• Assistant Business Development Programs Manager

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto | CA-ON-London
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/6/2019 12:00 PM)
    Job ID
    London Life
    Job Category
    Sales and Development
    Job Type
    Temporary Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    You are organized, an exceptional communicator and effortlessly shift gears from one priority to the next. You thrive in a fast-paced environment with plenty on the go, are at your best when the stakes are high and are a team player with a problem-solving aptitude.


    In this role, you’re an integral part of the highly collaborative and innovative Business Development Programs team, who delivers industry-leading development programs for advisors, operations teams and sales professionals across Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. You’re accountable for liaising with internal and external partners to ensure that all programs are executed on time and on budget. To do this well, you approach tasks with a collaborative mindset, have high attention to detail and have experience with developing and tracking detailed project plans.


    In addition to supporting business development programs for advisors, you’ll work closely with leaders from the Business Development organization to produce internal sales team development and training. You’ll elevate wholesaler, operations team member and field management program agendas under the Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life brands through a deep understanding of the training and development plans for each audience.


    Your day might look like any of the following:

    • Engaging with channel leaders to understand goals and objectives of development program and identify measurement criteria for post-meeting assessment
    • Expertly sharing information at all levels and influencing appropriate actions to achieve common goals
    • Producing multiple programs, at varying stages of development and execution with differing senior-level management as business partners.
    • Building and maintaining strong partnerships with senior leaders, industry experts, advisors, wholesale and field partners.
    • Producing, presenting, refining and fine-tuning business development agendas with senior leaders from inception to implementation, alongside your program partners.
    • Uncovering next-level program opportunities in facets that range from speakers to technology to regulatory, all with an interactive and innovative focus.
    • Adjusting all facets of a program based on last-minute regulatory or market developments. 
    • Researching, pitching, contracting and coaching of external speakers who are engaging, relevant and non-traditional for upcoming programs.
    • Financial oversight on program spend, in partnership with Meeting and Event Management and Financial Management as close partners.
    • Assessing, reviewing and keenly understanding the Organization’s policies and strategies to drive desired outcomes.
    • Focusing on long- and short-term strategies for business development, and for programs, to further increase value and improve customer and advisor experience in non-traditional ways.

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Demonstrated ability to lead others of varying roles and interests, without a direct-report relationship
    • Change agile and excels in an environment with a wide variation of tasks
    • Highly collaborative, but also comfortable working autonomously
    • High standard of quality and accuracy
    • Effective relationship builder, effortlessly connecting with individuals of all social styles
    • Exceptional communication skills with ability to adjust to your audience
    • Creative thinker who can encourage others to do the same
    • Proven analytical and research skills
    • Experience in a multi-channel distribution industry
    • Demonstrated experience with large budgets and finding low-cost value adds
    • Seeks constant improvement and isn’t afraid to fail


    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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