SAP Manager
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Winnipeg, MB
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

If you’re passionate about technology and driven by simplifying complex business problems to turn them into functional solutions, our SAP Platform operations group based in Canada Life’s Winnipeg headquarters is looking for top talent to join their leadership team. This team is accountable for delivering operational and build support for Canada Life’s global SAP platform, focusing on efficiency, quality and client experience. The scale of this global computing platform continues to experience rapid growth as new solutions are being implemented to evolve and enable core business capabilities.

As the SAP Manager, you will apply your expertise and drive by leading, and continuously improving, the delivery of our operational/support services to a broad business sponsorship group. You understand and champion what it takes to ensure production integrity and availability of a mission critical computing landscape for a multi-national company.

Provide value-added support to the Head of SAP Platform through managing and optimizing business unit’s services
Responsible for ongoing Corporate Technology Delivery engagement and collaboration with leaders / stakeholders to uncover business needs and meet strategic priorities
Assist with identification of technology options and continuous improvement solutions that support long -range plans and drive effective application of technology to support business strategy achievement
Drive a high-performance culture through leadership and management of a team of hard-working SAP Analysts and Developers. Cultivate an engaging environment and assume accountability of adequate staffing to meet operational goals and deadlines
Responsible for production integrity and behavior of Canada Life’s global SAP platform
Empowered to assign resources to assist in the successful delivery of SAP solutions

Qualifications and Competencies:
7+ years of experience as a leader within an AD / ERP (SAP) environment. It is preferable that your experience is with a financial institution, or with another highly regulated environment
Degree in related discipline (Bachelor Computer Science / Software Engineering or Business) or equivalent combination of training and experience

What You'll Bring:
Serve as a team ambassador while exercising effective internal consulting skills that emphasize superior customer service
Communicate in an effective, clear and engaging manner verbally and written
Strong people leadership and interpersonal skills, demonstrated experience coaching / motivating highly educated and skilled individuals toward teamwork and a common purpose
Exercise flexibility to adapt to change and perform effectively under pressure
Operational risk expertise related to working in complex shared environments
Effective planning and organizational skills with the ability to manage near and long-term priorities in parallel
Critical thinking and demonstrated ability to apply judgment leading to desired positive outcomes
Demonstrates flexibility and is comfortable influencing, advising and collaborating with business partners across different functions to facilitate cooperation and improve business performance

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.