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Transaction Banking Product Manager (Associate or VP level)

Company: Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Location: New York
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

General Department Description

The Global Transaction Banking Department (GTB) - Americas Office provides various transaction banking solutions, such as payment/collection services, cash management, liquidity management, trade finance (conventional L/C, Supply Chain Management, Stand-by LC), Commercial Card and FX and Treasury related products and solutions. The Department promotes our products and solutions to our corporate customers, primarily Japanese and US corporate customers.

This role sits within our Cash team and supports our Cash management related business.


Develop and expand the transaction banking business through disciplined product management of Mizuho's Cash Management products, services and channels. Responsibilities include identifying opportunities to close service gaps, improving operational performance and increase revenue from current Japanese and non-Japanese clients as well as assisting with and providing insight to the "sales pipeline". Other general responsibilities include working closely with other GTB business and support units to identify cross-sell opportunities and ensure client experience standards are maintained and improved.

The specific scope of product management responsibilities for this role currently includes information reporting with a primary focus on our proprietary online banking services and Host-to-Host channels, particularly as we transition to ISO standards. Secondary responsibilities may include ACH and fraud mitigation services.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Product Management:

  • Day-to-day management of Mizuho's cash management product and services
  • Design and continually update the "Go to Market" strategy and liaise with the Sales, Relationship teams and other business units across the enterprise to execute the strategy
  • Collaborate with internal technology and operations departments
  • Conduct UAT for product roll-outs
  • Conduct market research to identify product set gaps and business case improvement ideas to close those gaps
  • Manage pricing tables for specific products and services
  • Design and maintain product marketing materials
  • Attend industry conferences as needed

    Partner with Product Management teams within Global Transaction Banking (GTB) in the Americas and Japan:
    • Establish strong working relationships with other GTB Business and Support Teams
    • Develop a practical understanding of the broader GTB Product offering
      • Update Product Management on client needs and opportunities, as well as market pricing and trends
      • Improve processes, products and services across the broader Cash Product team
      • Support Sales and Relationship Management teams when pitching and onboarding cash management opportunities
      • Provide technical expertise as needed

        Key requirements and attributes:
        • English language skills, spoken and written
        • 5-10 years of experience in transaction banking preferably in the product management field or experience managing relationships for Japanese subsidiaries operating in the Americas
        • Broad knowledge of cash management products and services
        • Strong understanding of corporate treasury management practices
        • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures
        • Ability to travel (up to 10% of the time)
        • Documented success in identifying and delivering new products or enhancing existing products
        • Ability to multi-task and prioritize requests from regions / branches and departments; project management skills
        • Hands-on and positive can-do work attitude towards and internal process complexity
        • Demonstrate leadership and building teamwork in multi-cultural environment
        • Ability to work with staff of all levels; strong stakeholder management skills
        • Strong inter-personal skills and presentation skills
        • Strong organizational/planning skills
        • Comfortable with Microsoft Office product suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

          The expected base salary ranges from $65,000 - $150,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, certifications and licenses obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. In addition to salary and a generous employee benefits package, successful candidates are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus.


          Other requirements

          Mizuho has in place a remote working program, with varying opportunities for remote work depending on the nature of the role, needs of your department, as well as local laws and regulatory obligations.

          Company Overview

          Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. Mizuho's operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), which is comprised of offices in nearly 40 countries, approximately 60,000 employees, and assets of more than USD 1.8 trillion. Learn more at

          Mizuho Bank Ltd. offers a competitive total rewards package.

          We are an EEO/AA Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran.

          We participate in the E-Verify program.

          We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Keywords: Mizuho Bank, Ltd., New York , Transaction Banking Product Manager (Associate or VP level), Executive , New York, New York

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