Mackenzie Investments

  • Assistant Vice President, Corporate Functions

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/4/2018 11:59 AM)
    Reference Number
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking
    Career Level
    Executive, Management
    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 $160 billion in total assets under management as of September 30, 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 Corporate Functions group is a critical part of the Investors Group / Mackenzie Investments (IGM Financial) Corporate Services Group. You will work with our Head Office and Distribution Senior Leadership teams to develop the execution disciplines and program/project management skills to help effectively deliver on our strategic priorities and plans.


    Reporting to the VP Corporate Services & Real Estate, the Assistant Vice President (AVP) Corporate Functions will govern and manage a broad portfolio of corporate-centric supplier, purchasing and expense policies, programs and practices.  The individual will actively liaise with business partners, IGM shared services, and third-party suppliers to ensure the effectiveness, efficiency, and governance of select corporate-centric programs.  Programs will be optimized using meaningful metrics, cost and scenario analysis, benchmarking and right-sized governance models.




    1. Supplier Risk Management
      • Establishing and executing on a right-sized IGM supplier risk management framework and process
      • Oversee a systematic, analytical and results-based method for monitoring supplier's performance and communicate results to suppliers and end business stakeholders
      • Drive the development of risk mitigation strategies with internal IGM supplier sponsors and the supplier as required.
    2. Contract Management
      • Monitor compliance to key material vendor contracts, monitor performance of key metrics as defined within the contract and manage Enterprise issues as they relate to contracts managed.
      • Manage a Contract Approval Process to ensure that all activity is signed within the established timelines, appropriate stakeholders, and within the established approval process
      • Provide oversight of all IGM contractual outsourcing services requirements and obligations
    3. Corporate Purchasing
      • Source and streamline all material purchases and negotiate product cost with manufacturers/vendors to obtain best possible value
      • Implement purchasing procedures to ensure effective cost control
    4. Management and maintenance of key corporate-centric practices: Corporate Travel, Print, Records Management, Market Data Services
      • Implement standardization of processes and procedures
      • Right-size governance and reporting to enable proactive monitoring and controls


    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance
    • 10 years or more of corporate experience with demonstrated experience managing large portfolios and projects.
    • Strong experience in preparing all documentation relating to business processes
    • Strong leadership skills and well-developed impact and influence skills, with a proven track record of building strong relationships across business functions
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Proven success managing processes and multiple ongoing priorities
    • Strategic thinker with a highly developed ability for conceptual thinking

    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 18, 2018.  If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Human Resources. Please record your extension number on your resume and cover letter. The job grade for this position is 14. The referral bonus for this position is 3.


    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 offers an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive base salary, performance-based bonuses, excellent benefits, recognition for your accomplishments, and opportunities for personal and professional growth.


    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.


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