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Manager, Strategy and Market Insights

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Equifax is where you can power your possible. If you want to achieve your true potential, chart new paths, develop new skills, collaborate with bright minds,  and make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you.

As Manager, Strategy and Market Insights you will work closely with the leadership team to create a Growth Playbook and focus on strategy development and tracking based on the competitive landscape after conducting market intelligence research and analysis. An ideal candidate is a highly motivated, analytical, research oriented independent thinker who can drive discussions across the organization to build strategy.  This position reports to the Head of Partnerships and Strategy.

What you’ll do

  • Primary responsibility for contributing to the development of vertical/domain strategy based on market research

  • Assist the product and partnership teams with the execution of the vertical/domain strategy

  • Research the Canadian Fintech ecosystem and align Equifax partners and solutions to potential needs

  • Support the Product and Partnership teams with competitive market research and  analysis

  • Identify emerging data and analytical capabilities in the marketplace that would represent potential partnerships or acquisition targets

  • Produce a detailed market report that highlights competitors, competitor market share, M&As impacting Equifax’s customers & partners, other  key findings and recommendations to share with the Strategy and Product team leaders

  • Direct and manage key governance processes including the monthly President’s letter, on-going business reviews, quarterly strategy tracking and the annual strategy playbook process

  • Identify and develop a plan to address horizon 2 and 3 strategic opportunities through strong research and industry expertise

What experience you need

  • 3-5 years experience in strategy development, market research or corporate development

  • Proven ability to effectively communicate recommendations and research findings in writing and orally

  • Experience researching market opportunities and an understanding of SWOT (Strength/Weakness/ Opportunities/Threats)

  • Excellent knowledge of the Canadian financial services industry, with a current understanding of emerging trends with Fintechs, the digital economy and/or consumer-consented data

  • A willingness to learn and adapt to new situations

  • Strong math skills and a working knowledge of financial analysis 

  • Expert knowledge of PowerPoint

  • Bachelor degree in Commerce, Economics or Engineering (Masters/MBA an asset)

What could set you apart

  • An understanding of the Canadian financial echo system, staying abreast of emerging market trends,  different types of partnerships and product life cycle

  • Extensive experience in market research and creating detailed SWOT analysis on potential opportunities

  • Working in a highly matrixed organization is a plus.

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, paid time off, and organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.

Are you ready to power your possible?  Apply today, and get started on a path toward an exciting new career at Equifax, where you can make a difference!

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​ 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. 

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We believe in a growth mindset. At Equifax, this includes providing our employees opportunities to perform at their best and learn new skills along the way to inspire and build fulfilling careers.

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