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Minimum USD Salary: 73,000
Maximum USD Salary: 73,000

Industry: Business Operations

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 $73,000.00 and $95,000.00. 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 Capital Markets, Inc. (CM) is a derivatives trading company which was started in 1988 and is based in New York City, with offices in London and Hong Kong. SMBC CM is an established derivatives dealer with a broad product portfolio, with specific emphasis on interest rates and foreign exchange products such as interest & FX swaps, FRAs, options, exotic products, commodity derivatives as well as exchange traded products such as treasury bonds, interest rate futures & options, currency futures, treasury futures & options, etc.

We are looking to hire Planning Specialist to support our senior management to implement and execute the business strategy and internal controls, including relevant financial matters, group company contracts, reporting to our Tokyo Head Office, and various derivatives-related projects.

Role Objectives

  • Manage relevant financial matters including budget preparation, management accounting, expense control, etc.
  • Cover various projects including our new derivatives business, any company-wide reorganizations, new systems, regulatory preparation etc.
  • Support tasks related to group company contracts, like service level agreements and dual employee agreements.
  • Provide strategic reporting to our Tokyo Head Office, SMBC Capital Markets management, and relevant group entities.
  • Maintain strong relationships with members of the Planning Department, senior management, relevant departments, and SMBC group entities.
  • Effectively collaborate on meetings & discuss key topics with internal stakeholders and management teams.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bilingual Japanese language skills (verbal & written) required for communication with Tokyo head office.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, and financial products including derivatives is preferred.
  • Project management skills are preferred.
  • High degree of attention to details and an ability to complete work accurately and in a timely manner against strict deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills; able to present clearly and articulately to senior management.
  • Ability to work well with internal departments across various departments and SMGC group entities.
  • Motivated, self-driven and takes personal ownership on delivering to the highest quality.

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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