Employee Development Specialist

Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

The Kinross Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Toronto and supports Kinross’ operations and projects worldwide. Corporate functions include Finance, Procurement, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT, Investor Relations, Exploration, Geology and Mine Planning, among others.

Job Description

The Employee Development Specialist is responsible for delivering the organization’s development strategy, designing tools and processes for this strategy, and assessing its outcomes.

Job Responsibilities

Development Strategy

Work with the global HR team to understand the current state of development and key priority areas

Contribute to the creation of an integrated development strategy for the organization.

Partner with the Global HR team to identify, plan, and execute targeted development initiatives.


Development Programs

Review individual and organizational development needs.

Design development programs and tools as identified in the strategy and manage the global implementation for each.

Monitor the success of development plans and adapt as required to reflect business needs.

Support HR business partners to collaborate with managers and give guidance and tools to assist with developing team members, including working with the Manager, Talent Management to create Individual Development Plans.


Oversee the global learning management system (“LMS”), including: in consultation with the Director, Talent and Engagement, developing LMS strategy for the organization (including reviewing effectiveness of existing platform): and managing content by reviewing existing content, streamlining content based on learning needs and sourcing new content as appropriate.

Provide functional oversight to the LMS administrator.

Establish frameworks to enable professional development paths for critical roles

Assist with the ongoing administration, change management, and continuous improvement of development planning and career development processes and systems in collaboration with the Manager, Talent Management

Connect with business partners and remain current with L&D trends to identify effective toolkits and processes.

Education and Experience

Generally 5 - 8 years of talent, learning and development or related experience or equivalent

Demonstrated problem solving and decision making capabilities with effective organizational and time management skills; the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities effectively in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

Strong interest and demonstrated ability to create and continuously improve processes and tools. Experience in reviewing programs and processes, identifying opportunities and successfully implementing changes.

Open to feedback and suggestions, willing to collaborate with others to understand the needs and continuously evolve programs to ensure they are adding value to the business

Strong relationship management skills to work collaboratively across the global HR community

Demonstrated interpersonal and process management skills with the ability to recognize interdepartmental relationships and dependencies and implement Development  activity in support of cross-functional policy and procedures

Experience in management development and soft skills training

Experience in partnering with third parties

A strong communicator, both in written and spoken communications

Articulate and confident standing up and delivering to large audiences

Organized and a self-starter

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.