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BMO Financial Group Director, Cross Global Markets Structuring in New York, New York

Mandate

This position is closely aligned with the priorities of the Heads of Trading and Desk Heads across Global Markets. The key responsibilities include the management and implementation of strategic business initiatives that deliver incremental revenue opportunities for Global Markets.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Under-graduate or graduate degree in a field such as finance, mathematics, statistics or computer science.

  • CFA charter or candidacy an asset

  • Specific academic coursework in finance, economics, or accounting with outstanding academic achievement

  • 10-15 years relevant business experience, preferably with at least 5-10 in Capital Markets, ideally involving a trading environment.

  • Knowledge of Capital Markets products, infrastructure and processes

  • Programming skills an asset, but not required (Python, JavaScript, VBA)

  • Familiarity with database design and queries (Oracle/SQL)

  • Proficient in MS office (excel, word, etc)

  • Understanding of financial pricing models and valuation of derivative products

  • Familiarity with financial data providers (Bloomberg, Reuters).

  • Solid knowledge of financial theory and risk management concepts.

  • Ability to attentively review, assess and provide detailed information daily on multiple projects in an organized manner

  • Strong research and analytical skills

  • Strong analytical skills and proven problem solver.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to establish and develop strong relationships at all levels across the organization to support the effective execution of business initiatives.

  • Effective Influencing and change management skills

Key Accountabilities

The successful candidate will be a self-starting, results-oriented, and highly motivated individual with excellent analytical skills and the ability to independently resolve complex business problems.

  • Evaluate, manage and facilitate initiatives for new strategies, initiatives, or transactions that may include strategic, financial or risk assessments;

  • Lead business development initiatives which increase revenue and / or productivity;

  • Design and implement new business processes to solve critical business problems;

  • Interact and build relationships with various groups across the firm (trading desks, risk management, middle office, finance, etc.);

  • Troubleshoot and solve problems within a very short timeframe;

  • Interpret Bank policies, corporate standards, directives, guidelines and processes to ensure adherence;

  • Be aware of changing regulatory requirements and related impact to the business.

Authorities

Advisory: this role provides recommendations and information to senior level business partners concerning implementation of strategic initiatives, the structuring of transactions, product development and the remediation and/or development of infrastructure capabilities.

Information Access: Authority to use and access confidential information related to strategy, client, product and financial information

Veto: Authority to stop something from happening because of significant compliance and risk exposure

Scope and Impact

The scope of this position includes several businesses within Global Markets. The role directly influences the pace at which new initiatives, structures or new products are brought to market, as the incumbent is responsible for leading the end to end process, including influencing stakeholder behavior and understanding to ensure momentum.

Cross Functional Relationships

Cross Global Markets Structuring works closely with groups across Capital Markets and the enterprise, in particular the sales and trading desks of Global Markets. This position will also include frequent interaction with Legal, Compliance, Taxation, Technology & Operations, Market Risk and Finance.

We’re here to help

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 .

BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

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