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BMO Financial Group Private Banking Officer Credit in Montreal, Quebec


1250 Rene-Levesque Boulevard West.

Job Family Group:

Wealth Sales & Service

Consistently provide high quality lending portfolio management to Platinum Banking lenders with the objective of exceeding customer expectations. Maintain knowledge of BMO lending products, processes and documents and banking portfolio management. Recognizes opportunities for promoting the integrated offering and discusses potential referrals/new business opportunities with the Relationship Manager.A. Client & Relationship ManagementB. Administrative/Sales SupportC. Team ParticipationD. Risk ManagementA. Client & Relationship Management

  • Provide a superior level of courteous, knowledgeable, friendly and professional service to all BPB professionals relating to Platinum Banking credit services consistent with delivery of the desired client experience

  • Maintain knowledge of BMO lending products, security policies and procedures, and provide assistance to Private Bankers and Lending Specialists in regards to loan documentation, administration, and set-up

  • Take ownership of client inquiries/concerns/complaints, ensuring timely resolution

  • Develop and maintain knowledge and understanding of integrated services and offerings, with a focus on banking products and procedures

  • Perform credit related activities as required to meet client needs and maintain overall service standards

B. Administrative/Sales Support

  • Provide timely, accurate service and support to Private Bankers, Lending Specialists, and peers through the completion of credit (primarily) and non-credit related activities

  • Ensure timely and accurate set-up, maintenance and advance of lending products

  • Identify, diarize and monitor accounts for security renewals, registrations, overdrafts, and to meet compliance requirements

  • Identify opportunities to increase profitability, create capacity and reduce expenses

  • Recognize potential new business opportunities and refer/discuss them with the Relationship Manager (both within BPB and BMO as a whole)

  • Provide after sales support and handle exceptions tactfully, accurately and efficiently in accordance with Bank policy

C. Team Participation

  • Participate in internal projects and initiatives of varying scope and responsibility

  • Participate in team meetings and conference calls as applicable

  • Take initiative, be accountable, and work in a team-orientated environment

  • Cross trains with other individuals within support team to ensure coverage and contingency is maintained at all times. Shares knowledge with team members.

D. Risk Management

  • Ensure proper adherence to all aspects of First Principles Our Code of Conduct and Ethics

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

  • Protect the Banks assets by adhering to all banking, investment and lending regulations (as appropriate), Policies and Procedures, legal and ethical requirements, process requirements, bank guidelines and established risk guidelines

  • Accountable to mitigate risks identified and make credit recommendations/decisions that are in accordance with sound credit-granting principles and in compliance with the Banks philosophy and principles outlined in Corporate Risk Policy as well as appropriate supporting Policies and Procedures

  • Verify and process loan drawdowns, ensuring they are within the terms of the credit authorization and all security documentation is on hand

  • Review and action overdraft and other monitoring reporting in a timely manner

  • Set up and complete margin/covenant tests as applicable within established timeframes

  • Maintain control of collateral security (incl. preparation and registration)

  • Identify, diarize, and monitor accounts for security renewals, registrations and other expiry dates as applicable.

  • Participate in audits and compliance reviews as assigned

  • Accountable for monitoring and controlling the integrity of lending documentation

  • Identify and escalate all irregularities and discrepancies to management.


  • Undergraduate diploma or equivalent industry experience

  • Advanced knowledge of personal (primarily) and commercial credit and non-credit products and services

  • Advanced knowledge of lending processes and supporting policies

  • Working knowledge of mutual fund/investment products

  • Working knowledge of BMO Investment Management & Trust products and services

  • Banking industry experience (1-4 years)

  • Qualified Without Limits required at a Working level


  • Strong customer service focus

  • Communication skills (Advanced)

  • Able to multi-task

  • Able to handle high pressure situations with tight turnaround

  • Organization skills (Working)

  • Advanced knowledge of computer applications (Word, Excel, Optimizer, and CCAPS)

  • Ability to deal with complex, controversial, and sensitive Platinum Banking issues (Advanced)

  • Open to change and acts as a change agent for new initiatives (Advanced)

  • Demonstrated history of responsiveness and problem-solving capabilities

  • Bilingual (French and English)

Additional Accountabilities

  • Support the Client Care/PBO Sales roles during peak periods and shortages (Working)

  • Project support/coordination (Working)

  • Conduct PBOC Training (Working)

  • Proactively identify and recommend opportunities for process improvement, customer service and technology

  • Mentor new employees (Working)

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BMO Financial GroupServing 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.