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Manager, Strategic Initiatives



20d ago

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • Toronto


  • Post-secondary education in Business (or related discipline) or post graduate degree
  • Multiple years’ experience within financial services, management consulting, and/or other fields with a demonstrated capacity to define, plan, implement and manage strategic initiatives
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • Ability to manage stakeholder expectations, concerns, and to identify and mitigate project risk
  • Strong stakeholder engagement & influencing skills to facilitate cross functional collaboration and successful initiative implementation
  • Strong strategic thinking and results focused skills
  • Excellent understanding of client strategy, development, and delivery
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with a demonstrated ability to proactively identify and leverage multiple data sources to focus on critical business issues and inform direction/decisions
  • Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, challenging, and dynamic business environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability communicate complex information to across a wide range of audiences
  • Self-motivated; works independently and collaboratively with multi-functional teams


  • Partner with stakeholders and delivery teams to project manage the end-to-end delivery of initiatives
  • Lead the delivery process, including the project critical path definition, development of consolidated project plans, and ongoing project status reporting
  • Partner with key stakeholders on the end-to-end delivery of change management, channel impact assessment and development of all required material
  • Contribute to the success measures, monitoring performance and leading post implementation analysis
  • Conduct research (internal/external) to develop subject matter expertise on priority initiatives, including competitor strategies, industry best practices, and tactics employed in other industries
  • Manage initiatives progress updates and performance reporting
  • Lead and drive a customer-focused culture across the team to deepen client relationships by leveraging broader Bank relationships, systems, and knowledge
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions
  • Create an environment in which the team pursues effective and efficient operations of their respective areas in accordance with Scotiabank’s Values, its Code of Conduct, and the Global Sales Principles, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational, compliance, AML/ATF/sanctions and conduct risk


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Culture & Values

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  • Integrity

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  • Passion

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  • Accountability

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