-boarding, performance assessment, employee satisfaction assessment, career path, etc.) adapted to fit Corporate and business units (BU) needs across Corporate Services.
• Evaluate the execution of processes and make/propose improvements.
• Collaborate with colleagues from the HR Integration CoE and contribute to merger, acquisition or outsourcing HR integration processes, including but not limited to organizational alignment and change management.
• Lead and manage the Talent Management including talent review and succession planning, and lead the development of the strategy for Leadership Development within Corporate Services.
• Develop collaborative relationships with key stakeholders to bring value and thought leadership to all stakeholders.
• Contribute depth and breadth of HR knowledge and apply it effectively in the development and deployment of HR programs, policies and systems.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Relevant Bachelor or Master Degree or equivalent degree and/or HR related certifications.
• Excellent communications and presentations skills.
• Experience in managing large and small scale change initiatives in an international context.
• 7-10 years’ experience in a consulting and/or international organization holding senior level responsibility for a variety of Organizational Development and HR related topics.
• Broad experience in organizational development with specific focus on leadership and talent development, succession planning and change management.
• Able to think strategically, and act tactically, in a complex matrix environment.
• Excellent customer service orientation using a consultative approach.
• Strong business acumen and ability to make decisions that have longer term and far reaching implications.
• Strong relationship building, influencing and negotiation skills; able to confidently deal with all levels of the organization.
• Demonstrated superior project management skills.
• Ability to provide guidance and direction in developing all types of learning solutions (i.e. classroom, web-based) in accordance with sound design principles and business realities.
• Ability to manage multiple projects for multiple internal customers and stakeholders.
• Experience using survey and assessment tools to identify business needs and measure effectiveness of solutions.
• Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint, MSWord, Excel and other MS suite of business applications.

What you can expect from us:

At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

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