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Biz Consultant/Project Manager (Japanese Speaking)

Job title: Biz Consultant/Project Manager (Japanese Speaking)
Contract type: Permanent
Specialisation:
Salary: $100,000 - $150,000
Start date: 22-09-2021
Reference: PR/052177
Contact details: Chiaya Hasegawa
Contact email: chiaya.hasegawa@jac-recruitment.com
Job published: June 01, 2021 11:21

Company is a predictive analytics company run by world-class quantitative marketing scientists and industry-experienced data scientists.

This is a newly created opportunity for an experienced Business Consultant to oversee our commercial projects throughout Asia, from conception through to implementation. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the full project cycle, including the definition of milestones, resource planning, task allocation, mapping of dependencies, and managing timely delivery.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Accountability for an end to end project delivery including commercial KPIs
  • Leading all project stages including - contracting, scoping, and kick-off, execution and post-implementation reviews working closely with legal, business development, product, and technical teams to ensure seamless execution. Specifically:
    • Drive contracting phase of a new or amended project, working closely with the Legal and Business Development teams to help a contract through its approval stages
    • Define project scope, involving all relevant stakeholders as required (i.e. the Account Lead, CSO and the client) and ensuring commercial and technical feasibility
    • Create a robust governance framework for continuous monitoring and measurement of project performance, risks, dependencies and impact on timelines with both internal and client teams
    • Manage and lead the project team (typically three to five people) to ensure milestones, deadlines and quality standards are being met
    • Translate project requirements for internal technical teams and work closely with key stakeholders to implement updates and improvements as required
  • Building a strong relationship of trust and credibility with relevant client stakeholders both for the project and for a company. Specifically:
    • Regular client engagement as part of ongoing project governance and delivery to ensure transparency in committed delivery
    • Gain a deep understanding of the client’s business needs and pain points (as feasible) with feedback and understand their needs, requirements, and issues
    • Actively identify new business opportunities for the clients you are interacting with, and liaise with the Business Development team to pursue them
  • Build a motivating and collegiate working environment with the team aligned to our company’s core values
  • Willingness to undertake travel as required (approximately 75%, within the region)

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in a business discipline
  • Extensive experience in a Consultant or Project Management (or similar) role is required
  • Experience in Telecommunications, Financial Services, Retail, and Life Sciences sectors is a plus
  • Client management experience is required
  • Experience with senior stakeholder management (including the ability to liaise with to C-suite executives and building sustainable client relationships) is required
  • Solid leadership skills and a proven ability to build great teams is required
  • Proven ability to liaise with internal software development teams and translate client requirements into technical specifications is preferred
  • Knowledge of predictive analytics and Big Data technology is preferred, but not essential
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Full professional working proficiency in the Japanese language to be able to liaise with Japanese speaking clients and stakeholders is required
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with strong negotiation and influencing abilities is required 

 

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