Manager, Attraction & Engagement

Charlee Gerrior

Headquartered in New Glasgow, NS, Crombie has been recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers year after year. Here are a few more reasons why we all love where we work:

  • Flexible, hybrid work schedules and locations.
  • Funding assistance for professional dues and furthering education.
  • An on-site fitness facility, or subsidized fitness centre memberships.
  • Corporate discount rates.
  • Professional development programs to help you grow and succeed.
  • A strong, diverse culture that promotes thought leadership and interdepartmental collaboration.

There’s no such thing as a perfect candidate. You don’t need 100% of the listed qualifications to add incredible value to our team. If you feel energized thinking about what you could accomplish here, we would love to hear from you.

Crombie values diversity, and is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative culture that is free of barriers, increases equity, and drives stronger business results. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you by contacting us at

Who We Are

We are one of Canada’s leading REITs and, importantly, we’re community minded and committed to helping build the future of sustainable real estate. We hire people who are passionate about real estate, growing their communities, and who share our values. Being supported in your professional development, having your contributions and unique talents valued, feeling a sense of challenge and purpose, and being surrounded by highly engaged colleagues who love what they do are just a few of the reasons to join our growing team. Learn more about us at

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, People & Culture, you will contribute to Crombie’s success by acting as a strategic business partner and leader with accountability for the development and delivery of recruitment, development, and employee engagement programs to support Crombie’s culture and organizational strategy and to deliver the right person, at the right time, at the right place.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provides coordination and oversight to advance talent strategies and plans to support current and emerging practices in areas of recruitment and retention, career development, employee engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Leads the planning and delivery of recruitment activities, staying abreast of developments in the labour market, recruitment best practices, development in the retail real estate and REIT sector, and developments with performance comparators.
  • Develops and maintains proactive and ongoing relationships with secondary, post-secondary, and community-based institutions and organizations.
  • Coordinates and contributes to the development of onboarding, workforce planning, and succession planning programs.
  • Conveys Crombie’s employee value proposition (EVP), ensuring it is known and understood by potential future candidates, current candidates, and employees; develops strategies to ensure its ongoing reinforcement.
  • Leads employee engagement initiatives (i.e., preparation and administration of survey, summary and detailed reporting, dissemination of results, and implementation of related initiatives).
  • Sets and monitors general administration and expenses budget.
  • Proactively supports and provides recommendations to resolve employee-related issues; works across teams to resolve employee conduct and performance issues.
  • Ensures corporate compliance with appropriate (e.g., regional, provincial, federal) employment laws and regulations.
  • Provides leadership to national and regional teams to ensure alignment on roles and responsibilities, performance, and development.
  • Prepares and delivers training content and programs and related reporting.
  • In collaboration with broader People and Culture team, provides leadership and support in developing the talent strategy and annual initiatives to support business growth.
  • Leads or supports change management activities.
  • Proactively supports the ongoing use and leveraging of Crombie’s HRIS system (Oracle) and other technology (e. g., Yardi, Office 365 tools) to enable leveraging of systems across the organization.
  • Prepares Board materials as required.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Engages across all levels of the organization to create and promote a safe and respectful work environment.

The Profile We Are Looking For

As the ideal candidate, you have a solid background in full-cycle recruitment and hiring. You will come to the role with an understanding of and practical skills in workforce planning and employee engagement surveys, metrics, and drivers. You can efficiently use Office 365 products and have solid writing ability. You have the ability and desire to prepare and deliver engaging training material. Finally, you are committed to staying current with industry practices.

If you bring the following to the role, it will be considered a bonus:

  • Analytics background.
  • Experience in promoting and supporting diversity, equity, and engagement across the organization.
  • Experience building relationships with community-based organizations.
  • Experience working with emerging technology related to recruitment, training, and development or interest in and aptitude for learning technology.
  • Experience with developing, monitoring, and managing budgets.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume.


Subject: Manager, Attraction and Engagement

Crombie thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.