Advisor principal, Business strategies

February 07, 2019

(Work place: Montréal)

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level

NV-11As Senior Advisor, Business Strategy, you will help define and develop the Department’s planning activities, monitor the business plan and performance, set targets, establish the service offer and identify opportunities to improve service levels. As part of the transformation and development of Desjardins Group, you will also oversee mandates related to the governance and development of shared, collaborative business-architecture work methods and some business architecture positioning.You will take on a leadership and influencer role when interacting with the various stakeholders on files and projects that involve highly innovative, interdepartmental strategic and complex input and development. In this regard, you will contribute to developing and recommending strategic orientations and business positioning. The nature of the files requires in-depth and extensive expertise in your field.You will make recommendations on the development and delivery of files and initiatives with a very high degree of operational and conceptual complexity that require analysis and a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of the business and the organization. Coordination will be critical, and you will be required to interact with a large number of stakeholders who are experts in a variety of fields. As such, you will need highly developed interpersonal skills.You will serve as a specialized consultant and content expert in your field of expertise, and act as a contact for a large community of practice and decision-making bodies.

Additional responsibilities

  • Support management and resources in producing documents for authorities.
  • Track ongoing activities and update the dashboard with adjustment recommendations.
  • Monitor the business architects’ skills development plan.
  • Coordinate the communities of practice and other committees, and follow up as required.

Other working condition

  • Number of job available :  1


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required 

Specific knowledge

Knowledge of the field of business architecture

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic mindset

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

Administration (FG)

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