Are you a strategic leader who is passionate about people and the security and comfort that Special Risks Insurance provides? Are you looking to utilize your well-versed, diverse skills and education in a new way? We are looking for a Director of Marketing, Products, and Sales Support to join our close-knit Special Markets (SM) Division here at iA. You'll lead the Vancouver-based HQ Marketing, Contracts, and Underwriting teams and play a key role in the strategic success and continued growth of the SM Division.
Provide strategic leadership, guidance, and vision to direct reports. Participate with the VP and other Directors in setting ongoing goals and objectives for the division.
Manage all marketing strategies and campaigns, advertising materials, and conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis with sales counterparts to ensure responsiveness to client needs and market opportunities.
Develop, enhance, implement, and market a comprehensive, attractive voluntary benefits offering for iA Special Markets that is aligned with the division's overall vision, strategic objectives, and budgets.
Accountable for the life cycle of voluntary products, from the generation of ideas to market research, proposals, and implementation.
Develop and lead an effective cross-sell strategy within Special Markets and in collaboration with other iA divisions.
Consult and dialogue with clients, brokers, partners, employees, internal and external suppliers, and industry committees and be the resource for this division.
Provides direction on all aspects of contract underwriting, quotation, policy issuance, amendments, and renewals while ensuring excellent customer service to our sales team and clients.
Responsible for planning, coordinating, monitoring, and analyzing the activities of underwriting staff to achieve sales growth objectives while protecting division profitability.
Supports product development.
Directs and provides oversight and guidance of partnership agreements, auditing, and monitoring.
Participate and provide strategic input and direction on IT-related items including the scope of initiatives, projects, and budget monitoring.
Our ideal candidate:
Knowledge and experience in the Special Risk or Group Insurance industry.
Degree (master's or bachelor's) in marketing, administration, actuarial, or a combination of post-secondary education and experience deemed equivalent.
At least 5 years of insurance experience, including 5 years in direct people leadership.
Digital marketing experience is ideal.
Experience leading high-performing teams in a dynamic, diverse, and evolving environment.
You exude emotional intelligence. You're a strategic visionary.
Ability to solve complex problems and make independent decisions.
Travel: as needed for client meetings and conferences. You'll collaborate with your team in the office 5-7 times a month.
The pay for this position is $121,626-$167,236, depending on your experience.
Our employees are our best investment and we have much to offer them.
iA Financial Group is the strength of a company with a human side, with its over 8,000 employees. Together, we have earned the trust of our more than four million clients and 50,000 advisors who have chosen us for their insurance, savings, and wealth management.
With over $200 billion in assets and half a billion invested in technological innovation, we’re a key player in the financial services industry in Canada and the United States. The secret to our success? Investing in you, one person at a time. Because, for over 125 years, we have believed that it’s by supporting our employees and surrounding ourselves with the most reputable leaders in the industry, we will continue to innovate.
At iA, we’re invested in you.
Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
At iA Financial Group, we support and celebrate diversity. We strive to provide a workplace that is recognized as inclusive for all, regardless of ethnic origin, nationality, language, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family situation, or physical or mental disability.
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