Director, HR Technology

  • 50 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5J 3A5, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) one of the world's premier sports and entertainment companies, owns the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto FC (MLS), Toronto Argonauts (CFL), Toronto Marlies (AHL), Raptors 905 (NBA D-League), TFC II (USL) and Raptors Uprising Gaming Club, the Toronto Raptors Esports franchise in the NBA 2K League. Its charitable arm, MLSE Foundation, focuses on funding initiatives to support youth through sport and recreational programs. In 2017 MLSE Foundation, with support of community and corporate partners, built MLSE LaunchPad, a 42,000-sq. ft. space dedicated to programming that support its four Pillars: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready For School and Ready For Work.

MLSE also owns and operates Scotiabank Arena, Canada’s premier sports & entertainment venue hosting more than 200 events each year, as well as two digital channels (Leafs Nation Network and NBA TV Canada), and has a partnership with Live Nation (the biggest concert promoter in the world). MLSE has also invested in and operates five of Toronto's sports facilities – Coca-Cola Coliseum, BMO Field, BMO Training Grounds at Downsview Park, home of Toronto FC's Academy and the First Team's practice facility, the Toronto Raptors’ training facility and the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, the practice facility for the Maple Leafs and Marlies.

MLSE’s common purpose is to unite and empower employees to deliver extraordinary moments to our fans and each other.

Who We Are: 

We celebrate the diversity, individuality, and personality of our peers, striving to be the best in class, in every class. We believe in Respect, Resilience, Commitment, and Ambition. We work for, with, and around the people that inspire us to try, persist, and achieve more. 

Our work goes beyond games, seasons, trophies, and tours. Our success is measured by more than a scoreboard. Our team is stronger when we stand united. We create, we celebrate, we build, and we become better! 

What we choose to do next, means everything! It defines greatness, builds character, makes history, and brings the world to its feet. 

Job Description

Working with the Senior Director, the Director, HR Technology Solutions will lead HR technology projects while ensuring they are kept on track, delivered on time and on budget. You are responsible for reviewing functional and technical specifications and your in-depth knowledge of Workday and other HR systems will help MLSE proactively determine solutions to meet business demands and improve process efficiency for end users.

We are searching for a leader with experience driving projects in a dynamic environment with tight timelines and changing business needs. Understanding and solving sophisticated business problems comes naturally to you, and you can communicate project progress to a variety of business partners with ease. Your attention to detail is outstanding, you have a high degree of financial competence and you are passionate about the sports & entertainment industry and HR Technology.


  • Lead HR Technology projects varying in size – from ad hoc HR functions to design processes and procedures, through to large-scale enterprise impact projects
  • Lead the strategic vision and project roadmap related to the continued development and implementation of relevant business processes and transactions within the HRIS system, Workday
  • Ensure the integrity of all data and processes run by the system and lead all aspects of troubleshooting and issue resolution, as needed
  • Develop thoughtful reporting and analytical tools, including user dashboards, to leverage HR data and advise business decision making
  • Playing a key role in understanding and interpreting our HR Business Partners challenges and goals, and collaborating with internal teams to deliver innovative solutions both on time and on budget
  • Structuring presentations, documentation and project updates with meaningful recommendations
  • Presenting project updates to leadership audiences and collaborators
  • Researching and communicating industry trends and new technologies
  • Supporting the development and evaluation of strategic business cases
  • Actively challenging your team to look for opportunities for process improvement through probing and anticipating the needs of our HR BPs and HR functions, providing insight into how technology can improve their processes.
  • Lead training initiatives for HR users or end users, as required, to facilitate continued system adoption


  • A "we" first, positive and people-focused demeanor
  • A Graduate of a post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Commerce, other relevant areas specifically is an asset
  • 5 or more years of demonstrable experience in consulting, digital, technology and/or strategic planning/corporate development
  • Proven experience in leading sophisticated, technical projects with the ability to work in an environment with fluid structure and operations
  • Solid project management skills
  • Intimate knowledge of MS Office Suite, particularly in PowerPoint, as well as Workday experience being strongly preferred
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to clearly present recommendations
  • Superb interpersonal skills with proven ability to form relationships with key partners at all levels
  • Professional services experience highly sought after in this role

Additional Information

Apply by: December 8th, 2021

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process. If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email [email protected] Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

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