Project Manager

We are looking for a Project Manager who wants to be part of a rapidly growing company and
use their technical skills and imagination to shake things up in the traditional business
ecosystem with a suite of platforms powered by our Spark technology.
If you have strong project management experience, a curious mindset, and a desire to deliver
innovative solutions to our amazing clients, come talk to us. You will get to work with some of
the brightest insurance professionals and take your career to new heights.
What we offer is a promise: No unnecessary governance, no politics, and no bureaucracy – our
culture and working spirit is real and authentic.
Now you may be wondering what your day-to-day will look like. You will…
• Work with the client’s teams to translate our client needs into our flagship product
which will help the client stand out in the insurance industry.
• Manage and coordinate project activities and apply appropriate methodology and
governance to ensure deliverables are met on time and within the budget allocated
• Manage project change management activities, including preparing training materials
and conducting user training
• Manage multi-discipline project teams (e.g., engineers, designers, analysts, etc.)
across multiple geographies to ensure timely delivery against timelines.
• Track budget to actuals for projects
• Identify and document all the required activities to deliver and build the plan
• Carefully manage the plan as well as the risks and issues and translate the plan into
tangible timelines and milestones; develop and track mitigation options when required.
• Analyse business and technology processes to design and deliver innovative solutions.
• Drive proposals by identifying the work scope and building the pricing models to
support commercial propositions
• Implement the critical pathway for multiple project completions.
• Define the delivery process with a deep understanding of large, Enterprise level IT
Programmes of work.
• Identify and monitor the key external dependencies that could affect the delivery.

• Act as a first escalation point: able to remove any blocker preventing the delivery; able
to escalate in a timely way to senior management when require

• Report regularly to management and key internal and client stakeholders (including C-
Level) the project progress and status as well as potential issues / decisions needed

• University graduate with at least 7-8 years of solid experience, exposure to key
positions in Business Process Management, Change Management, Technology
and/or Management Consulting; with at least 5 years in a Project Management role
or equivalent capacity
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to articulate business
opportunities and customer problems in English and Japanese.
• Proven track record in delivery of large projects in a sizable organization
experience implementing Insurance.
• Administration Systems highly desirable
• Project management certification (PMP, SCRUM, PRINCE, etc.) with a focus on
Agile methodology preferred
• Expertise in software development methodologies (SDLC, Waterfall, Agile),
including being seasoned in Jira and confluence, is desirable.
• Results oriented, able to work in a high-pressure environment.
• Strong sense of ownership for the project and demonstrate commitment to driving
project objectives.
• Demonstrated ability to work with different cultures, and with proven negotiation
and leadership skills; strong coordination skills and capability to drive the
contributors and stakeholders who have different priorities; ability to influence and
facilitate executive-level decisions
• Ability to identify project risks and recommend mitigation actions.
• Pro-active and forward thinker: able to anticipate and act accordingly.
• Able to be comfortable at the deepest level of details and to be able to articulate a
clear summary to senior stakeholders when required (covering both technical and
business aspects)
• Thinks critically about project delivery and challenges the status quo to identify
opportunities to enhance processes and services
• Demonstrate strong moral principles to do what is right for the customers,
employees, and partners; have the courage to speak the mind and not be afraid to
push boundaries

Job Category: Information Technology
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Japan

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