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BMO Financial Group Senior Learning Partner and Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Position has responsibility for the overall design, development, and project management of effective learning and development programs for LOB segment strategy, executions, quality, and impact. This role will partner and support the Head of Professional Development to assess Commercial employee needs, develop the learning strategy, design programs, and identify delivery methods including the identification of innovative learning methodology. This role has a strong internal consulting focus on the disciplines of leadership, sales, credit, risk and general employee onboarding and development.

This position is accountable for being a critical strategic business partner in which learning and development becomes an integrated component of the overall LOB Segment people strategies and helps drive business impact and employee performance and knowledge standards. This role regularly interfaces with colleagues at the senior level within the Commercial organization, influencing decisions.

This position is accountable for supporting the Head of Professional Development (PD) in the creation and execution of innovative learning strategies and other PD initiatives for both long-term (three year) and annual business plans through the needs analysis, assessment, design, development and implementation of integrated business learning and development strategies. Position partners with the Commercial Lines of Business and Headquarters, Segment Senior HR Business Partners, credit and risk partners, enterprise learning teams, and other strategic partners to lead the development of innovative learning strategies for the Commercial Bank.

Finally, the position is accountable for leading a team of professionals accountable for the delivery and logistics, day to day management, and organization for all learning and development curriculum. This team is also accountable for coordination with our business partners including change management and communications, budgeting, vendor relationships, contracts and learning site management.

Key Accountabilities

Relationship Management

  • Support the Head of PD in identifying both short- and long-term innovative learning strategies /solutions for LOB Segment

  • Work with LOB to assess and identify critical areas of performance opportunities/gaps in key roles and design specific learning solutions to address employee needs

  • Provides value added professional advice to Senior HR Business Partners, Segment leads and senior Management teams to enhance business, risk, credit and sales effectiveness

Curriculum Design & Development

  • Be a strategic learning and development business partner who applies extensive knowledge of business practices and processes to identify longer-term, sustainable, and innovative curriculum for all key roles in the LOB

  • Identify innovative learning opportunities and programs that would encompass the identified employee base

  • Design, Develop, and Implement programs that support the four key areas of focus: leadership, sales, credit, risk and intake.

  • Design and develop tailored learning solutions based on line of business objectives / needs/gaps.

  • Accountable for partnering with the business to design measurable sustainment strategies for all programs

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of industry leading learning solutions/adult learning to support the business objectives

  • Leverage technology and digital platforms to create learning and development solutions that embrace a forward-thinking approach

Project Management

  • Provide project management leadership, control, and direction in the management of assigned business and learning projects

  • Develop effective project plans to facilitate the building of learning and development programs and curriculum

  • Provide day to day management of assigned projects to ensure objectives are met within the negotiated timeframe, resourcing allocated and project budget

  • Compiles data and analyzes development requirements in the preparation of budgets and business cases for project approvals

Team Effectiveness

  • Collaborate internally with partners in LOB Human Resources, Lines of Businesses, IFL, BMOFG/Enterprise and externally with vendors/suppliers to design relevant, business initiative supporting programs, to be delivered through various channels

  • Collaborates with peers to investigate, recommend and / or implement changes to the learning process models, strategies and business process

  • Act as Subject Matter Expert on all key strategic areas

Knowledge & Skills

  • Continuously live and demonstrate our values in action

  • Coach team members for performance; conduct formal and informal coaching

  • Motivate coordinator team to achieve individual, client and enterprise goals

  • Provide ongoing guidance and support to all team members

  • Excellent ability to influence, team build and maintain a positive organizational culture

  • Strong team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Entrepreneurial self-starter, results oriented with excellent organizational and planning skills

  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex issues and recommend solutions to Senior Management

  • Finance and Banking Industry Experience a plus

  • Adult Learning

  • Project Management knowledge

Compensation and Benefits:

$100,000.00 - $142,750.00

The base salary represents BMO Financial Group’s hiring range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as location, skills, experience, and qualification for the role. Salaries for part-time roles will be pro-rated based on number of hours regularly worked.

Base salary is one component of BMO Financial Group’s total compensation package for employees, which may include performance-based incentives, commissions or 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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