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Manager, Strategy and Transformation

BDO Canada

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted September 10, 2023.

Putting people first, every day

BDO is a firm built on a foundation of positive relationships with our people and our clients. Each day, our professionals provide exceptional service, helping clients with advice and insight they can trust. In turn, we offer an award-winning environment that fosters a people-first culture with a high priority on your personal and professional growth.

Your Opportunity

Our Ottawa office is looking for a Manager to join the Strategy & Transformation team and own the following responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop a high-quality team working directly with clients to solve complex business problems in various areas including project management capacity development, business planning, performance, management, portfolio management, business process design and organizational transformation.
  • Lead client engagements from inception to close, using your business acumen, project management skills and professional experience to generate insights and create value
  • Build trusting relationships across BDO’s diverse teams of business service professionals, including a deep local and national network of specialists in Tax, Accounting, Financial Advisory, Digital Technology and Legal Services
  • Develop business opportunities with new and existing BDO clients individually and as part of cross functional sales pursuit teams, including thought leadership and marketing innovation to grow your and BDO’s presence in the local business community
  • Develop informative, compelling, and persuasive client-facing project deliverables, presentations and collateral materials using your command of publishing resources (including but not limited to MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Collaboration Tools, etc.)

How do we define success for your role?

  • You demonstrate BDO's core values through all aspect of your work: Integrity, Respect and Collaboration
  • You understand your client’s industry, challenges, and opportunities; clients describe you as positive, professional, and delivering high quality work
  • You identify, recommend, and are focused on effective service delivery to your clients
  • You share in an inclusive and engaging work environment that develops, retains & attracts talent
  • You actively participate in the adoption of digital tools and strategies to drive an innovative workplace
  • You grow your expertise through learning and professional development.

Your experience and education

  • A true team-player – We have built a culture of collaboration, respect, and support. We are looking for someone who is able to excel in this environment to further our whole team’s success.
  • Critical thinker
  • Preferably a minimum of 5 years as a management consultant, experienced working with clients to solve problems to identify and engage critical stakeholders, identify opportunities, improve performance, address growth challenges, set and/or support strategic direction
  • Experience working on large organizational transformations, technology transformations, or program management
  • You have experience in Ottawa’s target industries – Public Sector, Not-For-Profit, Technology & Life Sciences
  • Verifiable track record providing management consulting experience in strategy & operations as well as in achieving revenue targets through business development, managing complex projects on time and budget, and leading cross-functional teams soft-skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in business and/or related field (MBA is an asset)
  • Professional designation is an asset. (CMC, PMP, CPA, Prosci, Lean Six Sigma etc.)
  • You have excellent communication skills – both verbal and written – in English; Bilingual capacity in French is considered an asset
  • You have a verifiable track record of achieving revenue targets through business development, managing complex projects on time and budget, and leading cross-functional teams
  • You have or qualify to obtain a Government of Canada security clearance

Why BDO?

Our people-first approach to talent has earned us a spot among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2023. This recognition is a milestone we’re thrilled to add to our collection of awards for both experienced and student talent experiences.

Our firm is committed to providing an environment where you can be successful in the following ways:

  • We enable you to engage with how we change and evolve, being a key contributor to the success and growth of BDO in Canada.

  • We help you become a better professional within our services, industries, and markets with extensive opportunities for learning and development.

  • We support your achievement of personal goals outside of the office and making an impact on your community.

Giving back adds up: Where company meets community. BDO is actively involved in our communities by supporting local charity initiatives. We support staff with local and national events where you will be given the opportunity to contribute to your community.

Total rewards that matter: We pay for performance with competitive total cash compensation that recognizes and rewards your contribution. We provide flexible benefits from day one, and a market leading personal time off policy. We are committed to supporting your overall wellness beyond working hours and provide reimbursement for wellness initiatives that fit your lifestyle.

Everyone counts: We believe every employee should have the opportunity to participate and succeed. Through leadership by our Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, we are committed to a workplace culture of respect, inclusion, and diversity. We recognize and celebrate the valuable differences among each of us, including race, religious beliefs, physical or mental disabilities, age, place of origin, marital status, family status, gender or gender identity and sexual orientation. If you require accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us.

Hybrid new normal: As a hybrid workplace, all BDO personnel are expected to spend some of their time working in the office, at the client site, and remotely unless accommodations or alternative work arrangements are in place.

Ready to make your mark at BDO? Click “Apply now” to send your up-to-date resume to one of our Talent Acquisition Specialists.

To explore other opportunities at BDO, check out our careers page.