Mackenzie Investments

  • Senior Benefits Specialist

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/28/2018 9:02 AM)
    Reference Number
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada's premier personal financial services companies, and one of the country's largest managers and distributors of investment funds and other managed asset products, with over $161 billion in total assets under management as of August 31, 2018. Its activities are carried out principally through Investors Group Inc., Mackenzie Financial Corporation and Investment Planning Counsel Inc.


    As part of Power Financial Corporation, we are focused on the long-term strength and stability of our companies. We recognize these as core responsibilities to our clients and shareholders as we adapt and lead in an ever-changing world.


    The Role


    Our Human Resources department at IGM is looking to add a Senior Benefits Specialist to join our Benefits & Pension team.   The Senior Benefits Specialist is responsible for the effective administration of various group insurance and savings plans across the IGM companies. The incumbent acts as the coordinator for various benefits plans as well as the liaison for external vendors and internal clients.

    Reporting to the Vice President, Pension, Benefits & Payroll, the Senior Benefits Specialist will have the following key responsibilities:

    • Coordinating administration of disability, group insurance, savings and other benefit plans with outsource partners.
    • Administering the benefit plans in compliance with plan policies, current legislation and corporate governance requirements.
    • Communicating information to members and external providers relating to key issues pertaining to the benefit plans.
    • Participating in benefit plan projects, conducting research and analysis relating to plan design issues, gathering feedback from plan members and identifying and implementing process improvements
    • Participation in the annual group insurance re-enrolment process for plan member renewal.
    • Maintaining and updating various plan documents as required.
    • Providing additional support and back-up within the Benefits team, as required.


    The following qualifications will assist the successful candidate in accomplishing these functions:

    • 4-7 years of pension or benefits experience.
    • Exposure to the financial services industry would be considered an asset.
    • Post-secondary education in a business-related discipline, preferably in Human Resources, with enrollment in, or completion of, the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) program.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
    • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills are essential as well as the ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity due to the nature of the information and client base.
    • Excellent relationship management skills in order to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority
    • Customer focused with a positive, collaborative attitude
    • Bilingual (English/French) would be considered an asset


    Internal Applicants:

    If you are interested in applying for this position please direct applications on-line using the “apply for this job” icon located at the bottom or to the left of the posting. If you would like to refer someone for the position please email the posting using the “email this job” option and have your referral indicate that they were referred by you when completing the application. All resumes should be received by October 6 2018.   If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Human Resources. Please record your extension number on your resume and cover letter. 


    External Applicants:

    We thank all applicants for their interest in Mackenzie Investments; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


    Mackenzie Investments is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.


    File #18-216



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