Manager, Strategic Initiatives

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Date Posted: 11/19/2021

Location: Toronto - 20 Queen Office, ON, CAN

Reference No.: 2021-9131

Department: Strat Planning & Ent Risk

Position Type: Full Time

Job Grade: G

Role impact:

The Manager, Strategic Initiatives will work with the Director to  facilitate the prioritization and roll out of complex, high profile and high-impact projects to Cadillac Fairview’s senior management & executive teams.  Uncovering and evaluating opportunities to drive growth and value, they will provide strategic advice and insight on major issues affecting, or likely to affect, the portfolio of various assets across the organization.

 

What you will deliver:

  • Support the Director with the research, analysis, and insights that facilitate the delivery of special projects requested by the executive team and senior management, this could include analyses regarding growth opportunities, operational efficiency and effectiveness, new innovation concepts, property-specific and/or asset class strategies, and business model impacts from industry changes and new trends
    • Translate high-level project requirements into an outline of required research and analyses to satisfy the project’s deliverables; establish work plans, monitor progress against goals, and conduct status updates with the Director to adjust approaches as required
    • Manage the day-to-day delivery of project/analysis insights, including scope definition, priority setting, research, analysis, insight synthesis, report creation and communication
    • Develop and manage financial models as they relate to scenario analyses, pilot concepts, and business model impacts
    • Provide reliable and timely interpretation of analyses and financial models that is synthesized for various levels of decision makers, including senior management and the executive team
  • Support the facilitation of brainstorming workshops with other SP&I and CF department participants, often senior management as well as the executive team
  • Collaborate with project team members from across the business to gain input on approach, analyses, and the feasibility of recommendations, as well as outline strategy approaches and/or rollout plans
  • Stay current on, and share with the Director and other team members, new industry trends or disrupters in commercial real estate (retail, office, residential, and mixed-use) and technology advances/changes impacting these industries
  • Prepare and present memoranda and presentations for senior management, including the executive team
  • Periodically assist other departments including leasing, operations, innovation, development, finance, legal and investments on special projects or other strategic analyses

                                 

 What your strengths are:

  • Demonstrated business expertise to ensure that high-quality results, insights, and objective recommendations are provided to senior stakeholders on a timely and proactive basis that will impact the formulation of organizational strategies
  • Solid interpersonal skills and proven track record of influencing / thought leadership
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; naturally curious and confident
  • Solid critical thinking and problem solving skills with the ability to fuse insightful thinking with disciplined execution to achieve innovative, industry-leading ideas and strategies
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; the ability to analyze and interpret large amounts of data and distill important concepts
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment inspiring collaboration and thoughtful debate
  • A motivated self-starter attitude with a strong work ethic and a high level of attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and manage priorities in a demanding and continually changing fast-paced environment, often with multiple or competing deadlines
  • Exhibits an excitement to try new things, a strong action orientation, decisiveness, and inquisitiveness about new opportunities for the future

                                               

What you need to succeed:      

  • An undergraduate or post-graduate degree in Business/Commerce or Real Estate
  • A minimum 5+ years of work experience in a multi-sector real estate, consulting, retail, private equity, or investment banking firm in a financial analysis, internal consulting, or corporate strategy capacity
  • Successful track record of contributing to impactful strategy development projects with wide corporate implications is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in data visualization
  • Highly proficient analytical/quantitative/financial modeling skills in Microsoft Excel, as well as presentation creation skills in PowerPoint; ARGUS Valuation DCF software skills and Tablueau Data Visualization software considered a strong asset
  • Possession of (or working towards) a CFA / MBA or other professional designation considered an asset
  • In addition to retail, mixed-use/multi-family industry knowledge considered an asset

Why you should join us:

At Cadillac Fairview we have been transforming communities for over 50 years.  We are so much more than our properties.  We are building leaders at all levels.  We offer the challenge of interesting work, a great organizational culture, the opportunity to collaborate with the best in the business, and support for your growth and development.  We reward values-based behavior and superior results with a competitive rewards package that includes best-in-class benefits and pension.  Imagine a place where you can make a difference!

 

At CF our everyday actions and critical business decisions are guided by our CF Values. Achieving results is naturally important for us and we achieve results through behaviours that are consistent with our CF Values.

 

Are you someone who believes in our values?

 

  • Aim Higher – we strive to exceed expectations
  • Own Your Expertise – we empower ourselves and each other
  • Collaborate Effectively – we bring the right people together to get the right results
  • Engage with Empathy – we objectively consider the needs of others
  • Embrace Change – we drive, learn from, and adapt to change

 

At CF you’ll join a diverse community and award-winning team where your talent and commitment to excellence are welcomed, valued and respected.  We’re ready to meet you there – are you?

  

CF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.  If you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment, assessment, and/or selection process, please notify your CF contact or email cfcareers@cadillacfairview.com.

 

CF currently has a vaccination policy that is a condition of employment.