Originally form Québec City, Martine Bélanger’s life and career flourished in the province ofOntario. Having mastered both the French and English languages was an asset and played an important role in her personal, cultural and professional development.
As an established business relationship professional, Martine brings a depth of leadership and negotiation skills. Her role of Relationship Manager at RBC has opened opportunities to create an impact within the organization. Martine analyzed the root cause of operational gaps; researched best practice and developed cost-saving solutions aligned with strategic plans. Her approach to negotiations achieves win-win results and nurtures strong partnerships. In that way, she negotiated contracts, service level agreements and proposals with business partners resulting in improved operations and return on investments. She also created Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans for several lines of business. These documents were published for reference in the organization’s Policy and Procedure Library, to ensure employee compliance andreduce risks. Additionally, Martine has invaluable experience from working in the role of in the role of Senior Business Analyst for CIBC. Here she managed projects relating to new products launches. She also covered a mandate in Human Resources where she managed the operations of the Learning and Career Centre.
On a personal level of interest and career growth, Martine also provides business-consulting services to entrepreneurs. For example, working closely with a fashion designer, she researched export solutions to expend the business to Europe and reviewed the current business model. The uniqueness of this fashion house is the ethical production and fair trade commerce, which aligns with her values. Her work also took her to the Paris Fashion Week events to meet with buyers and provide support in the French language.
Giving back and helping others has been a constant in Martine’s life. She regularly volunteerswith Million Dollar Smiles, a non-profit organization that helps children with cancer and terminalillnesses. She also supports Feed It Forward, women’s shelters and United Way with time, talentsand donations. Martine has a wide range of interests that keep her on a quest to learn, encourage opportunities and welcome travel.