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Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives & Engagement

Toronto, ON
Full Time
2 days ago
176 Yonge Street

Job Family Group:
Business Management

This individual supports a senior leader in executing strategic priorities and supporting effective engagement for the group. Gathers and integrates information to promote the optimal operation of the group. Works with stakeholders to understand the operating environment & emerging trends. Provides planning, support and recommendations to improve operational effectiveness as well as tracking achievement of objectives.

Provides strategic counsel and communications support to the senior leader on internal and external events; directing and coordinating the logistics of these events. Supports the development of effective, consistent communications strategy for the senior leader and for the leadership team.

Responsibilities Include:

Strategic Initiatives Leadership

  • With utmost discretion, partners with the senior leader to drive confidential strategic work on high priority initiatives that is highly complexity- either in support of the People and Culture division or business groups within the portfolio

  • Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders

  • Develops business cases by identifying needs, analysing potential options and assessing expected return on investment

  • Recommends business priorities, advises on resource requirements and develops roadmap for strategic execution to deliver on business goals

Operational Management

  • Is an active member of the senior leadership team

  • Formulates/prepares/coordinates/distributes agenda for bi-weekly Leadership Team meetings- driving to desired outcome of team effectiveness

  • Manages coordination and integration of cyclical and ad hoc division initiatives on behalf of the team, engaging in cross functional division forums to support communications and operational effectiveness

  • Drives planning and execution of quarterly and/or Annual Townhall/Conference

  • Monitors and tracks financial and FTE performance in support of the senior leader and addresses any issues

  • Partners with the senior leader to develop and bring to life team strategy & team effectiveness - leads the strategy and goal setting process, including DEI goals and prioritization, as well as proactively identifying opportunities to enforce and deliver on

Team Engagement & Culture

  • Has a 'finger on the pulse' within the broader organization to understand current mindset and to inform strategic and engagement direction

  • Drives recognition program within the team - brings it to life in a meaningful way

  • Partners with CHRO to ensure we are role modeling the desired Winning Culture behaviors

  • Creates strategies that drive leading employee engagement & wellness across the team

Communication Development & Support

  • Develops communication roadmap for internal communications with calendar/cadence of critical touchpoints, internal forums, etc. to ensure optimal engagement of team

  • Pens/creates communication pieces as part of this roadmap that help shape our culture, shares CHRO voice (written, video, other) and enables engagement with team

  • Assists the senior leader in developing external voice and communication mechanisms and speaking materials

Enable the Development of Our Team

  • Will directly support the senior leader in implementation and evolving of New Ways of Working within the team and within context of Winning Culture. Driving team behaviours and activities aligned to aspirational end state

  • Supports building a workforce of the future - helps inform and drive learning strategy across the broader team

  • Cultivates curiosity by leveraging BMO U to promote continuous learning across the team


  • Typically, 7+ years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge in the area of Human Resources/Huma Capital.

  • Willingness to challenge the status quo

  • Candor around what is required to maximize team and leader effectiveness

  • Exceptional collaboration skills across the leadership team and across the broader People and Culture division - One Bank mindset

  • Adept at working through others - this role relies on others in the ecosystem to deliver

  • Ability and willingness to effectively challenge the senior leader and partner with her

  • Resilience and adaptability - priorities constantly shifting

  • Highly independent and proactive - adept at moving things/progressing behind the scenes - establishing a rhythm with the senior leader

  • Discretion

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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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