• Manager, Business Development Programs

    Job Location CA-ON-London
    Posted Date 4 days ago(7/13/2018 12:50 PM)
    Job ID
    London Life
    Job Category
    Sales and Development
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    Already you’re recognized as the one to watch. Now you’re ready to step up the game in the financial services arena — and to shine like the go-getter you are. Join a creative organization where you’ll connect with some of the most entrepreneurial, spirited, energetic people you’ll ever meet.


    We’re looking for a Manager, Business Development Programs to lead a team accountable for providing educational development programs for financial security advisors for Advisory Network. Given your experience and business acumen, you’re able to develop and execute relevant and engaging programs and services that provide high actionable value to the advisors and the organization. With proven strategic, analytical, research and project management capabilities, accompanied with strong relationship skills, you’ll be well positioned to initiate and execute the multiple priorities in this fast-paced environment. 



    • Planning and managing innovative and leading advisor programs and services from inception to implementation including on-going evaluation of effectiveness
    • Initiating, developing, supporting, executing and managing all advisor programs including educational forums and seminars.
    • Investigating internal and external subject matter experts, in addition to senior executives, provide compelling and knowledgeable presenters to support the goals of each program.
    • Partnering with conference planning and marketing communications business partners to execute successful educational programs
    • Generating and executing new ideas and value offerings for advisors and our organization by identifying emerging trends and reacting to advisor feedback
    • Assuring the Company’s  brand and offerings are accurately supported and communicated at all levels, including implementing marketing tactics including calendars, communications, and other printed and digital deliverables


    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • 7+ years of experience in financial services and/or corporate environment providing high quality educational conferences and development programs.
    • Exceptional leadership skills, strong communication and listening skills, ability to inspire, coach and provide vision to team members.
    • Education acquired through a specialized university degree (e.g. business degree, MBA).
    • Strong collaboration and critical problem solving skills.
    • Strategic thinker with the ability to work with operators to influence change; ability to develop broader strategies as well as more tactical solutions
    • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively to identify and support initiatives that substantially and measurably improve the customer and advisor experience
    • Strong track record and capability to prioritize focus and balance multiple priorities at all times.  Can assess situations, make decisions, and get things done, with a high degree of agility through partnering with others and own team.
    • Some travel is required for this role.


    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 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.


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