Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.
Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.
What we’re building
We now need a Corporate Development Manager to support the transformation and the future growth of the business within the Corporate Development function, so it can Drive and enable delivery of corporate initiatives.
Working as part of the Corporate Development function to assist in the coordination, development and delivery of key corporate priorities across the UK Business. Supporting the review of key strategic priorities and translating them into a comprehensive plan.
Ensuring there is a consistent approach across the business to evaluating strategic initiatives including robust use of financial metrics (e.g. NPV, ROI, EV, etc.) and business analysis in the development of corporate strategy and associated strategic initiatives.
To facilitate the development and implementation of a robust corporate development process i.e. working with the business to provide the mechanisms for and to manage the process to identify, review and prioritise strategic initiatives that are financially robust and aligned to overall corporate strategy. Playing a lead role in the documentation of the UK strategic direction to the board and senior management.
What you’ll do
◾Supports the design, development and shape of the corporate development agenda. Researches markets, competitors, and economic, societal, geo-political and consumer macro events to help create business and market entry strategies for the growth of business.
◾Supports the delivery of corporate initiatives end-to-end, including the articulation of changes to business and operating models, to ensure the right solutions are developed to achieve the optimal target state for the business.
◾Delivers quantitative and qualitative analysis; applies commercial due diligence principles and strategy frameworks to key corporate initiatives to deliver recommendations/outcomes.
◾Understands, keeps up to date and applies industry best practice, quality standards and innovative thinking, fostering knowledge sharing to provide solutions for the most complex and significant business or specialist issues or problems where no precedent may exist.
◾Identifies opportunities for value creation through insightful analysis of internal data and external research.
◾Facilitates sessions/workshops related to strategic development with ExCo/key business stakeholders to ensure robust challenge and well defined and thought out initiatives, ensuring full business engagement.
◾Supports the documentation of the UK strategic direction to the Board and senior management.
Who you are
◾Excellent stakeholder management and leadership skills at Board and Executive Committee level.
◾Excellent analytical and financial assessment skills (e.g. NPV, ROI, etc.)
◾Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
◾Excellent planning and organisational skills
◾Excellent Interpersonal skills - able to engage, work and communicate effectively at all levels across the organisation.
◾Excellent influencing skills with a high level of diplomacy
◾Excellent negotiating skills
◾Excellent written and verbal communication skills
◾An ability and desire to apply an inquisitive, investigative and creative mindset and approach to the definition and solution of strategic business challenges
◾Excellent educational background - degree qualified or equivalent – business studies or similar discipline
◾An appreciation of the basic factors driving the strategy and impacting on the commercial success of Canada Life.
What you’ll like about working here
As a Canada Life UK colleague, you’ll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You’ll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.
Our focus is to have an engaged, committed and motivated work force, operating in a high performing and collaborative culture. We want to create an organisation that offers opportunities for all our people to develop their skills and talent, and build rewarding careers with us.
Diversity and inclusion
Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.