Manager, Strategic Initiatives - Demutualization

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Are you a seasoned management consultant looking to transfer your consulting experience in-house?
Do you have experience with Demutualization?


We are currently leading the search for a Manager, Strategic Initiatives on behalf of our Client, one of Canada's leading insurance companies.
 
The ideal candidate is an experienced consultant with experience in working on demutualization projects. This position will be joining the corporate strategy team and manage execution and delivery of enterprise-level strategic programs. Responsible for planning and management of disciplinary programs including demutualization, public company readiness, future M&A integrations, and other strategic initiatives.

Location: Downtown Toronto

Position type: Full-time, Permanent

Responsibilities:
  • Manage large and complex strategic programs, ensuring effective execution and deliveries across multiple disciplines and functional areas 
  • Develop detailed project plans that identify and sequence project activities as part of the program management office 
  • Monitor project progress and prepare reports and presentations for senior management
  • Guide and manage external advisors, vendors, and consultants 
  • Support the development of strategic processes and frameworks that enhance organizational capabilities
  • Facilitate working sessions with a broad range of functional stakeholders
Ideal Candidate:
  • Demonstrated success in delivering and executing in dynamic and constantly evolving environments
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and gain expertise in new functional areas
  • Acute attention to detail and strong commitment to producing excellent work products
  • Ability to perform under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple, and sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Sound judgment, with the ability to critically analyze situations, problem-solve, and deal with ambiguity; exhibits the ability to provide meaningful advice and recommendations 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills across a range of contexts, with the ability to explain detailed and technical  information in a simple and creative manner
  • Team player; demonstrated ability to collaborate with others to achieve results
  • Strong relationship building skills with the ability to build rapport with a wide variety of people across the organization
  • A high degree of personal ethics, integrity, and responsibility with an ability to deal with sensitive issues and safeguard confidential information

Required Qualifications & Experience:
  • 5+ years of progressively senior experience gained at a top-tier management consulting firm
  • Experience leading and managing a team of consultants on large-budget, cross-disciplinary enterprise projects (such as business transformation or integration acquisition)
  • University undergraduate degree in business or related discipline
  • Strong business acumen, with demonstrated aptitude for strategic, analytical and critical thinking
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is required

We thank all applicants for your interest, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
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