Program Manager/Team Manager

Job Type
12,000,000 JPY - 16,000,000 JPY per year (negotiable based on experience)
Japanese Level
Advanced (JLPT Level 1)
English Level
Advanced (TOEIC 860)
Start Date


This is a great opportunity to work with talented professionals for a leading global life insurance company.



This position is to manage multiple programs and drive the implementation of business initiatives through structured project management methodology, close partnership with business leaders and functional leadership. This position is also to manage the PMO team members and provide guidance to the team members to complete projects and programs successfully.


The role will be responsible for both the development of program/project plans and leading program/projects, consisting of both strategic and operational activities.

‐ Defining project goals and objectives

‐ Specifying tasks or how goals will be achieved

‐ What resources are needed

‐ Ensuring that budgets and timelines for projects are achieved

‐ Completing project documentation - both plans and presentation


It also includes implementing the program and project plan, along with careful controls to stay on the "critical path", that is, to ensure the plan is being managed according to plan.


This role will work with the organization engaging with Business Leadership at multiple levels, ensuring alignment of business and functional goals.


This role involves people management of PMO team members.

The role should contribute to the project methodology, and grow team member skills and knowledge.

Required Skills

‐ Ability to partner across the enterprise, cultivate strong relationships, and establish critical paths to success

‐ Ability to focus on the strategic details; delegation of project initiatives to business constituents/staff

‐ In-depth knowledge of the insurance industry, company operations and laws/regulations on Insurance matters

‐ Strong relationship builder, ability to influence, and lead teams across multiple stakeholder groups (both in HO, regionally and in country, business and functional areas)

‐ Leadership: Participative, influence and gain commitment of stakeholders to work towards business goals

‐ Workforce Alignment: develop and implement effective people plans to support individual and business needs

‐ Management Execution: Business Planning - ability to motivate teams to produce quality outputs, while managing multiple cross functional/country relationships

‐ Change Management: effectively manage and communicate change.

‐ Financial Decision making: make effective decisions to enable business targets to be achieved and exceeded

‐ Technical / Professional Expertise: has appropriate knowledge/experience in Project Management (may hold PMI certification), been in a business role within an international insurance organization

‐ Conflict resolution: Confronting and managing conflict resolution, objectively view conflict from all sides, initiate actions, which may include escalation, and outcomes, to resolve conflict in a way that maintains relationships.