Senior Associate/Special Risks Manager - Special Risks

EDC - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Senior Associate/Special Risks Manager - Special Risks-0002T0


EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, offering information, knowledge and innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. We take on risk so Canadian businesses can take on the world.

When you join our team, you’ll be helping Canadian companies bring their vision, passion and innovation to the global marketplace. Your knowledge and expertise will support more than 13,000 Canadian companies and their customers in as many as 200 markets worldwide. You’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder with the best and brightest in an inclusive, collaborative environment that fosters professional development and success. And you’ll know that you’re making a difference every day—for companies, for Canada and for the people you work with.

Year after year, EDC has been recognized as a Top 100 and Top Family-Friendly Employer.

Team & Job Overview

The Export Development Canada (EDC) Special Risks Team is responsible for managing all recovery efforts on impaired loans and guarantees in EDC's Corporate and Canada Account lending portfolios. The team’s responsibilities include the management of out-of-court workouts, bankruptcies, restructurings, and asset liquidations. The team is regularly consulted by EDC’s various financing teams.

Reporting to the Director of Special Risks, he/she will primarily be focused on the management of distressed loans in the Corporate and Canada Accounts which have been originated across all of EDC’s lending teams. We are looking for a motivated and seasoned professional who will also provide support on a consultative basis to EDC’s lending teams.

Discipline Summary

Manages a portfolio of distressed debt.

Restructures loans, negotiates changes to lending terms and conditions, develops documentation, and manages loans through insolvency proceedings, as required, in collaboration with legal counsel.

Makes credit recommendations and obtains all required approvals.

Key Responsibilities

Thoroughly understand all aspects of EDC’s lending programs, including EDC’s market position, risk appetite and related loan documentation.

Working independently, leads all aspects of restructuring and transaction management and loss mitigation assessments and recommendations.

Responsible for communication and managing relationships with borrowers, bankers, lawyers, receivers, and trustees.

Act as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Explain difficult or sensitive information and works to build consensus.

Resolve issues arising with internal or external counterparties.

Complete assigned tasks/special projects as assigned by the Director.


Screening Criteria

Completion of an MBA, with a specialization in Finance
Minimum of three years (Senior Associate) or five years (Special Risks Manager) of experience in commercial/corporate lending, structured and project financing, or managing special risks transactions
Solid knowledge of commercial lending practices, common financing structures, and security
Strong credit analysis, risk assessment and negotiation skills
Preference will be given to internal candidates


Bilingualism (English & French)
CFA designation

Salary Range

Senior Associate: $87,300 - $131,000 + performance-based incentive
Special Risks Manager: $122,400 - $183,600 + performance-based incentive

  • Please note that we will consider candidates at the Senior Associate level and the Special Risks Manager level depending on the incumbent’s qualifications*.

Please be advised that this position is based at our Head Office in Ottawa. Relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates.

How to apply

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline: Friday, June 19, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST on

EDC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation.

Candidates must meet the requisite government security screening requirements.

Primary Location: Canada-Ottawa
Schedule: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent