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MUFG HR Business Partner in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 180,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

With a vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group, it’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. This means investing in talent, technologies, and tools that empower you to own your career.

Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

Would you like to work for one of the World's largest banks in an exciting, dynamic and international environment?

We are currently recruiting for a HR Business Partner for our Human Resources Division in Amsterdam.

MUFG Bank Europe N.V. (MBE) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), one of the largest ranked Financial Groups in the world in terms of assets. A world-class set of businesses and more than 180,000 employees in 50 markets. MUFG offers stability in an ever-changing market, providing services to high-profile clients worldwide.

For more than 50 years MBE offers commercial banking services to both Japanese and non-Japanese corporate customers in The Netherlands and, through its branches, in Central and East Europe. The goal is to be among the top performing foreign-owned banks operating in The Netherlands, providing value-added banking services and excellent operations, fulfilling both Japanese and non-Japanese customers' needs.

At MBE we are committed to contributing to a more sustainable future. Thus, we will encourage you to embed environmental, social & governance (ESG) factors in your everyday work and in our culture.

The MBE subsidiary based in The Netherlands is a network of branches, managed from Amsterdam.

Our vision? To become the world’s most trusted financial group. You’ll help us achieve it.

Main purpose of the role

The HR Business Partner provides a fully integrated and comprehensive service of HR best practice to MBE Business Lines, leveraging the knowledge of the HR leads in MBE as well as the specialist HR teams within EMEA HQ, whilst ensuring the service is in line with MBE HR strategic objectives. They are also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with designated stakeholders within the business lines of MBE, focusing particularly on providing advisory support.

The HR Business Partner will leverage knowledge of specialist HR teams within MBE and EMEA HQ, i.e. Reward, Benefits & Regulation, Talent & Change Management, HR Operational division for specialist advice and is fully responsible for building long-term relationships with the business by understanding their strategic remit and looking to add value in all ways possible.

Function positioning

The MBE HR team is led by the Head of HR for MBE who reports to the President MBE (CEO). The MBE HR team consists of a designated HR team in Amsterdam, Brussels and Düsseldorf and operational HR support in Vienna and Madrid.

The role includes the following:

  • Partner with the business to align HR practices with the strategic business initiatives; attending business strategy and planning meetings as required and in the absence of the Senior HR Business Partner.

  • Ensure that HR services are provided in a commercial, proactive and responsive manner and identify new opportunities where HR can add value, maintaining knowledge of HR issues and best practices.

  • Develop strong relationships with all Centres of Excellence (CoE’s) as well as HR peers across the region and globally.

  • Work with managers within the business areas to ensure that employees are trained and developed to meet their full potential not only with their business or function, but also within the Group.

  • Support line management in forecasting and planning the talent requirements in line with the business strategy.

  • Support the Compensation Review process and partner closely with Reward, Regulation & Benefits Team as well as business managers ensuring that equal pay and market norms are considered.

  • Work with the Reward and Benefits, and HR Operations teams in relation to any associated business queries, for example, annual compensation survey, market development, complicated expatriation issues, flexible benefits, tax matters.

  • Ensure that performance management policies and procedures are implemented and maintained.

  • Participate in projects within the HR department or the business as part of its’ global strategy and in achieving the HR business plan.

  • Support in managing Employee Relations within the business, including investigations, appeals, disciplinary processes and dispute resolution to ensure legal risks are fully considered and to ensure consistent advice is given to the business.

  • Support on ad-hoc projects/tasks as and when required.

In order to be successful in the role, you will need the following:

Skills and experience:

  • Degree educated or relevant qualification in Human Resources or equivalent Human Resources experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Language proficiency in Dutch an advantage.

  • Experience as HR Business Partner preferably in a Financial Services organisation.

  • Experience of project management desirable.

  • Demonstrate ability to partner and collaborate with numerous stakeholders, establishing and maintaining collaborative partnership with a variety of individuals.

  • Knowledge of functional human resources expertise including Workforce Planning, Employee Relations, HR planning, Talent & Change management, Reward, Benefits & Regulation.

  • Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for decision making and problem-solving.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and information to a range of audiences and stakeholders.

  • Project management skills with an ability to support the drafting of clear plans to achieve business goals.

  • Possess strong negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution skills.

  • Maintaining a bias-free approach to situations and people.

  • Manage deadlines with a capacity to work with many work streams

Personal requirements:

Integrity and Responsibility

  • Balance Risk with Opportunity

  • Customer Focus

  • Demonstrate Global Perspective

Professionalism and Teamwork

  • Drive For Results

  • Collaborate and Build Partnerships

  • Communicate Effectively and Professionally

Challenge Ourselves To Grow

  • Influence and Inspire Others

  • Lead Change & Seek Continuous Improvement

  • Think Strategically

  • Manage and Develop Talent

What do we have to offer:

We offer you a role in one of the largest banks of the world in a growing and international environment. You have various opportunities to develop yourself and we will support you with that by offering various training and development possibilities.

Besides that we will offer you:

  • Gross salary based on experience and consistent with the market

  • 8% holiday allowance and 13th month payment.

  • Bonus under discretion of the Management board (max. 20%)

  • 30 vacation days per year. Optional you can buy 15 additional days.

  • Commuting allowance based on annual public transport 2nd class, most economical way, or € 0,19 per km with a max of 75km one way.

  • Remote working allowance (max €60,- a month)

  • Possibility to order Office Equipment’s (up to €500,-)

  • Possibility to order a mobile device (up to €800,-)

  • Bicycle plan (fiscal benefit)

  • Company fitness (fiscal benefit)

  • Employee contribution towards Pension insurance (max 5%, currently 2%), our pension scheme is based on a defined contribution scheme.

  • Training & development possibilities paid by the bank (internal rules)

  • Health insurance: Collective premiums offered, for own expense.

Additional information :

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

The role is based in the Netherlands. External candidates need to be willing to relocate to the Netherlands. Internal MBE employees will be supported in case of relocation.

For more information regarding this position you can contact our Talent Acquisition Specialist at:

We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.

At MUFG, our colleagues are our greatest assets. Our Culture Principles provide a roadmap for how each of our colleagues must think and act to become more client-obsessed, inclusive and innovative. They reflect who we are, who we want to be and what we expect from one another. We are excited to see you take the next step in exploring a career with us and encourage you to spend more time reviewing them!

Our Culture Principles

  • Client Centric

  • People Focused

  • Listen Up. Speak Up.

  • Innovate & Simplify

  • Own & Execute