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JP_2018_PMO_Project Manager
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Project Management
Location :
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo JP
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Full Time
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Job Description :

"Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed?  With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations."


Role Summary:

Manage successful delivery of business critical projects within the company (product launches, operational improvements)

Contribute to improvement and strengthening of project governance and service quality to the business

Strong risk & issue management acumen


Job Description

Lead cross-functional project teams to deliver business critical projects (e.g. product launches, operations improvements)

Drive decisions regarding project priorities/business requirements to manage project scope, budget, resources and delivery risks

Ensure quality of deliverables and compliance with internal procedures and policies

Build & maintain working relationships with IT and business stakeholders for project control

Contribute to improving the overall service level of the PMO

Manage project schedule and create deliverables in a timely manner


5 or more years in the insurance industry (Life or Financial Institutions preferred)

8 or more years experience managing business critical projects end to end (experience across PMLC and SDLC)Past experience specifically managing strategic projects (including product launches) in life insurance company preferred

Past experience supporting/managing project portfolios


Thorough understanding of insurance products and insurance operations

Possesses excellent leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills to lead cross-functional teams and coach/advise peers and staff

Strong planning and organization skills with the ability to adapt to changes + ability to manage budgets and resource capacity

Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)                

Team player, self-motivated, confident and results-driven

Proficient in project management tools, templates and project life cycle

Bilingual in English (Fluent/Business-level) and Japanese (Native/Fluent)


Insurance related certification (FLMI, SEIHO KOZA) preferred

Project Management certification preferred (PMP, Prince2)

Understanding of Agile & DevOps practices as applied to project management



Commutation allowance is paid based on our Work Rules.

Working Hours:

Standard Working Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Full-Flextime system available)



Social Insurance (Health Insurance, Employees' Pension, Unemployment Insurance, Worker's Accident Insurance), Benefit One, Training system , Childcare Leave/Family care Leave, Baby-sitter support program,



Saturdays and Sundays

National Holidays

Year-end and new year holidays (December 30, December 31, January 2 and January 3)

Annual Paid Holiday



About Manulife Manulife is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife and its subsidiaries were approximately C$ 888 billion (US$663 billion) as at September 30, 2015. Our group of companies operates as Manulife in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife can be found on the Internet at


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