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Director, HRBP

Sun Life Financial

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted August 4, 2017.

Role Summary: The Director, HR Business Partner for Individual Insurance and Wealth is responsible for leading the implementation of cross business unit HR initiatives as well as providing internal consulting support for key initiatives within Individual. The position reports to the AVP Human Resource Business Partner for Individual Insurance and Wealth and is part of the SLF Canada HR Business Partner community. The incumbent in this position will consult with the AVP, HR Business Partner and business leaders to maintain a thorough understanding of organizational plans and participate in the development of HR requirements that will support the business plans in the ongoing development of SLF’s talent and culture. The incumbent in this job will have a solid understanding of all HR cycles and business initiatives with a focus on ensuring a consistent employee and manager experience in organization wide executions. The role will focus on building a high performance organization by working with the HR Centres of Expertise (CoEs) along with the Business Areas within Individual Insurance and Wealth to ensure all HR practices and programs are in place and well understood. Understanding the business strategy and knowing what HR initiatives will actively support successful implementation is an important driver of success in this role.
The work of this role and the team varies from supporting the implementation of established CoE programs to defining and partnering with the COE’s to deliver HR solutions to resolve business problems and enable strategy execution.
Main Accountabilities:

  • Provide organizational development consultation and advice for Individual Insurance and Wealth initiatives within different business areas.
  • Provide change management and communication support for business and HR initiatives.
  • Provides program management to Individual for successful implementation of HR programs and initiatives.
  • Responsible for delivery of annual HR programs and policies within Individual Insurance and Investments.
  • Identify HR trends and issues in Individual including possible management actions.
  • Research external best practices and trends.


  • Broad understanding of all HR disciplines and HR programs and practices.
  • Strong consulting skills.
  • Change management skills and experience.
  • Ability to lead a program with multiple projects.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Confidence interacting with senior management.
  • Strong system thinking and the ability to identify solutions and associated impacts across the organization.
  • Resourceful with a good knowledge of the SLF organization.
  • Strong impact and influence skills.
  • Excellent facilitation skills.
  • Superior collaborative working abilities and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute quickly, effectively and consistently.
  • Experience working in Financial Services and/or in the Insurance industry, an asset.
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset.