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BMO Financial Group Bilingual Support Specialist I, Collections in Montreal, Quebec


129 rue St-Jacques O

Job Family Group:

Customer Shared Services

Temporary 12-month position (possibility for secondment)

Delivers an exceptional customer experience for a defined portfolio of high risk borrowing accounts by supporting the management and administration of the accounts. Collaborates in the execution of payments, transactions, service requests, administrative activities and processes and fulfillment of business, stakeholder and/or external customer inquiries/requests within relevant service level agreements. Provides day-to-day delivery of critical collections operations processes including collecting payments and servicing activities. Collaborates with stakeholders to promote efficient and effective processes and work flow, establish positive working relationships across the organization and to achieve business results and deliver the intended customer and employee experience.

  • Answers telephone and assists customers with routine inquires, including calls related to: collecting payments, statements, and all other collections details.

  • Notifies customers of transactions; prepares written correspondence and notices.

  • Communicates with external customers regarding collections queries and collections procedures.

  • Gathers and formats data into regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.

  • Supports change management of varying scope and type; tasks typically focused on execution and sustainment activities.

  • Processes more complex transactions and service requests.

  • Collects information needed to process transactions or service requests.

  • May function as a problem-solving resource for more junior staff.

  • Resolves standard and relatively straightforward issues, referring non-routine issues to more senior team members and/or manager.

  • Develops an understanding of business products and services and the operations processes that support them.

  • Supports the development of tools and delivery of training focused on delivering business results.

  • Executes routine tasks such as service requests, payments, queries etc. within relevant service level agreements and in accordance with established policies, processes and procedures.

  • Identifies and resolves discrepancies in accordance with standard procedures. Escalates issues, where necessary, as per guidelines.

  • Prepares, renews, or monitors administrative tasks such as distributing/collecting/filing/etc. documentation and information.

  • Responds to inquiries, instructions or transactions from internal business partners and/or external customers, or other stakeholders (e.g., other operations teams) according to guidelines.

  • Enters, reviews, and/or verifies collections information and documentation for processing and/or further handling.

  • Manages documentation to ensure that records are maintained in a proper manner.

  • Analyzes data and information to provide insights and recommendations.

  • Organizes work information to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Collaborates in identifying, recommending and implementing workflow improvements to deliver a more efficient operation.

  • Completes complex & diverse tasks within given rules/limits and may include handling escalations from other employees.

  • Analyzes issues and determines next steps.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


  • Typically between 2 - 3 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study desirable or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of collections processes and systems – Good.

  • PC skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – Good.

  • Time management skills - Good.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Specialized knowledge.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - Good.

  • Organization skills - Good.

  • Collaboration & team skills - Good.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - Good.

  • Bilingual (English and French)

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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.