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BMO Financial Group Business Analyst - Physical Channels in Chicago, Illinois


111 W Monroe - 115 S LaSalle

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Real Estate

Business Analyst – Physical Channels (R210004157)

Partner with management and business partners to support the development, management, and implementation of projects from business case development through execution. In this role, you will collaborate with management on branch network opportunities, conduct research and analysis, and build solutions while working with multiple groups. Works across BMO to deliver specific project/program business results in alignment with overall group goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build effective relationships with internal/external partners and stakeholders.

  • Build/design input and data collection mechanisms for project analysis

  • Conduct research/data analysis/implementation for branch network-based projects.

  • Assists in the development of project analysis and related business cases for branch network projects.

  • Play a role in developing, maintaining and executing a multi-year roadmap for our branch channel

  • Strong presentation skills including development of presentations for Senior Leaders

  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.

  • Participates in implementation of initiatives within group and across BMO by partnering with various internal & external stakeholders as required; complexity of initiatives may vary and usually involve multiple stakeholders across the enterprise.

  • Assist in design and preparation of business line analysis and projects for senior management.

  • Participates in project/program design and provides advice & subject matter expertise to achieve required business results.

  • Conducts analysis required to inform recommendations and considers the “big picture” when assessing whether a course of action is advisable in terms of the group and enterprise goals.

  • Collaborates with internal & external stakeholders to provide business context in the design, develop and implementation of programs & solutions.

  • Monitors and tracks project performance, research deviations from plan or projections.

  • Identifies enablers and key issues prior to and during implementation, raises issues with stakeholders and offers solutions to resolve issues or risks that jeopardize delivery.

  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.

  • Provides specialized consulting, analytical and technical support.

  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.

  • Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


  • Typically between 4 - 6 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge and technical proficiency gained through related education and business experience.

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.

  • Collaboration & team skills.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Data driven decision making.

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At BMO Harris Bank we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

BMO Financial Group Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.