Programme Manager

Job Type
12,000,000 JPY - 16,000,000 JPY per year (negotiable based on experience)
Japanese Level
English Level
Fluent (TOEIC 990)
Start Date


A global finance firm is seeking a bilingual Program Manager for a high profile, highly visible role within a demanding technology environment, responsible for the end to end delivery of technology change across multiple business channels in Japan.


Working with the regional Program Directory, the successful candidate, in this internal customer facing/delivery focused role, will be responsible for managing the delivery program for technology products, working closely with key business stakeholders to define a technology roadmap to deliver new application services to existing customers along with the enhancement and maintenance of current services.


【Key Responsibilities】

‐Take ownership and delivery responsibility for key projects within the Institutional, Wholesale and Client Engagement portfolios, and maintain a release schedule for each product line

‐Deliver technology solutions which are aligned to our strategic roadmap and long term Business needs

‐Align with our Business and lead our technology teams to ensure that solutions are robust and appropriate

‐Work with the Program Director to ensure that key initiatives are fully integrated into the overall plan of activities for the Institutional and Wholesale portfolios

‐Contribute to the establishment of best practices within the group across new builds and existing applications/ services

‐Foster an environment of innovation, close collaboration and evolution in line with key organization drivers

‐Support the organizational adoption of Agile delivery methodology within both our Technology and Business areas

‐Provide direction to Institutional and Wholesale technology delivery and support functions globally, within a matrix environment

‐Identify, communicate and implement appropriate mitigation for project risks and dependencies

‐Manage project budgets, ensuring actuals and forecasts are tracked

‐Schedule and run a regular product steering committee

‐Identify key resource requirements, ensuring adequate plans for the recruitment, development and retention of the appropriately skilled resources

‐Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with senior leadership within both the Japan Institutional and Wholesale business and the wider organization

‐Manage a small technology team focused on business operations technology in Japan




















Required Skills

‐Experience of working as a Senior Project/ Program Manager within a technology organization

‐Previous success working with Agile delivery methods

‐Background in software Product Management and skilled in defining and prioritizing feature backlogs

‐Ability to work collaboratively with others and to navigate complex decision points

‐Experience delivering with complex, multi-year and cross functional programs of work

‐Experience delivering change to both internally built and vendor supplied solutions

‐In depth knowledge and experience of managing and delivering technology change within an offshore model

‐Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to lead and advise others

‐Experience with effective client management and influencing at the senior-most levels in the organization

‐Ability to lead strategic thinking and to communicate effectively, both formally & informally

‐Excellent communication/presentation skills

‐Ability to pick up knowledge of the business, new technology areas, new processes/ methodologies and apply these changes in the day-to-day working of the Technology organization

‐Strong customer awareness and business focus

‐Knowledge of Project Management methodologies and an ability to adapt and enhance this across a global team