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MUFG Union Bank Strategic Initiatives Manager II, Director in Sacramento, California


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) with total assets of over $2.9 trillion (106.2 (JPY) as of March 30, 2018) and 150,000 colleagues in more than 50 countries. In the U.S., we’re 13,000 strong, working together to positively impact every customer, organization, and community we serve. We achieve this by delivering on our values, putting people first, fostering long-term relationships built on honesty and mutual understanding, and inspiring the best in each other. This is all part of our inclusive, high-performing culture supported by Total Rewards that include our cash balance pension plan. Join a team that’s working to fulfill its vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group

Strategic Initiatives Manager II, Director

This position is 100% remote, within the MUFG operating locations.

Job Summary:

The Strategic Initiatives Manager is responsible for assessing and setting up new request of the Quality Center of Excellence. Engagements can be requested from across the enterprise and range in scope and complexity across multiple departments. This leader is dedicated to ensuring the right expectations and requirements of the initiative has been identified, the correct project type is selected, and will own figuring out the resources needed for successful execution. Additionally, will be responsible for Governing the entire QCOE portfolio and handling status and value reporting to ensure adherence to minimum standards as well as optimal value is being returned. Leader ought to be able to influence leaders within the organization get results.

Major Responsiblities

  • May handle direct reports. Staff management responsibilities would include: performance management, salary increases, interviewing and hiring decisions, coaching, discipline, and termination of employment decisions.

  • Responsible for the development of comprehensive cross-functional execution plans to ensure successful delivery of commitments

  • Partners with business leaders and BB/MBB to understand the strategic direction and needs of the business area as well as the current processes in order to identify and recommend improvements.

  • Delivers initiatives on time, on budget, and within scope.

  • Provides regular status updates including reporting obstacles or variances that cannot be resolved that would impede the delivery of the initiative on time and within budget.

  • Identifies appropriate resources to assess risks, controls, and regulatory compliance issues.

  • Influence leaders and hold people accountable to drive execution

  • Build out processes and frameworks for the Strategic Initiative capability to ensure repeatable plans and templates

  • Lead discussions/presentations at all levels of the organization and provide regular updates to senior management


  • Education preference: Bachelor Degree required, MBA is preferred

  • Typically requires a minimum 15 years program/project management experience

  • Experience with leading major strategic transformation initiatives and a strong background of achieving business goals while delivering results on budget and while leading execution and operational risk

  • Extensive experience leading an enterprise wide organizational restructuring, organizational transformation and/or re-engineering initiative.

  • Extensive experience in influencing cross-functional leaders in a large organization, some of whom may have different priorities and goals

  • Microsoft project proficient and experience with project management methodologies

  • Priority setting, problem solving, negotiating, and conflict management skills.

  • Be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently.

  • Ability to coordinate and direct activities of others.

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: Operations

Primary Location: CALIFORNIA-Sacramento

Other Locations: NORTH CAROLINA-Raleigh, TEXAS-Austin

Schedule Full Time

Shift Day

Req ID: 10028292-WD