Manager, Established Advisor Development
Great-West Life
London, ON, CA
2d ago

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Be your best at Canada Life.

We are looking for a Manager, Established Advisor Development, to play an integral role with the Canada Life team.

Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations : Toronto, London.

In this fast-paced, results-driven environment, it’s go time for you as you partner with the top financial advisors to deliver leading edge development strategies for advisors to help drive their business performance.

You’ll also play an integral role in the growth of Canada Life’s Advisory Network.

Reporting to the Director, Advisor Development, you will be responsible for addressing the strategic needs of our Established Advisor audience through learning and development needs.

What you will do

  • Participate in planning and shaping the direction of Established Advisor learning & development for the organization
  • Partner with various business leaders to create and articulate the development roadmap for our Established Advisors, incorporating corporate priorities, knowledge gaps and internal initiatives
  • Deliver innovative solutions that contribute to the achievement of short and long-term organizational objectives; drive business plans that maximize learning, adoption and sales opportunities for Advisors
  • Develop and capture a depth of detail around the strategy and related initiatives to ensure tangible outcomes; level and length of engagement in the implementation phase will vary and will often run through the design and execution phases.
  • Deliverables could include :

  • Project plan design
  • Socializing plans and securing business support
  • Providing project oversight and assessment of results
  • Making go / no go recommendations for initiative roll-out
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts and business leaders to execute on the established advisor development strategy
  • Partner with initiative key stakeholders, subject matter experts and training consultants to ensure the training plan is comprehensive and developed considering initiative timelines
  • Manage Advisor initiatives and lead discussions around sequencing of initiatives to ensure the appropriate launch plan is carried out
  • Contribute to the build out and maintenance of metrics to measure the effectiveness of training plans, work with key stakeholders and training team to modify and track plans
  • What you will bring

  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in financial services industry, preferably experience working with or as a Financial Advisor to capitalize on identifying knowledge gaps, development opportunities and to advocate for Advisor needs during large scale corporate initiatives / launches.
  • Familiarity with distribution sales channels is an asset

  • Previous experience in curriculum development and familiarity with trends in technology-enhanced facilitation and learning, as well as online and blended learning
  • Experience in monitoring and reporting on implementation and delivery of training activities including formal evaluation mechanisms to measure and report on the effectiveness of development offerings
  • Excellent knowledge of insurance and investment products, advanced sales strategies, the financial services industry and applicable legislation.
  • University degree in Business, Communications, or Marketing. Certification in Adult Education would be an asset
  • Hold or working towards valid financial services designations, such as CFP, CLU, etc. would be considered an asset
  • Effectively and independently drives results, while working as a strong collaborative partner
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills Clear, concise and articulate; communicates and facilitates effectively to their audience
  • Applies a structured approach to making strong and informed decisions; identifies and analyzes options including weighing internal and external risks and impacts
  • Creative and innovative solutions Critical thinker with experimental mindset, can think outside the box to come up with customer focused solutions while appropriately challenging the status quo
  • Results oriented Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to handle hanging priorities and fluctuating workloads, strict adherence to details and deadlines
  • Change catalyst; contributes to redefining processes that enhance organizational performance and creates a culture of accountability
  • Able to travel up to 30% of the time for onsite visits across the nation
  • Tech Savvy; proficient use of Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
  • Demonstrated leadership, influencing, and relationship building skills
  • Experience collaborating across various departments to articulate and execute a strategy or strategic initiative, ideally building out virtual learning and curriculum design
  • Proven ability to ramp up quickly on new subjects
  • French bilingual is an asset
  • Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today

    We are one of Canada's top 100 employers!

    Canada Life serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States.

    As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings.

    We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported.

    We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

    Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted

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