Business Critical Project Manager

Ahead Group
JPY 12,000,000 - 14,000,000
Tokyo, Japan

Posted 2020-Oct-19

Job Description

    Role Summary :   

    - Lead and manage successful delivery of strategic business critical programs and projects within the company      
    - Enable both Waterfall and Agile based delivery capabilities as well as applying the Hybrid delivery model for related projects if it adds more values by system, etc. and directly support the expansion of Agile knowledge & practice where applicable.            
    - Contribute to improvement and strengthening of project governance and service quality to the business  

    Job Descriptions : 

    - Effectively lead cross-functional scrum and project teams to deliver business critical programs or projects
    - Drive and support the proliferation of Agile delivery capability in the organization and across projects      
    - Plan and control all key aspects of assigned projects, including scope, budget, schedule as well as delivery risks & deliverables
    - Build & maintain strong working relationships with cross-functional stakeholders for project delivery and control
    - Communicate across functions and levels to drive collaboration and project success
    - Contribute to improving the overall service level of the PPO     

Job Requirement



    - 5 or more years experience managing business critical projects end to end (experience across Waterfall & 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    

    Skills & Competencies :                                                

    - Possesses excellent leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills to lead cross-functional teams and coach/advise peers and staff
    - 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
    - Competent understanding of insurance products and insurance operations preferred
    - Proficient in project management tools, templates and standard project life cycles (Waterfall, Iterative, Agile)
    - Bilingual in Japanese (Native/Fluent) and English (Fluent/Business-level)

    Other Qualifications (public certifications, etc) :

    - Insurance related certification (FLMI, SEIHO KOZA) preferred
    - Scrum Master or Product Owner certification is an advantage        
    - Project Management certification preferred (PMP, ACP, Prince2)
    - "Has the mind to think about things from the customer's perspective and has either an experience working on customer experience transformation initiatives or has a passion for it."                                

Language Ability

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

Job Summary

Employment Company

Ahead Group

Job Type

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JPY 12,000,000 - 14,000,000

Other Salary Description

Social Insurance
Commuting/Transportation Allowance
Education Training


Asia Japan Tokyo


Five-Day Workweek
Paid Holidays

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