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ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, CREDIT RISK MANAGEMENT – Western Canada

  • Full Time
  • D3J

Banque de développement du Canada


We are banking at another level.

Choosing BDC as your employer means working in a healthy, inclusive, and skilled workplace that puts forward the best conditions to bring together unique teams where employees are empowered to act. It also means being at the centre of ambitious economic and financial projects to see further and to do things differently, to fuel the success of Canadian entrepreneurs.

Choosing BDC as your employer also means:


Flexible and competitive benefits, including an Employee Savings and Investment Plan where BDC matches part of your voluntary contributions, a Defined Benefit Pension Plan, a $750 wellness and health care spending account, to name a few

In addition to paid vacation each year, five personal days, sick days as necessary, and our offices are closed from December 25 to January 1

A hybrid work model that truly balances work and personal life


Opportunities for learning, training and development, and much more…

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Assistant Vice President (AVP), Credit Risk Management is accountable for the efficient and effective review and adjudication of loans by exercising sound credit judgment in approving and recommending applications, monitoring credit quality and conditions. The AVP is responsible for ensuring decisioning of loan authorizations, disbursements and amendments is conducted in alignment with BDC’s risk appetite.



The AVP must establish and maintain a strong relationship with the 1st Line of Defense by supporting their enhancement of credit acumen through training, communication, transaction alignment, guidance and support.

CHALLENGES TO BE MET

Decision loans, disbursements and amendments within established authorization limits and guidelines and aligned to BDC’s risk appetite.


Maintain and improve the quality of customer service through timely, effective and professional service to first line personnel while ensuring the integrity of the portfolio through adherence to due diligence and administrative processes.

Focus on the development of a strong relationship between the 1st Line of Defense and 2nd Line Defense, with a specific focus on assisting in enhancing the 1st Line of Defense’s risk management practices.

Coach, guide and develop area management/employees in all aspects of credit acumen and provide input to performance assessments by being vigilant in recognizing their strengths and weaknesses and participating in identifying training and development solutions for them.

Contribute to the execution of area business plan and profitable growth strategies by ensuring that correct credit due diligence processes are in place and by developing and maintaining strong communications with area management/employees to closely monitor key variables for successful delivery of financial services.


Actively participate in business centre/area conferences and conduct regular visits to business centres to assist in structuring and underwriting transactions, provide development opportunities to 1st Line of Defense team member.

Be proactive in identifying, recommending and contributing to enhancements in loan policies, processes and products, provide leadership in their delivery and assist employees in their application and interpretation, including current issues related to credit risk and industry sector focus.

Maintain and improve the quality of BDC’s portfolio by authorizing, recommending or declining loans, disbursements, amendments, etc. within established authorization limits and guidelines.



Participate and/or lead various Corporate and/or Regional projects to support continuous improvement of existing processes and procedures while maximizing efficiencies and effectiveness in alignment with the Risk Management framework.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Minimum of 10 years of experience at BDC and/or another financial institution in business unit management, commercial development, underwriting and/or adjudication of larger/complex loans aligning to the Corporate Financing segment;


Experience in leading team members (with demonstrated effective coaching techniques) and working to enhance risk management practices across the Lines of Defense;

Ability to make recommendations and decisions aligned to key issues and broader business considerations and context;

Autonomous, attention to detail, knows how to manage priorities;


Ability to create and maintain good working relationships across the Lines of Defense;

Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, ability to obtain information and escalate identified issues tactfully and effectively;

Excellent communication skills both written and oral;


Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Business Administration.

Ability to quickly identify the business context and key issues

Autonomy, thoroughness and good management of priorities


Excellent writing skills

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees & partners

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to effectively obtain information and communicate issues


Strong credit skills

Effective coaching skills

Ability to work independently


Bilingual (French/English is considered an asset)

Proudly one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible environment where all employees can thrive and feel empowered to bring their whole selves to work. If you require an accommodation to complete your application, please do not hesitate to contact us at .


While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only the candidates selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted.
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