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BMO Financial Group Business Consultant in Toronto, Ontario

Description:

The Business Consultant acts as the requirements management project lead for medium sized projects and is often engaged with the business partner before project initiation to help clarify and formalize the project goals, objectives, and scope. In addition to project work, the Business Consultant may consult with the

business to help define the need for new and/or enhanced products, services, or optimized business processes and provide advice on the functionality, applicability, and usability of technology solutions to support

business requirements.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Collaborates with business partners, including senior management, to define business objectives, process, and requirements

  • Within the context of the project, leads discussions with business partners to better understand the business environment, to determine potential impacts on the project scope and objectives, and to modify the requirements management plan, if required

  • Builds, sustains, and leverages relationships with individuals within his/her area of immediate responsibility when gathering, validating, and approving requirements to establish a comfort level in managing relationships and understanding business needs and assurance that a quality result will be delivered

  • Determines the best approach for eliciting, analyzing, validating, and prioritizing requirements to ensure that the necessary information is captured from the relevant stakeholders to address the business needs

  • Identifies and documents project requirements in order to capture required outcomes and ultimately support the business’s overall objectives

  • Leading in writing detailed requirement specifications of data definition, data processes and mappings across multiple datamarts for the development of data repository to support credit risk models;

  • Supporting requirement gathering by extracting information from SAS data process;

  • Perform data analysis and investigation in requirement analysis;

  • Assisting in the system development and perform comprehensive testing end to end to ensure technology deliverable fulfill business requirement, complete SIT testing and support UAT testing;

  • Providing subject matter expertise on data processes and management systems;

  • Adheres to and ensures that others adhere to the organization’s Requirements Management Process to support the organizational standards and ensure consistency of deliverables

  • Ensures all necessary stakeholders are engaged in communications between the Information Technology (IT) project team and the business to help identify who should be involved in the identification and development of the requirements

  • Participates in the development of strategic and tactical IT plans to help inform future project work of the direction of the business

  • Provides coaching, professional guidance, and support to Business Analysts, as required, in order to foster professional development

Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Knowledge:

  • Internal BMO Experience on corporate and commercial lending systems (CCDM, FACT/RRT, CRC, APMS), retail systems, and data marts (CDM, Basel) preferred;

  • Experience with credit data (Wholesale & Retail) in the financial service industry beneficial;

  • Possesses a university degree/college diploma and/or 5 - 7 years progressive business analysis experience, supporting smaller to medium-sized projects

  • Demonstrates solid business knowledge of the Finance/Banking industry

  • Possesses solid business understanding and knowledge of the use of technology and applications in business

  • Solid knowledge of project management and the system development life cycle

  • 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

Skills:

  • Strong SQL programming skill

  • Familiar with SAS programming beneficial

  • Excellent time management, planning and organizing skills to manage multiple priorities and deliver quality work under pressure, with limited supervision.

  • Teamwork and relationship building.

  • Adaptability and flexibility.

  • Strong business acumen.

  • Demonstrates advanced writing and documentation skills

  • Possesses advanced problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Ability to perform detail testing, clearly present and document analysis or testing results

  • Displays solid interviewing and facilitation skills

  • Advanced understanding and use of tools associated with the role (e.g. Excel, Visio, Oracle, VBA)

  • Is able to communicate with varying stakeholders in different situations (e.g., one-on-one interviews, formal requirements gathering sessions, etc.)

  • Possesses solid influencing and negotiating skills

We’re here to help

At BMO we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the centre of everything we do – helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future—the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we’re changing the way people think about a bank.

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.

To find out more visit us at https://bmocareers.com .

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.

Job Field:

IT Consulting

Job Schedule:

full-time

Primary Location:

Canada-Ontario-Toronto

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