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Minimum USD Salary: 90,000
Maximum USD Salary: 90,000

Industry: Governance & Assurance

Company: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

SMBC Group is a top-tier global financial group. Headquartered in Tokyo and with a 400-year history, SMBC Group offers a diverse range of financial services, including banking, leasing, securities, credit cards, and consumer finance. The Group has more than 130 offices and 80,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG) is the holding company of SMBC Group, which is one of the three largest banking groups in Japan. SMFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE: SMFG) stock exchanges.

In the Americas, SMBC Group has a presence in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. Backed by the capital strength of SMBC Group and the value of its relationships in Asia, the Group offers a range of commercial and investment banking services to its corporate, institutional, and municipal clients. It connects a diverse client base to local markets and the organization’s extensive global network. The Group’s operating companies in the Americas include Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC), SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., SMBC Capital Markets, Inc., SMBC Rail Services LLC, Manufacturers Bank, JRI America, Inc., SMBC Leasing and Finance, Inc., Banco Sumitomo Mitsui Brasileiro S.A., and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd.

The anticipated salary range for this role is between $90,000.00 and $100,000.00. The specific salary offered to an applicant will be based on their individual qualifications, experiences, and an analysis of the current compensation paid in their geography and the market for similar roles at the time of hire. The role may also be eligible for an annual discretionary incentive award. In addition to cash compensation, SMBC offers a competitive portfolio of benefits to its employees.

Role Description

SMBC is seeking a Credit Risk Model Owner Analyst to serve as local model owner to monitor and manage credit risk related models for the SMBC Americas Division portfolio. This role is expected to conduct regular model monitoring procedure, finding management, and model governance, communicate with key model stakeholders including Tokyo Head Office, develop credit risk model and report to team leads and senior management.

Role Objectives: Delivery

  • Conduct model performance monitoring based on monitoring plan and subsequent revisions, communicate with team leads, model validation team, model users and other stakeholders
  • Maintain the credit risk related model inventories, work with model validators to prepare the model documentation package, model attestation, etc.
  • Address model risk findings which are issued by model validation group and internal audit generally
  • Develop internal credit risk models collaborating with Tokyo Head Office, Model Validation team and/or external vendors
  • Periodic monitoring on the use of credit models to identify and examine the need for enhancements of the models and their user guidance including training to model users
  • Enhance model management, governance processes and model documentation standards to improve efficiency and accuracy of model validation process

Role Objectives: Interpersonal

  • Communicate with various model stakeholders, including model users, model validators and internal auditors across the bank including Tokyo Head Office
  • Report to team leads and senior management and also lead and train junior members
  • Recommend enhancements to data management process to improve efficiency and accuracy of ongoing performance monitoring
  • Consider the best approach to address the issues and feedback from model users
  • Make presentations to senior management and regulators about credit risk related models and make trainings to model users

Role Objectives: Expertise

  • Strong knowledge of Model Risk Management framework, regulation and industry practice (Experience related to Credit Risk Rating Model is better)
  • Good experience and knowledge as Credit Risk Model Owner including developing credit rating models and documentation
  • Strong presentation skills to create visualized charts/materials for readers including regulators and senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and successfully manage multiple priorities and stakeholders under pressure
  • Ability to communicate appropriately at different levels of the organization to build collaborative relationships

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum work experience in model risk management of two years or more such as either model developer, model validator or both (experience related to credit risk rating models is highly desirable)
  • Major in Probability/Statistics/Financial Mathematics/Computer Science preferred
  • Master Degree/CFA/FRM preferred
  • Highly desirable technical and quantitative analysis skills with statistic knowledge and with technical knowledge such as using Excel (VBA), MS Access, SQL, SAS and Python.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Japanese language skill a plus

Additional Requirements

SMBC’s employees participate in a hybrid workforce model that provides employees with an opportunity to work from home, as well as, from an SMBC office. SMBC requires that employees live within a reasonable commuting distance of their office location. Prospective candidates will learn more about their specific hybrid work schedule during their interview process.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. SMBC provides reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities consistent with applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please let us know at

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