Director, Strategy Execution Planning & Oversight

  • Company:
    Mackenzie Investments
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Business / Mgmt

IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada”s premier personal financial services companies, and one of the country”s largest managers and distributors of investment funds and other managed asset products, with over $160billion in total assets under management as of September 30, 2018. Its activities are carried out principally through Investors Group Inc., Mackenzie Financial Corporation and Investment Planning Counsel Inc.As part of Power Financial Corporation, we are focused on the long-term strength and stability of our companies. We recognize these as core responsibilities to our clients and shareholders as we adapt and lead in an ever-changing world.The Strategy Execution Planning & Oversight function is a critical part of the IGM Financial Strategy Execution Office (SEO) and is responsible for the development, review and facilitation of the framework and processes to transition from strategy to executable programs and projects. This includes working with the leadership teams of the IGM companies in ensuring activities, initiatives, resources across the organization are aligned with its strategic priorities and objectives, and responsive to the evolving needs of our clients and the business.The Director, Strategy Execution Planning & Oversight will be part of a core team responsible for support and facilitation of the process outlined above, preparation and conduct of our Strategy Execution Oversight Committee (SEOC) meetings, and monitoring of strategic initiative projects and programs to ensure we are making desired progress against strategic objectives.Responsibilities include:Supporting the preparation and conduct of Strategy Execution Oversight Committee (SEOC) meetings and processes, and preparation of regular strategic initiative update presentation materials for the Board, Operating Committees and other leadership groupsDevelopment and enhancement of our strategic initiative business case review and authorization framework and disciplineSupport senior executives & business leaders to establish strategic initiative business casesManage the intake process for new initiative/project business case requestsDevelop and maintain business case templates for initiative/project submissionsEnsure adherence to strategic initiative business case standardsEstablish program of continuous improvement to business case processes, and lessons learnedCollaboration with groups across the organization to design, develop and maintain executive-level dashboards related to Strategic Initiative portfolio health and performanceConsolidated project health/status reporting across strategic initiativesIntegrated organizational release/milestone schedulesMonitoring of actual, planned and forecasted financials and other key performance indicators across the strategic initiatives portfolioSupport quarterly reviews of current and anticipated progress/wins across strategic initiativesSupport the annual Planning Process related to our strategic initiative portfolio, work with the leadership team to understand forecasted demand for strategic initiative spend/expense, assessment of expected business benefits, relative value, sequencing and dependency considerations to facilitate trade-off and prioritization discussionsCollaboration with various departments across the company to understand organizational capacity for executing on strategic initiatives across many factors, and assess organizational capacity utilization against current and forecasted projects/initiativesDevelopment and enhancement of our strategic initiative benefits tracking and realization framework to measure project outcomes, including tracking of key performance indicators at the initiative, program, project, or portfolio level against stated business casesQualifications:Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in business/financial advisory, planning, consulting or project planning/execution; previous experience in the financial services industryPost-secondary education in a relevant business discipline and designation/certification in financial analysis, project management or related fieldsExcellent written and verbal communication skills with experience preparing and delivering presentations to senior level stakeholdersProven collaboration and facilitation skills with senior leaders and cross-functional teamsProactive and self-motivated with strong attention to detail, problem solving, prioritization and organizational abilitiesProven analytical abilities, financial acumen and experience measuring and assessing KPIs’Internal Applicants:If you are interested in applying for this position please direct applications on-line using the “apply for this job” icon located at the bottom or to the left of the posting. If you would like to refer someone for the position please email the posting using the “email this job” option and have your referral indicate that they were referred by you when completing the application. All resumes should be received by October 29, 2018. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Human Resources. Please record your extension number on your resume and cover letter. The job grade for this position is 14. The referral bonus for this position is 3.External Applicants:We thank all applicants for their interest in Mackenzie Investments; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.Mackenzie Investments offers an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive base salary, performance-based bonuses, excellent benefits, recognition for your accomplishments, and opportunities for personal and professional growth.Mackenzie Investments is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.File #18-235