Manager, Succession Planning

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Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Multiple Locations, Canada

Company: Deloitte

Job Type: Permanent 
Reference code: 104683   
Primary Location: Multiple Locations, Canada 
All Available Locations: Toronto; Calgary; Edmonton; Fredericton; Halifax; Moncton; Montreal; Ottawa; Quebec City; Saint John; Saskatoon; St. John's; Vancouver; Winnipeg 


Our Purpose


At Deloitte, we are driven to inspire and help our people, organization, communities, and country to thrive. Our Purpose is to build a better future by accelerating and expanding access to knowledge. Purpose defines who we are and gives us reason to exist as an organization.

By living our Purpose, we will make an impact that matters.

  • Enjoy flexible, proactive, and practical benefits that foster a culture of well-being and connectedness. 
  • Be empowered to lead and have impact with clients, our communities and in the office.
  • Be part of a firm that leads the way and pushes themselves to look like contemporary Canada.

What will your typical day look like?
In FY20, the Chief Culture and People Office (CCPO) developed a Culture and People Strategy for 2023 – a roadmap that will guide enablement of the broader firm Category of One strategy by inspiring and empowering our people and delivering “I only could have done it at Deloitte” experiences.  

The Partner Performance & Succession Planning Manager reports to the Director of Partner Performance and Succession.  You will be responsible working with the team for delivering and executing on the succession management strategy and related operations for ELT, ET, IMP and Key LCSP roles across the firm.  You will provide reporting and progress reports to both the Executive and The People and Culture Committee of the Board. 

You’ll be accountable to: 
•    Lead the enhancement of succession planning processes, including:

  • Role criteria
  • Succession candidate readiness 
  • Development progress
  • Priority status for senior executive roles within the firm 
  • Embedding diversity, equity and inclusion in all processes

•    Update and maintain the emergency successor list for key leadership roles
•    Develop and support candidate validation activities including:

  • Talent Reviews Materials
  • Data driven approach to uncovering potential 
  • Lead the development of the materials for the Executive and/or Board reporting 

Enough about us, let’s talk about you
You are someone who has expertise in the following areas:
•    Minimum of 6 years of experience in an HR Business Partner/ Talent Advisor role and/or previous talent advisory or project related experience required 
•    Completed university degree 
•    Ability to work effectively in a highly complex, matrixed, partnership environment. 
•    Working knowledge of major Talent functions and specific experience with talent development, performance management, policy development and succession planning 
•    Ability to partner with various working stream to develop talent solutions to business requirements
•    Proven experience working in a  partnership structure and collaborating with practice leaders and partners
•    Excellent written and spoken communication skills with an ability to form strong relationships at all organizational levels
•    Impeccably diplomatic approach to sensitive talent matters 
•    Proven ability to work effectively as part of a virtual national team 
•    Experience with leadership development processes and tools, familiarity with MS Access tools and strong MS Excel skills would be a definite asset
•    Superb planning and an ability to execute complex projects 
•    Ability to work in French and or Spanish is an asset


Our promise to our people: Deloitte is where potential comes to life.


Be yourself, and more.

We are a group of talented people who want to learn, gain experience, and develop skills. Wherever you are in your career, we want you to advance.

You shape how we make impact.

Diverse perspectives and life experiences make us better. Whoever you are and wherever you’re from, we want you to feel like you belong here. We provide flexible working options to support you and how you can contribute. Be the leader you want to be.

Be the leader you want to be

Some guide teams, some change culture, some build essential expertise. We offer opportunities and experiences that support your continuing growth as a leader.

Have as many careers as you want.

We are uniquely able to offer you new challenges and roles – and prepare you for them. We bring together people with unique experiences and talents, and we are the place to develop a lasting network of friends, peers, and mentors. Our TVP is about relationships – between leaders and their people, the firm and its people, peers, and within in our communities.

The next step is yours


At Deloitte, we are all about doing business inclusively – that starts with having diverse colleagues of all abilities. Deloitte encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, people with disabilities, candidates from Indigenous communities, and candidates from the Black community in support of living our values, creating a culture of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and our commitment to our AccessAbility Action PlanReconciliation Action Plan and the BlackNorth Initiative.

We encourage you to connect with us at if you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations). We’d love to hear from you!

By applying to this job you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We’ve designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte experience globally.
Deloitte Canada has 30 offices with representation across most of the country. We acknowledge our offices reside on traditional, treaty and unceded territories as part of Turtle Island and is still home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. We are all Treaty people.

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