BMO Financial Group Jobs

Mobile bmo Logo

Job Information

BMO Financial Group Manager, Business Intelligence in Chicago, Illinois


111 W Monroe - 115 S LaSalle

Job Family Group:

Data Analytics & Reporting

The Manager, Business Intelligence is accountable to create and manage a dynamic, multi-level reporting framework in support of the P&C US Commercial Bank. This role will utilize extensive and specialized data which will inform both strategic and tactical decisions and ensure the overall P&C US Commercial sales, portfolio and risk management operations are efficiently managed and monitored. The Manager, Business Intelligence and Reporting will amalgamate information, develop and maintain standard and ad hoc reports, analyze and identify key trends for the Commercial Bank Leadership team, and create analytical models to support the sales & portfolio management teams. . Strong communication skills are also required to work with key business leaders to discuss key trends, identify and track priorities and key opportunities, and and monitor business performance. The Manager, Business Intelligence is responsible for the acquisition, integrity and control of all requisite data ensuring accurate, high quality and timely delivery of information required to the business. The role requires strong communication skills to develop and maintain relationships with both internal and external data providers, ensuring quality control, timely delivery, and integration into dashboards. This role will identify conflicting data issues and troubleshoot or propose resolutions. As new data reporting & analytics and reporting requirements emerge, the Manager will research potential sources of data applicable to the business, recommend appropriate solutions and build a comprehensive end state.


A. Data Management

B. Performance Management

C. Analytics

A. Data Management

  • Act as the subject matter expert on the development and management of P&C Commercial data and provide guidance to respond to the evolving needs of the business.

  • Work with the Senior Manager, Business Intelligence to determine the strategic direction and goals of the analytics & reporting infrastructure and provide recommendations on long term requirements

  • Develop business and system specifications relating to performance monitoring, dashboard feeds and other MIS initiatives

  • Recommend and develop dashboards using enterprise data to implement user friendly delivery of key data and analytics to LOB stakeholders

  • Oversee all major data production problems through to resolution. Identify and recommend appropriate safeguards to prevent reoccurrence of issues.

  • Review progress to plans, and develop, communicate, delegate and actively participate in the implementation of actions necessary to correct internal and external issues. Escalate significant issues to the Senior Manager Business Intelligence.

B. Performance Management

  • Develop and maintain an effective infrastructure required to supply relevant & timely MIS in line with business requirements

  • Maintain effective relationship with internal partners, external suppliers and lending analytics teams

  • Accountable for the production of regular monthly reports including: monthly performance highlights, sales and portfolio management KPIs and management trend reporting.

  • Participate in the development of new performance measures. Responsible for providing analysis on key performance measures and drivers to Leadership Team. Lead and champion the ongoing refinement of performance measurement metrics and techniques to continuously improve measurement of the business

  • In collaboration with members of key P&C Commercial groups, ensure that key reporting and dashboards are provided in a timely and accurate basis, including:

  • Developing and capturing the necessary data to facilitate dashboards (Management Reporting Trends, RM and TPS Sales Performance, Pricing, and others as they arise)

  • Support compensation programs by providing the necessary KPI dataThese tools are central to ensuring effective portfolio management and driving effective and profitable sales

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert and Point of Contact for all of the reporting and dashboards produced

C. Analytics

  • Create analytical models to support business objectives

  • Complete ad hoc analyses for senior and executive management using SQL/SAS. Provide analytic and performance-based content in preparation of presentation materials for Internal and External parties including Board packages

  • Conduct all regular and ad hoc sales/business analysis using SQL/SAS to support our sales and portfolio management teams

  • Review and resolve data issues, utilizing appropriate analytical approaches

  • Conduct analytics for new products and processes, understand key implications from the output and develop recommendations to inform business decisions

Knowledge and Skills


  • University degree in math, engineering, finance, statistics, or business-related field

  • 7+ years of experience in a related role within the financial services industry with a focus on data management and predictive analytics

  • Experience with SQL, SAS, Python, and data visualization (Power BI)

  • Good knowledge of data governance and metric standardization methodologies

  • Familiar with Project Management methodologies

  • Solid knowledge of planning, coordinating, multi-tasking, and analysis


  • Strong interpersonal and management skills

  • Proven ability to create, manipulate and extract information from large data sets

  • Detail oriented with good organizational skills

  • Strong analytical, time management and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently multi-task

  • Good prioritization skills and ability to determine when and how to escalate issues

  • Ability to work under pressure and tight timeframes

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

We’re here to help

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.

To find out more visit us at

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.