Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management, Data Governance and Privacy - Canadian Olympic Committee

Post date: Nov. 1, 2019

Application Deadline: Nov. 14, 2019

Be part of building a national brand.  Headquartered in Toronto, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence.  We are the largest private supporter of high performance sport in Canada and we are responsible for all aspects of Canada’s involvement in the Olympic Movement, including the participation in the Olympic and Pan American Games.

Based in Toronto and reporting to the CFO, the Senior Manager Enterprise Risk Management, Data Governance and Privacy is responsible for a) the ongoing management of our Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program, including providing leadership, direction and guidance on our risk environment and risk mitigation activities b) management of data including data governance, data quality, data classification, and data cataloguing and c) managing privacy compliance. The Senior Manager will work independently under the supervision of the CFO. The Senior Manager will maintain an effective working relationship with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the Audit, Finance and Risk Management Committee (AFRMC), and the Board of Directors as appropriate.

This position will be located in the COC office in Toronto, ON at 250 Yonge St. Suite 3000.


Risk Management:

  • Manage the ERM program - implementation, integration and ongoing management.
  • Harmonize, synchronize, and rationalize risk management processes across the organization to achieve efficiencies and consistency in application.
  • Facilitate the integration of risk management with strategic and business planning, performance management, and other business processes, as needed.
  • Support the SLT, the AFRMC and the Board in carrying out their risk oversight and monitoring responsibilities.
  • Aggregate, analyze and report risk information to the CFO and SLT, the AFRMC and the Board regarding ERM matters, new risk related topics, and strategic initiatives.
  • Maintain ongoing and effective communication with the CFO and SLT to ensure awareness of priority risks and potential issues.
  • Track and report on action items for all key risk decisions, assessments, and initiatives across the organization.
  • Develop, annually review, update and maintain an ERM framework and policy for the endorsement by the SLT, the AFRMC and the Board.
  • Develop and implement processes to proactively identify, manage, report and monitor new and emerging risks so as to recognize and address any changes to risk exposures.
  • Review aggregated risk information and identify risk inter-relationships and notable trends and patterns for reporting and monitoring purposes.
  • Promote awareness and an understanding of ERM across the organization through appropriate communication.
  • Design and deliver ERM training as needed.

Data Governance:

  • Build data governance operating models and implement data governance solutions based on standard governance frameworks.
  • Develop and manage methods for monitoring and reporting data incidents.
  • Work with stakeholders to understand data challenges and identify solutions for remediation.


Lead privacy and data protection for the organization.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; MBA or designation/certificate (CPA) preferred.
  • Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation an asset.
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of ERM design, implementation and sustainability required.
  • In-depth knowledge of Data Governance practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of Privacy Regulations.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrates and embodies the COC values of Accountability, Excellence, Fun, Respect and Bravery
  • Sound knowledge of, and experienced in implementing, ERM frameworks, policies, practices and processes.
  • 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.
  • 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 risk management practices.
  • Understand complex business and information technology management processes
  • 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.

Competitive salary based on experience, excellent benefits package.

Please send all cover letters and resumes by November 14, 2019 to, citing the position title in the subject line. No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The COC is committed to ensuring our recruitment and selection processes and work environment are inclusive and barrier-free. Accommodation is available upon request for individuals taking part in all stages of our recruitment and selection processes. Please advise the recruiter to ensure your accessibility needs due to a disability are accommodated. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Type of Position: Full Time
Employment Type: Employee
Salary Range: 

Contact Details

Contact Name: Monica Yacoub
Location: Toronto
250 Yonge St.
Suite 3000
Toronto, ON M5B 2L7
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