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BMO Financial Group Manager, Strategic Initiatives in Toronto, Ontario


100 King Street West

Job Family Group:

Strategy & Change

  • Strategic initiatives execution (70%)

  • Lead or contribute to the successful implementation of both strategic and BAU initiatives by partnering with lines of business (LOBs) and GAM executive and senior management team; complexities of initiatives are high and they may involve multiple stakeholders across the enterprise

  • Accountable for the implementation of initiatives on time and as agreed with sponsors; developing project plans to keep key stakeholders informed of progress

  • Identify enablers and key issues prior to and during implementation, raise issues with key stakeholders and offer solutions; redesign processes to improve and enhance delivery where appropriate

  • Identify and provide recommendations to resolve issues or risks that jeopardize project delivery

  • Stay connected to industry best practices for consulting, strategy, design and change leadership trends, and applying them to business engagements

  • Perform analysis and develop business cases to assess opportunities

  • Apply a structured approach to facilitate problem solving, identify root causes, and guide partners to make informed decisions

  • Partner with other areas of the organization internally and/or external stakeholders as required to facilitate the achievement of deliverables and overall objectives

  • Design and implement ideas and contribute to business strategic priorities, aligning with overall enterprise vision

  • Prepare communications to help launch and support initiatives and contribute to training support

Management Reporting (30%)

  • Develop effective tracking tools / reports and establish processes to track project status and reporting of initiatives to provide up to date information and insights to business leadership team

  • Proactively drive and implement improvements to enhance reporting to elevate insights

  • Utilize tracking process to ensure advancement of initiatives within GAM as well as those in partnership with other Operating Groups

  • Review tracking results to identify trends and insights, and support business growth and innovation opportunities


  • In-depth knowledge of the financial industry

  • University degree is essential; MBA beneficial

  • Consulting experience beneficial

  • Proven track record and experience in development and delivery of strategic initiatives impacting people, processes and technology

  • Excellent knowledge with MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Proven track record delivering innovative solutions from concept to change management


  • Highly developed relationship management skills to effectively manage relationships across multiple levels of the organization, across lines of business, across various BMO FG companies and with external partner

  • Superior interpersonal skills and leadership capability, including impact and influence capabilities

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to communicate key messages to senior management team in a precise and convincing manner

  • Proven ability to implement strategic vision, with an exceptional ability to navigate the corporate environment to deliver results

  • Strong ability to navigate through ambiguous environments to lead initiatives and deliver results with minimal subject matter expertise

  • Highly developed project management skills and business case development

  • Strong critical thinking skills

  • Results oriented and is able to work under minimal direction

Other desired behaviours:

  • Individual contributor with strong leadership skills with the ability to use influence skills to lead a team to accomplish objectives

  • Effective communication to all levels within line of business and across BMO

  • Extensive organizational knowledge with the ability to navigate highly matrixed organizations, and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships

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At 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.

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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. 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 Group Serving 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.