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Strategy Consultant

Date: Aug 17, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Remote - Canada, CA

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

 

We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you can decide whether your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may live in and work in any of the following locations: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador and/or the Yukon.  

 

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is Canada’s largest mutual insurer, with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa is thrilled to be named one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes for 2022. This certification recognizes us as a leading employer and reinforces that we’re a company that values our people for who they are and the work they do to support our customers, communities, and brokers. Wawanesa is also a Manitoba Top Employer for 2022 recognizing that we are an exceptional place to work. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
 

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.

 

Job Overview

We are looking to hire a Strategy Consultant/ Senior Consultant in our Corporate Strategy group at Wawanesa. This role is focused on strategy development and tracking, as well as conducting market intelligence research and analysis. 


As a Strategy Consultant, you will be assessing the external environment to identify key areas for business improvement and suggesting strategies to boost company performance. Your insights will inform strategy planning activities and help prioritize key strategies that align with enterprise and Line of Business objectives. Additionally, you will collaborate with business partners on unique projects and track the strategic execution of the plan. In this role, you will help Wawanesa’s senior leaders solve their business challenges and take advantage of market opportunities. As a thought partner, you will bring a unique point of view to influence the direction of the organization and to drive impactful changes. This is a high visibility role with direct exposure to executive-level audiences.
 

The successful candidate has a strategic mindset and structured approach to help identify, prioritize and resolve enterprise strategic and organizational issues. They have strong stakeholder management skills due the highly collaborative nature of this role, in addition to strong verbal and written communication skills. 


Job Responsibilities


•    Conduct competitive intelligence research and strategic analysis on high value issues for the Executive Leadership Team and the Board to help drive strategies that support improved customer experience, revenue growth, and strengthened competitive advantage
•    Participate in strategic projects / initiatives and assist business partners by providing supporting insights to help develop and refine their strategies
•    Assist in the strategic planning process for the Executive Leadership Team and track strategic execution on a quarterly updates

Qualifications


•    3-5 years of work experience; Insurance experience (P&C/Life) preferred
•    Bachelor’s or Post-secondary degree in Business or equivalent experience
•    Previous experience in management consulting or corporate strategy considered an asset
•    Strong research and analysis skills with demonstrated ability to consolidate large amounts of data
•    Technical knowledge of the Insurance industry and sound knowledge of financial analysis
•    Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills with the ability to effectively convey ideas in a persuasive and eloquent manner 
•    Ability to deal with ambiguity and conceptual ideas; creative and lateral thinker
•    Team-oriented, collaborative and flexible
•    Advanced skills in PowerPoint
•    Completion of CIP designation considered an asset
•    Ability and willingness to travel in Canada and the United States 

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Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 

Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence, jobs@wawanesa.com.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.


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