Sr. Project Manager- Contract - Japan

Canada 

The Sr. Project Manager will be responsible for providing guidance in maintaining an efficient and effective PM process within a significant project. Leveraging their extensive industry knowledge and experience, the Sr. PM must assess and plan what needs to be done, analyze related risks, and ensure the project is executed successfully and ontime. The Sr. PM will develop the project plan and facilitate resolution of all issues to reach project goals.

Please note, this position requires full fluency in both English and Japanese, and will be predominantly working out of Japan. Anticipated duration of the project is approximately 18-24 months, but timelines may be adjusted based on project status.

What will your day look like?

Duties and tasks include, but are not limited to:

Project Planning

  • Participating in client meetings, contract finalization, and development of requirements and specifications
  • Recording detailed requirements, constraints and assumptions with key stakeholders in order to establish the project deliverables
  • Coordinating with Team Leads to have appropriate resources assigned to projects and project objectives; monitor progress
  • Conducting meetings with all key stakeholders to review the overall project plan once determined
  • Creating and maintaining a detailed project plan that identifies critical tasks, milestone dates, status and resource allocation

Project Execution

  • Preparing project documentation
  • Assisting technical team in design and development tasks
  • Measuring project performance, and managing ongoing changes in tasks, goals, or performance to keep project on track
  • Preparing and delivering executive reports on project status

Team Development

  • Providing guidance, mentorship and direction for peers and colleagues within the PM group and across teams as required
  • Helping to implement project budget targets for future projects
  • Working collaboratively with leadership to find creative and flexible ways to leverage PM best practices when circumstance requirements fall outside of traditional PM methods

Qualifications

You should be:

  • Fully fluent in English and Japanese, with some capability to translate as needed for colleagues who are not bilingual
  • An enthusiastic self-starter who learns quickly and proactively approachestasks and assignments with a focus on problem-solving and analysis Project Mgmt (SRPMJ-0319) – 2
  • An excellent communicator (written and oral), who can effectively present complex information in a clear and understandable fashion
  • Highly attentive to detail
  • Able to establish rapport, quickly build trust and gain buy-in internally and externally

And have:

  • A solid understanding of the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC)
  • A minimum of 7 years experience in senior project management roles, with a proven track record of successful project completion
  • Experience working with projects of various sizes and scopes
  • The ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and competing priorities at any given point
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with emphasis on customer focus, teamwork, and relationship-building
  • Good general computer and internet skills
  • Familiarity with Japanese business culture (preferred)

Project management certifications (PMP) are considered an asset but not required; equivalent experience is also acceptable

Other requirements:

  • Flexibility of working hours as required based on business and departmental needs
  • Minimal physical demands, with most time spent sitting/standing in an office environment; manual dexterity required for computer usage
  • Significant visual and mental concentration

Interested candidates can forward their resume to Craig Coady via craig@venor.ca

Sr. Project Manager- Contract - Japan

Canada 

The Sr. Project Manager will be responsible for providing guidance in maintaining an efficient and effective PM process within a significant project. Leveraging their extensive industry knowledge and experience, the Sr. PM must assess and plan what needs to be done, analyze related risks, and ensure the project is executed successfully and ontime. The Sr. PM will develop the project plan and facilitate resolution of all issues to reach project goals.

Please note, this position requires full fluency in both English and Japanese, and will be predominantly working out of Japan. Anticipated duration of the project is approximately 18-24 months, but timelines may be adjusted based on project status.

What will your day look like?

Duties and tasks include, but are not limited to:

Project Planning

  • Participating in client meetings, contract finalization, and development of requirements and specifications
  • Recording detailed requirements, constraints and assumptions with key stakeholders in order to establish the project deliverables
  • Coordinating with Team Leads to have appropriate resources assigned to projects and project objectives; monitor progress
  • Conducting meetings with all key stakeholders to review the overall project plan once determined
  • Creating and maintaining a detailed project plan that identifies critical tasks, milestone dates, status and resource allocation

Project Execution

  • Preparing project documentation
  • Assisting technical team in design and development tasks
  • Measuring project performance, and managing ongoing changes in tasks, goals, or performance to keep project on track
  • Preparing and delivering executive reports on project status

Team Development

  • Providing guidance, mentorship and direction for peers and colleagues within the PM group and across teams as required
  • Helping to implement project budget targets for future projects
  • Working collaboratively with leadership to find creative and flexible ways to leverage PM best practices when circumstance requirements fall outside of traditional PM methods

Qualifications

You should be:

  • Fully fluent in English and Japanese, with some capability to translate as needed for colleagues who are not bilingual
  • An enthusiastic self-starter who learns quickly and proactively approachestasks and assignments with a focus on problem-solving and analysis Project Mgmt (SRPMJ-0319) – 2
  • An excellent communicator (written and oral), who can effectively present complex information in a clear and understandable fashion
  • Highly attentive to detail
  • Able to establish rapport, quickly build trust and gain buy-in internally and externally

And have:

  • A solid understanding of the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC)
  • A minimum of 7 years experience in senior project management roles, with a proven track record of successful project completion
  • Experience working with projects of various sizes and scopes
  • The ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and competing priorities at any given point
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with emphasis on customer focus, teamwork, and relationship-building
  • Good general computer and internet skills
  • Familiarity with Japanese business culture (preferred)

Project management certifications (PMP) are considered an asset but not required; equivalent experience is also acceptable

Other requirements:

  • Flexibility of working hours as required based on business and departmental needs
  • Minimal physical demands, with most time spent sitting/standing in an office environment; manual dexterity required for computer usage
  • Significant visual and mental concentration

Interested candidates can forward their resume to Craig Coady via craig@venor.ca