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Project Lead, Leadership, Assessment & Development – Optimum Talent


Optimum Talent Inc. is proud to be the largest Canadian-owned integrated talent management firm with a coast-to-coast presence.

Optimum Talent enables organizations to achieve success through people. We collaborate with leading organizations to recruit, develop, engage, retain, and transition talent. The result for our clients is a stronger employer brand, and a team of leaders and talent with the capability to achieve their business goals. With origins dating back over 40 years, Optimum Talent has grown to over 200 colleagues operating in 13 offices across Canada. We provide expertise in Executive Search, Leadership, Assessment and Development, and Career Transition.

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We are currently seeking a Leadership, Assessment, and Development Project Lead who will be responsible for leading the management of key projects, being the direct interface to the client throughout the lifecycle of the project including new business development and landing follow-on work. This is an excellent opportunity for the project lead to drive client satisfaction, own projects end to end and help build and grow the foundation of the LAD practice in the central region.



  • Project Lead responsibilities:
  • Clarify client requirements and expectations and identify coordination requirements
  • Create and manage to project plans and conduct project kick-offs
  • Coordinate program assessments enrollment with coordinators, draft and send communications to share logistics and provide direction to participants and engage Subject Matter Experts as required
  • Provides timely and accurate advice and guidance to clients on SF and solutions processes as requested
  • Prepare and package materials for workshops, team effectiveness reports, client requested summary or communication decks, and one pager summaries
  • Arrange and set up room/equipment/materials both onsite and offsite
  • Data analysis for Succession management or team effectiveness solutions
  • Maintain statistics and identify trends with existing client data. Report findings to the Account Managers and relevant consultants
  • Build analytics solutions for licenced customers
  • Support the research, sharing, capturing and creation of executive leadership learning workshop solutions, and national practice solutions using corporate standards/packaging/and posting to intranet (BUZZ)
  • Business development and client management:
  • Proposal writing and price modelling
  • Manage RFP submissions
  • Arrange and negotiate simple contract extensions
  • Support the creation and packaging of new business offerings
  • Managing client satisfaction surveys (NPS) and mitigation strategies



Bachelor’s degree

3-5 years work experience in project management, consulting, HR functions, or psychology industry

Proficiency in all Microsoft office products

Strong interpersonal & client facing skills with demonstrated ability to work across all levels of an organization and to easily establish credibility with the client and subject matter experts

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to present to various audiences effectively

Deal or pricing shaping to achieve desired profit margins

Thrives on change with high interest in learning, highly flexible and adaptable

Knowledge or experience in project management methods

Experience or interest in psychometrics/assessment tools and executive coaching is an asset


First Year Deliverables in Central Region

Project plans created, actively managed, and loaded into Invenias for all medium to high client projects

Created processes and templates for RFP processes

Compiled and posted repository of samples and offering packages

Positive trending client satisfaction responses for management of projects

Standardized client reporting



Toronto, Ontario



  • Join a dynamic organization positioned for significant growth
  • Thrive in an entrepreneurial culture that rewards initiative and results
  • Be part of a full-cycle talent management organization with access and exposure to our entire suite of talent management programs and professionals, including SuccessFinder a scientific, evidence-based assessment tool
  • Join a work environment characterized by integrity and respect

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: . Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
A000000 (AKWY-811725) Project Lead, Leadership, Assessment & Development – Optimum Talent - ON - Toronto and GTA (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.