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Manager Credit Risk Agriculture

Apply now Job ID 43380255488 Date posted 01/20/2023

Primary Locations: Montreal, Quebec

Attendance: Hybrid

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time


National Bank is currently undergoing the most significant technological transformation in its history and has many career opportunities to offer. As an Agricultural Commercial Credit Director, you will act as the expert in approving agricultural credit.  You will maximize the quality of a commercial loan portfolio in line with the Bank's strategic orientations accross the country. In addition, you will implement strategies to monitor the quality of the loan portfolio in order to ensure integrity and to maximize profitability and business development. 

Your role:

  • Independently analyze, authorize or recommend agricultural and agri-food financing applications based on credit policies and procedures as well as National Bank’s risk appetite
  • Work in a team to meet short turnaround times at the business line
  • Optimize relationships with the various stakeholders and act as an advisor for account managers
  • Independently take part in various committees and special mandates
  • Adequately follow up on the agricultural loan portfolio to improve quality
  • Encourage the continuous rethinking of work methods to optimize processes and systems and present innovative solutions
  • You will stand out through your rigour, professional judgment, understanding of different partners’ business realities, takeover of files, leadership and ability to propose solutions

We want to contribute to your quality of life by offering you as much flexibility as possible in your work. For example, we offer hybrid work (remote and in the office), work schedule arrangements to help you achieve work/life balance and flexible leave that you can take when it’s important to you.


Competencies required:

  • Completed bachelor’s degree agronomy or agricultural economics and 6 years of relevant experience, or completed master’s degree in agronomy or agricultural economics, or in a related field, and 4 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in agricultural financing and agribusiness
  • Experience in portfolio tracking
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in French and in English (for dealing with English-speaking partners outside Quebec

Preferred competencies:

  • In Quebec, being a member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec; desirable
  • Excellent knowledge of commercial financial products and services
  • Demonstrated leadership for any new implemented credit initiative and/or special mandates
  • Ability to make complex decisions in very short times

Your benefits

In addition to competitive compensation, upon hiring you’ll be eligible for a wide range of flexible benefits to help promote your wellbeing and that of your family.

  • Health and wellness program, including many options
  • Flexible group insurance
  • Generous pension plan
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Preferential banking services
  • Initiatives promoting community involvement
  • Telemedicine service
  • Virtual sleep clinic

These are a few of the benefits available to you. We have an offer that keeps up with trends as well as your needs and those of your family. 

Our dynamic work environments and cutting-edge collaboration tools foster a positive employee experience. We actively listen to employees’ ideas. Whether through our surveys or programs, regular feedback and ongoing communication is encouraged.

We're putting people first 

We're a bank on a human scale that stands out for its courage, entrepreneurial culture, and passion for people.   Our mission is to have a positive impact on peoples' lives.

Our core values of partnership, agility, and empowerment inspire us, and inclusivity is central to our commitments. We offer a barrier-free workplace that is accessible to all employees. 

We want our recruitment process to be fully accessible. If you require accommodations, feel free to let us know during your first conversations with us.

We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team?

 Ready to live your ambitions?


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JobField: Risk Management

Unposting Date: 2023-02-03

Job Number: AGR000CM

Posting Date: 2023-01-20

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