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MUFG Union Bank HR Business Partner Manager - IT Transformation, Director in New York, New York


Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2018). In the Americas, we’re 14,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. It’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. We’re a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count.

Job Summary:

MUFG is in the midst of an overall Transformation effort . Specifically, the Technology organization is undertaking a significant modernization effort with a goal to implement a scalable, secure, compliant, and efficient technology platform for the Americas.

We have ambitious goals for growing our business in the Americas, and our company’s leadership views technology as critical to delivering this growth. The Transformation effort will enable that by creating the foundation for growth, innovation, and a superior customer experience. This will position our Technology organization to deliver on the strategic objectives of the firm and in the process, work with our lines of business to achieve shared goals. Doing so at a rapid pace will be critical to our success.

The Director, HR Business Partner, reporting to the Managing Director, HR Business Partner Integrated Services, will fulfill a critical role as a partner to MUFG’s Tech Strategy & Incubation and Enterprise Architecture & Technology Infrastructure teams driving the aforementioned transformation.

This role will be responsible for developing and implementing the business line’s HR strategy and providing professional HR guidance and support. This role requires a high level of business knowledge and sophistication, understanding of complex business and technology strategies, and the ability to manage a high demand for services. The HR Business Partner will possess the ability to interface at all levels especially with senior leaders and ex-patriates to influence, drive for results and manage the day to day function.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the business and technology strategy by helping business leaders to identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes

  • Support line managers in forecasting and planning their talent pipeline requirements in line with the function/business strategy

  • Facilitate long-term initiatives aligned with the strategic agenda

  • Help the technology leader to provide employees with development opportunities, and ensure that they are able to meet current and future performance standards

  • Develop and promote feedback mechanisms for employees to influence the continuous improvement of HR services and processes

  • Understand employee opinions and anticipate their needs and concerns

  • Review and benchmark the internal and external environment to improve HR policies and initiatives

  • Identify and drive the communication and sharing of best practices across functions to facilitate continuous improvement

  • Act as a liaison between the line and HR to ensure that HR services are aligned with internal client needs

  • Maintain a knowledge of progressive HR practices and key trends

  • Ensure that a strong leadership and coaching culture permeates the organization

  • Manage specific projects as required, and participate in functional and cross-functional initiatives

  • Participate in projects of medium to large size and complexity and/or with cross-functional or company-wide impact



  • Previous experience supporting a technology shop; preferably one utilizing modern technology tools and methods.

  • Financial Services experience highly preferred

  • Clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between HR and technology and business strategy

  • Ability to develop and execute clear, actionable steps in support of an overall transformation strategy

  • Ability to identify new ways for HR to support technology, staying abreast of industry best practices.

  • Ability to engage, inspire and influence people

  • Effective team player

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills

  • Significant knowledge of HR policies and processes

  • Ability to identify employee relations issues for resolution by appropriate Employee Relations team members

This position typically requires:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related combination of education and experience

  • Seven to ten years HR experience

  • Project management experience involving concept development through implementation and measurement stages

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel (including pivot tables) and HRIS

  • Comfortable working with complex systems and learning new processes

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

Job: Human Resources

Primary Location: NEW YORK-New York

Schedule Full Time

Shift Day

Req ID: 10037349-WD