Smart, Savvy + Associates has partnered with the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) on its search for a Senior Manager, Strategic Ventures. If you have a track record in conducting market analysis, developing and presenting business cases, and in driving go-to-market strategy for new programs and initiatives, consider bringing your unique expertise to one of BC’s top employers.
BCAA is the one of the most trusted organizations in British Columbia and is one of Aon Hewitt’s 50 Best Employers in Canada for 2015. Serving one in three BC households, and with perks and benefits offered via 100,000 partners, the company provides industry-leading products, including roadside assistance and home, auto and travel insurance. With over 1,000 employees, BCAA has service locations across BC, operates both an expanding Auto Service Centre operation and Evo, an innovative Vancouver-area car share service. BCAA also manages community impact programs that help protect British Columbians and their communities. In 2016, BCAA was honoured with the prestigious Marketer of the Year from the BC American Marketing Association.
Building upon its success in identifying and launching two new strategic programs at BCAA, including the award-winning Evo Care Share program, the Strategic Ventures team’s mandate is to source and develop new product and service opportunities, with the goal of both adding additional value to current and future BCAA members.
As a member of a small entrepreneurial innovation team within BCAA, the Senior Manager, Strategic Ventures provides strategic and analytical expertise for the identification, evaluation, recommendation, piloting and commercialization of potential new strategic venture initiatives for the organization. This is a multi-disciplinary position that is strategic, tactical and operational. As such, this position has a broad focus that may include consumer and industry analysis, strategic platform analysis and design, ROI analysis, segmentation, customer profiling, pilot program delivery, program launch, and marketing campaign execution.
The Senior Manager, Strategic Ventures role involves the management of new innovation and strategy projects, in addition to the execution of pilot projects. Key areas of responsibility include:
Qualifications and Competencies
The BCAA Strategic Ventures team will be based offsite at an innovation centre near downtown Vancouver. BCAA is headquartered in Burnaby, BC right off the #1 Hwy exit at Willingdon, near BCIT.
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This seems self-explanatory. You've polished, edited, fabuloused your resume for us, so you've applied to a job or registered through our online portal. Your resume then makes its way to us via email.
We are a client-facing business so we’re actively seeking people that fit our client’s requests. If you’re a fit for a role, we’ll reach out via email or phone to chat further about the opportunity with you. If the opportunity aligns with your career trajectory, we’ll continue the discussion from there. If you’re not a fit for a role, we’ll do our best to let you know that so we can keep your job hunt respected and honest.
If we've contacted you with an opportunity that you're interested in pursuing, we'll put you through a screening process called the Online Career Profile. It's an online questionnaire that allows us to get to know you more in-depth: what you've achieved, where you want to go, your views on corporate culture. It takes about an hour to complete, but we promise the investment will be worth the return so we can find you a perfect match.
We then meet face-to-face with you to flush out your OCP further and get to know you on a personal level. If following this both parties see a great fit for the role in mind, we then introduce you to our client to go through their interview and hiring process.