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BMO Financial Group Manager, Personal & Commercial Banking Strategy in Toronto, Ontario


The Manager of Strategy, is accountable to provide business and strategy review services to Canadian P&C. The manager is a dedicated resource for the development of strategies, and plans and processes to arrive at those strategies, for Canadian P&C. This role is also accountable for managing ongoing relationships with business roles involved with strategy formulation.

The Manager of Strategy will consistently make significant contributions to identifying, prioritizing, and resolving high value strategic and organization issues. In addition to individual assignments, the Manager of Strategy will frequently lead multi-focused large projects or teams of various sizes, potentially composed of internal resources from both Corporate and Business groups as well as, on occasion, outside specialists.

The Manager of Strategy is accountable to identify strategic improvement opportunities through business and strategy reviews; define the scope and financial impact of the opportunities, and identify and manage resources assigned to the project, including those belonging to the business group.

The Manager of Strategy is responsible for the initiation of initiatives, developing a fact base, identifying high-value issues, and surfacing strategic options, conducting key analyses and forming recommendations, helping management teams reach consensus, planning for implementation, and developing key performance initiatives (KPIs).

The Manager is responsible for supporting key strategic initiatives identified by the Group Head or the executive committee by:

  • Disaggregating strategic problems into relevant issues and developing appropriate analytical approaches

  • Conducting key analytics (data sourcing, analysis, testing) required to inform strategic recommendations (e.g., competitor benchmarking, market assessment and financial modeling)

  • Drawing key implications from output and developing creative recommendations that are actionable

  • Effectively communicating key messages / recommendations to all managerial levels

  • Establishing working relationships within business groups and other corporate functions

  • In addition, the Manager will play a role in supporting other work, such as committee or board reporting, as required


  • 1-2 years’ relevant experience working within an international management consulting environment or fulfilling an internal strategy role at a corporation

  • MBA or undergraduate degree in business, commerce, finance or a related-discipline.

  • Outstanding problem solving capabilities

  • Excellent analytical and financial modeling skills

  • Strong business acumen

  • Capable of working at a high-level in both an independent and team-based environment

  • Ability to establish conducive working relationships with managers across different business groups

  • Advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Exposure to the financial services sector an asset

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to think strategically

  • Strong conceptual skills, able to operate within a high level of ambiguity

  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Collegial by nature, brings a very strong team-orientation

  • Must be results-driven, highly organized, and self-motivated

  • Possesses leadership capabilities

  • Strong time management skills; able to work under tight deadlines

  • Highly creative, analytical, and detail-oriented

  • Confident, personable, professional presence – ability to immediately garner credibility

  • Possesses high energy

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.

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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.


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