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Compensation Specialist (Contract position)

BMO Financial Group

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 29, 2021.


176 Yonge Street

Job Family Group:

Human Resources

Note: This is a 6 months contract position.

Provides compensation expert advice and counsel through a variety of business/group and leadership engagements to execute BMO’s strategy and support the business/group strategy. Supports/defines the strategic direction, governance design, program design and execution of compensation programs at BMO. Understands and aligns to regulatory requirements in applicable jurisdictions. Completes specific strategic & operational work to deliver program objectives and/or minimize risk.

  • Identifies internal and/or external emerging issues, trends and needs to inform business strategies & decisions.

  • Provides input to the development of the program strategy and contributes to and continually improves principles, process and tools.

  • Manages relationships with outside service providers for programs and ensure all required activities are completed.

  • Provides advanced analytical and other project support in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of policies and programs.

  • Participates in setting communication strategy; develops and delivers tailored messaging through the appropriate distribution channels.

  • Provides input into the planning and implementation of operational programs.

  • Develops compensation programs/solutions and makes recommendations based on an understanding of the business strategy and stakeholder needs.

  • Provides input into the planning & implementation of operational programs.

  • Supports the design, development and implementation of multi-year strategy for compensation that improves employee productivity, engagement and advocacy in alignment with BMO’s overall business strategy.

  • Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide insights and recommendations. Gathers and formats data into regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.

  • Supports regulatory requests, including regulatory reporting, to ensure BMO meets regulatory requirements in applicable jurisdictions.

  • Participates in / coordinates industry benchmarking processes that allow for better understanding of BMO’s program in relation to comparators.

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

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • In-depth knowledge of compensation theory and program design methodology.

  • 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.

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.

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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.