sid lee
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Senior Talent Business Partner


Sid Lee is a borderless creative agency applying storytelling, design and technology to build customer experiences that matter. Their multi-disciplinary team of 900 professionals works as one out of offices in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Paris, London, LA and Seattle. Working side by side with progressive clients, they deploy their creative capabilities in several disciplines, ranging from design to interactive and experiential communication to advertising and architecture. Practicing agile creative and production development, as well as radical collaboration both internally and with their clients, they create work that matters, allowing their clients to outperform their competitors and earn the trust and loyalty of their customers.


Working in partnership with their client groups, the Senior Talent Business Partner takes charge of all human resources activities related to their groups. Always up to date with best practices, they support and develop programs and processes aimed at maximizing employee engagement and retention within the agency. The Senior Talent Business Partner is able to be a positive influence on their collaborators, navigate grey areas, and deal with changing priorities, all while showing strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.


  • Build a strong business relationship with both managers and employees to maximize their engagement, performance and retention.
  • Assist and support managers in each phase of the employee life cycle: performance evaluation, talent evaluation, succession plan, salary review, career development plan, etc.
  • Take care of coordinating and following up on absences and exits in their client groups (exit interviews, managing parental leaves, terminations, etc.).
  • Advise managers on management best practices and HR-related problem-solving.
  • Implement changes and processes to encourage talent retention, mobilization and productivity.
  • Develop a slate of personalized training opportunities that meet the needs of the agency and support managers in selecting participants.
  • Advise leaders on how to help their teams progress in order to optimize their talents’ potential and meet performance objectives.
  • Act as a salary expert by advising managers on raises, promotions, adjustments, terminations, etc.
  • Support/lead transformation and organizational change projects in an effective way by using best practices and methodologies.
  • Collaborate with the recruitment team to encourage a positive and structured candidate experience in line with the global strategy for managing talent.
  • Actively collaborate with the other administrative teams in the agency (payroll, finance, etc.) to ensure strong communication.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree, preferably in HR management or organization development.
  • At least six to eight years of experience in HR, preferably in a generalist’s role.
  • Proven experience in remuneration and in a role advising managers.
  • Knowledge of the provincial legislation and standards related to HR management.
  • Knowledge of Workday is an asset.
  • Language requirements: French is an asset, both verbally and in written.


Proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Sid Lee is committed to creating a diverse work environment. All qualified applicants are considered without regard to citizenship, ethnicity, race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.
We encourage women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities to apply.