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SENIOR COMMERCIAL UNDERWRITER At Business Development Bank of Canada


Québec City, Qc

Job Description

The Senior Commercial Underwriter is responsible for conducting proper investigations and due diligence activities for medium to high complexity loan proposals. The Senior Commercial Underwriter , must also present high-quality proposals to the Credit Risk Management Team, which include all appropriate analyses and documentation while ensuring that risk levels are within the parameters of accepted credit practices and BDC policies and procedures.




  • Conduct proper investigation and due diligence activities for high complexity loan proposals, authorize or decline proposals and present high-quality proposals which include all appropriate analyses and documentation while ensuring that risk levels are within the parameters of accepted credit practices and BDC policies and procedures
  • Analyze, conduct proper investigation/due diligence and develop appropriate terms, pricing, conditions and covenants ensuring thorough credit analysis, due diligence and sound account management practices
  • Liaise with internal partners on structuring the deal to ensure adherence to policies and procedures
  • Participate in the resolution of compliance or material changes that arise as deals are being negotiated and structured
  • Develop win/win solutions for the client/BDC through innovative thinking and resourcefulness
  • Maintain relationships with branch personnel, colleagues and internal partners to foster good teamwork and the pursuit of common objectives and the consistent application of policies
  • Coach, mentor and share experience with team members
  • Keep abreast of changes to policies, procedures and detail processes and trends in credit and regulatory issues that may have an impact on BDC


  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce, business administration or accounting
  • Accounting designation and banking experience are a definite asset
  • Three to five years or more of relevant experience
  • Experience in loan writing and ability to analyze and structure complex financial deals
  • Sound credit judgement coupled with a strong understanding of credit policies and practices
  • Thorough knowledge of Bank products, services, policies and procedures and ability to provide high quality customer service to internal/external clients
  • Ability to develop win-win solutions for the client and BDC through innovative thinking
  • Strong communication skills to be able to interact and negotiate with the internal partners and, in certain instances, with clients.
  • Good time management and priority setting skills in order to meet critical deadlines
  • Strong business acumen
  • Team player with a thorough understanding of the dynamics of the small business environment
  • Bilingualism may be required depending on the location


This position reports to the Manager, Shared Services, Underwriting or the Director, Shared Services, Underwriting


Benefits of the Staff Transfer directive may be provided if relocation is necessary, as per the Job Posting directive.


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.

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