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BMO Financial Group Data management Lead in Chicago, Illinois

Creates a culture where data is managed as a valuable corporate asset. Provides input to, and follows, data governance standards and processes to improve the quality of BMO data and reduce overall data risk for the designated business/group. Develops and implements data strategies, tactics, products and a curated data model to achieve business objectives. Reviews, designs and implements data governance practices and data management processes within the business/group in alignment with Enterprise Data Governance Operating Directive. Provides guidance on the interpretation of enterprise data governance policies and maintains alignment between data governance practices and the data strategy.

  • Fosters a culture aligned to BMO purpose, values and strategy and role models BMO values and behaviours in all that they do.

  • Ensures alignment between values and behaviour that fosters diversity and inclusion.

  • Regularly connects work to BMO's purpose, sets inspirational goals, defines clear expected outcomes, and ensures clear accountability for follow through.

  • Builds interdependent teams that collaborate across functional and operating groups to create the highest value for all stakeholders.

  • Attracts, retains, and enables the career development of top talent.

  • Improves team performance, recognizes and rewards performance, coaches employees, supports their development, and manages poor performance.

  • Monitors and reports on data management requirements and compliance issues, impacts and resolution status to leadership and data governance team.

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

  • Acts as a subject matter expert on relevant regulations and policies.

  • Acts as a trusted advisor to senior leaders for making business decisions and implementing strategic initiatives.

  • Develops an expert understanding of business/group challenges.

  • Networks with industry contacts to gather competitive insights and best practices.

  • Recommends measures to improve organizational effectiveness.

  • May consult to or serve on various committees and task forces.

  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.

  • Develops the business case by identifying needs, analysing potential option and assessing expected return on investment.

  • Recommends business priorities, advises on resource requirements and develops roadmap for strategic execution.

  • Leads the definition and development of the data management strategy for designated business/groups.

  • Establishes data governance policy, practices and processes and ensures linkage between data governance policy, business vision/context and the functions, applications, and/or domains.

  • Leads the definition and development of the data architecture framework, concepts and standards.

  • Acts as the prime contact for internal/external stakeholder relationships, which may include regulators.

  • Maintains policies, policies, and standards and monitors compliance and effectiveness of data management processes.

  • Implements, maintains and reviews processes to ensure quality and integrity of data and ensure compliance with Bank and regulatory requirements.

  • Participates in identification of data architecture opportunities and related data/information specifications.

  • Leads efforts to secure data strategy adoption and support from data stakeholders and senior leaders.

  • Leads change management programs of varying scope and type, including readiness assessments, planning, stakeholder management, execution, evaluation and sustainment of initiatives.

  • Leads the development of the communication strategy focusing on positively influencing or changing behaviour.

  • Collaborates across BMO to develop communications strategies and ensure consistency of messaging, in order to positively influence or change behaviour.

  • Leads and oversees the identification, analysis and resolution of issues, recommending appropriate solutions.

  • Leads working groups to identify opportunities and formulate recommendations for improving data governance capabilities and processes, and works with applicable parties to plan, design and implement approved recommendations.

  • Designs and implements strategies to monitor the effectiveness of data management & governance programs and identify, manage and mitigate current and emerging risks.

  • Develops tools and delivers training programs for data management to ensure alignment on the value proposition and need for data management & governance.

  • Supports the management of BMO’s data as a key asset that facilitates effective decision making.

  • Analyzes structured and unstructured data to support the design and development of a business / group curated data model.

  • Contributes to the development of business/group data strategies and data governance policies, procedures, and processes.

  • Develops data solutions and makes recommendations based on an understanding of the business strategy and stakeholder needs.

  • Provides advice and guidance to assigned business/group on implementation of data solutions.

  • Identifies and implements the optimum means to collect, process, analyze and report on information and ensure ongoing accuracy, integrity and security.

  • Participates in the timely resolution of operating/technical problems or manages escalation with other BMO technical support groups.

  • Assists in the identification of change impacts through requirements gathering, mapping and documenting current and proposed processes.

  • Provides support to projects and/or manages operational changes including supporting Technology with the validation and testing of systems.

  • Provides support on data management process implementation and sustainment activities to ensure stakeholder awareness and adoption of data governance in work including but not limited to development of business tools and end use procedure documentation.

  • Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide insights and recommendations.

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders and ensures alignment.

  • Supports development and execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a senior specialist resource across BMO.

  • Influences how teams/groups work together.

  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to multiple, interdependent, complex problems.

  • Communicates abstract concepts in simple terms.

  • Fosters strong internal and external networks and works with and across multiple teams to achieve business objectives.

  • Anticipates trends and responds by implementing appropriate changes.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed. Qualifications:

  • Typically 9+ years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Skilled in statistical analysis environments (e.g. R, MATLAB, SPSS or SAS).

  • Skilled in working with BI tools such as Tableau and Microstrategy, relational databases and Hadoop-based data mining frameworks.

  • Knowledge in working with SQL, Python, Java and C/C++.

  • Seasoned expert with extensive industry knowledge.

  • Technical leader viewed as a thought leader for innovation.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - Expert.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - Expert.

  • Influence skills - Expert.

  • Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration - Expert.

  • Able to manage ambiguity.

  • Data driven decision making - Expert.

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