Manager - General Management Support

Desjardins - Montréal, QC (26 days ago)

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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.

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You will support the general manager in strategic activities associated with the overall management of the caisse, specifically with the strategic streams and in relation to financial performance and risk management. You will help develop, implement and monitor the business plan. You will ensure the overall strategic management of a work team dedicated to control, risk and compliance. The team is composed primarily of the IT support advisor (N-7), the compliance, internal control and risk management officer (N-8), the control, compliance and risk consultant analyst (N-7) and an administrative assistant (N-4).

The Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins is Quebec’s leading financial institution specializing in the social economy. Its mission is to help develop a fair, solidarity-based and sustainable economy by financing socially-engaged collective enterprises. Caisse members include over 3,000 cooperatives, non-profits and unions. The Caisse is able to offer financial support thanks to the savings of the more than 15,000 citizens and organizations that rely on it for advice on socially-responsible investments. As at December 31, 2018, the Caisse’s business volume totalled more than $1,8 billion. The Caisse is backed by a skilled and dedicated team of employees working in 3 service centres in Quebec City, Joliette and Montreal.

Main responsisbilities

Contribute to the development of corporate and private sector business strategies in line with Desjardins Group's strategic orientations and the Caisse's issues. To this end, carry out analyzes aimed at identifying them and ensuring the revision and alignment of strategic orientations with priority issues, by proposing solutions aimed at minimizing impacts.
Coordinate cross-sector initiatives and high-profile special projects for the caisse.
Oversee the integration of various solutions from the Federation.
Analyze financial results, monitor budgets, produce financial statements and manage cash risks.
Serve as a liaison between the caisse, the Shared Services Centre and caisse managers, and oversee and implement effective approaches to improve profitability. Assist with and coordinate the management of administrative activities for the entire caisse, such as relocation, move, transformation, change management, process optimization, the management of deliverables, building management, material resources and computer equipment management.
Guide and advise caisse management on the policies, practices and programs to be implemented in compliance with legal requirements, and update and improve risk management and compliance processes and practices.
In collaboration with the general manager, manage and facilitate committees, major events, Board meetings, special projects and activities (e.g. establishing the caisse’s strategic planning and change management process following an organizational transformation such as a merger).
Implement management and communication practices to facilitate talent acquisition and management, team synergy and change management, all in keeping with Desjardins Group values.
Facilitate, coach and motivate the team so as to develop skills, boost employee engagement and increase accountability.
Support your sector’s business plan by successfully managing individual and team performance. Ensure the caisse’s outreach in the community.
Promote the cooperative values of the caisse.

Other working conditions

Position Level : CL-4
Work place : Montréal or Québec, depending on the preference of the person selected
The address of CDS Montréal: 2175, boul. de Maisonneuve East, Suite 150, Montréall, Quebec
Temporary position - Expected end date: December 31, 2020
Number of job available: 1


Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline
A minimum of six years of relevant experience, including a minimum of two years of management experience

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Specific knowledge

Knowledge of social and solidarity-based economy networks, Knowledge of and interest in the social and solidarity-based economy

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Engagement, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Business insight, Complexity, Decision quality, Develops talent, Drive results, Strategic mindset

Work Location

Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

Management (FG)