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MUFG Union Bank HR Business Partner - Transformation, Term Employment in Tempe, Arizona


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 (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2018). In the Americas, we’re 13,000 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.

Program Summary

MUFG Americas has embarked on a business and technology transformation to effectively deliver five key business imperatives: Growth, Business Agility, Client Experience, Effective Controls, and Collaboration. The Transformation Program is comprised of three large pillars, each of which is itself a large program:

The Core Banking Transformation Program is a multi-year effort that will deliver a premier Deposit Platform for consumer, small business, commercial and transaction banking to enable the bank’s competitive market position. This will serve our customers' best interests by providing an improved product suite and improved channel functionality, increased financial performance, and it will also eliminate significant legacy platforms.

The Data Governance, Infrastructure & Reporting Program is a multi-year effort that will establish a new data strategy for MUFG, drive a foundational clean-up of the data capabilities across the enterprise, deliver a holistic operating model, rationalize and modernize reporting processes and output, and simplify data systems & architecture.

The Technology Modernization Program is a multi-year effort that will implement a scalable, secure, compliant, and efficient technology platform; enable the Technology organization to be 'fit for growth' to meet future acquisition, customer growth, and product needs; drive a step-change reduction in technology operating costs; increase speed-to-market; minimize residual risk; and ensure security and compliance.

Term Employment

Term employment is an employment status in which the Bank hires an individual for a designated period of time, not exceeding 2 years. The term employee can perform any job function within the Bank, receiving all the benefits of a regular status employee, except separation pay programs, merit increases, job posting capabilities or holding a corporate title. If you are converted to a regular employment status position or are hired in a different regular employment status position within the Bank, the time worked as a term employee will count towards all benefits.

Job Summary

The HR Business Partner will fulfill a critical role supporting the Data Governance, Infrastructure & Reporting Program component of the Transformation Program. This role will be a term employment role on a two-year contract. The role will be responsible for supporting and implementing a multi-year Human Capital strategy for this Program and providing HR guidance and support, and will work closely with the HR Transformation Executive for the Transformation Program. The HR Business Partner will also provide supplementary support and guidance for leaders in the Transformation Program Office. This role relies on HR, talent, and business knowledge, awareness of technology, the ability to dissect complex issues and tasks, project management skills and multi-task across a high volume of projects.

Major Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the business strategy by assisting in supporting business leaders as they identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes. Create and maintain documentation and reporting associated with this support.

  • Provide HR guidance and support in key areas, including partnering with Program Leads and Recruiting to ensure Program hiring targets are met, talent reviews, performance management, resource shifts in to and off the Program, reductions in force, etc.

  • Develop thorough understanding of HR policies and procedures. Cultivate relationships with and understanding of HR Centers of Excellence (COE) responsibilities and processes.

  • Act as a liaison between managers and employees by connecting them to appropriate HR COEs. Provide a bridge to the COE and assist where necessary to ensure task completion.

  • Support HR Transformation Executive in executing and overseeing the Transformation Program Human Capital Strategy for the Data Governance, Infrastructure & Reporting Program component of the Transformation Program. (e.g., Resource Planning, Talent Location Strategy, Skill Assessment, Upskilling / Learning & Development).

  • Develop an understanding of employee needs, concerns, trends, issues / risks for the Technology Modernization Program. Think strategically about solutions and improvements and inform the HR Transformation Executive.

  • Organize and maintain centralized nominations for training and development opportunities.

  • Conduct exit interviews for departing Key Talent.

  • Ensure adherence with bank, state and federal guidelines.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • Five to seven years of experience in HR, preferably in financial services

  • Knowledge of HR policies and processes

  • Awareness of technology concepts and trends preferred, coupled with a desire for continuous learning in this space

  • Experience in HR, talent management, and program management with a Technology function is a plus

  • Sees self as a leader; demonstrates personal ownership and accountability for people, projects, and results

  • Able to collaborate and build partnerships: working effectively and agilely in a team environment; addresses conflict appropriately; building productive relationships with contributors, business partners, and teammates in order to achieve targeted business results

  • Demonstrate nimble and results-oriented planning, development, and execution. Ability to strategically and thoughtfully prioritize and execute work to drive outcomes

  • Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively, and professionally: engages audiences at multiple levels, and communicates clearly and transparently, both verbally, in writing, and in presentations

  • Strong technical, analytical, and data visualization skills

  • Must have medium to advanced proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Tableau. Knowledge of an HRIS system, particularly Workday, preferred

  • Accuracy and attention to detail required

  • Ability to manage projects from start to finish

  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service focus

  • Capacity to work in a fluid environment with competing priorities

  • Ability to negotiate with and influence others

Join us as we evolve our organization to become more agile,

innovative and inclusive!

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: Administration

Primary Location: ARIZONA-Tempe

Schedule Full Time

Shift Day

Req ID: 10030697-WD