DIRECTOR, GROWTH AND TRANSITION CAPITAL

  Edmonton

Job Description

No other bank is doing what we do.

At BDC, we help Canada and its entrepreneurs create a prosperous, inclusive and green economy. Our mission is to help Canadian businesses thrive by providing financing, capital and advisory services. We’re devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. We’re also dedicated to our employees. Adaptable. Inspiring. Different. There’s a reason we like to work here, and we think you’ll like it too. Join BDC and help make a difference! 

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. They’re more than just words for BDC. These concepts are foundational to our success and to our ability to attract, retain, mobilize and develop the right talent, as well as to offer a healthy, professional and collaborative environment. We are committed to cultivating and preserving an environment where all employees can thrive, and, for over a decade, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, beliefs, experiences, and more.

BDC Capital is the investment arm of BDC, Canada’s bank for entrepreneurs. With over $3 billion under management, BDC Capital serves as a strategic partner to the country’s most innovative firms. It offers businesses a full spectrum of capital, from seed investments to growth equity, supporting Canadian entrepreneurs who have the ambition to stand out on the world stage. Visit bdc.ca/capital.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Director of Growth and Transition Capital (GTC) responsibilities include the following: 1) originate, evaluate and underwrite financing and investment opportunities that are consistent with BDC Capital’s investment criteria;  2) actively monitor, develop and implement portfolio risk management strategies; 3) proactively develop and implement value added plans for their portfolio including but not limited to leveraging external and internal resources to support portfolio clients to achieve their goals.

CHALLENGES TO BE MET

Quality and pace of Investment:

  • Well-articulated financing and investment proposals;

  • Source, structure, and recommend mezzanine debt and equity investments by formulating a proposal, confirming the opportunity through due diligence and managing the financing after closing until exit.

Provide post-closing value-add and throughout the life of the investment:

Robust monitoring and portfolio risk management:

  • Timely and thorough updating of quarterly/annual reporting on portfolio companies;

  • Properly tracking identified portfolio companies’ milestones and post-closing plan achievement;

  • Well-timed and articulated portfolio administration (amendments, repayments, annual reviews, risk evaluation).

Actively engage and collaborate with key stakeholders within the business community:

  • Internal: build collaborative relationships within BDC to better serve clients with a BDC wide approach;

  • External: build relationships with entrepreneurs, associations, influencers, banks and co-investors to raise public awareness through proactive marketing and promotion of BDC and BDC Capitals offerings.

Be accountable for individual planning process by creating and implementing:

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, MBA or professional designation (CPA,CBV and/or CFA) an asset;

  • 8+ years of progressive experience in equity, mezzanine, or senior debt financing with responsibilities for new transaction origination, client management and portfolio management;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of leveraged finance transactions such as: cash flow lending, senior and junior debt structures and applicable underwriting and due diligence skills;

  • Professional experience in private equity, mid-market corporate finance, corporate development, corporate lending and alternative lending would be considered an asset;

  • Team player, positive contributor to a peer-based approach in deal review and portfolio management;

  • Enjoy a fast-paced environment and variety of work;

  • Comfortable operating with a high degree of ambiguity and autonomy;

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and passion to help mid-market companies succeed;

  • Proven business development skills and results;

  • Demonstrated negotiating and deal making skills;

  • Robust financial analysis, risk assessment and financial modeling and forecasting abilities;

  • High attention to detail and accuracy;

  • Strong ability to collaborate, influence and build trust with internal groups within BDC, clients and other stakeholders;

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

With us, you’ll be able to achieve the work/life balance you’re looking for, with competitive working conditions and above-market flexible benefits.This includes modern workspaces to work from when you are in our offices, and, for some specific positions, the ability to work remotely, on reserve, and/or within your community.

Important Point to Consider

Vaccination Policy for COVID-19: The health, well-being and safety of our colleagues, clients and of the community are a top priority for us. Effective November 8, 2021, BDC requires that all employees and consultants be fully vaccinated. A solemn declaration will be requested to this effect.

While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only the candidates selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted. If you are a candidate with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email us at Careers@BDC.ca, and include your full name, the best way to reach you, and the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process.

Job ID: 28109350
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