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Business Consultant At BMO Financial Group

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Job Description

This business consultant acts as the requirements lead and/or requirements practitioner on projects depending on the size and stage of the initiatives. The business consultant is often engaged with the business partner before project initiation to help clarify and formalize the project goals, objectives, and scope. In addition to project work, the Business Consultant may consult with the business to help define the need for new and/or enhanced services, or optimized business processes and provide advice on the functionality, applicability, and usability of technology solutions to support business requirements. The Business Consultant has the ability to review enhancements from a business architecture perspective to ensure optimal implementation both from a business process and technology perspective and ensure long term scalability.


Key Accountabilities:
  • Collaborates with business partners, including senior management, to define business objectives, process, and requirements in various areas.
  • Facilitates requirements gathering sessions, including leading discussions, managing group dynamics, and maintaining group focus, to work towards accomplishing the stated goal(s) of the session within the context of the project objectives
  • Within the context of the project, leads discussions with business partners to better understand the business environment, to determine potential impacts on the project scope and objectives, and to modify the requirements management plan, if required
  • Builds, sustains, and leverages relationships with individuals within his/her area of immediate responsibility when gathering, validating, and approving requirements to establish a comfort level in managing relationships and understanding business needs and assurance that a quality result will be delivered
  • Determines the best approach for eliciting, analyzing, validating, and prioritizing requirements to ensure that the necessary information is captured from the relevant stakeholders to address the business needs
  • Identifies and documents project requirements in order to capture required outcomes and ultimately support the business’s overall objectives
  • Adheres to and ensures that others adhere to the organization’s Requirements Management Process to support the organizational standards and ensure consistency of deliverables
  • Ability to build current state and future state business process maps
  • Identifies inconsistencies and gaps within a business process description and collaborates with stakeholders to clarify and simplify complex processes
  • Ensures all necessary stakeholders are engaged in communications between the Information Technology (IT) project team and the business to help identify who should be involved in the identification and development of the requirements
  • Seeks to integrate digital methods for agile, rapid prototyping, and for stakeholder involvement.
  • Participates in the full development life-cycle, including requirements change requests, clarifications with developers and quality assurance analysts and guidance for business user acceptance testing (UAT)
  • Participates in the development of strategic and tactical IT plans to help inform future project work of the direction of the business
  • Provides coaching, professional guidance, and support to Business Analysts, as required, in order to foster professional development.
  • Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning

Qualifications

Core Knowledge:
    • 5+ years of demonstrated experience as a Senior Business Analyst/Business Consultant within a financial institution and/or B.S./B.A. in related discipline
    • Experience or understanding of risk, compliance, regulatory reporting and financial systems would be an asset
    • Demonstrates knowledge of technologies supporting business applications
    • Understands complete Software Development Life Cycle and can apply the applicable portions of the ‘Feasibility,’ ‘Requirements,” and ‘Analysis’ phases.
    • Possesses advanced knowledge of specialized, professional requirements management functions and methods
    • Exhibits a solid understanding of business, data, process, and modeling techniques
    • Is experienced in practical application development and/or business partner solution delivery
    • Is familiar with business assessment tools (e.g., feasibility studies, business cases and/or cost/benefit, project sizing and costing, and current state analysis/needs assessments)
    • Understands and is familiar with the application of techniques associated with data modeling, process modeling, and user-centered design within the context of the organizational standards
    • Demonstrates knowledge of agile practices including, scrum/iterative delivery, epics/user stories, staged deliveries, test driven development, would be an asset

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

Information Technology

Primary Location

Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Organisation

Technology-X000068

Schedule

full-time

Job Posting

07/27/18

Unposting Date

08/10/18