Advisor principal, Credit risk

November 13, 2019

(Work place: Lévis, Montréal)

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level

NV-10The department’s mandate covers the credit risk strategies of products for financing and payment manufacturers. Excellent knowledge of credit risk, associated models and frameworks, as well as processes, tools and systems that support activities is required. You will be responsible for developing credit risk strategies and performance monitoring.As a senior risk management advisor, you assist with analysis, research and development to analyze the costs and benefits of risk reduction. You recommend implementation strategies and priorities for market risk and risk management best practices. You lead development projects and strategic initiatives that are complex and innovative. Your initiatives require extensive knowledge of your line of work. You make recommendations on the planning and execution of operationally and conceptually complex projects requiring comprehensive analysis and understanding of the organization and line of business. Coordination is critical, so you frequently interact with stakeholders working in other fields. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential. You serve as specialist advisor and subject matter specialist, as well as resource and support person for decision-making bodies.

Additional responsibilities

  • Advise and assist clients and partners with positioning, planning, development, performance and follow-up of various strategic projects and mandates under your responsibility
  • Identify and analyze major problems and issues. Establish diagnoses and make recommendations to the decision-making bodies concerned
  • Represent Desjardins Group’s position when reaching agreements with partners (suppliers, credit bureaus, etc.)

Other working conditions

  • Work place: Montreal or Levis, depending on the candidate's preference
  • Number of job available : 1


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, in administration or in a related field
  • A minimum of six years of a relevant experience

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required 

Specific knowledge

  • Proficiency in the SAS programming language
  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
  • Independent speaker, intermediate knowledge of English

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Ambiguity, Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic mindset

Work Location

450, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

Risk management (FG)

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