Job Vacancy Vice President, Corporate Banking, Power, Utilities & Infrastructure BMO Financial Group


Job title: Vice President, Corporate Banking, Power, Utilities & Infrastructure

Company: BMO Financial Group

Job description: Address: 151 W 42nd Street

Job Family Group: Capital Mrkts Sales & Service

Supports the origination and structuring of corporate lending transactions, and coordinates with other products as an integral part of a larger coverage team that maintains strong client relationships. Includes providing lending expertise for a variety of sectors, establishing credit facilities to support trading products business and facilitating credit approvals in support of Trade Finance products. Cross sells Corporate Banking products (e.g. FX / treasury products, cash management & corporate cards, commodities, investment management, securitization, leasing, Trade Finance products, etc.) to BMO Capital Market clients. Also provides ongoing management of the lending portfolio.

  • Contributes to growing / elevating the BMO and BMO Capital Market brand with a commitment to and presence in the community.
  • Operates as key member of the deal team with efforts to maximize sector penetration and returns.
  • Institutes cross-selling initiatives to increase ranking with client.
  • Creates pitch books for clients with respect to financial solutions and participate in their presentation to clients.
  • Monitors client, client industry and regulatory agencies for potential changes which may affect client’s portfolio and business needs.
  • Initiates contact with partners for new client sales.
  • Partners with deal team and product specialists for accurate, detailed client information.
  • Prepares credit documentation (i.e. including applications, memoranda, presentations, etc.) for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Directly manages a diverse portfolio of private and middle market companies with progression toward increasing client responsibility.
  • Reviews and continually monitors performance of existing accounts and client relationships.
  • Identifies opportunities to diversify client portfolios.
  • Understands the needs of clients and provides relevant ideas and opinions to generate recommendations.
  • Collaborates with sector coverage partners to cover clients and prospects and to identify/ deliver creative, timely solutions.
  • Provides deal structuring expertise and negotiates transactions with clients.
  • Prepares/oversees delivery of creative and timely “pitches”.
  • Obtains credit concurrence and coordinates pricing approval as client advocate.
  • Maintains key ongoing coverage contact with lending clients and sector managers.
  • Builds positive client relations through deep/comprehensive understanding of client needs and alignment of our products/services.
  • Identifies and leverages key decision makers and influencers in client / internal organizations.
  • Interprets client strategy and anticipates needs to deliver solutions.
  • Identifies opportunities for increased efficiency and improved service to internal and external clients.
  • Acts as a positive change agent to drive improved efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Maintains awareness of all firm products and services offered and facilitates means of receiving continuous updates.
  • Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.
  • Works with specialists as needed to support successful deal completion.
  • Uses financial analysis to proactively identify opportunities to cross-sell.
  • Generates updated financial models/ analyses as business needs and industry requirements dictate.
  • Analyzes/assesses industry compilations.
  • Applies appropriate technical concepts and completes/leads consistent and reliable technical and financial reports/analyses to support client deliverables.
  • Completes due diligence and credit analysis on new and existing client relationships. May includes client visits, analysis of business models, and comprehensive review of industry trends and related regulations.
  • Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide insights and recommendations.
  • Understand complexity of transactions and related risk (credit, market, operational, legal/compliance, etc.).
  • Balances the Bank’s risk appetite with the client needs in making recommendations/ proposal.
  • Provides feedback on, and, supports continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Identifies opportunities to find more cost-effective ways to impact the bottom line and drive profitability.
  • Integrates information from multiple sources to enable more efficient processes, enhanced analysis and/or streamlined reporting.
  • Reviews and guides work of Analysts and Associates to deliver business results.
  • Considers risk, internal controls and compliance as part of day-to-day accountabilities and adheres to policies and procedures.
  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.
  • Provides specialized consulting, analytical and technical support.
  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.
  • Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications: * Typically between 5 – 7 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Undergraduate degree with focal areas of finance, economics, or accounting preferred with high academic achievement.
  • MBA, CFA or equivalent experience in financial services, accounting, or legal fields.
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in investment banking, negotiating and structuring financial transactions. This should include some experience in a corporate lending environment developing business.
  • Relevant Business Services Sector experience is highly desired.
  • Good knowledge of the organizational lending and portfolio management policies and objectives.
  • Displays advanced deal execution and/or project management skills – ability to manage more than one client / major initiative.
  • Ability to create and deliver professional presentations.
  • Strong analytical skills. Expertise in financial computer applications and database management tools.
  • Deep knowledge and technical proficiency gained through extensive education and business experience.
  • Verbal & written communication skills – In-depth.
  • Collaboration & team skills – In-depth.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills – In-depth.
  • Influence skills – In-depth.
  • Data driven decision making – In-depth.

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At BMO Harris Bank we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank 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 Harris Bank 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. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

Note to Recruiters: BMO Harris Bank does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to BMO Harris Bank, directly or indirectly, will be considered BMO Harris Bank property. BMO Harris Bank will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. A recruiting agency must first have a valid, written and fully executed agency agreement contract for service to submit resumes.

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Location: New York City, NY

Job date: Sat, 07 May 2022 00:23:22 GMT

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