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BMO Financial Group Digital Banking Product Strategist in Chicago, Illinois

Develops and delivers the full product development lifecycle from setting strategic objective to bringing a product to market that delivers business value. Researches, investigates, selects and develops products and services bridging business requirements with technology capabilities. Drives end-to-end product lifecycle including the 'why', 'when' and 'what' of the product, persona development, proof of concepts, backlog management and product activation through to product retirement. Provides the voice of the business to cross-functional product teams to clarify feature, story and content requirements; create story acceptance criteria; prioritizes the product backlog; and translates the product vision into a roadmap and actionable tasks.

  • Identifies the overall goal of a product(s), drives engagement of stakeholders and leads the adoption of product.

  • Drives the overall customer experience definition and prioritization that enables a focus on what matters most to our customers.

  • Ensures product management and development teams are producing in parallel, and are working together effectively and efficiently.

  • Builds and sustains high performing cross-functional teams; Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.

  • Addresses blockers related to adoption and correct usage of the product- including communications, documentation and training.

  • Establishes the go-to-market, pricing and positioning strategies.

  • Plans & manages the budget, timeline, and tactical components, throughout the product lifecycle.

  • Identifies and analyzes market trends to update and improve product usability

  • Ensures that a new product in development, or a new feature of an existing product is proven to be desirable, viable and functional.

  • Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a specialist resource to senior leaders and stakeholders.

  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.

  • Implements changes in response to shifting trends.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


Intermediate level of proficiency:

  • Marketing Analysis.

  • Creative thinking.

Advanced level of proficiency:

  • Process Improvement and optimization.

  • Business Strategy.

  • Business Casing.

  • Research and information synthesis.

  • Business Operations.

  • Financial & Risk Management.

  • Product Management.

  • Learning Agility.

  • Customer centricity.

  • Collaboration.

  • Product Development.

  • Product Value Proposition and Go-to-Market Assets Definition, Design and Development.

  • Technology Business Requirements. Definition, Analysis and Mapping.

  • Product Lifecycle Management (Using Agile Methodologies).

  • Complex Problem Solving.

  • Verbal & written communication skills.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Influence skills.

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

  • Able to manage ambiguity.

  • Data driven decision making.

  • Typically 7+ years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in Business or a related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge.

Compensation and Benefits:

$120,000.00 - $222,600.00

Pay Type:


The above represents BMO Financial Group’s pay range and type.

Salaries will vary based on factors such as location, skills, experience, education, and qualifications for the role, and may include a commission structure. Salaries for part-time roles will be pro-rated based on number of hours regularly worked. For commission roles, the salary listed above represents BMO Financial Group’s expected target for the first year in this position.

BMO Financial Group’s total compensation package will vary based on the pay type of the position and may include performance-based incentives, discretionary bonuses, as well as other perks and rewards. BMO also offers health insurance, tuition reimbursement, accident and life insurance, and retirement savings plans. To view more details of our benefits, please visit:

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