This is an excellent opportunity for a solution focused, results oriented and above all creative individual to apply their knowledge of the Group retirement industry to the maintenance and development of
Products and services.
The successful candidate will be a key player in helping define and fulfill the organizations long term product shelf strategy with the goal of effectively meeting the identified market needs of both existing and potential new clients. Focus will be on maintenance and development of Wealth Management Products and services. The role requires the incumbent to work closely with departments in Group Life and Health, Group Retirement Services, Institutional Investment Solutions, field organization, and advisors. Success in this role requires strong relationship building skills and a commitment to teamwork to help drive the development process from conceptual design to product launch.
Identify, research, and document the requirements related to a proposed product/service idea
Provide recommendations on whether to pursue or not to pursue development of a product/service idea
Building relationships with impacted business areas across the division to obtain buy-in, determine optimal solutions and guide implementation of new products and services
Responsible for all aspects of the product development process including research, design, operational assessment, development and implementation on assigned projects
Organize and assemble cross-functional, multi-departmental and third party teams to coordinate the completion of required development work
If needed, represent the company in negotiating business arrangements with third party providers
Ensure project protocols are adhered to throughout the course of a project
Provide direct support to the field and clients following the launch of a new product
Support RFP's as necessary by providing required responses related to wealth management products - Adhere to Privacy/AML and regulatory guidelines
Qualifications and Competencies:
A strong belief that the customer is at the center of what we do
Financial Services industry experience with knowledge of investment funds and guaranteed investments
Post-secondary Education (preferably in a business discipline) or related experience/working knowledge of the group retirement industry
Strong interpersonal skills; required to develop relationships with all members of the team as well as field partners, clients, and advisors
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal; able to articulate requirements/issues/concerns
Excellent organizational and planning skills – Project Management experience an asset
Demonstrated analytical skills
Self-motivated with the ability to manage a demanding workload to ensure that all deadlines and mandates are met
Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and to adapt to changing priorities
Knowledge of the Group retirement industry and/or Wealth management products
Regular Full Time/Regular Part Time employees must have been in their current role for a minimum of one year or as otherwise specified in the employment offer contract.
Temporary or Casual employees must wait until one month prior to the end of their assignment before applying.
The employee must be demonstrating acceptable performance.
Note: The current leader’s approval can override these requirements. In this case, the leader’s signature must be included on the internal job application or an email from your leader must be sent to the respective HR Coordinator.
Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.
As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.
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Canada 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.
Canada Life serves 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.
Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted