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BMO

Bilingual Unit Manager I, Collections (Remote)

BMO
Location
Montreal, QC
Details
Full Time
Yesterday
Address:
105-119-129 rue St-Jacques O

Job Family Group:

Customer Shared Services

  • Please note that this is a 1 year contract.


Collaborates in the review and evaluation process of abandoned or written-off accounts for possible collections opportunities. Understands customer needs and provides collections-related sales and service to BMO customers or prospects. Advises customers on payment strategies and products that meet their objectives. Fulfills sales and service activities for the customer in accordance with approved procedures. Support areas may include, but are not limited to, coaching and training, quality audits, vendor management and credit collection disputes.
  • Fosters a culture aligned to BMO purpose, values and strategy and role models BMO values and behaviours in all that they do.
  • Ensures alignment between values and behaviour that fosters diversity and inclusion.
  • Regularly connects work to BMO's purpose, sets inspirational goals, defines clear expected outcomes, and ensures clear accountability for follow through.
  • Builds interdependent teams that collaborate across functional and operating groups to create the highest value for all stakeholders.
  • Attracts, retains, and enables the career development of top talent.
  • Improves team performance, recognizes and rewards performance, coaches employees, supports their development, and manages poor performance.
  • Delivers exceptional customer service that builds trust through expertise, responsive service and support.
  • Sends out client communications, transaction processes, and interfaces with operations partners to ensure customer needs are met.
  • Develops rapport and instils confidence with clients in order to develop credibility and earn their trust as relationship manager.
  • Develops and maintains long-term, profitable relationships and expands share of wallet.
  • Contacts the customer to obtain the necessary information to manage their application (as required) ensuring the customer is aware at all times of the status/result of the present and future payments.
  • Handles incoming calls in an informed, professional, and efficient manner.
  • Addresses the most complex escalated customer requests and transactions.
  • Probes to understand customer needs and provides advice related to payments and overall collections strategies in the best interests of the customer.
  • Integrates marketing promotions and programs into customer conversations as appropriate.
  • Executes established loss mitigation processes/procedures for the resolution of non-performing and high risk accounts.
  • Sends out client communications, transaction processes, and interfaces with operations partners to ensure customer needs are met.
  • Provides advice and guidance to assigned business/group on implementation of solutions.
  • Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develops action plans and solutions to maximize recovery and safeguard the Bank's interests.
  • Establishes expertise with Consumer Collections personnel as a key support contact/resource/coach with proficiency and tools to assist departments in achieving goals.
  • Utilizes strong negotiation skills and interpersonal skills, while adhering to all applicable guidelines, requirements and regulations.
  • Reviews accounts and analyzes data and information to determine the probability of collection; provide insights and recommendations.
  • Gathers and formats data into regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.
  • Completes report audits and spot checks as required.
  • Develops and executes short term tactics/plans to drive specific behaviours, activities, and results.
  • Manages all transactions related to customer calls or refers to appropriate internal business groups.
  • Escalates complex or unresolved customer situations to managers as required.
  • Completes required documentation to ensure customer's requests are accurately processed.
  • Integrates information from multiple sources to enable more efficient processes, enhanced analysis and/or streamlined reporting.
  • Leads/participates in the design, implementation and management of core business/group processes.
  • Supports the development and promotion of a business/group program.
  • Identifies business needs, designs/develops tools and training programs; may include delivery of training to audiences.
  • Collaborates in efficient functioning of collections life cycle. Includes participating in the execution of established loss mitigation solutions for the successful resolution of non-performing and high risk accounts. Solutions range from various loan modification options to liquidation for borrowers with delinquent and high risk loans in order to offer default / foreclosure alternatives and minimize losses.
  • Delivers exceptional customer service that builds trust through expertise, responsive service and support.
  • Follows documented policies and procedures to execute transactions, activities and processes.
  • Keeps abreast of needs of the Collections departments. Identifies and makes referrals to other business groups as needed.
  • Maintains current knowledge of collections strategies, practices, and trends and integrates into customer conversations in a professional manner.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of customer and Bank information.
  • Supports continuous improvement initiatives by identifying and implementing changes to make processes more effective and efficient.
  • Develops and maintains awareness of industry trends and best practices and the regulatory environment as it relates to collections products and services.
  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.
  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.
  • Works independently on a range of complex tasks, which may include unique situations.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications:
  • Typically between 4 - 6 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Credit Qualifications and associated credit knowledge and skills according to the established qualification standards.
  • Knowledge of federal, state/provincial and local laws pertaining to Consumer Collections and functional area - In-depth.
  • Knowledge of BMO products and services - In-depth.
  • Knowledge of competitive marketplace and trends in product offerings.
  • Technical proficiency gained through education and/or 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.
  • Collection experience - An asset.
  • Managerial experience - An asset.
  • Bilingual (English, French) - Mandatory.


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At BMO 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 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://jobs.bmo.com/ca/en .

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. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

Note to Recruiters: BMO does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to BMO, directly or indirectly, will be considered BMO property. BMO 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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Customer Service and Support