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Corporate Strategy Co-op/Intern (Summer 2018)
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Strategy & Corporate Development
Location :
Toronto, ON CA
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Full Time
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Job Description :

Manulife is a global financial services provider headquartered in Toronto. The Corporate Strategy team is responsible for enterprise-wide strategic initiatives across all markets, business lines and functions.
The overall mandate of the Corporate Strategy group is to:
  • Create a strategy development framework, and design and drive a strategic planning process that will engage the Board, the CEO and the executive team across the organization in impactful strategic dialogues and decision making;
  • Generate enterprise competitive intelligence including insights and targeted analysis of external megatrends, competitors and the environment; and
  • Execute on key enterprise-focused strategic initiatives (e.g., acquisitions, market entries) that will significantly contribute to the medium term objectives and/or the long term growth aspirations.
The Corporate Strategy Summer Intern will report to the Assistant Vice President / Vice President of Corporate Strategy and will be responsible for conducting analyses and developing materials across multiple initiatives. The successful candidate will:
  • Participate in the development of Manulife’s strategic plan, which is ultimately delivered to the Board of Directors.
  • Play a key role in various strategic initiatives mandated by Manulife’s Executive Leadership Team and gain an understanding of market and competitor movements globally.
  • Develop presentations, reports and other deliverables to be shared with Manulife’s Executive Leadership Team and other key stakeholders.
  • Conduct various quantitative and qualitative analyses and articulate implications of analyses.
The role is complex, requiring the ability to think broadly and strategically in a consistently changing environment, with a small team of high-performing individuals. In this role, the successful candidate must be comfortable liaising with various subject matter experts within and outside the organization, providing superior analytical analysis and reasoning, and clearly communicating issues and solutions in a focused manner.

We are interested in candidates who:
  • Has a strong academic record.
  • Has strong business acumen, with an aptitude for strategic, broad thinking, and critical and analytical thinking.
  • Has strong initiative and multi-tasking capabilities with proven ability to handle multiple assignments or projects simultaneously.
  • Exhibits effective time management, prioritization and organizational skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Possesses superior written and oral communication skills, including, strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Is highly comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Thrives while working in a small, high-performing, results-oriented team, composed mostly of former consultants from top-tier management consulting firms.
 What you will gain from this experience:
  • Exposure to the global operations and strategy of a $40 billion company.
  • Exposure to one of Canada’s most globally diverse companies.
  • Training and coaching from former consultants from top-tier management consulting firms, including structuring analysis, use of consulting frameworks, effective project management, and clear and concise communication.
  • Opportunity to work in a group that has a strong track record of developing leaders at Manulife and elsewhere within the Financial Services industry
About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. As of September 30, 2017, we had over $1 trillion (US$806 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $27.1 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.
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