Technology and OperationsTechnology and Operations (T&O), is comprised of four main groups that together proactively enable BMO to be the bank that defines great Customer Experience.
T&O operates in both Canada and the United States as well as in Asia and Europe.
Technology organization partners with BMO’s lines of business to develop technology and IT solutions that meet our customers’ current and future needs, maximize the value of our technology investment across BMO, and enable our frontline customer service employees to provide a great customer experience.
In addition, Technology’s Information Security team provides expert direction, planning and consultation on information security best practices and integrated processes.
They also provide ongoing active information security leadership and management expertise to BMO.
Product Operations supports all lines of business, providing exceptional service, fulfillment, and administrative solutions that support our customers’ personal and business financial transactions.
Sourcing, Payables and Supplier Governance (SPSG) organization drives value for BMO by providing professional expertise to lead sourcing activities and supplier governance and the bank’s productivity initiatives as they relate to managing demand and supplier costs.
SPSG is also accountable for BMO’s procurement, payables, and supplier governance technology, applications and processes.
Corporate Real Estate manages the strategic planning and development, as well as the acquisition, sale, lease and facilities management of BMO's global real estate portfolio (including branch networks, office towers, critical facilities and BMO's data centres).
The group also manages the ongoing infrastructure of all BMO Financial Group’s real estate assets. Corporate Services is another group under CRE and includes the Corporate Art Collection, Corporate Archives and Translation Services.
Position DescriptionThe Account Manager is accountable for the total business partner relationship management for Wealth Management Technology, and is the focal point for all technology planning and delivery services.
In particular, he / she oversees the creation, alignment, and ongoing management of business / Information Technology (IT) strategies, project implementation, ongoing day-
to-day maintenance and support, and IT Investment plan financial management.
Identifies business needs for new and enhanced products, services, and business processes, clarifies genuine technology requirements, and matches these to the business partner’s available products or services in order to understand and meet stakeholder needs
Works closely with the LTO and STOs to execute on LOB Technology strategies (both run the bank & change the bank initiatives)
Oversees multi-disciplined Technology teams to develop appropriate technology responses to address business initiatives
Provides consultancy and advice to business partners on the applicability and usability of alternative technology directions to help address the business problem / issue
Drives the conceptualization phase of technology projects and participates in the remaining project phases to ensure business partner needs are met
Collaborates with business partner executives and senior management to align technology directions with business strategy and plans and to translate these into technical business solutions
Develops and oversees IT financial governance and business partner technology investment, including planning and tracking of all budgets for projects and continuing operations, ongoing work prioritization, and monthly financial forecasting to ensure that finances are allocated appropriately
Provide informed and considered recommendations to improve productivity and profitability of technology platform assets
Develops and conducts regular Technology business partner account reviews at the executive and senior executive level to provide clarity around the project activities and financial spending
Negotiates service contracts with internal business partners and external vendors to ensure the best value for the Enterprise
Develops and maintains relationships with key third party service and solution providers to ensure productive and professional relationships
Negotiates complex contracts with external vendors (in consultation with Strategic Sourcing) to ensure receipt of specific resources and materials, as well as best value for the Enterprise.
Ensures day-to-day vendor relationship management occurs (including monitoring performance, reviewing and approving vendor invoices)
Audits documents and models produced by Business Analysts and Business Consultants, as required, in order to ensure quality of the product
Assess value of potential work; have complete understanding of all work included in the annual plan
Where required investigate, recommend and approve changes to systems, procedures, products and people to meet plans, achieve goals, and maximize scorecard
Provides coaching, mentoring, professional guidance, and support to Business Analysts and Business Consultants, as required, in order to foster professional development.
Provides managerial leadership to staff, which includes assigning tasks or work, holding regular two-way meetings, setting context, providing feedback on performance evaluations, mentoring, and coaching, in order to create and maintain a high-performing team.
Knowledge and SkillsKnowledge
Possesses a university degree / college diploma and / or 12 + years progressive business analysis / business consultant experience, supporting and leading large and enterprise-
wide projectsPossesses 3-5 years of people management experience, building, recruiting and managing a team of 5-10 business analysts and consultantsWealth management technology and business domain experience and knowledgeKnowledgeable about wealth management industry trends, including new technologies and how they are impacting the advisory business and customer needs and preferencess
Possesses broad / diverse business knowledge of a range of functions, products, and / or systems, or expert knowledge of specialized functions, products and / or systems
Possesses extensive practical experience in application development and / or business partner solution delivery
Understands current technology trends and process quality methodologies and how these can be applied to the business partner’s business
Possesses financial / business management expertise
Demonstrates expert understanding of the Enterprise’s financial processes, in particular those used within T&O
Exhibits solid knowledge of project management disciplines, practices, and processes (SLDC, PMLC)
Understands the Requirements Management Process, software development, and engagement processes
Understands the T&O organization (i.e., the relations between different technology areas) and stays abreast of the current organizational state
Understands and is familiar with the application of techniques associated with data modeling, process modeling, and user-
centred design within the context of the organizational standards
Demonstrates expert relationship management, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills Business requirements analysis and business requriements management skills and best practicesDemonstrates expert people management skills
Demonstrates advanced coaching, and mentoring skills
Exhibits advanced strategic business visioning, and planning
Possesses expert influencing and negotiating skills
Demonstrates solid problem solving and analytical skills
Is able to manage change and cope with complex and ambiguous situations
About BMO Financial GroupEstablished in 1817, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America.
With total assets of $692 billion as of July 31, 2016 and over 46,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail 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, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.
You can read more about BMO by visiting our website, http : / / www.bmo.com.Why Work at BMO?
Customer Impact Opportunities to create great customer experiences
Support for Success Managers and coworkers committed to coaching, guidance and collaboration
Career Possibilities Encouragement to explore your potential and contribute to your fullest
Work-Life Effectiveness Innovative approaches to provide you with flexibility
Learning and Development Access to a variety of growth opportunities
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Performance Culture rewards and recognition that drive differentiated performance
Working with us means being part of a team of talented, passionate individuals with a shared focus on working together to deliver great customer experiences.
We stand behind your success with the support you need to turn your potential into performance.
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