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Risk Manager

Date:  08-Sep-2022

Mississauga, ON, CA

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This role can sit in the following cities:    Mississauga                                 


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At Purolator, you’ll be proud knowing you’re working for a Canadian company that truly values its employees. And it’s community. This is an exciting and evolving industry and we’re leading the change as we strive to deliver the future. Here you will be empowered to help move the business forward. Each and every day. Are you open to the possibilities?

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. If you have questions, please feel free to ask during your interview.


Job Description



The Manager, Risk is responsible for supporting all aspects of the enterprise-wide risk management program, including Business Continuity. The Manager works with stakeholders across the organization to identify, assess, monitor, and control all enterprise-level risks. Develops best-practice processes and methodologies to assess and manage risks consistently across the Company. Reports risks and mitigations to senior leaders in support of strategic decision-making and corporate planning. Ensures that corporate risks are effectively mitigated through policies, procedures, training, initiatives, and other controls.




Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Manager, Risk.


  1. Institutes best practices for managing enterprise-level strategic, financial, and operational risks and conducts ongoing risk assessments with business leads from across the organization.


  1. Identifies new, emerging risks and evaluates risks against a variety of criteria (e.g. external reports and trends, internal reports and KPIs, market conditions, stakeholder consultations) to provide insight and recommendations on risk mitigations and contingencies.
  2. Conducts risk and business impact assessments for various departments and functions, analyzing potential business impact of unpredictable business interruptions such as natural disasters, security breach, legal claims, and market disruptions.
  3. Develops and maintains enterprise business recovery plans and procedures. Collaborates with all functional leads  to identify recovery operations and methods to allow the company to function if a crisis occurs.
  4. Creates and facilitates table-top exercises with the stakeholders across the organization.
  5. Coordinates internal stakeholder consultations, prepares discussion materials, and facilitates cross-functional risk review sessions.


  1. Provides insightful, quality reporting to internal stakeholders, including developing presentations and briefing notes to support risk updates to executive and board committees.


  1. Manages and updates the Risk Register, describing and assessing the Company’s top risks and associated controls.


  1. Contributes to establishing risk tolerance levels and developing risk appetite statements.


  1. Reviews, advises, and guides the preparation of risk scenario models and financial estimates.


  1. Develops risk surveys, analyzes survey results and prepares summary reports of findings. Communicates findings and facilitates stakeholder discussions to gather key, actionable insights.


  1. Coordinates risk management activities across silos and educates functional business units on risks that may impact them. Works collaboratively with other stakeholders, ensuring synergy, harmonization, and a shared understanding of risks across the Company.





  • Post secondary degree, preferably in a related field (e.g. Business Administration, Risk Management, Strategy) OR a combination of equivalent professional experience and training



  • 3 to 5 years of experience in risk management or a related field (e.g. business administration, strategy, audit and assurance)
  • In depth knowledge of ERM design, implementation and/or business continuity required.


Other Candidate Requirements

  • Designation or certification in Risk Management would be an asset, such as the Canadian Risk Management designation or the COSO ERM Certificate
  • Ability to drive concurrent, multi-thread execution across various ERM initiatives/projects.
  • Ability to build strong, trusted, and effective working relationships with peers, colleagues, and senior management to ensure strategies and initiatives are implemented.
  • Ability to think through hypothetical situations and concepts and to identify risks and weaknesses in various business processes.
  • Self-confidence in presentation, group discussion facilitation, negotiating issues and resolving problems in ambiguous situations.
  • Ability to influence decision making with change management capabilities.
  • Ability to suggest improvements to established functional, practice or regional risk management practices.
  • Ability to collect and analyze complex data, evaluation information and systems, and draw logical conclusions.
  • Proven ability in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting critical report deadlines or when challenged on conclusions draw.
  • Skilled at working collaboratively in a team environment. 
  • Strategic thinker with ability to articulate the big picture. 
  • Self-starter with ability to work with little guidance.
  • Excellent cognitive thinking, written and oral communication skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Project and Visio).





Location:                    530 - Corporate  
Working Conditions: Office Environment 

Reports to:                  SVP, General Counsel & Corp Secretary 

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