Associate Manager, Corporate Communications

Mackenzie Investments - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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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 $164 billion in total assets under management as of April 30, 2019. 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.

Did you know that IGM Financial is a leading financial services provider in Canada with a #2 position in mutual fund market share? Our in-market brands include Investor’s Group, Mackenzie Investments, and Investment Planning Counsel. We are also proud investors of Portag3, Wealthsimple, and China AMC.


The position of Associate Manager, Corporate Communications develops and implements communications and issue management activities for a range of internal and external audiences. The individual will work collaboratively with management and business leads to develop effective communication strategies and plans, ensuring consistent use of key messages across a range of activities and tailors these messages toward specific audiences, including media, clients, field management, the company's financial consultants, and employees. He/she will appropriately manages issues that have the potential to be detrimental to the company; leverage opportunities to reinforce our key messages; and balance these objectives with the requirements related to regulatory and public disclosure. The successful candidate will also contribute to editorial direction and content for a range of internal and external publications, both printed and electronic.

Manage implementation of tactics;
Working with agency partner, roll out media relations campaigns,
Support field communications lead on advisor engagement programs
Ensure program roll outs are mapping to timelines and tracking to KPIs
Writing and editing;
Develop story angles and narratives
Lead writer for a variety of external and internal materials, including press releases, media pitches, advisor e-mails, communications to field operations, video scripts, and employee messages
Consultation with business leads and management;
Provide communications advice and recommendations to business counterparts
Serve as communications representative on various working committees
Work collaboratively with marketing counterparts to develop and recommend integrated engagement strategies
Communications strategy development and planning;
Work with communications colleagues as well as marketing and business stakeholders to develop targeted, creative communications plans that effectively engage audiences.

4+ years experience in a corporate or agency communications background, preferably with direct experience within the investment fund management and/or financial services industry
Post–secondary degree or diploma in Communications or Public Relations
Strong and versatile writer
Media relations experience
Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects within tight deadlines
Familiarity with social media trends
Ability to engage with senior management confidently
Strong Powerpoint skills
Additional information: Travel may be required

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 24, 2019. 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 12. The referral bonus for this position is 2.

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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