Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager - Risk Technology

Job Level:  Director
Job Function:  IT and Digital Development

New York, NY, US, 10172

Employment Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  690

SMBC Group is a top-tier global financial group. Headquartered in Tokyo and with a 400-year history, SMBC Group offers a diverse range of financial services, including banking, leasing, securities, credit cards, and consumer finance. The Group has more than 130 offices and 80,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG) is the holding company of SMBC Group, which is one of the three largest banking groups in Japan. SMFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE: SMFG) stock exchanges.


In the Americas, SMBC Group has a presence in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. Backed by the capital strength of SMBC Group and the value of its relationships in Asia, the Group offers a range of commercial and investment banking services to its corporate, institutional, and municipal clients. It connects a diverse client base to local markets and the organization’s extensive global network. The Group’s operating companies in the Americas include Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC), SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., SMBC Capital Markets, Inc., SMBC Rail Services LLC, Manufacturers Bank, JRI America, Inc., SMBC Leasing and Finance, Inc., Banco Sumitomo Mitsui Brasileiro S.A., and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd.


The anticipated salary range for this role is between $180,000.00 and $237,000.00. The specific salary offered to an applicant will be based on their individual qualifications, experiences, and an analysis of the current compensation paid in their geography and the market for similar roles at the time of hire. The role may also be eligible for an annual discretionary incentive award. In addition to cash compensation, SMBC offers a competitive portfolio of benefits to its employees.


Role Description

SMBC is in the process of leading a Digital Transformation across our Americas Division as we continue to modernize our technology, focus on our data driven approach, grow and plan for the future. 
As a result of this expansion we are seeking an experienced Business Analyst to join our Risk Technology Group. Here you will work closely with our Risk Department stakeholders to build out our strategic analytics and reporting frameworks. This team is expanding as we continue to provide more capabilities for our business users.  This is an opportunity to partner with and learn the business while working with newer technology. 

Role Objectives

•    Coordinate and manage a portfolio of projects and activities, providing transparency of progress against the strategic roadmap.
•    Lead projects from initial discovery phase through to final implementation, ensuring responsibilities are clear and milestones are being met according to plan.
•    Support of program and business strategies and objectives: resource and demand planning, change and resource management processes.
•    Coordination and management of key senior meetings to present updates, emerging risks and manage action items.
•    Working directly with our Business Users on their requirements.
•    Working closely with other Shared Services Functions within Technology such as the QA and Development teams.
•    Ability to master complex tasks with minimal supervision and communicate ideas effectively.
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to conduct root cause analysis and provide viable solutions.
•    Ability to analyze business process and make recommendations for improvements and translate business needs into IT requirements.
•    Create documentation for various ongoing projects and business processes.
•    Strong ability to conduct gap analysis and provide current state vs future state analysis.


Qualifications and Skills

•    10+ years of professional experience at large banks with a focus on Risk Technology.
•    10+ years of professional experience with a focus in portfolio, program and/or change management.
•    Working experience with Market/Credit Risk regulations like LIBOR Transition, What-if Analysis, CCR, Market/Credit Risk Feeds, Stress Testing, Reporting, etc. is desirable.
•    Highly developed sense of accountability and follow-through with an ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks, projects and goals.
•    Ability to understand complex and highly technical concepts, and ability to easily explain/translate them to peers.
•    Experience managing 3rd party vendors on licensing and professional services for the implementation of new platforms.
•    Knowledge of project management frameworks including Waterfall and Agile and tools such as JIRA and MS Project.
•    Ability to prioritize work by setting and meeting realistic deadlines, forecasting and communicating changes resulting from risks and issues, while ensuring a high level of fiscal control and accountability for project budget and resources.
•    Strong relationship management, collaboration and influencing skills
•    Ability to successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously while interacting professionally with executives, managers, and subject matter experts
•    Knowledge of financial operations and planning, controls management, MIS, data management and reporting processes related to commercial investment banks
•    BA/BS degree required
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Self-starter with strong ability to multi-task and solve business problems.

Additional Requirements

D&I Commitment

Responsible for fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion, holding leaders accountable for creating an inclusive environment through awareness and practice of equity in recruiting, developing, and promoting diverse talent.

SMBC’s employees participate in a hybrid workforce model that provides employees with an opportunity to work from home, as well as, from an SMBC office. SMBC requires that employees live within a reasonable commuting distance of their office location. Prospective candidates will learn more about their specific hybrid work schedule during their interview process.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. SMBC provides reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities consistent with applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please let us know at

Nearest Major Market: New York City