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Manulife ESG Sustainable Procurement Manager in Toronto, Ontario

We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.

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Job Description

The opportunity

Manulife Financial is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Manager to lead our ESG initiative. Reporting directly to the Director of Procurement, you will play a crucial role in the department's journey towards a mature and sustainable, best-in-class, Sustainable Procurement. Your responsibilities will contribute to achieving the department's priorities, including change management, a refined operating model, expanded reporting, enhanced engagement with partners, and mature communication efforts positioning Manulife as an industry leader in the ESG space.

The ideal candidate has deep expertise in environment, social, and governance programs. This individual can inspire and influence cross-functional teams and has a strong desire to make a positive impact.

Responsibilities :

  • Develop and implement the overall strategy for the ESG initiatives, collaborating with internal teams.

  • Manage the program success by way of measurement and reporting, data platform enhancements and research services. to the development and publication of ESG reports, including collecting data, material metrics, and consolidating information requests.

  • Collect, manage, and submit content to key ESG rating firms, tracking score progress.

  • Lead client engagements and account management for services relating ESG disclosure, sustainability programs, reporting, and research.

  • Collaborate with key internal teams on relevant data and target setting for ESG goals, such as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Supplier Diversity and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

  • Create guidelines, checklists, policies, procedures, and other related program content, to align with best practice and frameworks, and enhance programs.

  • Develop ESG language for 3rd party contracts and RFP templates.

  • Conduct benchmarking, follow trends, and provide best practices for ESG disclosures.

  • Lead or provide advisory support in professional design and layout of reports and communications in collaboration with the Data/Analytics team to contribute to comprehensive reporting decks, capturing data points for ESG goals.

  • Act as a subject matter expert (SME) internally, providing support for roadshows and inquiries related to Change Management.

  • Represent Manulife at industry events and conferences.

What motivates you?

  • You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit.

  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile approach and enable business outcomes.

  • You thrive in teams and enjoy getting things done together.

  • You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters.

  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up.

  • You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone.

What we are looking for

  • Business degree in Marketing, Environmental Science, Communications, or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in leading and driving ESG program.

  • Knowledge of ESG frameworks, reporting standards, regulatory regulations, and ESG trends.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and collaborators.

  • Creative and innovative mindset, digitally savvy.

  • Results-driven with strong project management, analytical, and data management skills.

  • Proficient in MS Office and PowerPoint

  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize.

  • Other duties as required.

What can we offer you?

  • A competitive salary and benefits packages.

  • A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills.

  • A focus on growing your career path with us.

  • Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.

  • Professional development and leadership opportunities.

Our commitment to you

  • Values-first cultureWe lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.

  • Boundless opportunityWe create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career.

  • Continuous innovationWe invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.

  • Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and InclusionWe foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.

  • Championing Corporate CitizenshipWe build a business that benefits all stakeholders and has a positive social and environmental impact.


About Manulife and John Hancock

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 Asia, Canada, 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 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). 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

At Manulife /John Hancock , we embrace our diversity. 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, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour , ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process . All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies . To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact .

Salary & Benefits

The annual base salary for this role is listed below.

Primary Location

Toronto, Ontario

Salary range is expected to be between

$84,375.00 CAD - $151,875.00 CAD

If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact for the salary range for your location. The actual salary will vary depending on local market conditions, geography and relevant job-related factors such as knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience, and education/training. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in incentive programs and earn incentive compensation tied to business and individual performance.

Manulife offers eligible employees a wide array of customizable benefits, including health, dental, mental health, vision, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance coverage, adoption/surrogacy and wellness benefits, and employee/family assistance plans. We also offer eligible employees various retirement savings plans (including pension and a global share ownership plan with employer matching contributions) and financial education and counseling resources. Our generous paid time off program in Canada includes holidays, vacation, personal, and sick days, and we offer the full range of statutory leaves of absence. If you are applying for this role in the U.S., please contact for more information about U.S.-specific paid time off provisions.