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.
The Projects and Infrastructure team is accountable for the management and successful delivery of all iA Securities strategic business initiatives and core business systems, including the development of Fintech platforms.
The Digital Product Manager will work closely with the Director and will take ownership for the quality and successful delivery / management of critical business initiatives and systems (both technology-
related and non-technology-related). The Digital Product Manager will lead the design and / or modification of business systems, and will interact with the business stakeholders and subject matter experts in order to understand their problems and needs.
The Digital Product Manager will gather, document, and analyze business needs and requirements for development, as well as leading testing and confirmation efforts.
The Digital Product Manager will also follow accepted project management principles to control and monitor progress, as well as prepare management and executive updates required for governance and decision-making.
Own and be accountable for the quality and successful delivery of critical business initiatives and systems (both technology-
related and non-technology-related)
Assist with all aspects of successful project delivery, from inception, through execution, to completion and audit
Lead a cross-functional team of subject matter experts and developers (both internal and external) to successful project outcomes
Maintain a strong understanding of the needs and requirements of the client / end-user, including dependencies, risks and issues
Advocate for the voice of the client’, alignment with strategy and the benefits / goals outlined in the business case
Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the project ecosystem, including interaction with systems, interfacing teams, workflow dependencies, etc.
Work with, and manage day-to-day relationship and delivery from key vendors in accordance with organizational guidelines, escalating to Director as required
Work closely with the Director and key stakeholders to develop and document functional and non-functional requirements for critical business systems / initiatives for consumption by both technical and non-technical teams
Determine operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats
Assist business stakeholders with the development of business cases for project evaluation
Construct and maintain workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; writing specifications
Recommend controls by identifying problems; writing improved procedures
Develop testing strategy and test cases for quality assurance and execute / coordinate testing with end users prior to implementation
Identify project milestones, phases and elements for project management team
Monitor project progress by tracking activity; publishing progress reports; recommending actions and leading delivery against tight timelines
Budget definition, monitoring, tracking and reporting
Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
Conduct financial, product, market, operational and related research to support strategic and business initiatives
Qualifications and Skills :
Results orientated and demonstrates accountability
A strong understanding and track record of project delivery methodologies (agile, waterfall, hybrid) and best practices (including project management, business analysis and testing)
Budget management experience
Possesses initiative; a self-starter with a history of strong performance
Has excellent time and capacity management skills
Can handle multiple complex projects simultaneously
Calm under pressure with strong leadership qualities
Superior communication and facilitation skills
Robust presentation, documentation and analysis experience
Works well with team and as a sole contributor
Superior problem solving and critical thinking
Fast progression on learning curve
Advance business acumen
Strong understanding of investment industry
Qualifications and / or experience in Business and Finance essential (IIROC an asset)
MBA or management consulting experience considered an asset