Progressive Staffing - Careers

Project Manager (Manufacturing), Tokyo

Date Posted:

09-25-20 (06:54 AM)


Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan





What you will do: 

  • Lead project team in the resolution of customer project issues, escalating to appropriate parties as needed 
  • Collaborate with appropriate Company resources on customer's business, organization and culture to strengthen their credibility as trusted advisors 
  • Assist in generating Statement of Work and customer proposal documents 
  • Help validate and produce appropriate baseline project plans and templates 
  • Work with appropriate parties to plan project resource requirements 
  • Provide guidance, feedback, coaching, and developmental experiences to project team members 
  • Assess project performance and communicates lessons learned to increase institutional knowledge 
  • Ensure project team adheres to Blue Yonder policies, procedures, methodologies and quality standards 
  • Manage services engagements including interactions with client project team and client executives 
  • Resolve all project issues including budget, timeline, accounts receivable, scope changes, software functionality and technology 
  • Provide regular project communication and status reporting 
  • Manages project quality to ensure customer satisfaction 
  • Lead process change and serve as a subject matter expert to drive key decisions 
  • Identify Key Performance Indicators, develop baseline measurements, establish ongoing measurement processes, measure and present quantifiable results 
  • Ensure that projects deliver the value/ROI sold with the engagement 
  • Build collaborative relationship that increases customer's perception of the value Blue Yonder brings to their business and expands future business opportunities 
  • Maintain a full understanding of our competitor’s software and service solutions 
  • Keep individual and project expenses within budget 
  • Record cost-transfer time to other Blue Yonder teams, as appropriate 
  • Escalate issues that may have negative financial impact 
  • Manage service engagement budgets 
  • Review billing for all active accounts 
  • Record and reports on billable time to customer 
  • Maximize margin on service engagements 
  • Ensure supporting project documentation is in order and submitted timely 
  • Maintain project compliance to Blue Yonder’s project management methodology 
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of project management, implementation, and solution templates and best practices 
  • Effectively identify and close additional software and service opportunities within your client base 

To be successful for the role, what you will need: 

  • PMP certification preferred. 
  • Preferred Experience in the SCM industry; Proven experience working as a Project Manager or similar capacity. 
  • Deep understanding of Mfg & retail business processes, with specific work experience in these business areas. 
  • Knowledgeable in project management best practices. 
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a software consulting, implementation or development projects. 
  • Demonstrated experience presenting and interfacing with C-Level Executives 
  • Skilled at leading and coordinating across diverse teams to achieve desired outcomes. 
  • Ability to resolve complex problems with little to no guidance 
  • Capable of facilitating (design sessions, conflict resolutions, brainstorming, etc). 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to mentor, coach and train. 
  • Excellent communication skills in Japanese & English language, client relationship and analytical skills. 
  • Well organized and consistently meets commitments. 
  • Self-starter / able to work and lead groups independently 
  • Highly developed organizational skills 
  • Strong analytical skills, particularly in requirements gathering, root cause analysis, problem resolution, and quality assurance 
  • Proven ability to identify potential problems/outstanding tasks, and finding solutions 
  • Excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills. 
  • Willing to travel according to customer project needs?