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BMO Financial Group Managing Director, Architect for Client Data & Digital Transformation in New York, New York

Provides vision and leadership for developing and implementing innovative and cost-effective information technology strategies, investment plans & operational environments to optimize BMOs technology investment, improve cost effectiveness, service quality, and support aggressive growth. Where appropriate, creates consistency in technology delivery and across lines of business/functions with a focus on improving the user experience and ensures objectives for scalable, reliable, and available technology solutions are met. Develops and implements new/enhanced, and maintains existing, applications, architecture and solutions that meet current and future business/customer needs, with a drive to rationalization and modernized technology, which will streamline operations, drive out cost, improve customer experience and reduce regulatory, compliance, risk issues and operational defects. Partners with leaders to understand gaps, balance priorities, influence change, remove barriers and strengthen our technology

  • Develops a business focused technology strategy/roadmap and set 3-5 year priorities/ milestones, that weaves the company’s digital agenda into the existing framework.

  • Drives modernization and rationalization of systems/platforms to meet business/function needs.

  • Continues the broad technology transformation designed to accelerate business delivery and increase productivity.

  • Acts as the single point of contact for the business/function leadership, facilitating constant dialogue with technology and business peers, to ensure an understanding of business requirements integrating across initiatives and identifying synergies

  • Works effectively and successfully with third party providers to ensure that projects are executed as agreed; evaluates contracts and relationships to determine the right balance of insourcing vs. outsourcing; renegotiates contracts where necessary

  • Develops, fosters, and operationalizes new enterprise solutions and application delivery methodologies and strategies aligned with overall business goals.

  • Drives technology and required infrastructure capabilities for initiatives related to the supported business/function

  • Promotes and supports the Bank’s risk culture ensuring employees understand their accountabilities for risk-taking activities, promoting an environment of open communication and effective challenge, and through leading by example

  • Develops and maintains a flexible yet disciplined governance structure that optimizes IT priorities, delivery speed and related spend.

  • Assesses and communicates risks associated with IT investments

  • Optimizes cross-business opportunities ensuring a consistent and integrated employee experience

  • Maintains a network of strategic relationships to identify current and emerging technologies/business solutions/vendors/ partners/investment opportunities

  • Acts as a key participant in enterprise steering committees designed to lead transformational change across the organization

  • Personally, role models customer focus

  • Adheres and supports enterprise customer experience and brand standards

  • Drives the development and implementation of innovative technology strategies and solutions across the enterprise that optimize the customer experience

  • Instills pride and followership with Being BMO

  • Ensures alignment between values and behaviour that fosters diversity, inclusion and effective challenge

  • Develops leaders, plans for succession, and enables high performance

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Computer Science or equivalent work experiences. Master’s degree in Computer Science or MBA with technology as a core component preferred

  • In depth expertise in IT development and implementation, acquired through 15+ years of IT managerial experience supporting financial services

  • Possesses 15+ years’ experience managing and/or directing an IT operation

  • Advanced understanding of Application Development process and methodologies and the latest innovations

  • Advanced knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting and business office operations

  • Advanced understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives and technical knowledge of current network and operating systems, hardware, protocols and standards

  • Proven track record in achieving or exceeding objectives

  • Proven track record of timely, cost-effective and industry-leading delivery

  • Broad/diverse business knowledge of a range of functions, products and/or systems, or expert knowledge of specialized functions, products and/or systems

  • Exceptional relationship management, coaching and communication skills

  • Ability to translate broad, strategic intent into tactical and operational plans

  • Highly developed strategic planning, including business requirements, project planning, and organizing & negotiating the allocation of resources to deliver on unit priorities

  • Proven ability to work within a changing environment and lead the implementation of change

  • Proven leadership capabilities – communication, influence & negotiations, conflict resolution, people management, relationship management (internal & external) and multi-tasking

  • Advanced level of business acumen, accountability and financial proficiency

  • Proven ability to partner with clients to identify business challenges and effective strategies/alternatives to mitigate them

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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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