Strategic Advisor-Commercial Lines
Longueuil, QC
2d ago

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General Information on the Position

Team mission

The commercial lines division is the place to be! We have a strong team of nearly 600 professionals nationally, who are working everyday to become a powerhouse in the Canadian commercial industry.

Did you know we are one of the fastest growing commercial insurers in Canada? We are, and we are looking for talent to help us continue to excel.

We are looking to transform the way we think about commercial insurance and disrupt a mainly broker based channel using our proven excellence in the Direct and Exclusive Agent distribution channels.

Your mandate

If you love a good challenge, Commercial Lines is the right place for you. We have operations, functional teams and transformations to manage! We are looking for an individual who wants to get involved and play a key role with us.

As the division's Strategic Advisor, your main role is to support the division and its management team in a transformational context.

You are a strong, passionate professional who is committed to challenging the leadership team and driving commercial lines into the future.

You will be at the heart of the division, working directly with the Vice-President to shape and execute the vision.

Main responsibilities

Help define and develop strategic planning and monitoring activities, and track business plans and performance. You help set targets and identify service delivery improvement opportunities, and support the design and delivery of business strategies and solutions in line with the strategic plan of the division

Take on a leadership and influencer role when interacting with the various stakeholders on assignments and projects that involve development and complex, highly innovative strategic initiatives across multiple sectors.

In this regard, you help develop and recommend strategic directions and business positions

Bring in a much needed external view of the industry and help the division develop the industry acumen needed to be a top player in the space

Make recommendations on the development and delivery of files and projects with a very high degree of operational and conceptual complexity that require analysis and a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of the business and the organization.

Coordination is critical, and you interact with a very large number of stakeholders in a variety of fields. Highly developed interpersonal skills are therefore essential

Serve as an expert advisor and subject matter expert, as well as a resource person and coach for senior management and decision-making bodies.

Other working conditions

Workplace : Position located in Lévis, Montreal, Aurora, Mississauga or Toronto, depending on the applicant selected. The work arrangement for the position is full-time telework #LI-Remote

Number of jobs available : 1


Bachelor's degree in a related field

A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in strategic planning

Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a related field (M. Sc.) (an important asset)

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

Specific knowledge

Knowledge of the property and casualty insurance business

Proficient speaker, complete proficiency in English

Proficient speaker, complete proficiency in French (an asset)

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

Key competencies for the job

Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic mindset

Work Location

6777, boul. Guillaume-Couture Lévis

Job Family

Property and casualty insurance (FG)

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

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