Job Opportunity – Loan Portfolio Manager

job opportunityThe Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba is looking for a financial whiz to fill a one-year term position as our Loan Portfolio Manager. You are a lending expert with a strong customer service mindset and a desire to help women entrepreneurs successfully start and grow their businesses. This is a multi-faceted position that requires a range of skills including: the ability to analyze business plans; the skills to assess and evaluate loan applications; and the tenacity to manage the collections process and bankruptcy situations. Your attention to detail will ensure the preparation of accurate documents for new and re-financed loans and your understanding of lending best practices will guide the development and implementation of new and efficient loans procedures. On top of all of this, you will be a skilled networker who understands the value of connections in support of women entrepreneurs.

This is a part-time position that requires 24 hours per week. Deadline is October 31, 2016. Send cover letter and resume to with the subject: LOANS PORTFOLIO MANAGER.


To manage the loan portfolio and process new loan requests in a professional, customer-service oriented manner that is supportive of the needs of women entrepreneurs in Manitoba; to oversee business development and to manage the overall performance of the loan portfolio in accordance with the Centre’s Loan Policy; and to manage the loan portfolio, administration and collections.


Loans Management and administration

  • Assess and evaluate loan applications from WECM clients
  • Prepare all documentation for new and re-financed loans in conjunction with Loans Administrator
  • Manage the Centre’s loan portfolio, ensure the Centre’s policies and procedures are followed according to established guidelines and make recommendations for improvement
  • Manage and oversee the collections process and any bankruptcy situations
  • Develop, amend, analyze and implement new loan procedures and policies as appropriate

Loan Portfolio Diversification

  • Network to develop business relations and to promote the Centre
  • Diversify the loan portfolio where possible

Privacy Policy

  • Adhere to WECM Privacy policies

Management Team

  • Provide advice and support to the CEO in regard to loans and lending issues


  • Manage the Loans Portfolio budget and update the loan database as required
  • Respond to loan client inquiries in person and by telephone, e-mail or fax



Education and Experience:

  • Small business lending experience
  • University degree in commerce or other relevant discipline, and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with a wide range of companies in a variety of sectors, and diverse cultural communities, and with women establishing and expanding their businesses
  • Experience marketing business financing to potential customers, packaging financing from various sources, negotiating in a business environment and managing a diverse loan portfolio
  • Experience with Canadian and provincial banking policies and regulations (loan types, terms, security, collections); government financing sources, and women’s business issues

Skills and Abilities:

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • active listening, good judgment and decision-making, and critical thinking skills
  • strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • standard word processing, spreadsheet, data-base programs and internet applications
  • ability to communicate in French (asset)

Personal Suitability:

  • professional and positive interpersonal skills and attitude
  • awareness of women’s business issues
  • respect for organizational cultures, values, ethics and standards
  • effective time-management, analytical and organizational skills
  • sensitivity related to client confidentiality
  • skilled in conflict resolution/management
  • able to work independently with initiative and resourcefulness
  • co-operative team player
  • able to work without supervision
  • responsible, motivated, loyal, reliable and trustworthy

TRAVEL:       A valid drivers licence and willingness to travel within Manitoba