Associate

Date: 26 Mar 2024

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho

Who are we?

We are not your typical financial institution. It’s our people who make us a cut above. Here, every person is respected because of their differences, not in spite of them.

We pride ourselves on a culture of purpose, passion and compassion. At Mizuho, we provide the stability of an international industry leader with the career trajectory of a growing business. Our steady, strategic growth gives our people at all levels rewarding degrees of responsibility and a richer work experience than a boutique firm or an established giant could offer alone.

Working for Mizuho opens doors not just to a rewarding career with excellent prospects, but to lasting friendships with colleagues from diverse cultures. It’s the local expertise of our employees that makes our global network so powerful. By collaborating with colleagues and clients who have your same ambition, you can amplify your sphere of influence and base of knowledge as part of one of the largest—and growing—banks in the world.

What is the opportunity?

GTBDE provides clients with a variety of cash and liquidity management, and trade finance related services.

As part of the transaction banking business, the Cash & Japanese Corporate Sales Team is responsible for the cash management business in the EMEA branches of Mizuho Bank. The team consists of three sections functionally : Sales which promotes cash and liquidity management products to Japanese and non-Japanese clients in Europe, Support which is responsible for the client onboarding and support of channel products (mainly e-Banking), and Product which is responsible for development and maintenance of the channel products.

The candidate is expected to carry out client onboarding and support of channel products (eg. Host-to-host) and liquidity management products (eg. Pooling) for Japanese and non-Japanese clients of all European offices. The candidate will also support the maintenance and development of transaction banking products and the enhancement of the existing internal systems. The candidate will additionally provide advice and support not only to the clients, but also the front office, sales representatives and European offices in relation to the existing cash management products.

As a team member, the candidate will support the project lead for the introduction of new products or new functions to European branches.

The candidate will be required to build relationships with various departments, including the front office, middle office, back office, and headquarters. Communication with the Tokyo Head Office plays an important role, so Japanese language skills and knowledge of Japanese work culture are preferred.

Planning, time management, and client communication skills are required.

Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) skills related to material preparation, and internal and external communication are required.

What will you be doing?

•             Client implementation for the channel and liquidity management products

•             Ongoing client support for the channel and liquidity management products

•             Timely client communication relating to implementation and support

•             Coordinate with client IT and various internal teams to carry out the payment file testing (eg XML files, bank proprietary formats)

•             Maintenance of the channel and liquidity management products

•             Provide European branch support for the channel and liquidity management products

•             Understanding of internal systems and processes, build knowledge of Head Office Procedures and Individual Office Procedures

•             Basic understanding of regulatory requirements (PSR, PSDII, etc)

What do you need to succeed?

•             Experience in Transaction Banking Business at a bank

•             Knowledge of payment types in Europe (SWIFT, SEPA, Target2, CHAPS, etc)

•             Knowledge of SWIFT and bank messaging (in particular ISO20022, MT101, MT940, pain.001, camt.053)

•             IT expertise in file formats (XML, CSV, Text, JSON etc.), familiarity with file testing tools, - Essential

•             knowledge of networking protocols (sFTP etc) and their uses – preferable

•             IT expertise in database, infrastructure – preferable

•             Fluent English speaker – required; Japanese language – preferable

•             End User PC Skills (Microsoft Office, business specific…)

•             Able to work within a team and maintain working relationships

•             Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments at the same time

Supervisory/Managerial Skills to consider

•             Bachelor's degree or equivalent

•             Understanding of Japan work culture, and work experience in a Japanese bank or company are preferred

•             Experience of participating in projects in the area of Transaction Banking and involvement in the release of new systems or products.

What Mizuho can offer you

 

Here at Mizuho, there are fantastic progression opportunities and clear paths to promotion. We will give you ample opportunity to affect change and to help grow our business.

 

In addition to the great opportunity outlined above we are also currently able to offer:

 

  • Competitive starting salary, plus discretionary bonus
  • Non-contributory pension
  • 27 days’ annual leave (increasing with service)
  • Core working hours*
  • Hybrid working  - office and home based*
  • Virtual GP
  • Wellbeing benefits, including Mental Health Allies and First Aiders

 

*For applicable roles only

At Mizuho, we embrace flexible ways of working when the role permits. We offer different working arrangements like part-time, job-sharing and hybrid (office and home) working. Our purpose-led culture and global infrastructure help us connect, collaborate, and work together in agile ways to meet all our business needs.

At Mizuho we are committed to supporting equality, diversity and equality, and seek to create a workplace that is fully inclusive. We welcome applications from all sections of the community that we operate in and from all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, beliefs, gender identities and disabilities

If you require more information about our equal opportunities policy or wish to discuss any accessibility requirements or reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team – recruitment@mhcb.co.uk and we will be happy to help.