BMO Financial Group Strategic Initiatives Manager, Capital Markets HR in Ontario, Canada

Description:

Under the direction of the Director, Strategic Initiatives, the HR Manager is accountable for the integration, development and delivery of HR initiatives and programs that support the strategic human resources priorities. Actively involved in leading the management and implementation of both large-scale Enterprise programs, as well as Capital Market specific Programs in the areas of risk management, talent management, diversity, organization design, workforce planning, management information, compensation, performance management, and learning and development.

The SI Manager role supports the BMO Capital Markets Workforce Solutions & Strategic Initiatives and the HR Business Partner (HRBP) teams in the implementation of HR initiatives and programs and will look for ways to continuously improve the programs and processes to ensure ongoing effectiveness, efficiencies and alignment.

Key Accountabilities:

Strategic Initiatives

  • Take a lead role in understanding the business goals and objectives, operating environment, culture, opportunities and constraints that exist in order to effectively lead strategic initiatives

  • Partner with CHRO, Director, SI, and COE to develop BMO Capital Markets People strategy

  • Enable the implementation of BMO Capital Markets People strategy and fully leverage human capital to increase organizational effectiveness

  • Supports the implementation of BMO Capital Markets HR strategic initiatives to enable the delivery of HR strategies, initiatives and plans including project management, change management and communication support

  • Collaborates with Corporate HR partners and HR Business Partners to ensure cross-over and enterprise long-term initiatives are reflected in BMO Capital Markets HR plan and supports delivery of corporate human resources initiatives to the business units

  • Monitors the effective implementation of strategic initiatives for BMO Capital Markets HR

  • Participates on cross-functional Human Resources and BMO Financial Group projects as directed on behalf of BMO Capital Markets

Program and Project Management

  • Lead the project management for Capital Markets HR initiatives (varying in scope and size) ensuring alignment to overall enterprise HR strategies to enable HR Business Partners to effectively deliver HR strategies and plans.

  • This will include development of communication support materials, project plans, analytics and providing the business consolidative support to ensure overall delivery across Capital Markets.

  • Continuously look for ways to create consistency and efficiencies in the management of Capital Markets HR initiatives, programs and processes, where applicable.

  • Collaborate with Capital Markets HRBPs, Capital Markets Lines of Business leaders, other corporate functions such as Finance and cross-group Workforce solution teams; HR Centres of Excellence (COEs), Aon Hewitt, etc. in support of program/initiatives across Capital Markets.

  • Monitor the effective implementation of HR Programs. Conduct post implementation reviews and analyze management information to assess and measure success.

  • Develop an understanding of the business goals and objectives, operating environment, culture, opportunities and constraints that exist in order to effectively lead strategic initiatives.

Management Information

  • Prepare analytics, insights and reporting to support key programs and initiatives for HRBPs, Chief HR Officer and Line of Business.

  • Interpret employee information; ensuring that reporting to HRBPs and clients is accurate and client-ready for business decisioning.

  • Partner with Director and Senior Management Information Specialist (MIS) to identify, develop and provide recommendations for enhancing the MIS capability (information and access to that information) and other process improvements for HR.

  • Create integrated, cohesive, accurate and accessible management information for people and culture initiatives for a variety of audiences.

  • Partner with team to interpret employee information (e.g. demographic data, FTE); ensuring that reporting to HRBPs and clients is accurate and client-ready for business decisioning.

  • Partners with team to identify, develop and provide recommendations for enhancing the MIS capability (information and access to that information) and other process improvements for HR.

Team Effectiveness & Communication

  • Lead the design and execution of team meetings, off sites, recognition, and education sessions

  • Lead the design and execution of CM HR team’s BMO Pulse Action Plan

  • Draft and manage various CHRO communicatio n

  • Plan and develop key presentations

Qualifications:

Knowledge

  • Possesses a university degree and/or 10 years relevant work experience

  • Combined Bank and/or Consulting experience of a minimum of 5-7 years

  • Ability to resolve diverse, complex and ambiguous issues

  • Advanced computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database management concepts, Internet Research)

Skills

  • Intellectually curious with strong critical thinking and analytical skills. Ability to resolve a magnitude of diverse, complex and ambiguous issues

  • Ability to think strategically over a 1 - 3 year

  • Excellent communication skills including oral and written in order to effectively execute on program, project delivery and strategic initiatives

  • Ability to impact and influence with strong interpersonal and relationship management skills

  • Relationship management skills to effectively manage relationships across many levels of the organization and across multiple Lines of Business

  • Well-developed project management, program development and implementation skills with advanced conceptual abilities

  • Effectively able to manage change in a fast paced environment

  • Well-developed prioritization, time management and multi-tasking skills

  • Well organized, with a strong eye for detail and operational efficiency

  • Exceptional analytical skills with proven capability to translate complex data requests into understandable output

  • High degree of integrity in dealing with sensitive information

  • Ability to maintain sound knowledge of HR trends and best practices

  • Broad knowledge of HR practices, policies and related legislation

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.

Job Field:

Human Resources

Job Schedule:

full-time

Primary Location:

Canada-Ontario-Toronto