・Applicants must have permission to work in Japan
・Applicants must be able to speak fluent ~ native level Japanese (Equivalent to JLPT N1)
☑Foreign business ☑English language required ☑Japanese language required ☑Remote ☑Flex time
Financial IT Project Manager
Financial Software Company
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A Market Leader in the provision of Financial Solutions to Global Markets is looking for an experienced Project Manager to join the existing team based in Japan, supporting significant programmes of work in the Capital Markets / Post-Trade securities processing domain.
Candidates must be confident and self-motivated with excellent communication skills, demonstrating a strong track record of delivering projects in an agile domain, working with global delivery and support functions. You will be Bilingual in both Japanese and English
The successful candidate will be the primary contact point for the client, aligning their requirements with our global IT delivery and implementation functions and, as such, must be able to demonstrate a strong track record of IT change delivery in a financial services environment (preferably, investment banking).
Ideally you will have worked for a solution provider, or alternatively be experienced in vendor management from a client perspective in a post-trade processing / Investment banking environment. The ideal candidate would be familiar with back-office processing in an investment banking environment and be confident in their knowledge of operational processing across several global markets
You will be responsible for:
Providing overall leadership and control for a project or programme whilst maintaining a focus on achieving results efficiently as required
Being the key client liaison for "change" including the development and presentation of Steering Committee papers, project plans, progress reports
Owning external and internal stakeholder management ensuring clear reporting of programme progress and risk/issue management
Coordinating with our global product delivery groups in Japan, UK, Europe, US and India, ensuring deliveries meet overall project needs. Working closely with these teams and helping them to deliver to their obligations, provide mentoring and guidance
Managing the programme to contractual and program level obligations and the management of change control to those obligations
Financial, technical and schedule reporting
Ensuring the programme is delivered to internal policies and controls.
Essential requirements for this position are:
Proven track record of programme/project delivery within a financial services environment and experience of large-scale change projects
Strong experience of vendor / client relationship management, preferably from the vendor perspective within the Japanese market
Excellent organisational and planning skills
Strong leadership qualities and self-motivated, and the ability to work across globally dispersed teams of professionals.
Ability to work effectively under pressure, with a flexible approach to work, within a dynamic and fast-paced environment
Excellent communication skills in both Japanese and English with the ability to interface effectively with both business and technology stakeholders at any level
Great interpersonal skills and the ability to influence effective outcomes
Critical-thinking and time critical problem-solving skills
Experience of different project delivery methodologies, e.g. Agile / Waterfall and the ability to manage to combinations of these, depending on project needs.
A commercial acumen and confidence to engage at a senior level with bank executives and internal senior management
Prior Experience of working with offshore and onshore teams
18 - 20 million JPY (18M base + 10% Bonus + allowance)
Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun) national holidays
New year's holiday
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Further details about the company and position will be notified at a later date.
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Information Technology