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Manager, Employee and Leadership Development

  • Employer: PPI Management Inc.
  • Office: 1200-2235 Sheppard Avenue E
  • City: Toronto
  • Province: Ontario
  • Job category: Not Evaluated (Job Family)
  • Job ID: JR10009008
  • Job type: Permanent Job Full time
  • Apply before: 2021-06-25

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.


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.

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To maintain PPI’s exacting level of service, we are looking for a Manager, Employee and Leadership Development to join our Toronto team. 

Manager, Employee and Leadership Development

Reporting to the Vice-President, Human Resources and working closely with business leaders, the Manager of Employee and Leadership Development is responsible for the development, sourcing and delivery of high-quality learning solutions that are aligned to PPI’s business strategy. This role will focus on enhancing our employee experience through the introduction of targeted initiatives aimed to promote personal and professional development. Specific areas of responsibility include employee and leadership development, performance management, talent management and succession planning for business critical functions.


  • Implement a formal talent planning process which includes key talent identification, succession planning and targeted development to promote growth and advancement

  • Complete a learning needs assessment to identify priority opportunities for skill enhancement for employees, based on current and future business requirements

  • Develop a curriculum to promote the development of core business capabilities to support business strategy

  • Develop and source leadership development solutions to promote a coaching culture, enhancing leadership effectiveness through skills and tools needed to lead high performing teams

  • Partner with iA HR to implement a new Performance Management program with a focus on effective goal setting and performance feedback

  • Create and implement a new onboarding program across all areas of PPI to help new employees quickly and thoroughly understand our business and culture

  • Support diversity and inclusion initiatives, aligned with iA strategy

  • Manage the PPI Learning Portal (LMS), ensuring learning content is relevant and current. Leverage HR Downloads to provide elearning solutions aligned to PPI needs

  • Develop annual schedule of events, identify and manage training partners, assess satisfaction and effectiveness of training

  • Design, develop and produce online learning solutions using various elearning platforms for internal development purposes

  • Develop and implement train-the-trainer materials and resources to enable effective roll out of content by leaders and internal facilitators

  • Support divisional training resources, sharing expertise in design, delivery and evaluation

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in adult learning

  • Industry designations desired – FLMI, ACS

  • Proven facilitation, presentation and training design skills

  • Experience with talent management tools and processes

  • Working knowledge of e-Learning tools (WebEx, Compass, LMS, Storyline) to facilitate remote location training

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage and influence various stakeholders

  • Consultative, customer focused mindset in all stakeholder interactions

  • Superior business analysis and problem solving skills with the ability to make recommendations based on analysis

  • Excellent organization and time management skills with demonstrated ability to organize self and others while handling multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with proven coaching skills and the ability to foster teamwork and develop and maintain relationships

  • Advanced degree of skill with Microsoft Office and SharePoint

  • Results driven with demonstrated ability to flourish in environments of significant change

  • Preference will be given to candidates who are fluently bilingual (both oral and written) in French and English

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