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Bilingual Senior People & Culture Advisor (Mergers and Acquisitions)


Montreal, Quebec, CA Toronto, ON, CA Ottawa, ON, CA Hull, Quebec, CA Quebec City, Quebec, CA Winnipeg, MB, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Rimouski, Quebec, CA Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Req ID:  29578
Jobs by Category:  People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs
Job Function:  People & Culture
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular

Ready to create new opportunities in uncharted territory?



Join our team

We are looking for bright people who enjoy solving problems. At TELUS, People & Culture (P&C) is not your traditional HR team, and this is not your traditional P&C Advisor role. We embrace change and have fun re-inventing the future of work. We are as passionate about our team as we are about our business, and we’re looking for people who get excited about thinking and delivering differently, thinking out of the box, and enjoy giving support to other team members.


Here’s what we believe


  • We are ONE team: there’s no room for egos or blame
  • Everything we do is tied to our customers and our business: not dictated by rules or policies
  • We challenge the status quo: and when others think we’re done, we make it better
  • We live up to our commitments: to ourselves, our business, peers, leaders, team and customers
  • Our success is all about how we do things: how we think, solve problems, deliver, communicate, and simply interact with one another

What we’ll accomplish together


As a Sr M&A Advisor within People & Culture, you wear multiple hats: 
You work closely with your colleagues in the P&C M&A team, P&C Business partners, business leads, and multiple shared services stakeholders to assess if an acquisition will support the strategy through its people and culture. 
You are a curious, energetic, and results driven team mate who can work in an environment of ambiguity, challenge the status quo, and foster collaborative partnerships to drive the future of P&C M&A activities at TELUS.
Your counsel is equal parts logic, analysis, strategy and execution. You have a natural curiosity and thrive in an environment where new learnings are daily achievements. Your passion for delivering a remarkable team member experience drives better outcomes for our business and customers. You care deeply about the details that will make or break the success of an acquisition.
Supported by the Director of People & Culture M&A, you will balance multiple P&C M&A projects by leading all the P&C due diligence and transaction closing activities. This will include providing strategic insight for our leaders as well as ensuring high quality and consistent delivery of HR due diligence valuation, collaborating on post-acquisition integration activities and evolving the service delivery model of HR M&A.

Here's how


  • Lead and project manage all the activities of due diligence to the conclusion of a transaction
  • Analyze and understand the culture and people practices of an organization to highlight risks and opportunities during due-diligence phase
  • Assess the talent in the organization to identify potential and fit
  • Design compensation strategies to support key talent retention
  • Contribute to the business case valuation through the estimation of the cost of integration to TELUS people practices and recommendation of the integration strategy balancing financial impact and team member experience
  • Provide guidance on people matters in purchase agreements 
  • Share and implement best practices throughout the M&A lifecycle
  • Collaborate on P&C strategic integration planning for post-acquisition integration activities 
  • Contribute to the development of a strong communication and change management plan to achieve and accelerate the value of the acquisition
  • Continuously enhance the P&C M&A playbook, service delivery model and valuation tools for speed and high quality of delivery and exceptional team member experience
  • Create presentations, facilitate conversations and develop support materials, to help bring organizations together

What you bring


  • Strategic Thinker: Sees things holistically, generates and applies unique business insights to create successful outcomes for the business and team members 
  • Passionate problem solver: Demonstrates the fundamentals of digging into a problem, conducting targeted analysis, building recommendations and executing on those recommendations.
  • Compelling communicator: Clear, concise and influential in all aspects of communication and facilitation
  • Self-motivated learner: Seeks to understand and grow knowledge, skills and personal capabilities
  • Strong collaborator and relationship builder: Someone others actively seek out to partner with and who engages multiple stakeholders to ensure seamless communication and a strong focus on finding the right solutions for a successful outcome
  • Energized by fast-paced environments: Comfortable in continuously changing, dynamic environments
  • Pragmatic project manager: Leads in a structured way the various activities related projects. Knows when a project plan is needed, or when a simple list will get the job done. 
  • Influencer: Influences leaders and peers to gain support and overcome resistance with data and persuasion
  • Interested in the details: Analyzes a large amount of data and is able to extract and summarize which ones matter to the success of an acquisition 
  • Results oriented: Manages performance, holding self and others accountable to effectively and efficiently complete work responsibilities




  • Bachelor’s degree with an MBA or advanced degree preferred or equivalent experience and education
  • 7-10 years of equivalent work experience tied to HR and/or M&A functions
  • Proven track record on leading & delivering complex projects
  • Bilingual in English and French, written and spoken

A bit about us

We’re a people-first, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability—your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here.

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.





People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs

Across People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs, we are the diverse and talented team responsible for making sure TELUS is managed as a world-leading organization. ​

We are honoured to be recognized

2021 engagement score

Team members worldwide

# of years voted One of Canada’s Best Corporate Citizens


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.