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BMO Financial Group Vice President, Residential Mortgage Finance ("RMF") in New York, New York


521 Fifth Avenue

Job Family Group:

Capital Mrkts Sales & Service

Reporting directly to the Head of RMF, the Vice President RMF is expected to be client and market focused, taking calculated lending risk and making effective business decisions within the context of the strategic business plan as set forth by the Head of RMF.

The role is expected to work closely with various internal constituencies to attain and retain customer business by providing clients with warehouse lending and securitization solutions. The role is expected to work closely with trading and sales partners to provide seamless client coverage.

The Vice President RMF is responsible for promoting and supporting the Bank's risk culture including ensuring employees understand their accountabilities for risk-taking activities, promoting an environment of open communication and effective challenge, and establishing the "tone from the top" through leading by example. The Vice President RMF is accountable for complying with the Bank's Risk Appetite framework and ensuring risk-taking activities remain within agreed limits, bank corporate lending policies and comply with all regulatory requirements.

The Vice President RMF is responsible for identifying and understanding the risks being taken, ensuring that those risks are measured or assessed properly, and are being monitored and reported appropriately to both internal and external stakeholders as necessary. In addition, the Vice President RMF is responsible for working with control groups and helping ensure that effective systems, documented processes, and robust controls are in place for effective risk management. Risk categories can include market, credit, operational, regulatory, and reputational risks.

Business Strategy, Initiative Execution, New Product Development

  • Business strategy is currently focused on growing BMO's mortgage warehouse lending business, providing repurchase financing to mid- to large-cap non-bank residential mortgage clients that originate and/or acquire various types of residential mortgage loans. Over time, the mandate will be expanded to include non-agency securitization structuring and execution services.

  • The role will be responsible for transaction management, client development, prospecting and relationship building.

  • Partner internally to ensure successful transaction execution and post-closing administration.

  • Respond to inquiries from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community in a professional manner and determine acceptable solutions.

Market knowledge

  • Possess and maintain strong market knowledge to provide comprehensive service to clients, develop new solutions, and construct compelling recommendations.

  • Read, analyze and interpret common financial reports, and legal documents to better serve client needs.

  • Use analytical skills in connection with mortgage lending programs and broader securitization activity.

Financial Analysis

  • Use abilities in financial analysis to communicate effectively and succinctly with clients.

  • Develop marketing ideas and help initiate transactions through appropriate presentation of financial data.

Managerial Leadership

  • Participates in the recruitment and training of new FTEs at junior levels and monitors their progress.

  • Maintains a future-oriented focus, possesses organizational, industry, and competitive knowledge and effects business results through innovative practices.

  • Provides leadership to ensure successful transactions are undertaken in an efficient manner.

  • Effectively influences and gains support of other areas of the firm in delivering solutions to clients.

  • Effectively communicates and partners with others.


  • At least 7 years of experience at a financial institution in Capital Markets with emphasis on investment and corporate banking.

  • Strong technical knowledge of repurchase lending facilities, with a special emphasis on financing structures related to various types of residential mortgage loans.

  • Must successfully complete the external regulatory exams, licenses required to be considered a registered member and senior officer of the firm.

  • Advanced current knowledge of U.S. mortgage business, regulations, and securities products including various markets.

  • Knowledge of credit issues and industry trends in the U.S. residential mortgage finance sector.


  • Advanced level of relationship management and interpersonal skills and the ability to strategically and ethically leverage client relationships.

  • Excellent ability to advocate persuasively and negotiate with influence when conducting business with peers and clients.

  • Exceptional analytical skills including financial, economic, and business analysis and the ability to apply these concepts to the daily functions of the business.

  • Very results oriented and strong capability of taking calculated risks and adapting to situations quickly.

  • Strong ability to think conceptually and to achieve both short and long term business results.

  • Highly developed written and oral communication.

  • Strong proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Office products, financial applications, and the Internet.

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

We’re here to helpAt BMO Harris Bank 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 Harris Bank 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

BMO Harris Bank 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. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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.