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Senior Advisor, Corporate Strategy And Initiatives


This is a Contract position in Terrebonne, QC posted October 18, 2021.

Job Description No other bank is doing what we do.

At BDC, we’re devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs.

We’re also dedicated to our employees.




There’s a reason we like to work here and we think you’ll like it too.

At BDC, we help Canada and its entrepreneurs create a prosperous, inclusive and green economy.

Our mission is to help Canadian businesses thrive by providing financing, capital and advisory services.

Furthermore, for over a decade, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.



They’re more than just words for BDC.

We are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion.

Our goal is to have a team that reflects gender and visible diversity.

In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

POSITION OVERVIEW The Senior Advisor, Corporate Strategy and initiatives will help the Director, Strategy and Corporate Development develop BDC’s corporate strategy.

As a great team worker, he or she will be instrumental in the development of the annual strategic retreats and related strategic initiatives.

CHALLENGES TO BE MET Conduct research and analysis; deepen understanding of the organization, the market in which it operates and the needs of specific sectors/business segments.

Contribute to the identification of topics to be covered during the two strategic retreats (with the Senior Management Committee and the Board of Directors).

Build strategic documents synthesizing complex and detailed research and information to communicate key findings.

Contribute to the content development of the strategic retreats and their planning.

Be a key player in the implementation of strategic initiatives stemming from the company’s strategy; contribute to the identification of the approach to be adopted (methodology, scope, work plan), take charge of the elaboration of workshops and strategic documents leading to conclusions and concrete actions.

Support the Director, Strategic Planning when required, more specifically during the Business Units Planning exercise.

Support the Direct Innovation when required, more specifically with market intelligence, fintech profiles and planning roundtable with innovation champions.

Keep abreast of major trends, in Canada and around the world, that could have an impact on SMEs and maintain an in-depth knowledge of BDC’s activities and the environment in which it operates.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR Bachelor’s degree in commerce / administration; a graduate degree would be an asset Five to eight years’ relevant experience in strategy development Experience in a consulting firm an asset Excellent interpersonal skills, combined with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders Ability to develop and structure complex strategic planning documents Ability to gather relevant information, produce summaries Ability to understand economic and business trends and issues that affect SMEs, including financial service offerings (from banks and fintechs) Ability to understand client needs and a natural tendency to adopt a client-centric approach (for both internal and external clients) Excellent oral and written communication skills, in both official languages (French and English) Ability to work in a team and under pressure to meet tight and often-conflicting deadlines Good judgment, tact and discretion Join BDC and help make a difference With us, you’ll be able to achieve the work/life balance you’re looking for, with competitive working conditions and flexible benefits.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER At BDC, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

We appreciate all responses and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.