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Project Manager - Japanese

Jersey City, NJ · Information Technology
Our client, a major bank in Jersey City, NJ, is looking for Project Manager Consultant - fluent in Japanese.
Consulting position, initial term is 2 months with possible extensions and/or  option to hire. Must speak/read/write Japanese
(Hourly rate will be identified DOE)  Due to Covid19 the role is 100% remote.

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Please read the description below and to be considered immediately email your resume to igork@brainsworkgroup.com

Project Manager - Must Be Fluent in Japanese (Read/Write Must)


The Project Manager will be responsible for leading and managing the Systems planning/development projects that make new/enhanced system launching, based on the defined rules/procedures within the time and cost constraints. Target projects are medium to high complexity and/or medium to high risk IT projects that will support Corporate Banking Business of Japanese Global Bank. This will include works of scope definition, costing, scheduling, project progress monitoring, issue tracking, and managing and mitigating project risks.        
  • At least 5 year experience of project management and/or IT planning and/or management works  
  • Good at documentation works e.g. Pre-Study Plan, IT investment strategy, PPD, BRD, SIT strategy, Migration strategy       
  • Preferred that experience of working in Japanese global company either in IT or Business Operations 
  • Detailed understanding of project management and risk control methodologies.   
  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite; working knowledge of program/project management tools/software (MS Project, JIRA, Sharepoint and related Project Management Tools)
  • Excellent skills of organizing project management documents including good presentation capability. 
  • Excellent verbal/ written communication skills among project members including senior managements
  • Planning, financial and budgetary control skills
  • Fluent in Japanese (Speak Read Write).
  • Fluent in English
  • Project Management
  • Quick learning of Japanese global bank quality assurance methodology/development procedures and terminologies. 
  • Great communication skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills that can handle both explicit and implicit expression, optimistic and realistic in face of difficult situation, bold & specific to show his/hers idea but welcome to have compromised approach if it is feasible and best for project.
  • Preference to take the initiative and to bear the responsibility to handle project issues.
  • Preference to lead the project based on the Critical Thinking and Logical Thinking background.
  • Have flexibility to adjust project management approach based on the reality. Consider the optimized project approach based on fully understanding of project members.
  • Join project planning works and facilitating the business requirements definition discussion.
  • Join the feasibility study session to visualize the project scope and the key risk factors.   
  • Join the BRD preparation works by users to secure good consistency with PPD 
  • Taking a lead in drafting the project planning documents (PPD) and depict whole project picture  
    e.g. resource plan , environment plan, schedule plan, budget plan, roles & responsibility plan etc.        
  • Taking a lead in drafting the WBS to track the tracking project progress closely.
  • Taking a lead to plan & deploy the counter action if critical issues happened or expected to happen.     
  • Taking a lead to coordinate with vendors and/or development teams to ensure the delivery of the project deliverables that meet the required standard of quality.
  • Taking a lead in facilitating the meetings with project members and lead discussion to be fruitful.    
  • Taking a lead in managing Change Control process with drafting materials to explain.
  • Taking a lead of all document works to satisfy accountability for tracking the project status and handling project issues (management report, Steering Committee Report, Tokyo Head Office report, etc. ) 
  • Update his/hers managers regularly and from time to time, to fix difficult issues as a team.   
  • Comply with IT policies and development procedures and works across practices that are prepared
    based on the Japanese quality assurance methodology and optimized for global work stream.     
  • Manages the relationship and communications with key stakeholders including departments of
    Head Office in Tokyo to be in line with global IT planning and coordination practice. 

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