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Compliance Training Vice President

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
remote work
United States, New Jersey, Jersey City
April 13, 2024

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 $137,000.00and $178,000.00. 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 looking to hire a Compliance Training Vice President who will report to the Director of Financial Crimes Compliance Training. The Training VP assists with the execution of the Financial Crimes Compliance (FCC) training program for SMBC America's Division (AD). The role is responsible for creating and delivering FCC training to all relevant employees of the Americas Division.

The role also provides subject matter advice for all BSA/AML/OFAC laws, rules and regulations affecting the Bank.

Role Objectives
  • Assist with conducting an annual training needs assessments to ensure coverage of all FCC related topics
  • Develop, maintain, and manage the training schedule to ensure timely rollouts of trainings
  • Track and report on training metrics using LMS reports and PowerBI training dashboard for accurate reporting to Head of FCC Compliance, BSA/AML Officer, Senior Management and Head Office
  • Assist in the management, development, and delivery of general and targeted training materials for relevant employees of SMBC NY branch and other AD entities, as appropriate
  • Utilize adult learning methodologies and techniques in the creation and delivery of trainings
  • Foster strong relationships with first and third lines of defense partners to identify additional FCC training needs for employees
  • Assist with responding to requests from internal audit and external federal and state regulators
Qualifications and Skills
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience managing training programs, administering LMS and/or creating training content, preferably in a financial institution
  • Critical thinker with demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to make independent decisions
  • Self-motivated, accountable and team oriented, with the ability to operate independently when needed
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, clearly communicate progress and address issues while still meeting required deadlines
  • Demonstrated understanding of key instructional design concepts
  • Experience in creation of engaging content for instructor led and eLearning training preferred
  • Ability to foster and maintain strong working relationships with departments across the organization
  • Ability to manage multiple projects autonomously
  • Experience drafting training policies, procedures and process documentation
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with an LMS administration required
  • Experience with BAI Learning Manager a plus
  • Experience with SharePoint, required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, required
  • Experience with a content authoring tool such as Articulate/Captivate preferred
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 accommodations@smbcgroup.com.