Specialist, Quantitative Analysis
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) helps Canadians meet their housing needs. As Canada's authority on housing, we contribute to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provide support for Canadians in housing need, and offer objective housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of our operations. Our work matters to a great many people and our employees matter to us.
Bring your analytical skills and your technical expertise to this Specialist, Quantitative Analysis.
As a member of the Business Analytics team, you will be responsible to provide a broad range of research and analytical services that support the entire sector in the effective and efficient use of resources and in identifying risk, improvement and business opportunities with an aim to resolve problems.
This temporary position is an exceptional opportunity for an analytical thinker to achieve his/her professional goals, while creating a sustainable organization that is at the heart of a world leading housing system. Our diverse opportunities and locations across the country enable you to advance and grow your skills, knowledge and career to match your evolving interests and experience.
YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES as a Specialist, Quantitative Analysis will involve:
- Examining CMHC processes and scans external client markets to determine and exploit opportunities for product improvements or risk mitigation;
- Developing analytical models to assess the effective and efficient use of internal resources including staff year consumption, turnaround time, and data quality;
- Evaluating impact of marketing expenditures related to market share improvement and therefore can make recommendations towards their effectiveness;
- Assessing and interpreting data generated from CMHC's standard computer reports to determine risk concentration, and other indicators of performance and risk;
- Interpreting and forecasting market, economic and mortgage financing trends and their impact on CMHC business lines and communicates conclusions clearly and effectively to internal clients as an aid to identifying areas for improvement with external clients;
- Effectively communicating results of analysis to managers and staff in order to obtain buy-in for resulting decisions;
- Assisting individuals or teams in developing improvement initiatives by observing and interpreting trends and effectively communicating the details.
YOUR PROFILE as a Specialist, Quantitative Analysis includes:
Education and experience
- Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business Administration, Economics, Statistics or Finance or a related field and a minimum of three (3) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of related education and experience;
- Demonstrated experience working on complex quantitative analytic projects to support product, operations and business reviews and decision making;
- Demonstrated experience in the use of project management methods and tools to plan, manage and implement several projects simultaneously including projects of long duration and those involving multi-disciplinary teams;
- Demonstrated experience in the use of computer based tools including SAS EG, PowerPlay Cubes, Microsoft Office suite;
- Demonstrated experience in the finance or insurance industry.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
- Excellent knowledge of statistical trend analysis technology;
- Good working knowledge of CMHC's various business lines;
- Excellent data analysis and data manipulation skills, with strong knowledge of CMHC technologies and systems involving database structures and data management;
- Familiarity with presentation software and comfortable with public speaking to small groups;
- Strong ability to communicate in written reports a range of analytical material, recommendations and findings;
- Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest. Please note however, that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation.
Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the person will be hired at a lower level than the position level.
Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance. In the event that tests are administered, candidates will also be advised in advance.
The deadline for submitting your application is 11:59 pm ET on October 21 , 2018.
- Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as CMHC cannot make assumptions about your education and experience.
- Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance. In the event that tests are administered, candidates will also be advised in advance.
- We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
- If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
- Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an under-fill capacity, in which case the person will be hired at a lower level than the position level.
- All applications submitted to this competition will be kept for a six (6) month period and may be considered for future related vacancies at CMHC.
- Candidates must be eligible for Reliability Clearance.
- Second Language Proficiency levels are defined as follows:
- A = Beginner Level
- B = Intermediate Level
- C = Advanced Level
- E = Exempt
- P = Specific Language Skills
CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities