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Assistant Vice-President, Project Management

  • Employer: PPI Management Inc.
  • Office: 1200-2235 Sheppard Avenue E
  • City: Toronto
  • Province: Ontario
  • Job category: Not Evaluated (Job Family)
  • Job ID: JR10008276
  • Job type: Permanent Job Full time
  • Apply before: 2021-04-30

Company Overview

iA Financial Group is the fourth largest life and health insurance company in Canada and offers a wide range of products for all stages of life and to meet the needs of clients across its vast sales network. Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group’s stability and solidity make it an employer of choice that invests in its employees and their development over the long term.

With operations across Canada and in the United States, iA Financial Group and its over 5,000 employees work hard every day to offer the best service to over four million clients.

Description

PPI company overview:

Shaping Dreams Into Legacies

PPI elevates independent financial advisors to the next level.

Supporting advisors with market leading expertise and technology, we empower them to build the best solutions for their clients through proprietary tools, a comprehensive product suite, unparalleled life insurer relationships and competitive compensation.  A tireless supporter and advocate for Canada’s insurance advisors, PPI offers national resources through a network of local offices from coast to coast.

Unparalleled resources. At your command.

Our business culture is guided by our core values, grounded in a powerful belief in the enhanced value of life insurance. We are also strong advocates for the essential value of insurance advisors to further the goals of their clients. For PPI, this means doing everything in our power to open new markets for advisors and enable their practices to prosper and thrive.

For more information about PPI visit: www.ppi.ca

To maintain PPI’s exacting level of service, we are looking for an Assistant Vice-President, Project Management to join our Toronto team. 

Assistant Vice-President, Project Management

We are building our project management office and are looking for a Leader.  The Assistant Vice-President, Project Management will plan, coordinate and lead the implementation of identified high impact projects that deliver on PPI’s strategic objectives and priorities. This position will provide direct support to business project leaders and work with the Senior Management Team to ensure timely and effective execution of initiatives.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Managing diverse cross-functional projects across all areas of the business

  • Partnering with business leads to develop sound business cases and project plans and identify resources required to achieve project milestones and overall objectives

  • Develop and manage the integrated program schedule, identify early warning indicators, provide direction for early resolution of risks, issues and clear escalation path for program committees

  • Facilitating a process to determine potential risks to project completion and work with the business to identify activities that would protect the organization against unnecessary operational & security risk

  • Provide oversight of projects from planning through to implementation

  • Tracking and driving the project teams in resolution of issues

  • Managing the non-IT budget of large project initiatives

  • People management of projects teams, including leading through interpersonal and performance challenges, as well as motivating teams under strict timelines – Matrix management

Who you are:

You have an outward focus and a deep understanding of the external environment and needs of your clients.  You build strong, collaborative partnerships across the business to get things done and establish credibility with key stakeholders over time.   

You have a proven track record of adopting and leading change with speed, agility, creatively and confidence, challenging the status quo and inspiring creativity and new ways of doing things.  You demonstrate sound judgement in all that you do and are able to communicate a clear and compelling vision of the future.

You learn quickly in new situations, applying learnings to your work.  You have the ability to handle the increasing complexity of work and think two steps ahead, connecting ideas and facts to gain strategic insight.  You actively surface and tackle tough business issues and lead the charge on resolution, learning and recovering quickly from mistakes/negative experiences with proven resilience.

What we are looking for:

  • University Degree – Minimum Bachelor of Business, Commerce or Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, required

  • Minimum of 5 - 10 years industry experience, with 8+ years in managing project teams in the financial services/insurance industry

  • PMP Designation or current progress toward achievement

  • Strong understanding of process and process improvement methodology

  • Expert level of knowledge using project management applications

  • Proven ability to lead change effectively

  • Demonstrated exceptional critical thinking and ability to make connections and manage ambiguity

  • Bilingualism (English/French) an asset

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Your resume may be used for other vacancies.

Working at iA Financial Group

We consider our employees to be our most important investment and we have a lot to offer them. Find out more about iA.

Our Commitment

iA Financial Group is committed to having an equal access employment program and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and disabled persons. Any use of the masculine form is to simplify the text and includes the feminine form.

Also, we are committed to fostering a workplace that promotes diversity and inclusion. We can provide accommodation in our recruitment and selection processes to applicants with disabilities where required. Please contact your Recruiter, or send an email to accessiblecareers@ia.ca.