Website BMO Financial Group

Job Type: Full-time, Remote

Full Job Description
VIRTUAL59 – HomeRes – ON – BMO XXXX Ontario, X0X 0X0

Are you a First Nations, Metis, or Inuit candidate looking for a meaningful career opportunity? BMO is seeking strong problem solvers with a trusted and reassuring presence; our team members are there for our customers at their most vulnerable. As the first point of contact for customers in hardship, we are here to listen, get to the root of the problem and find the best way to set people back on the path to financial confidence and freedom.
This role would suit someone who puts people at the heart of everything and gets satisfaction from finding the right-fit solution. No two days, customers, or problems are the same and our agents know that their work has real-life impact on the people we help.
If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply today!

We invite all experienced and aspiring First Nations/Metis/Inuit professionals to apply to roles featured on BMO’s Indigenous Careers landing page, as well as all of those on BMO’s Career’s page. Qualified First Nations/Metis/Inuit applicants applying through these postings will be considered for open job vacancies, where they exist, or added to our Indigenous Talent Network and matched to other upcoming opportunities.

BMO’s Indigenous Banking Unit is celebrating our 30th Anniversary this year! This demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Indigenous Inclusion and our desire to see some great partnerships.

We’ve been awarded six consecutive gold level Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certifications, and maintain strong commitments to indigenous customers, colleagues, and communities.

BMO also offers a SPECIAL Banking offer specific to First Nations, Metis and Inuit customers which includes FREE banking for the first year! See the link for more details!

Indigenous Banking Services and Special Offers from BMO.

Please see the link below for more about BMO career opportunities.

Indigenous People | BMO Diversity & Inclusion

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 business, 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, experience, and broaden your skillset.

BMO Financial Group strives to create a workplace that:

  • Values new ideas, different perspectives and the opinions of all employees
  • Promotes teamwork and draws on the strength of each employee
  • Support individual needs & welcomes and celebrates our differences
  • Provides the tools and resources so that each employee can contribute to their full potential

Working together, we are creating an organization that is built upon and driven by a winning culture and sets the standard for the financial services industry.

Employee Value Proposition

  • Flexible work schedule including possible, work from home position
  • Working environment that values equity, diversity, inclusion and growth

The Early-Stage Collections, Call center agent is accountable for collecting 1-3 cycle delinquent and overdrawn accounts while maintaining a high standard of efficiency and customer/client service focus within a collection call center environment. Dialer agents are to maintain objectivity with each customer encounter. Assess risk and make payment arrangements within established process or refer customers for alternate Re-Payment solutions (i.e., Reduced or deferred payment programs, restructure, hardship, etc.). Engage in pro-active solution outreach offers to non-delinquent segment of BMO borrowers. Agents are expected to meet specific quality and metric targets align with the LOB.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Perform In-bound/Outbound collections call to clients regarding passed due payments
  • Respond to inquiries regarding delinquent accounts and negotiate payment arrangement
  • Offer Hardship solutions to customers by completing risk assessments
  • Perform other related service responsibilities as required
  • Document all activity details in appropriate systems
  • Manages all transactions related to customer and branch calls or refers to appropriate internal business groups
  • Follows documented policies and procedures to execute transactions, activities and processes within assigned authorities

Required Skills

  • 2 years of previous call center or customer service experience
  • Basic understanding of Consumer Collections and relevant functional procedures
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Strong communication and negotiating skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize workload and meet deadlines
  • Typically, between 1-2 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study desirable or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of federal, state/provincial and local laws pertaining to consumer Collections and functional area
  • Knowledge of BMO products and services
  • Knowledge of competitive marketplace and trends in product offerings
  • Verbal & written communication skills – Good
  • Organization skills – Good
  • Collaboration & team skills – Good
  • Delivers exceptional customer service that builds trust through expertise, responsive service and support
  • 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
  • Handles incoming calls in an informed, professional, and efficient manner
  • Probes to understand customer needs and provides advice related to payments and overall collections strategies in the best interests of the customer
  • Sends out client communications, processes transactions and interacts with internal stakeholders to ensure customer needs are met
  • Analyze data and information to provide insights and recommendations
  • 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
  • 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
  • Completes complex & diverse tasks within given rules/limits
  • Analyzes issues and determines next steps; escalates as required
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed

We’re here to help
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 contact for service to submit resumes.

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