SMBC HR Planning Associate in New York, New York


SMBC is ranked among the largest 25 banks globally, with more than 68,000 employees in over 40 countries. This is an exciting time within the Human Resources (HR) Department of our growing bank. HR in the Americas is refreshing our ways of working and our service offerings in order to better support our employees’ and the business’ evolving needs.

We are seeking a Planning Associate within our Human Resources Operations and Planning Team. You will work directly with the Vice President of Human Resources Planning to design, manage and deliver against a diverse array of processes, procedures and projects, including: forecasting and management of HR Department and HR program expenses; administration of internal approval process for HR programs and expenditures, including drafting of proposals for HR programs and expenditures; administration of third-party vendor and contract approvals; headcount analysis and reporting; maintenance of the HR Policy & Procedure Manual; quality control oversight of key processes to ensure capability for real-time status reporting and for clearance of KPI and other operational standards; communication and coordination with other HR sections to ensure smooth program and process implementation; and other optimization, administration, and communication of processes and procedures to ensure efficiency and reliability.

This position will also partner with senior HR Team leaders, HR team colleagues, and other groups across the bank, including our Planning and Finance Teams.


Skills Required:

  • Outstanding organizational skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong time and project management skills

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills

  • Ability to manage processes, documents and databases

  • Ability to consistently meet process KPI and other quality standards

  • Strong business writing skills

  • Effective verbal communication skills

  • Ability to influence

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Cross-cultural intelligence

  • Understanding of basic accounting principles a plus

  • Japanese language skills a plus

  • Expertise in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint required

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a corporate environment (Financial Services industry a plus)

  • Business writing and process management experience required

  • Budget control experience a plus


Job Locations US-NY-New York

Career Category Human Resources

Position ID 2017-0193

Corporate Title Associate

Posting Date 6/19/2017

Type Full-Time

SMBC is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability