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Product Director, Health & Dental

Manulife Financial Corporation

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 3, 2020.

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Job Description

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference and a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Individual Insurance is a business unit within Manulife dedicated to marketing life, health, and living benefit insurance products through direct response methods as well as traditional agent sales. Our clients or sponsors are professional, alumni and retiree associations, financial institutions, retailers, and other groups or organizations that have a strong affinity with their members or customers.

As the Product Director, you will have the primary responsibility for overseeing the effective maintenance, development, and growth of the Health & Dental product portfolio. You will be a meaningful part of the management team in the Product area and will be encouraged to contribute to the development of strategies and plans.

You will require a high degree of leadership to lead a team of professionals who develop and handle products, support development and execution of distribution and marketing campaigns, and lead business and systems related projects.

This role can be located in Toronto or Waterloo, Ontario.


  • Oversee product management and development of Health & Dental products.

  • Develop, execute and monitor an innovative product strategy, budget, and launch plan that will increase penetration within various channels.

  • Monitor the marketplace and collaborate closely with various partners to see opportunities and analyze trends in sales.

  • Lead various systems and non-system related projects to improve efficiency.


  • Post-secondary education, an MBA would be an asset

  • 10+ years of progressive financial services experience with proven excellence in product management

  • Top-tier manager with excellent leadership skills; ability to empower and lead various levels of staff

  • Problem solver with ability to provide strategic direction across multiple products

  • Experience developing & meeting financial metrics

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of pricing principles, risk and profit implications

  • Outstanding negotiating, communication and presentation abilities

  • Bilingualism (English and French, Mandarin or Cantonese) an asset

If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of March 31, 2020, we had $1.2 trillion (US$0.8 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $30.4 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 155 years. We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.


Manulife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground.It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.