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BMO Financial Group Mortgage Warehouse Lending Operations-Middle Office Trading Specialist in New York, New York

BMO is looking for a Mortgage Warehouse Lending Operations Specialist for its mortgage finance business. In this role, you will get the opportunity to assist management with the day-to-day life cycle processing of a residential mortgage loan. This role will be integral in the team’s ability to provide business solutions in an efficient and controlled manner.

This role is ideal if you would like the opportunity to support a warehouse lending business. This includes but isn’t limited to daily on-boarding/off-boarding of assets, approving new cash request/returns, performing collateral management activities, building custodial relationships and validating/reconciling data with custodians, ensuring book and records reflect the firm activity, and identifying, developing, and testing solutions to improve a new and growing business. Come join our team and help bring our vision to life.

Provides support and delivers operational processes to ensure timely and accurate processing of securities and trade transactions are booked correctly in systems for clean downstream settlement. Provides guidance and execution in the support and booking of new strategies, and daily capture of transactional information to support downstream analytics and financial accounting processes. Supports the maintenance of appropriate governance and controls over the trade capture process.

  • Acts as a trusted advisor to assigned business/group.

  • Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives.

  • Recommends and implements solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business.

  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.

  • Assists in the development of strategic plans.

  • Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Helps determine business priorities and best sequence for execution of business/group strategy.

  • Communicates with internal business partners and external customers to respond to standard and non-standard inquiries.

  • Designs and produces regular and ad.-hoc reports, and dashboards.

  • Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.

  • Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide insights and recommendation.

  • Builds change management plans of varying scope and type; leads or participates in a variety of change management activities including readiness assessments, planning, stakeholder management, execution, evaluation and sustainment of initiatives.

  • Leads or participates in defining the communication plan designed to positively influence or change behaviour; develops tailored messaging; and identifies appropriate distribution channels.

  • Develops and manages a business/group program.

  • Reviews the program for effectiveness, considers industry trends and recommends enhancements; makes changes as required.

  • Employs systems (e.g. customized exception reports, tracking reports etc.) to manage information.

  • Integrates information from multiple sources to enable more efficient processes, enhanced analysis and/or streamlined reporting.

  • Fulfill routine and frequently non-routine transactions, internal business partner and/or external customer inquiries/requests, and/or audit/reconciliation activities.

  • Analyzes and resolve complex issues efficiently and effectively in accordance with Bank and industry standards.

  • Acts as primary back-up to team members and as back-up to the manager.

  • Evaluates circumstances requiring exceptions and engages senior management for resolution where required.

  • Participates/leads process/system continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Identifies business needs, designs/develops tools and training programs; may include delivery. of training to audiences.

  • May acts as the day to day contact for vendors; supports the implementation, maintenance, and sustainment of vendor solutions.

  • Provides input and analysis into the continuous improvement of business processes and procedures and participates in the planning, testing and implementation of projects and new/ revised products/services or processes as required.

  • Follows documented policies and procedures to execute day to day transactions, activities, processes and ensure all Service Level Agreements(SLAs) are met. Checks and reconciles information and documentation to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Analyzes data and information to provide insights and recommendations.

  • Identifies and analyzes issues and problems, and resolves discrepancies in a timely manner. Deals with clients directly to resolve trade issues and/or escalates as required.

  • Communicates and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver on business objectives.

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with internal & external stakeholders to execute work and fulfill service delivery expectations.

  • Collaborates in development/implementation of new processes/systems and changes/improvements to existing systems and processes.

  • Understands the regulatory requirements and risks inherent in the operations and ensures appropriate actions are taken and operational integrity is maintained.

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

  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.

  • Provides specialized consulting, analytical and technical support.

  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.

  • Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications:

  • In-depth knowledge of the residential mortgage warehouse lending business (Agency and non-agency eligible loans), strongly preferred.

  • Extensive expertise of the warehouse lending operations and repo transaction flow, desired.

  • Knowledge of Promerit is a plus

  • Knowledge of supporting additional warehouse lending assets such as commercials, HEL & HELOC, student loans, autos, etc, preferred.

  • Typically between 5 - 7 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge and experience using relevant systems and technology – In-depth.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the business unit’s key products and services, processes and controls – In-depth.

  • Knowledge of the risk and regulatory requirements of the business – In-depth.

  • Prioritization skills – Good.

  • Customer service skills – In-depth.

  • PC skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – In-depth.

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

  • Deep knowledge and technical proficiency gained through extensive education and business experience.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.

  • Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth.

  • Influence skills - In-depth.

Compensation and Benefits:

$79,800.00 - $148,000.00

Pay Type:

Salaried

The above represents BMO Financial Group’s pay range and type.

Salaries will vary based on factors such as location, skills, experience, education, and qualifications for the role, and may include a commission structure. Salaries for part-time roles will be pro-rated based on number of hours regularly worked. For commission roles, the salary listed above represents BMO Financial Group’s expected target for the first year in this position.

BMO Financial Group’s total compensation package will vary based on the pay type of the position and may include performance-based incentives, discretionary bonuses, as well as other perks and rewards. BMO also offers health insurance, tuition reimbursement, accident and life insurance, and retirement savings plans. To view more details of our benefits, please visit: https://jobs.bmo.com/global/en/Total-Rewards

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As a member of the BMO 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.

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BMO 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 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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