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Manager, Partner Connectivity

Date: Nov 16, 2021

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Nepean, ON, CA, K2E-7W5 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5 Kitchener, ON, CA, N2G-1H6 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4

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 will decide whether your preference is to work from home, work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may live and work anywhere that Wawanesa operates in Canada. 

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. 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

This exciting new role which will lead our Partner Connectivity team is responsible for overall delivery and operational excellence within a complex suite of API and Enterprise Integration technologies.  This role will be responsible for leading the development of Wawanesa’s API ecosystem, connecting our partners, vendors, and policyholders to Wawanesa systems and data.  With a focus on real-time data access, security, and performance, the successful candidate will be challenged to deliver business value while maximizing capacity across our systems and people.


Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain accountability for the establishment of development and delivery plans with all the required stakeholders.
  • Manage resources to ensure successful completion of work assignments
  • Communicate plans, progress, and deliverables to all required stakeholders
  • Contribute to and cultivate the growth of Wawanesa’s API strategy
  • Work closely with partners to enable connectivity across the insurance industry
  • Ensure processes, methodologies, policies, and procedures are followed, and create or contribute to the creation of new processes, methodologies, policies and procedures where appropriate. 
  • Contribute to the building of, and execute against, the annual operational plan.
  • Maintain accountability for the maintenance of department service levels
  • Maintain accountability for the planning and management of application vitality
  • Ensure continuous improvement in operational processes
  • Oversee and coach a team to ensure work environment is respectful, challenging, and rewarding and employees are maximized to their full potential while contributing to the achievement of the company's goals.
  • Contribute to budget preparation and management to budget as forecasted.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • 5 years’ experience in a senior IS role.
  • Post-secondary degree/certificate or equivalent experience.
  • Completion of, or working towards, a recognized management certification. 
  • Experience with Mulesoft, APIs, or other Enterprise Integration Platforms is considered an asset.
  • Understanding of relevant analysis, design, system development and maintenance tools and techniques.
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a persuasive and eloquent manner.
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to manage and prioritize a busy workload and multiple projects.
  • Strong Leadership skills with the ability to build, develop, lead, and support a diverse team.
  • Ability to develop effective plans that define activities, resources, timelines and cost estimates.
  • Ability to make well justified decisions in complex and high pressure situations
  • Experience in the insurance/finance industry is considered an asset.


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,

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