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Manager, Strategic Analytics - Burnaby, BC (Full-time)

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Burnaby, BC, CA

Company: Scotiabank


Requisition ID: 37242

Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.


This position is for Scotia Dealer Advantage, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bank of Nova Scotia. We provide dealers and customers alike with the advantages, strength and experience of Scotiabank, coupled with Scotia Dealer Advantage's industry leading Special Finance expertise and service.


Scotia Dealer Advantage is one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing Special Finance companies providing automotive financing programs nationwide. We build partnerships with authorized independent and franchise automobile dealers to help them grow their businesses and serve their special finance customers


Job Purpose:

Champions the Risk department of Scotia Dealer Advantage in Canada ensuring business strategies, plans and initiatives are executed / delivered in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures. The Manager, Strategic Analytics contributes to the management of credit risk for non-prime indirect automotive lending. He/she is responsible for designing strategies that optimize key metrics identifying opportunities, while aligning to the Bank's objectives and risk appetite.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Leads and drives a customer focused culture throughout their team to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Strategic analysis and reporting to increase automated decisions,  and optimize risk-adjusted profit by: Overseeing the investigation, quantification, segmentation and other optimization analysis of risk management strategies; determining optimal settings and implications of recommended changes; researching, identifying and utilizing statistically-based methods for assessing, managing and optimizing risk strategies; conducting ongoing analysis and review of current processes/procedures while constantly looking to improve strategy and operational efficiencies; designing new and refine existing metrics, as appropriate, to better track the portfolio performance.
  • Develop Risk strategies for origination and portfolio management by: designing and developing new procedures and tools to address trends and risk strategies; researching, testing, recommending and implementing the latest analytical techniques to analyze data, where appropriate.
  • Oversee/conduct comprehensive and timely statistical analysis and execution of ad hoc reporting requests, ensuring accuracy and timely responses for use in Senior Management and Executive decision-making by: reviewing/approving analyses/recommendations and discussing results with the business line where required.
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Creates an environment in which his/her team pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational risk, regulatory compliance risk, AML/ATF risk and conduct risk, including but not limited to responsibilities under the Operational Risk Management Framework, Regulatory Compliance Risk Management Framework, AML/ATF Global Handbook and the Guidelines for Business Conduct.
  • Builds a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating vison/values/business strategy and managing succession and development planning for the team.


Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical & problem-solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives, and recommend optimal solutions for various situations.
  • Strong knowledge designing strategies for new account origination and their respective origination systems (Capstone, TRIAD, probe knowledge beneficial);technical expertise including experience with analytics tools like SQL, Angoss KnowledgeSEEKER, Hive, SAS, R, Python, Tableau, risk technologies and scoring to enable the automation and optimization of strategies, policies and business rules.
  • Strong influencing skills with excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills in order to build consensus and obtain co-operation across departments & The role requires strong communication skills, both verbal and written, including good presentation skills.



  • University degree (preferably with a major in economics, finance or business). Master degree in statistics, economics, mathematics, management sciences or analytics
  • 5+ years working experience, with a proven track record using SAS/Enterprise Miner to design risk strategies as well as a deep understanding of credit bureau information



Location(s):  Canada : British Columbia : Burnaby

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

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