Senior Specialist, Financial Crimes Strategic Initiatives, Business Banking and Commercial Credit Cards in Toronto, ON

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Bank of Montreal   •  

Toronto, ON M4E 3Y1

Industry: Finance & Insurance


8 - 10 years

Posted 56 days ago


Works with stakeholders to deliver project/program/initiative business results in alignment with overall Financial Crimes group goals. Provides subject matter expertise in the design, development, management and implementation of assigned projects from business case development through execution.

  • Provides strategic input into business decisions as a trusted advisor. Focuses primarily on new build or significant enhancement to existing work, systems, processes, etc. Usually large scale, high complexity initiatiives impacting multiple lines of business.
  • Makes recommendations to senior leaders on strategy and new initiatives, based on an in-depth understanding of the businesses/groups.
  • Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives.
  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.
  • Recommends and implements solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert on relevant regulations and policies.
  • May network with industry contacts to gain competitive insights and best practices.
  • Recommends business priorities, advises on resource requirements and develops roadmap for strategic execution.
  • Develops the business case by identifying needs, analysing potential options and assessing expected return on investment.
  • Leads the execution of strategic initiatives; assesses and adapts as needed to ensure quality of execution.
  • Leads implementation of strategic initiatives by partnering with various internal and external stakeholders as required; complexity of initiatives may vary and usually involve multiple stakeholders from within group and/or across the enterprise.
  • Acts as the prime subject matter expert for internal/external stakeholders.
  • Keeps stakeholders informed of messages, recommendations, decisions, process and progress.
  • Designs and produces regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.
  • Collaborates across BMO to develop communications strategies and ensure consistency of messaging, in order to positively influence or change behaviour.
  • Leads change management activities, ensuring cross business/group coordination and logistical support for the implementation of change.
  • Relationship management and influence skills-In-depth/Expert.
  • Project management skills-In-depth/Expert.
  • Acts as a relationship manager on assigned projects/programs and ensures alignment to overall enterprise and group goals.
  • Develops solutions and makes recommendations based on an understanding of the business strategy and stakeholder needs.
  • Provides advice and subject matter expertise for project/program/initiative design and to incorporate the needs of the business to ensure smooth, effective implementation and the achievement of anticipated benefits.
  • Conducts analysis required to inform strategic recommendations and considers the "big picture" when assessing whether or not a course of action is advisable in terms of the group and enterprise goals.
  • Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to provide business context in the design, develop and implementation of programs and solutions.
  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.
  • Utilizes standard project management methodology to manage solution planning, implementation, sustainment, and evaluation of initiatives.
  • Documents business requirements, processes, and test scenarios; completes testing as required.
  • Identifies enablers and key issues prior to and during implementation, raises issues with stakeholders and offers solutions to resolve issues or risks that jeopardize delivery.
  • Breaks down strategic problems, analyzes data and information to provide insights and recommendations.
  • Builds change management plans of varying scope and type; leads or participates in a variety of change management activities including readiness assessments, planning, stakeholder management, execution, evaluation and sustainment of initiatives.
  • Leads or participates in defining the communication plan designed to positively influence or change behaviour; develops tailored messaging; and identifies appropriate distribution channels. May include assisting with training sessions and delivering/disseminating training and/or learning materials.
  • Work with stakeholders to identify project/program/initiative critical success factors and integrate appropriate cost, quality, and risk mitigating strategies into change plans.
  • Designs and produces regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.
  • Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.
  • Provides effective, consistent information and reporting for stakeholders.
  • Identifies enablers and key issues prior to and during implementation, raises issues with stakeholders and offers solutions to resolve issues or risks that jeopardize delivery.
  • Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a specialist resource to senior leaders and stakeholders.
  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.
  • Implements changes in response to shifting trends.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.



  • Typically 7+ years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Relationship management and influence skills-In-depth/Expert.
  • Project management skills-In-depth/Expert.
  • Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge.
  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Influence skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration - In-depth / Expert.
  • Able to manage ambiguity.
  • Data driven decision making - In-depth / Expert.

Valid Through: 2019-10-14