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BMO Financial Group Director, Provisions & Analytics in Chicago, Illinois

In this people leader role, our ideal candidate will have an analytical mindset, understand US regulations and how risk models work. Experience leading quarterly provisioning process, demonstrate ability communicate highly technical information in a digestible way for non-technical stakeholders. Prepare key senior executive presentations, partner closely with key groups and ensure that the current and forecasted portfolio performances and loss estimates are within the bank’s risk appetite.

Provides oversight, monitoring and reporting on credit risk for a designated portfolio. Develops and monitors the credit risk management framework that includes the governance framework & practices leveraged across BMO to manage credit risks. Provides policies & standards, methodologies and controls that increase transparency, accuracy and consistency across groups. Works with stakeholders to implement the methodology, metrics and program standards for the assigned portfolio to ensure compliance and identification of action plans.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Interprets new regulations and assesses impacts to the governance framework.

  • Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives.

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

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

  • Manages resources and leads the execution of strategic initiatives to deliver on business and financial goals.

  • Measures the effectiveness of risk governance system and framework; recommends changes as required.

  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.

  • Leads the development and maintenance of the governance system and framework.

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

  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.

  • Represents the risk program / governance structure during internal/external regulatory audits and/or examinations.

  • Designs and produces regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.

  • Develops and manages comprehensive information management systems; designs and/or leads initiatives to improve processes, analysis and reporting.

  • Defines business requirements for analytics & reporting to ensure data insights inform business decision making.

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

  • 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.

  • Assesses and adapts existing operational programs; develops new capabilities to ensure ongoing success.

  • Leads the execution of operational programs; assesses and adapts as needed to ensure quality of execution.

  • Manages the review and sign-off process for relevant regulatory reporting.

  • Leads and integrates the monitoring, measurement & reporting on the status of the credit risk governance program to internal & external stakeholders.

  • Leads the management of governance meetings and maintenance of governing body mandates, oversight and approval guidelines.

  • May provide specialized support for other internal and external regulatory requirements.

  • Provides input into the planning and implementation of ongoing operational programs in support of the credit risk framework.

  • Leads the design, implementation and management of core business/group processes.

  • Identifies, develops and administers credit risk control framework activities for adherence to all policies, procedures and established processes; documents and reports results of independent risk assessments on an individual and portfolio basis.

  • Identifies where corrective actions are required and escalates per guidelines; ensures corrective action is taken as necessary.

  • Provides advice and guidance to assigned business/group on implementation of the risk framework, including effective challenge.

  • Coordinates and participates in the execution of oversight/governance activities including reporting; assessment of education & training needs, development/delivery of training; development and execution of regulatory administration processes & procedures.

  • Consults with stakeholders to improve consistency and transparency of risk measurement, metrics and reporting.

  • Supports the development and maintenance of the governance system and framework including supporting policy/standard/operating procedures lifecycle management, education and training assessments.

  • Develops and maintains in-depth knowledge of business and related risk management requirements and legislative/ regulatory directives and guidance.

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.

  • Analyzes data and information to provide insights and recommendations. E.g. risk trends in key sectors, geographies or LOBs.

  • Monitors and tracks performance; addresses any issues.

  • Coordinates and monitors the review and sign-off of regulatory reporting and attestations.

  • 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.

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of the credit risk management practices.

  • Expert of regulatory requirements and legal documentation.

  • Expert knowledge & experience with risk policy frameworks; quality control / testing frameworks.

  • 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.

Compensation and Benefits:

$128,000.00 - $238,000.00

Pay Type:

Salaried

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: https://jobs.bmo.com/global/en/Total-Rewards

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