Vice President
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
London, ON
Our Story

We are proud to announce that Canada Life will become our company brand under which our three companies service – Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life.

Together, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have been in the business of keeping promises for over a century. The new Canada Life brand combines the strengths of all three – so we can better deliver on our purpose: To improve the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians.

Role Description

Do you have what it takes to drive change & success within a heavily matrixed organization? Can you provide strategic direction when running a business by understanding the intricacies in how everything is intertwined?

As President & CEO of Quadrus Investment Services you are ultimately, responsible for growing and ensuring every aspect of the business is running smoothly. The role also is responsible for providing compliance oversight and support through Quadrus and Advisor Compliance organizations for the Advisory Network for all individual products and services. As the ultimate designated person for the dealer, you are comfortable with addressing compliance issues head on, and working to ensure the dealer maintains high standards in all regards.

Quadrus is one of the largest mutual fund dealers in Canada with more than 3200 registered investment representatives. It is the exclusive mutual fund dealer for London Life Insurance Company and preferred mutual fund dealer for investment representatives of The Great-West Life Assurance Company.

Accountabilities:
Operational (70%)

Provide and influence strategical and tactical leadership for all functions related to dealer operations, including internal business partners that perform functions on behalf of the dealer.
Drives results and contributes to change processes that improve organizational performance and creates a culture of accountability
Develop key relationships with a variety of external parties, such as: industry intermediaries, vendors and product manufacturers
Provides leadership to staff with a dedicated effort to ensure staff development and engagement
Manage priorities aligned with the vision and strategy of the Individual Customer division and the Advisory Network.
Able to foster collaborative partnerships across the Advisory Network and Corporate Compliance to facilitate cooperation and business results
Pursues continuous improvement and possesses a willingness to challenge the status quo

Compliance (30%)

For individual wealth & insurance, provide first line supervision, support and training through programs for the advisory network to ensure adherence to approved compliance policies and processes
Provide strategic direction for Quadrus national compliance program, in accordance with MFDA and securities regulator requirements
Partner with sales leaders to design long-term compliance strategies and on the alignment of processes, programs and compensation

Qualifications and Competencies:
15+ years in financial services with emphasis in the Canadian mutual fund or securities industry.
University degree preferably in business, economics or marketing.
Strategic thinker and business acumen with the ability to work with multiple internal and external stakeholders and business partners to drive change
Ability to understand the mechanics of a heavily-matrixed organization
Proven ability to build trusting, production relationships and empower teams
Has a keen understanding of industry and market trends
Capable of prioritizing competing priorities to achieve results
Possesses a high degree of financial, analytic and problem-solving skills
Understands business levers of a dealer and how it fits into an overall financial services company

Discover your opportunity….Apply today!

Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities. If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.

Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.