Current Opportunities

Manager, Corporate Strategy

Current Opportunities

Location: Ottawa
Competition #: 1277
Language Requirements: English Essential
Closing date: May 17, 2020

Our vision is to earn the trust of Canadians as a global leader in deposit insurance and resolution. At CDIC, we offer you the unique opportunity to provide financial peace of mind to Canadians in a stimulating, diverse and inclusive work environment. Let’s work together to build trusted relationships and to deliver quality service to all Canadians.

The Corporate Strategy team works with the entire corporation to set strategic priorities that are designed to address our enterprise risks and advance CDIC’s mandate. The Core Responsibilities below outline how the Manager, Corporate Strategy will play a key role in delivering on those objectives. The Manager, Corporate Strategy must also demonstrate a willingness to contribute as necessary, and help foster a sense of teamwork for the entire Corporate Strategy and Risk Management Group.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter and have a broad interest in economic and financial sector issues.


  • Play an integral role in leading the corporate plan and annual report processes. The foundation of these processes is driving strategy formulation across the organization, which includes planning and hosting an annual Strategy session with CDIC’s Board of Directors.
  • Liaise with Treasury Board Secretariat and Finance Canada in relation to the corporate plan and annual report. This will involve learning and advising on machinery of government and guidance regarding the Corporation’s accountability to the Government and Parliament.
  • Work with the team and others across the corporation to set strategic priorities that are designed to address our enterprise risks and advance CDIC’s mandate. This can involve identifying enterprise-level themes to assess opportunities/threats/innovations, and researching select issues to assess if and how they may affect CDIC (or working with others on same).
  • As part of the Leadership Council Secretariat, help with senior management governance and coordination, ensure follow-up on key outcomes of the meetings, and provide other support for the Leadership Council as required to help coordinate strategic initiatives led by other Groups.
  • Must keep up with current and emerging financial sector trends, risks, and opportunities and apply that knowledge in helping to shape the strategic plan of the Corporation.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree from a recognized university with a specialization in economics, finance, public administration, international affairs or in a field relevant to the duties of the position. The specialization may be obtained at the undergraduate or graduate level or may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the financial sector, or in the federal or provincial public service or Crown corporation.
  • Three or more years of experience in providing briefings and advice to senior management on complex economic, financial sector, policy, or legal issues.

Although not required, the following would be considered an asset:

  • Experience at a financial sector agency, Crown corporation, or central agency.
  • Experience in corporate strategy and/or corporate planning/reporting, with experience in corporate plan/annual report development being an asset.
  • Experience in the supervision of analysts or similar research level positions, which includes providing directions and feedback on briefing material/reports and ensuring timely execution of tasks.
  • Degree in law (LL. L, LL.B, B.C.L. or J.D.) from a recognized university.
  • Graduate Degree from a recognized university.
  • Financial Analysis Designation (e.g., Chartered Financial Analyst; Chartered Professional Accountant, etc.).


  • Strong, clear and concise communication skills, both orally and in writing with ability to present ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (collaboration and relationship management).
  • Taking initiative, innovative thinking, and problem solving.
  • Naturally curious and inquisitive, with strong ability to ‘connect the dots’.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Strong project management skills.

Conditions of Employment/Security Clearance

Level II, Secret

Language Requirements

English Essential

Important Notes

  1. One permanent position is currently available.
  2. Due to Canadian immigration regulations, we can only consider applications from Canadian citizens or other individuals legally entitled to work in Canada and obtain necessary security clearances. Please indicate in your cover letter the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
  3. CDIC is a federal agency (separate employer) and does not fall under the Public Service Employment Act.
  4. CDIC is committed to Employment Equity and encourages the equitable participation of all Canadians. If your application is retained and you require any special accommodation during the selection process, please advise us. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
  5. If you are interested in joining a dynamic and growing team that contributes to the stability of Canada’s financial system and meet the required qualifications we invite you to forward your résumé and covering letter describing how you could contribute to our organization at Please quote competition #1277.
  6. We would like to thank all candidates who apply however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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