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Strategy and Transaction Learning Lead – contract

EY Canada

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted February 25, 2021.

The opportunity

The Strategy and Transactions Learning Leader is responsible for developing the learning strategy for Strategy and Transaction (SaT) practice in Canada, overseeing the deployment of SaT related learning and building relationships with the business. This role reports to the Talent Development Leader and strategically aligns with the SaT Managing Partner, sub-service line and competency leaders, Talent Team as well as with the Global and Americas learning groups.

This role is responsible for leading a team in the development and delivery of learning events including forecasts, target audience, budget management, while ensuring the overall needs of our business and people are met in the most effective manner. The SaT Learning Leader will regularly engage with leadership, practitioners, other Talent functions, business subject matter resources, and geographies to ensure business alignment and deployment preparedness. The leader in this position promotes a continuous learning culture within the firm and is accountable for ensuring a consistent, high-quality learning experience in conjunction with the career development framework at EY. This role will also supervise, coach and mentor a Learning Coordinator supporting the SaT learning practice and may be called to have an advisory role on other learning projects across the firm from time to time.
The position is a full-time position and will at times require early morning or evening commitments.

Your key responsibilities

Teaming with the business

  • Connects with the Canadian SaT sub-service line, and competency leaders and Talent to define learning needs and priorities
  • Work with the SaT practice and assist with just-in-time training and strategic priorities
  • Executes on and communicates the learning plans, budget and strategy in an agile manner for skills development and growth in the SaT practice
  • Collaborates with SaT learning at the Global and Americas levels on strategy, learning deliverables, methods and approaches, instructor management, processes and tools, and sharing of ideas and best practices
  • Collaborates with the wider Canadian learning team to find efficient, effective modes of developing world-class learning and development opportunities and processes

Strategic thinking and decision making

  • Sets the strategic priorities for SaT Learning and works with the team to ensure delivery of learning, with a particular knowledge of innovative training in matrix organizations
  • Translates the needs of the business into learning and development solutions
  • Drafts and manages the SaT learning budget in collaboration with Finance, SaT Managing Partner and Director of Talent
  • Make key decisions and suggestions based on a solid understanding of firm, business objectives and needs analysis

Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong business acumen and an understanding of the SaT service line, the strategies and priorities, and how they translate into learning and development needs will be an asset to enable the ideal candidate to manage stakeholder expectations and to build consensus
  • Strong relationship management, interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to manage and influence key decision makers and strong internal and external networks with the ability to leverage on these
  • Creative, innovative and strategic thinker

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a timely and professional manner
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, accustomed to work in consulting or comparable high demand environments with approximately 5+ years of experience, either within EY or other related organizations
  • Strong background in learning and development, certification in learning programs and tools is preferred
  • Strong organizational, project and time management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple issues and tasks
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability and confidence working with technology and learning new software
  • Proficient in advanced capabilities in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proven track record leading teams and executing against priorities on time and on budget
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and diverse environment and flex style as appropriate (sensitivity to cultural differences)
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner

What working at EY offers

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture – built on high-performance teaming – where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you to decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.
Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark. Apply today.

EY is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.