Scrum Master - International Insurance Firm

Ahead Group
JPY 9,000,000 - 10,000,000
Tokyo, Japan

Posted 2020-Oct-19

Job Description

    Ahead Consulting's client in the Insurance industry is looking to permanently hire a Scrum Master with native/fluent Japanese and business-level English.

    Job Description
    -Lead and manage successful delivery of strategic business-critical programs and projects within the company
    -Enable Agile based delivery capability for related projects and directly support the expansion of Agile knowledge & practice
    -Contribute to improvement and strengthening of project governance and service quality to the business
    -Effectively lead cross-functional scrum and project teams to deliver business-critical programs or projects
    -Drive and support the proliferation of Agile and Agile capability in the organization and across projects
    -Manage key aspects of assigned projects, including backlog/scope, budget, velocity/schedule + delivery risks & deliverables
    -Build & maintain strong working relationships with cross-functional stakeholders for project delivery and control
    -Contribute to improving the overall service level of the PPO

Job Requirement

    Required Experience
    -5 or more years experience managing business-critical projects end-to-end (experience across Waterall & Agile PMLC)
    -3 or more years in the insurance industry (Life or Financial Institutions preferred)
    -Past experience specifically managing large scale programs or projects (business & IT)
    -Past experience specifically managing strategic projects (including product launches) in life insurance preferred

    Required Skills and Competencies
    -Strong planning and organization skills + ability to manage budgets and resource capacity
    -Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) + strong resiliency and ability to adapt to changes
    -Team player, self-motivated, confident and results-driven
    -Thorough understanding of insurance products and insurance operations
    -Competent understanding of insurance products and insurance operations preferred
    -Proficient in project management tools, templates and standard project life cycles (Waterfall, Iterative, Scrum, Kanban)
    -Bilingual in Japanese (Native/Fluent) and English (Fluent/Business-level)

    Other Qualifications
    -Insurance-related certification (FLMI, SEIHO KOZA) preferred
    -Scrum Master or Product owner certification preferred
    -Project manager certification (ACP, PMP, Prince2) is an advantage

Language Ability

  • English : Business Conversation Level (TOEIC 735-860)
  • Japanese : Fluent(JLPT Level 1 or N1)

Job Summary

Employment Company

Ahead Group

Job Type

IT (PC, Web, Unix) - Project Manager

IT (Other) - Project Manager

IT (Other) - Project Manager




JPY 9,000,000 - 10,000,000

Other Salary Description

Social Insurance
Commuting/Transportation Allowance
Education Training


Asia Japan Tokyo


Five-Day Workweek
Paid Holidays

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