Mackenzie Investments

  • Assistant Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities Management

    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 $156 billion in total assets under management as of March 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 Real Estate and Facilities Management 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 the effectively deliver on our strategic priorities and plans in both real estate and facilities.


    Reporting to the VP Corporate Services & Real Estate, the Assistant Vice President (AVP) Real Estate & Facilities Management will drive IGM-wide real estate and facilities strategy, operations and day-to-day management.  The AVP will lead a team of real estate and facilities management professionals accountable for the development and execution of strategies and plans, including:  leasing analysis and options, real estate assets management, build/replace solutions and quality day-to-day facilities operations and maintenance.  The team will leverage real estate strategies to achieve a variety of objectives including expense management, creating an inviting workplace, branding, and market presence.



    • Defining and executing on a corporate real estate strategy and solutions that are aligned with corporate goals and objectives
    • Strategically align facility related strategies with corporate set strategies; ensuring a long-term approach/view of all related real estate and facilities decisions
    • Validate office space and locational requirements and drive alignment around scope, project objectives, budget, and resource requirements
    • Lead a team of experienced facilities management, property management and project management staff accountable for the day-to-day execution and management of regional, district and head offices facility requirements and needs
    • Lead and champion a healthy and safe work environment ensuring that all safety standards, policies, procedures and compliance requirements are communicated, implemented and followed through
    • Oversee the development and management of an annual budget for IGM facility repairs and maintenance expenses, capital repairs, upgrades and service agreements
    • Supports business continuity at all locations by proactively planning for responding to catastrophic events and local emergencies (e.g. fire, hurricanes, floods, sprinkler breaks, power outages, break-ins, broken windows)
    • Engage in detailed, hands-on negotiation of corporate real estate transactions


    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or Real Estate
    • 10 years or more of corporate real estate experience with demonstrated experience managing domestic transactions
    • Brokerage or valuation experience is preferred.
    • Experience in a variety of real estate transactions, including retail / commercial leasing
    • Experience with monitoring construction of tenant improvements
    • 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 15. 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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