Manager, Benefits & Disability (4894)

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Manager, Benefits & Disability
Organization:  Investors Group
Province:  Manitoba
Location:  Winnipeg

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.

We are currently looking for a Manager, Benefits & Disability to join our Human Resources Team.  The Human Resources Department is responsible for effective recruiting, human resource policy development and administration, performance management systems, job evaluation and compensation, organizational effectiveness, benefit programs and payroll functions.

The Manager, Benefits & Disability is responsible for leading a team that is responsible for the effective administration of the following benefit programs:  Group Insurance (Employees, Consultants, Advisors, Assistants and Retirees), Disability Coordination and all other employee benefit programs.  The incumbent will be responsible for various benefit projects and managing relationships with internal clients and external vendors.
Responsibilities include:
• Lead a team responsible for the administration of the benefit plans and coordination with outsource partners;
• Lead or participate in all benefit related initiatives including benefit plan reviews;
• Ensure benefit plan compliance with plan policies, current legislation and corporate governance requirements, Provide leadership, support and guidance to the Benefits department including issue resolution and change management; 
• Manage various corporate relationships with external suppliers.  Also provide client relationship management for IGM Financial employees, consultants, advisors, assistants and retirees;
• Provide private and confidential guidance to individual employees at all levels of the organization on a variety of benefit matters;


• 7 to 10 years experience in Employee Benefit Plans, including formal leadership. Experience within a large corporate environment is an asset;
• Post-secondary degree in a related discipline; completion of the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) program or other Benefit related courses;
• Strong knowledge of various government standards or acts governing benefits;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Strong problem solving and organizational skills, with ability to manage multiple demands under tight timeframes;
• Ability to work independently as well as within a team;
• Demonstrated proficiency in PC applications such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel.