Bilingual Agile Project Manager

Ahead Group
JPY 10,000,000 - 12,000,000
Tokyo, Japan

Posted 2022-Nov-30

Job Description

    Contract / ¥10,000,000 ~ ¥12,000,000 / Native Japanese / Fluent English

    General Accountability

    As an Agile Capable Project Manager/Delivery Manager the incumbent will manage one or more agile and/or Waterfall and hybrid projects, in order to deliver upon strategic enterprise objectives via a multi-disciplinary and dynamic cross-departmental team of professionals. This role will enable both Waterfall and Agile-based delivery capabilities as well as applying the Hybrid delivery model for related projects, adding further value by directly supporting the usage of Agile knowledge & practice to bring about delivery efficiencies.

    The PM/DM will focus on successfully delivering complex projects through the optimization of team dynamics and executing delivery interface support (internal and external stakeholder management by closely working with the Product Owner and or Business Sponsor) and planning (inclusive of budget, scope, and risk management). This role will work with the project sponsor or product owner to define project visions/ goals and implement the delivery roadmap and key interdependencies across projects and programs.

    This role will have a direct correlation and implementation of decisions that build high performing teams, where the PM/DM will foster team members' energy and motivation to bring about success.

    *This position may include a Scrum Master role to facilitate & run a self-organizing and managing squad team to deliver product increments in Agile deliveries.

    Key Responsibilities

    Project Delivery:

    - Successful management of the delivery of projects and products using appropriate agile project management methodology
    - Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritizing the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team – working with the scrum master to enable squad-based delivery
    - Management of one or more cross-functional & multidisciplinary team(s)
    - Ensure all products are built to an appropriate level of quality for the stage (MVP, production)
    - Provide regular reports on delivery health including time, cost, scope and benefits.
    - Establish a project & product view of critical path milestones and ensure tracking and reporting against these
    - Assess and report key delivery risks, issues and dependencies


    - University degree
    - 5+ years’ experience in exemplary and consistent performance in managing large and complex strategic initiatives
    - 3+ years in the insurance industry (Life Insurance or Financial Institutions preferred)
    - 3+ years in managing teams of people, either direct reporting or through projects
    - Hands-on experience driving development & implementing improvement of business processes within large organizations
    - Proven experience in delivering projects and products following an Agile or Hybrid methodology
    - Hands-on experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity
    - Solid understanding of the Agile methods of delivery and ability to refine methods to optimize delivery


    - Ability to create and deliver meaningful presentations and insights back to key stakeholders throughout the organization (both across levels and functions)
    - Possess excellent leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills to lead cross-functional teams and coach/advise peers and staff
    - Strong planning and organization skills with the ability to work independently with minimal direction in situations requiring adaption to changes
    - Proven knowledge of business operations, communications, and project lifecycles
    - Team player, self-motivated, confident and results-driven with the ability to successfully manage interaction with internal stakeholders with professionalism and collaboration
    - ACP, Scrum Master, or Product Owner certification is an advantage
    - Reporting – creating presentations for various stakeholders § Ability to think and work creatively and work around traditional roadblocks
    - Bilingual in Japanese & English is essential

Job Requirement

Language Ability

  • English : Fluent (TOEIC 865-)
  • Japanese : Native Level

Job Summary

Employment Company

Ahead Group

Job Type

IT (Other) - Project Manager


IT Consulting


JPY 10,000,000 - 12,000,000

Other Salary Description

Social Insurance
Commuting/ Transportation Allowance


Asia Japan Tokyo

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