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BMO Financial Group Sr. Manager, Data & Analytics Governance in Toronto, Ontario


100 King Street West

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Data Analytics & Reporting

BMO has anchored its future ambition on the use of Data and Analytics across the Bank. In their current mandate, the Data and Analytics team (DnA), under the leadership of the Enterprise Chief Data and Analytics Officer is accountable for developing the broader strategy for DnA along with capabilities in support of the efforts of the Bank.

In order to drive effective data management and promote the responsible use of advanced analytics (e.g., AI and Machine Learning), DnA Governance owns the development and implementation of the policies, procedures, and forums for the Enterprise. We do this with a focus to ultimately improve customer trust, establish effective data management practices, and support Data & Analytics led growth within a responsible framework that safeguards the bank’s assets.

  • Fosters a culture aligned to BMO purpose, values and strategy and role models BMO values and behaviours in all that they do.

  • Policy – lead the development of policies to advance adoption of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics Process Automation, and effective Data Management Practices

  • Frameworks and Procedures – provide thought leadership and establish pragmatic frameworks to advance the responsible application of Data Management and Analytics practices e.g., Trustworthy or Ethical AI

  • Ensures alignment between values and behaviour that fosters diversity and inclusion.

  • Regularly connects work to BMO's purpose, sets inspirational goals, defines clear expected outcomes, and ensures clear accountability for follow through.

  • Builds interdependent teams that collaborate across functional and operating groups to create the highest value for all stakeholders.

  • Attracts, retains, and enables the career development of top talent.

  • Improves team performance, recognizes and rewards performance, coaches employees, supports their development, and manages poor performance.

  • Monitors and reports on data management requirements and compliance issues, impacts and resolution status.

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

  • Provides strategic input into business decisions as a trusted advisor.

  • Makes recommendations to senior leaders on strategy and new initiatives, based on an in-depth understanding of the business/group.

  • Acts as a subject matter expert on relevant regulations and policies.

  • Leads the identification, analysis and resolution of issues, recommending appropriate solutions.

  • Leads working groups to identify opportunities and formulate data governance solutions.

  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.

  • Develops the business case by identifying needs, analysing potential options and assessing expected return on investment.

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

  • Supports and governs a data governance implementation road map including strategic priorities.

  • Collaborates with stakeholders to identify business requirements and opportunities for improved data management.

  • Acts as the prime subject matter expert for internal/external stakeholders.

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

  • Maintains Data Quality governance, guidelines, and standards. Validates and monitors compliance and effectiveness of data management processes.

  • Implements, maintains and reviews processes to ensure quality and integrity of data and ensure compliance with Bank and regulatory requirements.

  • Contributes to data management & governance strategies and policies.

  • Leads working groups to identify opportunities and formulate recommendations for improving enterprise data governance capabilities and processes, and work with applicable parties to plan, design and implement approved recommendations.

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

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

  • Collaborates across BMO to develop communications strategies and ensure consistency of messaging, in order to positively influence or change behaviour.

  • Mentors employees to foster professional development.

  • Designs and implements strategies to monitor the effectiveness of data management & governance programs and identify, manage and mitigate current and emerging risks.

  • Develops tools and delivers training programs for data management to ensure alignment on the value proposition and need for data management & governance.

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

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

  • Performs database and application tuning and capacity planning in order to verify that the business requirements are met within the SLA (Service Level Agreement) and standards.

  • 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 groups.

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

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

  • 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, end use procedure documentation.

  • 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.

  • Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a specialist resource to senior leaders and stakeholders.

  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.

  • Implements changes in response to shifting trends.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


  • 5+ Years experience in Data Governance, Data Management, Analytics or Robotics Process Automation

  • Governance, regulatory, audit, risk, and internal controls especially with a focus on Data & Analytics

  • Experience in Financial Services a plus

  • Experience in project planning and execution, including scoping, budgeting, and risk / issue management

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in computer science, engineering, information systems, information technology or other related majors such as business & administration. Master’s degree in these concentrations is desirable.

  • Consultative leadership mindset, analytical, and thrive at and enjoy problem-solving

  • Strong verbal & written communication skills, able to convey complex ideas with ease

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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.