Assistant General Manager, Credit Risk, Western Canada

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What You'll Be Doing
Based in Vancouver, you will be an integral part of the Regional Credit Western Canada team of professionals with expertise in the adjudication and oversight of credit risk transactions originated by Business Banking within Western Canada - British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and the Territories. As a member of the Credit Risk Management team, under the guidance of the Senior Director, you will assist with management of credit risk related to new client transactions and expanding relationships with existing clients. As an Assistant General Manager, Commercial Credit Risk, you will be responsible for adjudicating credit applications within your delegated lending authority, managing a portfolio of commercial banking credits and partnering with Business Banking officers through regular dialogue, consultation, and periodic visits. The ideal candidate will possess superior analytical skills, the ability to work efficiently and effectively in a team environment, and demonstrate a long term commitment to learning and continuous development.
How You'll Succeed
  • Adjudicate Credit Applications - adjudicate credit applications within your designated portfolio and lending authority of diversified commercial banking accounts, both private and small cap public companies.
  • Commercial Banking expertise - possess experience in both frontline and risk management roles which enables you to exercise appropriate and efficient judgement in complex credit decisions.
  • Portfolio Management - proactively manage a credit portfolio of diversified commercial banking companies through sound financial and non-financial analysis as well as an understanding of emerging trends within the regional economic, industry and business environments.
  • Leadership - act as an informal leader within the team among the local and broader Risk Management group, including participation in strategic project work.
  • Relationship Building - develop strong relationships with internal partners, external intermediaries and industry associations and provide mentoring, advice, and guidance on credit risk matters to internal partners and more junior team members in order to assist in developing satisfactory credit solutions within acceptable risk parameters.

Who You Are
  • Values matter to you. You bring your real self to work and you live our values - trust, teamwork and accountability.
  • You can demonstrate experience in banking lending policies, procedures and practices (minimum 5-10 years) including loan structuring, risk identification and mitigation, asset valuations and recovery strategies, critical thinking skills help to inform your decision making and the ability to perform analytical work accurately, often under time pressure.
  • You give meaning to data. You enjoy investigating complex problems, and making sense of information. You're confident in your ability to communicate detailed information in an impactful way.
  • You put our clients first. You engage with purpose to find the right solutions. You go the extra mile, because it's the right thing to do.
  • You're passionate about people. You find meaning in relationships, and surround yourself with a diverse network of partners. You build trust through respect and authenticity.
  • You have a degree in Business , either at the undergraduate or Masters level, with other designations considered an asset (i.e. CFA and CPA).

What CIBC Offers
At CIBC, our people are our greatest asset. You'll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone's unique talents, and empowers teams to do what's right for the client, and to do it well. As part of our team, you will:
  • Thrive: Benefit from an open and approachable culture that provides the flexibility and support you need to integrate your life at work and at home
  • Connect: Work in a place where the right technology and infrastructure fosters innovation, collaboration and creativity
  • Develop: Grow your skills and career through our best-in-class onboarding experience, ongoing learning opportunities, individual development planning, and comprehensive product training
  • Prosper: Share in our collective success with a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, health benefits program, and employee share purchase plan

What You Need to Know
  • CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact
  • You need to be legally eligible to work in Canada at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit
  • This is a regular full time role with a schedule of 37.5 hours each week.
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