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BMO Financial Group Senior Manager Enterprise Customer Experience in Chicago, Illinois

Achieving leading customer loyalty and driving great customer experience (CE) are among BMO’s strategic priorities. Reporting to the Director, Enterprise Customer Experience, Senior Manager, Enterprise CE is accountable for program strategy of BMO’s enterprise customer experience program.

This role’s primary accountabilities include:

  • Strong program-wide leadership for CE initiatives that are cross pillar. Note, this does not include Qualtrics/NPS program as it is managed by CE Leads and Tech Lead for day-to-day activities

  • Supporting our enterprise Customer Experience Program across multiple lines of business (LOB) including Personal & Business Banking, Wealth, and Commercial across North America

  • Agile player focusing on strategic projects plus others as required (storytelling, decking, best practices, assess where programs needs to evolve, innovation, benchmarks) for each business line

  • Champion a customer focused culture to deepen customer relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge

  • Drive root cause data analysis and insights from internal & external customer feedback and facilitate sharing of opportunities across business lines

  • Provide actionable insights and deep-dive analysis to assist with existing and/or upcoming initiatives to ensure alignment with desired customer focused behaviours and outcomes.

  • Collaborates with business partners and other stakeholders on best practices and support ongoing tracking and monitoring of performance.

  • Governance accountabilities for operational procedures and other program-wide activities that impact CE program overall (i.e. contract management, operational reports & external reports)

  • Development of standardized tools, templates and frameworks on CE measures and methods to support understanding, alignment and consistent practice of CE

  • Outer loop insights (including driving change with LOB on the identified actions)

  • Pulse on competitors (insights, best practices, etc.)

  • Innovation of how we get to long term goals (assigned to specific projects each year)

Critically, this mandate also includes liaising and frequent partnership with internal leaders and LOB CE partners to solve questions and concerns and build partners’ confidence.

Program Leadership

  • Support operational excellence in CE program delivery with accountability to bring project management discipline to enterprise goals or activities

  • Partnering with CE leads to ensure the enterprise platform drives maximum benefits for the business

  • With the Director, Enterprise Customer Experience, develop and maintain the same governance and regulatory standards for customer loyalty measures as required by the Banks’ other performance measures.

  • Maintain highest standards of program delivery

  • Proactively identify opportunities across the CE program team that improve employee productivity, reduce costs and manage risk

Strategy and Planning

  • With the Director, Enterprise Customer Experience, establish and maintain regular cadence of update with CL team and CE forums in order to gather feedback, communicate, or coordinate interactions across programs

  • Develop and maintain multiple year vision with yearly plans to facilitate achievement of that vision for the team and program

  • Robust oversight of the annual target setting process with coordination from CE leads and Head, CE

  • Understand program level developments related to competitors, staying abreast of market place events


  • As required, reporting on project expenses and tracking IAAP completion and overall delivery status

  • Continuously promote good documentation standards advancing the program with maturity and efficiency

Knowledge and Skills

  • Education – Undergraduate degree in business, PMP experience preferred

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a similar role which encompasses expertise in strategy and program management

  • In depth understanding of data, CE analytics, insights and reporting delivery

With the increased emphasis placed on improving productivity and instilling a performance culture, this role requires an individual who:

  • Is a leader - skilled in adapting how they approach their role as the requirements of the situation change, and a professional who continually seeks new and better ways of attaining goals

  • Embraces ‘stretch’ assignments, and is confident in acting independently and decisively within their scope of authority

  • Possesses very strong interpersonal and relationship management /building skills (collaboration and respect, facilitating consensus, resolving conflict, managing complex and sensitive issues, understanding cultural dynamics)

  • Has highly developed analytical, financial and conceptual skills, and an ability to approach problem solving and decision-making in a distinctive and creative manner

  • Can provide strong strategic advice, execution, and effective management of major initiatives as well as strategic and tactical counsel to leadership team

  • Is an effective influencer and communicator (at many levels of the organization) with superior verbal/written communication and presentation skills

  • Has excellent organizational skills, the proven ability to manage critical/complex projects -- including across functional lines

  • Successful execution is contingent on many factors including, a well-informed knowledge of strategy and cultural dynamics of the current state (including hidden assumptions), strong analytical and conceptual skills, integrative thinking including the ability to assimilate, synthesize, and reconcile complex information from numerous sources, and strongly developed interpersonal and communication skills

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