Offre publiée le 2024-03-27

Banque de développement du Canada

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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...


We are looking for a Director, Operational Risk Management, to lead and oversee the design, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of BDC’s Operational Risk Management Framework (ORMF).

They will be responsible to manage and optimize ORM Programs in alignment with regulatory, industry and risk management best practices.

They will oversee the first Line of Defense (1LOD) in the management of operational risk and take on a leadership role in the enhancement of BDC’s risk culture at all levels of the organization through training, awareness, and reporting initiatives.


Lead the design and enhancement ORMF programs including but not limited to : Third Party Risk Management, Corporate Insurance and Business Continuity Management

Build and enhance ORMF governance documentation, tools, methodologies, and risk-based approaches in line with industry best practice and commensurate with BDC risks and maturity levels

Provide leadership to Business Lines and Corporate Functions in their execution of ORM deliverables ensuring their accountability in risk management practices

Manage and oversee ORM reporting, including metrics and assessments to evaluate risk profile and performance against risk appetite, for ORM Committee, Risk Management Committee, and the Board.

Accountability includes presenting results, continuous enhancement, efficiency, and effectiveness while ensuring that the reporting process meets all controls and governance requirements

Build risk management convergence across the three lines of defense using a collaborative approach while building and fostering relationships

Facilitate the establishment of an effective risk culture through the deployment of ORM programs, communication, training, and onboarding of 1LOD and 2LOD stakeholders and leaders

Develop strategic plans and roadmaps for the ORM Framework and the implementation, execution, and maturity enhancement of ORM Programs

Assess risks identified in the annual Business Unit Plan process and work with Business Unit Heads to develop and implement risk mitigation strategies including top and emerging risk prioritization

Work with the 1LOD in the design and implementation of a 1B function or 1B expertise

Prepare reports for senior management and the Board on operational risk exposures, mitigation strategies and status of key risk indicators

Leverage in-depth knowledge regulatory and industry ORM best practices in the financial services industry and implement strategies applicable to BDC

Act as an alternate for the Assistant Vice-President, Risk Management on various committees and Crisis Incident Management responsibilities


Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent

10 to 15 years of relevant experience within the Canadian financial services sector

Excellent interpersonal communication skills; including cross-functional collaboration ability

Ability to produce and communicate polished and crisp reports, analyses, and presentations

Excellent judgement and creative problem-solving skills; including negotiation and conflict resolution

Ability to collaborate with senior leaders and teams to drive results

Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Visio)

Excellent oral and written communication skills, in both official languages (French and English)

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.

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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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