The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Quebec City, QC
Join a creative organization where you’ll connect with some of the most entrepreneurial, spirited, energetic people you’ll ever meet in your life.

We’re looking for a Director of Practice Development with business savvy and charismatic gusto to play an integral role with the Freedom 55 Financial team. In this fast-paced, results-driven environment, it’s go time for you as you partner with some of the top financial advisors in the business to deliver leading edge practice development, advanced sales strategies and contribute to the overall success and development of experienced advisors. You will help some of the best financial advisors take their business to the next level.

To start:
You have three plus years as a financial advisor. But you’re not content to carry the bag anymore. And you’re not satisfied with good — you insist on leading the way. As lead support and relationship manager, you’ll join a team that commands industry respect, defines success by growth and is generously rewarded with compensation and benefits.
You’re an authority on investments and insurance products, advanced sales strategies and the financial services market. You understand regulatory requirements of the financial services industry.
With your credibility and expertise as a financial advisor, you’re ready to lead and coach. You will dedicate each day in helping others succeed by showing them how to take their business from good to great.

Where you’ll really shine:
You’re creative and focused. You recognize you’re on your own — there’s no activity if you don’t self-generate.

Your day runs the gamut from consulting with advisors on their business and marketing plan to bringing forth some new sales strategies and practice development insights. You coach and partner with experienced advisors to help them implement new strategies, products and concepts into their business. You thrive because you get personal satisfaction that comes from helping others succeed. You have a high attraction power and source high potential entrepreneurs to join the Freedom 55 Financial team. Your mentoring nature is part of your DNA, and you appreciate the key role you play in helping Canadians reach their goals and dreams.

If you believe you’ve got what it takes, and want to make a difference, we want to hear from you.

Desired skills and experience

Minimum 3 years’ experience in financial services industry preferably as a financial advisor
Specialist in practice development as it relates to the financial services area
Proven leadership skills and demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships
Experience recruiting quality sales candidates would be an asset
Knowledge of insurance and investment products, advanced sales strategies, the financial services industry and applicable legislation.
Basic understanding of tax implications related to investments and insurance
Passionate about the financial services industry and helping others succeed within it
Hold valid financial services designations, such as CFP, CLU, etc.
Acquire and maintain mutual fund branch manager license within first year
Maintain life, accident and sickness license and mutual fund registration, and commit to
continuing education in financial services, leadership and management development.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
As an employee in Quebec, you’re required to maintain an Insurance of Persons license
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in French is required, English would be an asset
This role is located in Quebec City; travel throughout the region using your own means of transportation will be required.

Discover your opportunity….Apply today!

Great West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days. 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.