Manager, Organizational Development & Talent

Job Code: 9010
Location: Waterloo, ON
Department: Human Resources
# of openings: 1
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date:



Because a changing industry calls for a new way of doing things. An ambitious, innovative and fast-paced company, we offer exceptional training and development programs, competitive pay, great benefits, company-matched RRSPs, and paid volunteer days — all within an engaging, fun, and collaborative work environment.

Founded more than 145 years ago, Economical is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurance companies. We rely on our national network of more than 800 independent brokers to sell a range of car, home, business, and farm insurance solutions. With Sonnet and Petline, we’re extending our reach through the direct-to-customer channel. With more than 2,400 active employees across the country and a commitment to rethinking the insurance experience, we’re poised for great things.

We’re now adding to our high-performance team to take us into the future. Let’s rethink insurance, together.


In this newly created role, you will be responsible for organizational development and change strategies supporting a wide range of talent initiatives including leadership development, assessment, competency integration and succession management. In many ways this is an internal consulting opportunity that requires a good blend of thinking and doing. Organizational development at Economical emphasizes a systemic and collaborative approach to improving and enhancing a culture of high-performance.

You will manage a team and will often be working in partnership with our HR Business Partners, People Leaders and Executive teams across the organization.

***Note: This position can be based out of Toronto or Waterloo. If the OD & Talent Manager is based out of Toronto, he or she would be expected to commute to the Waterloo office twice per week. If based out of the Waterloo office, he or she would be expected to commute to Toronto once per week.***

Organizational Development & Talent

  • Participate in consultation and collaboration with stakeholders to assess talent management and

    leadership development needs using internal and external resources to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate programs.

  • Design and implement leadership development programs and learning paths that leverage multiple learning approaches.

  • Support our ongoing leadership assessment, succession management and competency integration initiatives.

  • Identify potential future enhancements to talent management initiatives, together with their operational requirements.

  • Identify new solutions to support the delivery and user experience of these initiatives.


Change Management

  • Lead change initiatives, interventions, projects, and programs to build capacity and effectiveness at the leadership level across the organization.

  • Facilitate planning and design sessions to support teams and individuals with achieving strategic goals.

  • Ensure the right structures, people, training and communications are aligned to business objectives.

  • Contribute to the strengthening of organizational design and change management capabilities to

  • Design/update documentation, solutions and supporting material as needed.




  • 5+ years of experience in a related Talent Management, Organizational Development or Change Management role.

  • A Bachelor’s degree or Certificate in Human Resources Management and PROSCI Certification is an asset.

  • Significant experience developing and deploying talent management and/or organizational development programs with a proven track record of success.

  • Experience with planning large-scale organizational change management processes with hands-on delivery to shift mindset, behaviors, and achieve results.

  • Big picture thinking to analyze, review and recommend possible organizational improvements.

  • Mastery of Excel, Word and PowerPoint with strong visual presentation skills and attention to details.

  • Ability to influence at all levels without authority using strong consultation and facilitation skills.

  • A working style characterized by a client-focused approach, an innovation mindset and result orientation.

  • Experience with creating training strategy and delivering training to various groups of stakeholders.


To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume before you apply for the role you’re interested in. Please note that only one document can be uploaded, so be sure to combine your resume and cover letter.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment that welcomes diversity and supports accessibility across the organization. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting:

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Economical Insurance includes the following companies: Economical Mutual Insurance Company, The Missisquoi Insurance Company, Perth Insurance Company, Waterloo Insurance Company, Family Insurance Solutions Inc., Sonnet Insurance Company, Petline Insurance Company.

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