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VP, Talent



Administration, People & HR
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2024

Who we are:

We are a bunch of people who really care about agriculture, food and the challenges facing farming. We want to help farmers with data driven decision making to help nature feed a growing population. Join our team of expert engineers, agronomists, entomologists, crop researchers, and data scientists who are continually conducting research to help drive innovation in agriculture.

Semios is a market leader in leveraging the internet-of-things (IoT) and big data to improve the sustainability and profitability of specialty crops. With 500 million data points being reported by our sensors every day, we leverage our big data analytics, such as in-depth pest and disease modeling, to empower tree fruit and tree nut growers with decision-making tools to minimize resources and risks.

Our innovative work has received several industry awards:

One of our partners produced this short video which shows what we do and our positive environmental impact.

We know our journey is only achievable by having a great team who shares ideas, tries new things and learns as we go.

Who you are:

Motivated by meaningful work, you are looking for more than just a job; you want to work for a dynamic, growing company that finds solutions to real-life problems, such as helping the world reduce the use of pesticides and helping nature feed a growing population. Your ideal work environment includes a collaborative team spirit with the opportunity to learn and grow as you take the initiative to try new things.

Reporting to the CEO, as the VP, Talent (HR), you will be a strong voice to the leadership team, and collaborate closely to ensure alignment between people strategies and overall business goals. You will drive a holistic strategy around accountability, performance management, continuous feedback, employee retention, and learning and development.

Ultimately, the VP, Talent is responsible for ensuring our people matters are led and managed with integrity and Semios continues to be a diverse and inclusive workforce.

What you will do:

HR Strategy & Execution

  • Create and align the strategic priorities for Talent, considering the input and direction from the leadership team as well as the needs of specific key markets.
  • Support markets in prioritizing their Talent initiatives and ensure alignment between plans globally for consistency of culture and employee experience.
  • Ensure key initiatives are resourced and there are work plans to deliver them.
  • Identify and monitor critical KPIs that will ensure the strategy is being implemented and making the desired impact.

Employee Experience And Engagement

  • Reinforce the company’s culture, values, and norms.
  • Create programs that enhance employee experience, satisfaction, and productivity.
  • Foster a sense of inclusion and community within the organization. Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in line with the reality of each market.
  • Orchestrate the employee engagement survey process across markets, align engagement plans globally.
  • Ensure onboarding programs are robust globally.

Performance Culture

  • Design the processes for goal setting and performance management that will enable a global culture of high achievement; open feedback and development focus.
  • Ensure reward processes are in place to ensure competitiveness, fairness and recognition of high performance.

Organizational Development

  • Leverage modern and traditional approaches, lead and guide organization design activities to set the organization up effectively for future success.
  • Support ELT in devising a roadmap and strategy for each team linked to our growth ambition.
  • Ensure there are robust succession plans in place for key management roles.


  • Formulate recruitment strategies to ensure a continuous supply of high-caliber talent to deliver on business and culture goals.
  • Lead and direct recruiting activities.
  • Global talent pipeline and succession planning.
  • Raise Semios profile as a well-recognized employer in the market enhancing our employee brand.

Learning & Development

  • Design and deliver the learning tools needed to support Semios agile culture and ways of working.
  • Design a learning agenda and deliver training programs across functions.
  • Partner with senior leaders to identify leadership development needs.
  • Partner with HR teams in different business units to identify key needs and priorities; and ensure smooth roll out of the prioritized learning initiatives.
  • Mentor and coach managers in North America to build effective leadership skills.

Budget Management and HR Analytics

  • Robust analytics and people costs.
  • Oversight on all people-related costs including bonuses and other incentives.
  • Ensure our people cost structure is aligned to FP&A standards.
  • Build and oversee Talent functional budget and learning & development budget.

Risk & Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with HR laws and regulations highlighting and elevating key risks to the business and opportunities for improvement as well as deliver on education and compliance in relation to Business Integrity initiatives.