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MUFG HR Strategic Planning in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 7th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 120,000 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 an HR Strategic Planner for our HR Department 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 corporate and investment banking services to both Japanese and non-Japanese corporate customers in The Netherlands and, through its branches. 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 Global Multinational Corporate 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 (Germany Branch (Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich), Spain Branch (Madrid, Barcelona), Belgium Branch (Brussels), Austria Branch (Vienna)), managed from Amsterdam.

Your impact at MUFG

Overall Purpose of Job:

The HR Strategic Planner is responsible for the implementation of high impact and engaging HR-related programs and initiatives across MBE. The incumbent contributes to organization development by assisting the Head of HR MBE and stakeholders in the business to achieve MUFG’s vision to Empower a Brighter Future.

The role involves understanding business and HR requirements to make recommendations, and take a lead role in project managing, testing and implementing improvements across various HR specialisms.

The HR project manager builds and maintains relations within the MBE HR team, the EMEA HR team and stakeholders with different business lines, working in close connection with HR Business Partners, HR Shared Services, Recruiting, Performance & Reward, Organisation Development and Analytics & Workforce Planning teams across MBE and the region.

The HR Strategic Planner is accountable for the delivery of high quality initiatives that are aligned with the HR and business strategic objectives.

The HR Strategic Planner reports directly to the Head of HR MBE who reports to the President of MBE, with a matrix management line to the EMEA CHRO.

The MBE HR team consists of a designated HR team in Amsterdam and Düsseldorf and counts approx. 25 employees.

Function positioning:

The HR Strategic Planner reports directly to the Head of HR MBE who reports to the President of MBE, with a matrix management line to the EMEA CHRO.

The MBE HR team consists of a designated HR team in Amsterdam and Düsseldorf and counts approx. 25 employees.

The role includes the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the head of MBE HR in the design and implementation of a strategic HR model for MBE.

  • Coordinates and supports annual and cyclical HR processes including talent management, organisational design principles, Human Capital Planning, promotion processes and the employee engagement survey.

  • Coordinates and supports Culture, Talent and Learning & Development initiatives.

  • Oversee HR policy alignment (excl. Reward Policy), ensuring polices are aligned with the firm’s strategic goals and regional/global HR frameworks.

  • Oversees implementation of matrix manager requirements in MBE, ensuring alignment with the regional/global framework.

  • Develops and manages HR project plans and monitors progress, and documents project deliverables of assigned projects.

  • Recommends and initiates new HR projects by following market trends, in order to support the development of a high performing workforce and HR function.

  • Develops and coordinates HR communications, working with colleagues to ensure employee communications are delivered in a clear and engaging way

  • Looks for opportunities to continuously improve existing HR processes and working with specialist teams to integrate and re-engineer existing processes and policies as appropriate.

  • Responsible for developing informative materials for management and governance bodies.

  • Leverages HR reporting systems to develop useful MI and analysis for the business in order to show progress and support decision making.

  • Assists the Head of HR in high quality dashboards and presentations for senior leadership and governance bodies.

  • Key contact person for HR and business lines regarding HR related projects and changes to current strategies, practices and processes.

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

  • Proven experience as HR or people consulting, leading multiple projects simultaneously preferably in a Financial Services organization and/or International business

  • Experience working in a large organization

  • Prior experience understanding business requirements and implementing change

  • Previous experience using HR management systems

  • Experience leveraging people analytics to create valuable insights for management, enabling data based decision making

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Language proficiency in Dutch and German is an advantage.

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office and competency working with Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage multiple priorities at the same time

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to maintain a professional manner in a busy environment

  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and re-prioritise work accordingly

  • Ability to work effectively with other people via different methods, both inside and outside of HR, building and promoting effective working relationships.

  • A proactive, motivated approach

  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability whilst comfortable making strong decisions demonstrating the ability of having sound judgement

  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines and maintaining a calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment

  • Proven experience working with Workday

  • High level of literacy and numeracy sufficient to undertake complex letter writing and reports, statistical analysis of performance data and complex calculations

  • Uses a range of communication skills to be able to adapt to a range of clients, stakeholder and external parties

Personal requirements:

  • A strong interest in People development with a passion for making a difference

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build & manage relationships, as well as influence

  • A collaborative approach to working with a range of stakeholders across teams, divisions & locations

  • A proactive, self-motivated, organized approach, able to navigate and simplify complexity

  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills and the ability to demonstrate sound judgement

  • A confident approach, with the ability to provide clear direction to colleagues & stakeholders

Personal alignment to EMEA Culture Principles

  • Client Centric

  • People Focused

  • Listen Up, Speak Up

  • Innovate & Simplify

  • Own & Execute

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.

  • We take into account your home situation and your ambitions and help you to balance work and private life.

  • Monthly team events.

  • To work in an ambitious, international environment with colleagues from different countries and cultures, who strive for the best.

Besides that we will offer you:

  • Gross salary based on experience and consistent with the market

  • 8% holiday allowance and 13th month payment.

  • 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 € 0,23 per km with a max of 75km one way.

  • €5,00 net remote working compensation per day, with a maximum of €60,00 per month.

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

  • Possibility to order Office Equipment’s for the home office, (up to €500,-)

  • Remote Working Policy i.e. Working From Home (WFH) and Remote Working in another Country.

  • Bicycle plan (fiscal benefit)

  • Company fitness (fiscal benefit)

  • Mental health workshops and budget for external courses (i.e. Dutch language classes).

  • 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

Additional information :

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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

For more information regarding this position you can contact our Head of Talent Acquisition 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