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BMO Financial Group Manager, Wealth Data Management & Governance in Toronto, Ontario


100 King Street West

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Data Analytics & Reporting

As a member of the Wealth Data, Analytics & Strategy team, you will play a key role in enabling the data & analytics ambition for Wealth Management, a high-growth business for the bank. Wealth Management encompasses several lines of business, including Digital Investing, Private Wealth Canada, U.S. Wealth, Asset Management and Insurance.

The Manager, Wealth Data Management & Governance will work closely with the Data Management Lead and individual business data owners to support the implementation of data management practices and data governance across all Wealth businesses – in alignment with enterprise-wide data principles to enable robust data quality and reduce overall data risk.

Creating a culture where data is managed as a valuable corporate asset, the role requires the ability to establish collaborative working relationships with Business and Technology partners to manage metadata and data flows that enable data usage and impact analysis for critical business decision-making and operational uses.

For the improvement and ongoing maintenance of data quality, the Manager will lead the development of dashboards, and perform data analysis and quality measurement to ensure data meets stakeholder guidelines.

Additional responsibilities include providing input and support for the development of an integrated data inventory and strategic data roadmap to guide the creation of curated datasets that enable Wealth’s analytics use cases, business intelligence, and priority business needs.

  • Provides support on data management process implementation and sustainment activities to ensure stakeholder awareness and adoption of data governance in work including but not limited to development of business tools and end use procedure documentation.

  • Provides support to projects and/or manages operational changes including supporting Technology with the validation and testing of systems.

  • Supports the management of BMO’s data as a key asset that facilitates effective decision making.

  • Analyzes structured and unstructured data to support the design and development of a business / group curated data model.

  • Contributes to the development of business/group data strategies and data governance policies, procedures, and processes.

  • Develops data solutions and makes recommendations based on an understanding of the business strategy and stakeholder needs.

  • Provides advice and guidance to assigned business/group on implementation of data solutions.

  • Identifies and implements the optimum means to collect, process, analyze and report on information and ensure ongoing accuracy, integrity and security.

  • Participates in the timely resolution of operating/technical problems or manages escalation with other BMO technical support groups.

  • Assists in the identification of change impacts through requirements gathering, mapping and documenting current and proposed processes.

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

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders and ensures alignment.

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

  • Monitors and reports on data management requirements and compliance issues, impacts and resolution status to leadership and data governance team.

  • Supports the assessment, root cause analysis, and formulating proposed solutions/remediation strategies to improve data quality.

  • Escalates data and compliance issues.

  • Conducts needs assessments, identifies gaps and provides suggestions to improve and streamline data management processes based on operational insights.

  • Documents and maintains operational procedures and processes for data management practices.

  • 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.

  • Develops stakeholder communications and training in support of data management process implementation.

  • Supports the resolution of data issues by coordinating stakeholders in the information chain.

  • Performs quality assurance activities to ensure handling, storage, and collection of data complies with Bank Policy and regulatory requirements.

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

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

  • Works independently on a range of complex tasks, which may include unique situations.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

  • Typically, between 4 - 6 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Skilled in statistical analysis environments (e.g. R, MATLAB, SPSS or SAS) is a plus.

  • Skilled in working with BI tools such as Power BI, Tableau and Microstrategy, relational databases and Hadoop-based data mining frameworks.

  • Knowledge in working with SQL, Python, Java and C/C++.

  • Technical proficiency gained through education and/or business experience.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.

  • Data driven decision making – In-depth

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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.