Specialist, OD & Talent

Job Code: 9315
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 supporting a wide range of talent initiatives including leadership development, assessment, competency integration and succession management. The solutions you deliver will enhance individual, team, and support our culture with achieving Economical’s mission, vision and strategic goals.

Organizational development at Economical emphasizes a systemic and collaborative approach to improving and enhancing a culture of high-performance.


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 programs and learning paths that leverage multiple learning approaches.

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

  • Conduct research on emerging trends and best practices in OD/Talent Management and make recommendations for future design enhancements.

  • Provide recommendations for the learning and training modalities that will be most impactful for delivery and knowledge retention


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.

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



  • 3-5 years’ 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.

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

  • Experience with delivering training to various groups of stakeholders.

  • Some travel required.



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: hrsharedservices@economical.com.

Visit economical.com to learn more about us and what we’re up to.

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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