VP - Planning

Date: 8 Jul 2024

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho

We are looking for a VP in the Planning Team of our JBE (Japanese Banking Europe) Department. This role will be responsible for, but not limited to, business planning and promotion, business management, change management, and other planning related activities in JBE


Duties and Responsibilities


・    Business planning and promotion
・    Formulate and implement practical business plan and strategies together with the senior management
・    Business management
・    Manage and monitor key performance indicators and other measurable targets for JBE; such as, P/L, RWA, and headcount, and report regularly to senior management
・    Support senior management to determine optimal resource allocation, including headcount, budget, and target setting
・    Change management
・    Initiate and coordinate change projects in JBE such as NPC
・    Any other planning related matters
・    Any other ad-hoc activities that has been requested by the senior management 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience


・    Bachelor’s degree 
・    Fluent in Japanese and English


Skills and Experience
・    Excellent management and leadership skills.
・    Excellent presentation, communication skills and interpersonal skills (empathy, influence, assertion/persuasion etc.) .
・    Excellent coordination skill
・    Excellent skill in data management and analysis
・    Understanding in strategy and policy of Mizuho
・    Experience in Banking business – especially in Japanese Business 
・    Experience in liaising between Tokyo Head Office and the region

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




Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of international clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and public sector entities. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customised solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, transaction banking and risk management. 

With 81 offices outside Japan, Mizuho Bank offers both local experience and the ability to progress careers across its global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately US $1.8 trillion (as of March, 2016). Mizuho London Branch has over 850 employees, Mizuho Bank employs over 27,000 employees and is part of the Mizuho Financial 
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