Bank of Montreal

55 Bloor Street West

Job Family Group:
Customer Shared Services

The Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) brings together our Cybersecurity, Fraud and Physical Security capabilities to address the ever-growing and increasingly complex global security environment. It is a highly collaborative effort that greatly enhances BMO’s ability to rapidly prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from all security threats. This position offers a unique experience to learn from experienced leaders in the industry, join a team building the 21st century model for security and helping grow the good by protecting our customers and communities.

This is a great opportunity to bring your extensive strategy experience and help grow the Enterprise Fraud team. Your team is highly motivated and we are looking for strong leader with strong strategy experience in Fraud. You will be building Fraud strategies for several lines of business such as Capital Markets, Wealth, Operational Risk, Treasury Payments, and also oversee the implementation of fraud strategies.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with stakeholders to deliver project/program/initiative business results in alignment with overall Financial Crimes group goals. You will provide Fraud subject matter expertise in the design, development, management and implementation of assigned projects from business case development through execution.


  • Manages people and leads a team capable of delivering the desired business results.
  • Digital authentication, in-depth knowledge of security tools available to enhance authentication.
  • Acts as a trusted advisor to senior leaders for making business decisions and implementing strategic initiatives. Focuses primarily on new build or significant enhancement to existing work, systems, processes, etc. Usually large scale, high complexity initiatives impacting multiple lines of business.
  • Develops an expert understanding of business/group challenges.
  • 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 fraud subject matter expert on relevant regulations and policies.
  • Networks with industry contacts to gather competitive insights and best practices. Recommends measures to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Provides coaching on complex fraud strategic and business issues and facilitates processes to reach effective resolution.
  • May consult to or serve on various committees and task forces.
  • 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.
  • Manages resources and leads the execution of strategic initiatives to deliver on business and financial goals; assesses and adapts as needed to ensure quality of execution.
  • Acts as the prime contact for internal/external stakeholder relationships, which may include regulators.
  • Keeps stakeholders informed of messages, recommendations, decisions, process and progress.
  • Interacts with various BMO groups to ensure strategy and initiatives meet enterprise governance requirements.
  • Defines business requirements for analytics & reporting to ensure data insights inform business decision making.
  • 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.
  • 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 fraudsubject 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.
  • 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 senior specialist resource across BMO.
  • Influences how teams/groups work together.
  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to multiple, interdependent, complex problems.
  • Communicates abstract concepts in simple terms.
  • Fosters strong internal and external networks and works with and across multiple teams to achieve business objectives.
  • Anticipates trends and responds by implementing appropriate changes.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Typically 9+ years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong expertise with building (Fraud) strategies, and expert with project management as well implementation of fraud strategies
  • Expertise with building Power Point decks and presenting to executives
  • Minimum of 5 years of expertise with managing teams and direct reports
  • Relationship management and influence skills-Expert.
  • Project management skills-Expert.
  • Technical leader viewed as thought leader for innovation.
  • Seasoned expert with extensive industry knowledge.
  • Technical leader viewed as a thought leader for innovation.
  • Verbal & written communication skills – Expert.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills – Expert.
  • Influence skills – Expert.
  • Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration – Expert.
  • Able to manage ambiguity.
  • Data driven decision making – Expert.
  • Fraud subject matter expert

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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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