Firm Management - Strategy / Joint Venture

  • Competitive
  • Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 21 Mar 19

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As a member of the Business Alliance Management Office (BAMO), the individual will join a small team that focuses on ensuring smooth coordination of the Japan Joint Venture (JV) between Morgan Stanley Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (MSMS) and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities (MUMSS). Critical responsibilities of the group are to coordinate both externally with MUFG and MUMSS, and internally with MS and MSMS senior management and business professionals, to promote business initiatives across divisions and address JV issues.

As a member of the Alliance Management and Monitoring Office (AMMO), the individual will focus on initiatives and issues from the perspective of Morgan Stanley as a shareholder of MUMSS and a partner in the Global Alliance with MUFG. Responsibilities will include analysis of JV financial and business performance, assessment of governance and risk management processes, and close coordination with the Firm Strategy and Execution Team in New York.

As a member of BAMO / AMMO which is a single team , you will report directly to the Head of the group and work closely with members of the Japan Management Committee

Team members are responsible on a day-to-day basis for:

  • Financial analysis of JV business performance, both top and bottom line, in an effort to target synergies between JV entities that will enhance the profitability of both institutions
  • Work with business professionals across MS entities including MSMS to identify and execute collaborative business and product opportunities with MUMSS, MUFG Bank and other MUFG group companies
  • Preparation of analysis and internal presentations to MS and MSMS Senior Management on JV business performance and progress
  • Regular attendance of Alliance Office meetings between JV and Shareholding entities for the purpose of addressing JV issues and negotiating solutions
  • Preparation and negotiation of meeting materials for regular meetings between MS/MSMS and MUFG/MUMSS Senior Management and business heads
  • Internal coordination with MSMS infrastructure groups to ensure risk management processes and compliance procedures are in place


Required Skills/Experiences:

  • Preferably 2-5 years’ experience at an Investment Bank, ideally front-office, with an understanding of the broker-dealer business model and cross-divisional relationships
  • Experience in strategic planning / consulting is a plus
  • Strong work ethic, with excellent qualitative and communication skills
  • Strong intellectually curiosity. Assignments will often require quick absorption of new knowledge and ‘On-the-Job’ thinking to deliver creative ideas
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills; the ability to work quickly while under pressure is essential
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, resourcefulness is critical. Able to grasp complex technical topics and conceptualize / summarize concisely
  • Demonstrated proficiency with analysis and presentation applications
  • Ability to prepare presentations in English and Japanese
  • Fluency in Japanese, both verbal and written business language
  • Business-level English, both verbal and written
  • Can form and maintain trust-based relationships with external and internal constituents, have a good sense of humor

Position’s Attracting Factors:

  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic group of professionals with a diverse set of backgrounds
  • Chance to work on a major strategic initiative and relationship for MS, both in Japan and globally
  • Opportunity to interact and develop working relationships with MS and MSMS senior management and business professionals
  • Chance to work with professionals across front office divisions and further develop an understanding of the various broker-dealer businesses
  • The position provides a unique opportunity to get an insight into the business and culture of a top-tier Japanese organization through interactions with MUFG and its various entities