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BMO Financial Group Director, Market Risk Stress Testing & Analytics in Toronto, Ontario

Address:

250 Yonge Street

Job Family Group:

Data Analytics & Reporting

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The Director supports the research and development of stress testing and scenario analysis methodologies and related strategies in support of the management of risks arising from changes in the market and external environment for business/group portfolios and products. Applies knowledge of analytics algorithms and technologies to develop models, methodologies and supplementary stress testing tools and infrastructures that assess the impact of a stress on risk capital and ensure risks are properly identified, understood and risk related strategies are enabled. Summarizes statistical findings, draws business conclusions, and presents actionable business recommendations used in the management of risks and related activities e.g. defining tolerance for adverse outcomes, capital modelling, assess capital and liquidity, recovery actions, portfolio and risk management strategies and tactics.

  • Manages people and leads a team capable of delivering the desired business results

  • Acts as a trusted advisor to senior leaders for making business decisions and implementing strategic initiatives.

  • Develops an expert understanding of business/group challenges.

  • Networks with industry contacts to gather competitive insights and best practices.

  • Recommends measures to improve organizational effectiveness.

  • May consult to or serve on various committees and task forces.

  • Interprets new regulations and assesses impacts to the governance framework.

  • Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives.

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

  • Recommends business priorities, advises on resource requirements and develops roadmap for strategic execution.

  • Manages resources and leads the execution of strategic initiatives to deliver on business and financial goals.

  • Measures the effectiveness of stress testing and scenario analysis methodologies and frameworks; recommends changes as required.

  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.

  • Leads the development and maintenance of the governance system and framework.

  • Acts as the prime contact for internal/external stakeholder relationships, which may include regulators.

  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.

  • Represents the risk program / governance structure during internal/external regulatory audits and/or examinations.

  • Leads the development of the communication strategy focusing on positively influencing or changing behaviour.

  • Leads change management programs of varying scope and type, including readiness assessments, planning, stakeholder management, execution, evaluation and sustainment of initiatives.

  • Assesses and adapts existing operational programs; develops new capabilities to ensure ongoing success.

  • Works with stakeholders to identify the business requirements, understand the distinct problems, and the expected outcomes; models and frames business scenarios which impact critical business processes and/or decisions.

  • Administers and evaluates changes to stress scenarios and / or model parameters in response to changes in the market and the external environment.

  • Identifies where corrective actions are required and escalates per guidelines; ensures corrective action is taken as necessary.

  • Works with various data owners to discover and select available data sources from internal sources and external vendors (e.g. lending system, payment system, external credit rating system) to fulfill analytical needs.

  • Consults with stakeholders to improve consistency and transparency of risk measurement, metrics and reporting.

  • Develops and maintains in-depth knowledge of business and related risk management requirements and legislative/ regulatory directives and guidance.

  • Supports the management of governance meetings (e.g. committee, management, board meetings, etc.) as required; facilitates development and approval of agendas, gathering and distribution of documentation related to agendas, and creation of meeting minutes/output.

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.

  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.

  • Analyzes data and information to provide insights and recommendations

  • Monitors and tracks performance; addresses any issues.

  • Leads/participates in the design, implementation and management of core business/group processes.

  • Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a senior specialist resource across BMO.

  • Influences how teams/groups work together.

  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to multiple, interdependent, complex problems.

  • Communicates abstract concepts in simple terms.

  • Fosters strong internal and external networks and works with and across multiple teams to achieve business objectives.

  • Anticipates trends and responds by implementing appropriate changes.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Typically 9+ years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of stress testing and scenario analysis methodologies and frameworks.

  • Proficiency in statistical/numerical software.

  • Expert knowledge of quantitative risk modeling, calculation of Regulatory and Economic Capital.

  • Seasoned expert with extensive industry knowledge.

  • Technical leader viewed as a thought leader for innovation.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - Expert.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - Expert.

  • Influence skills - Expert.

  • Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration - Expert.

  • Able to manage ambiguity.

  • Data driven decision making - Expert.

We’re here to helpAt BMO 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 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://bmocareers.com.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. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

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.

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