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BMO Financial Group Portfolio Banker - Capital Advisory Services in Chicago, Illinois

As a Portfolio Banker, provides a superior level of customer service and portfolio management in lending services for all existing and potential clients and in support of a team of specialists and Sr. Private Bankers. Provides technical expertise for proactive credit analysis, structuring, decisions, and portfolio monitoring. Applies lending expertise to a lending and deposit portfolio of accounts or part of the lending process (e.g. underwriting, funding, monitoring).

  • Manages the preparation of new lending proposals or presentations to clients/prospects.

  • Ensures new business meets policy and procedures requirements for profitability and risk management.

  • Provides advice and support where needed with a focus on unique and complex credit transactions for prospects and clients.

  • Identifies cross-selling opportunities to increase client penetration for banking, investments and deposits.

  • Negotiates directly with clients on new and existing opportunities.

  • Works directly with clients in the event of deteriorating credit situations.

  • Provides day to day technical support and management of accounts for team members and customers.

  • May act as lead relationship manager.

  • Supports the sales process and client experience, identifying gaps, issues and best practices.

  • Ensures timely resolution of all client questions and concerns, both internal and external.

  • Performs client sales & service support activities as required to meet client needs and maintain overall service standards.

  • Makes recommendations to senior leaders on strategy and new initiatives, based on an in-depth understanding of the business/group.

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

  • May network with industry contacts to gain competitive insights and best practices.

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

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

  • Partners with the leadership team on strategic direction and complex line-of-business projects.

  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.

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

  • Acts as the prime subject matter expert for internal/external stakeholders.

  • Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver on business objectives.

  • Coordinates the management of databases; ensures alignment and integration of data in adherence with data governance standards.

  • Completes comprehensive analysis for risk, financial and profitability rating and assessments.

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

  • Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.

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

  • 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.

  • Ensures effective processes and controls are in place and adhered to, minimizing risk and maintaining the overall quality of the portfolio within acceptable levels.

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

  • Oversees the set-up, maintenance, advances / loan drawdowns and related account administration within the terms of the credit authorization and as per guidelines.

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

  • Identifies business needs, designs/develops tools and training programs; may include delivery of training to audiences.

  • Mitigates identified risks and makes credit recommendations/decisions in accordance with sound credit-granting principles and compliance with the Bank’s philosophy and principles outlined in corporate risk policy and supporting policies and procedures.

  • Identifies and escalates irregularities and discrepancies to management as per guidelines.

  • Participates in assigned audits and compliance reviews.

  • Ensures proper adherence to the code of conduct and ethical guidelines.

  • Follows security and safeguarding procedures and applies appropriate due diligence for the prevention of loss due to fraud, counterfeiting money laundering or defalcation in accordance with Bank policy.

  • Protects the Bank’s assets by adhering to all banking, investment and lending regulations, policies, and procedures, legal and ethical requirements, process requirements, bank guidelines, and established risk guidelines.

  • 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.

Qualifications:

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

  • Requires Credit Qualification in accordance with the established credit qualification processes, policies, and procedures.

  • In-depth / expert knowledge of personal (primarily) and commercial credit and non-credit products, monitoring/operational processes and applications.

  • In-depth / expert knowledge of risk management concepts.

  • Expert communication and relationship management skills.

  • Broad and diverse background in financial service industry and expert knowledge of the banking services for the high net worth / ultra high net worth markets.

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

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth / Expert.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth / Expert.

  • Influence skills - In-depth / Expert.

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

  • Able to manage ambiguity.

  • Data driven decision making - In-depth / Expert.

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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.

To find out more visit us at https://jobs.bmoharris.com

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