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[PERM] Insurance IT Project Manager

Morgan McKinley
Tokyo, Japan
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary
  • Tokyo
  • Permanent
  • JN -022024-1956069
  • Feb 14, 2024
  • Competitive
  • English: Intermediate/Business
    Japanese: Native
Job Description
Global company, looking for mid level IT Project Manager to help deliver new technology into the Japan team

  • Lead IT system development projects covering wholesale insurance business.
  • Manage project initiation, execution, and post-release implementation.
  • Coordinate internal users and stakeholders, as well as external teams, manage stakeholder expectations, and ensure effective communication. D
  • rive innovation by integrating agile, DevOps, cloud computing, and AI tools. Particular project focus will be on digital promotion projects to enhance insurance product sales in 2024.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for process improvement and foster a positive work environment.
  • Support program management and project portfolio prioritization.
  • Prepare governance-related reports and adhere to PMBOK guidelines.
  • Initiate projects, define objectives, estimate benefits, and select solutions.
  • Manage project execution, including planning, risk management, and reporting.
  • Facilitate project closure, capture lessons learned, and measure effectiveness.
  • Develop system development plans leveraging expertise in system development.
Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Native-level Japanese with business level English
  • Over 3 years of development vendor management experience, from development to production release.
  • Ability to build teams and adapt communication style depending on the audience.
  • Deep understanding of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process.
Technical Skills:
  • Minimum 3 years of project management experience, handling small to large-scale projects, ideally longer-term projects (1+ years in duration).
  • At least 3 years of SDLC experience, including Agile development.
  • Knowledge of system development and maintenance within financial institutions.
  • Proficiency in creating and reviewing requirement definition deliverables.
Preferred skills
  • Experience in system development, testing, and test automation.
  • Additional experience in web app development, ETL, relational databases, test automation implementation, and CRM management.
  • Knowledgeable in AP servers, DB servers, AWS development, and cloud management, including Salesforce and Azure.
  • Experienced in building test automation frameworks and leading test automation teams.
Personal Attributes
  • Strong communication skills with end-users who might have varying levels of technical understanding.
  • Proficiency in analyzing diverse data types, such as system development data and operational KPIs.
  • Effective prioritization skills and a keenness for learning.
About our client

Our client is a global leader in the insurance industry, with their HQ in Europe. They offer a wide range of products and services to individuals and businesses around the world. With a strong reputation for financial stability and innovation, our client provides peace of mind and protection to millions of customers.

As an employer, our client values diversity, inclusion, and professional development. They offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment where employees are empowered to make a difference. With a focus on digital transformation and customer-centric solutions, our client embraces innovation to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving industry.

Joining our client means being part of a team that is committed to excellence and delivering exceptional customer experiences. With a strong emphasis on sustainability and corporate responsibility, our client strives to create a positive impact in the communities it serves.

If you're looking for an exciting career opportunity with a global industry leader that values innovation, teamwork, and making a difference, our client is the place for you.

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