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BMO Financial Group IT Consultant in Toronto, Ontario

Description:

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provides management consulting services in support of LOB and Enterprise needs as well as expertise in technology and industry trends

  • Provides consulting services during multi-year planning and annual planning activities to help business identify initiatives that aligns to strategic direction of the bank

  • Liaises with stakeholders to understand problems and opportunities enabling the organization to meet its goals by understanding business vision, objectives and KPIs

  • As Primary Lead, liaise with Business and technology development and support groups driving out strategic priorities and assists in rank ordering its importance to start especially in identifying collisions/competing interests from other business / technology stakeholders

  • Cultivates relationships with business leaders, representatives, and other business partners, including vendors, to ensure that requirements are accepted and well-known

  • Leads the development of IT Strategy by understanding business processes, policies, information and information systems. Builds exceptional relationships with business partners and T&O colleagues. Ensures the requirements and solutions align to a real business need, are approved by all relevant stakeholders, and meets essential quality standards.

  • Participates in strategy and planning sessions as Consultant to business partners (Multi-year planning, annual planning), reviews or inspections, in collaboration with the project team, to ensure the quality of work products

  • Provides thought leadership prior to evolved ideas,promotes new processes and methodologies, including emerging technologies and agile as required, with the flexibility to align to the unique requirements of the project teams and deliverables.

  • Facilitate and follow a disciplined approach to plan, elicit, analyze, document, communicate and manage business requirements with stakeholders by applying a variety of elicitation techniques to probe, challenge and understand requirements according to the requirements management discipline.

  • Provides analytical support and insights to identified/assigned user areas in support of relative product, channel and business development, including but not limited to product, portfolio and profitability analytics, and customer analytics

  • Complete and/or provide leadership in the completion of root-cause analysis within a specific functional area or across multiple business areas, provide documentation, and implement large/multiple development projects.

  • Assess impact to a project’s benefits and risks when scope changes

  • Understands and helps to remove barriers in the execution of a defined delivery plan specific to the project so that activities and milestones of the project team can be measured against the goals of the plan to determine project progress.

  • Identifies and leads problem resolution for complex issues at all levels

  • Able to present and communicate at all levels within IT and across business units

  • Analyzes trends to proactively prevent problems.

  • Continuously improves program/project processes in order to ensure the best possible deliverable outcome to improve overall efficiency and improve the bank.

  • Manages complexity across business value, technology, and interaction models.

  • Leverage online and digital technologies for recommendations related to Agile, rapid prototyping and customer engagement.

  • Develops, recommends, and employs productivity aids in all aspects of assignments to accelerate delivery.

  • Develops and champions best practices within area of expertise, while comparing to other fluid parts of the business.

  • Supports Communication and Change Management activities across multiple stakeholders.

  • Identifies opportunities to strengthen the capability at BMO, such as: sharing expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks across technology.

  • Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through benchmarking and/or participation in professional associations.

Qualifications:

Core Knowledge:

  • Generally 7 to 10 years of work experience in IT or business environment and/or BS/BA or MBA/MS in computer science, engineering, information systems, math or business

  • Expert level of knowledge in domain

  • Business Analysis Accreditation is an asset.

  • Knowledge of software development practice, concepts/methodologies (i.e. Waterfall, Agile, Iterative), and technology obtained through formal training and/or work experience.

  • Knowledge of one or more requirements analysis and problem decomposition techniques.

  • Knowledge of technical/business environment, including but not limited to:

  • Understanding and knowledge of the use of Microsoft technology and applications in business.

  • Knowledge of Relational Databases.

  • Knowledge of SharePoint.

  • Understanding of industry standards and standard business capabilities

  • Knowledge of business analysis, project delivery practices and standards across the project lifecycle

  • Demonstrates understanding of business processes and capabilities being supported by assigned system(s) across multiple business customers.

  • Possesses a deep understanding and problem solving ability of Information Technology of various scale, degree and dimension of complexity

  • Possesses excellent partnering, communication, and negotiation skills.

  • Understanding of techniques associated with data modeling, process modeling, and user-centered design within the context of the organizational standards.

  • Is familiar with business strategy, assessments (i.e. feasibility studies, business cases and/or cost/benefit, project sizing and costing, and current state analysis/needs assessments).

  • Understanding of object-oriented analysis and visualizing techniques

We’re here to help

At BMO we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at thecentre of everything we do – helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years wehave thought about the future—the future of our customers, our communities andour 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 andheard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help youmake an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support youwith the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help ourcustomers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager supportand 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 accessibleworkplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength throughour people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request forcandidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To requestaccommodation, please contact your recruiter.

Job Field:

IT Consulting

Job Schedule:

full-time

Primary Location:

Canada-Ontario-Toronto

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