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Corporate Strategy Co-op (Winter 2023)

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Job ID : 6245
Category : Strategy & Legal
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Temporary
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, Canada

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YOUR NEXT CO-OP PLACEMENT 

Work term: Winter 2023 

Work term length: 4-month or 8-month or 12-month or 16-month 

From classroom to co-op to career, every step of your journey has an impact on your future. That’s why it makes sense to choose a co-op placement with a company that offers truly rewarding work and real-life experience. At Definity®, your contributions, creativity, and energy will be put to good use, and you’ll get to be involved with initiatives that support our strategic goals and use your skills in a supportive team environment. 

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people — full time, part time, and co-ops alike — and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here. 

What can you expect in this role?

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives and receiving day to day coaching and guidance from senior leadership, you'll work collaboratively with functional teams to support cross-functional strategic initiatives (e.g., developing integration strategy, capability gap assessment)

  • Develop an understanding of the organization structure and map current state processes
  • Learn to develop strategic processes and frameworks that enhances organizational capabilities
  • Opportunity to work closely with senior leaders to establish strategies and develop implementation roadmaps
  • Assist in creating and maintaining stakeholder engagement matrix for ideation / validation workshops
  • Communicate project information to all participants and stakeholders
  • Participate in functional workshops / meetings and distribute minutes to all project team members and stakeholders
  • Track, maintain and report the progress, create project templates (e.g., budget tracker) and checklists
  • Run weekly internal team update meetings to keep the team apprised of emerging risks, issues, schedule and quality concerns

What do you bring to the role?

  • Previous coop experience working in a strategy or transformation management role is an asset
  • Interested in obtaining PMI certifications (e.g., PMP, CAPM, ACP)
  • Proficient in MS Office (Power point, Excel). Familiarity with Visio is an added advantage but not mandatory
  • Self-driven, able to move tasks & projects forward independently and with personal accountability
  • Team player and excellent collaborator, able to both lead & participate functional discussions
  • Adaptive and Agile, able to rapidly pivot your efforts between multiple priorities as business needs change
  • A high degree of personal ethics, integrity, and responsibility with an ability to deal with sensitive issues and safeguard confidential information

Did you know?

  • We care about our co-ops: Definity’s co-op students are considered the best pipeline of talent for our full-time, permanent positions.  

  • We care about students: Definity distributes $85,000 in scholarships to students across Canada each year.  

  • We care about our community: Definity donates more than $1 million every year to causes that drive true change in the neighbourhoods in which we live and work.  

What can Definity offer you?

  • Meaningful work forwarding our purpose of building a better world by helping our clients and communities adapt and thrive in their hardest times of need. 

  • Culture of accountability, empowerment, and collaboration. 

  • Opportunities to support personal and professional growth through real-life experience and unique learning opportunities. Our Leadership Essentials program builds knowledge and skills to Team Leaders to Directors 

  • Opportunity to join our employee groups - focused on women's empowerment, LGBTQ+, anti-racism and cultural equity, and environmental activism  

  • Determined to create positive change for our environment, our people, and our communities, now and in the future. Check our ESG work

Visit www.definityfinancial.com to learn more about us and what we’re up to.  

Work Location: Waterloo or Toronto

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript    

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