【foreign based IT system consul】Project Manager - Tokyo

Job Title: 【foreign based IT system consul】Project Manager - Tokyo
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo
Reference: 2125
Contact Name: Aya Kubota
Job Published: October 02, 2018 15:30

Job Description


The company is foreign based IT system consulting company which focuses on pharma area.

Now they are looking for a Project Manager who manages life-cycle of project for system development and implementation.

  • Manages projects from pre-sales, scope definition to deployment; and understands client requirements & operating procedures (SOPS)
  • Liaisons with client’s and their project teams (overseas)
  • Creates and maintains project management artifacts including project plans, resource plans, budget trackers, governance plans, kickoff presentations, project induction plans, cutover plans etc.
  • Aligns technical skills with business requirements, provides staff mentoring and development and ensure required training is complete
  • Maintains work break down (WBS) structure directly or through leads to track status at more granular level
  • Compiles & maintains deliverable repositories for project documents & best practices; support project team members on the use of deliverable templates
  • Establishes project communication model; Conducts periodic meetings with team to understand pulse of the project and day to day actions
  • Helps the team in troubleshooting and resolving the technical issues
  • Ensures project gets completed within the agreed upon timeframe and budget, maintaining the quality standards
  • Efficiently identifies and solves / mitigates project issues / risks / and plan contingencies
  • Performs team assessments and evaluations
  • Participates in Proposal and RFP development
  • Collaborates with functional leadership to coordinate cross-team resource allocation in support of projects, work orders, change requests and maintenance activities.
  • Oversees third party (at client site) relationships, resources and inter-dependencies
  • Ensures appropriate processes & Standard Operating Procedures are in place
  • Facilitates Quality processes (CAPA, Deviation, and Change Control)
  • Evaluates Client system’s technology/functionality and recommend adoption of Foresight tools
  • Verify alignment of final deliverables with SOW


Education & Other Qualifications

  • 4 year degree from a reputable Institute/University
  • Well versed with various SDLC models and Software Test life cycle and Defect Management Life Cycle
  • Bilingual (English/Japanese) - Business Level


  • Have managed minimum 2 large sized enterprise projects of minimum 1 year duration
  • Have managed a technical team of 3- 6 members (direct reports in a project setting)
  • Proven knowledge of custom development methodologies
  • Drive for building business acumen in PV / Drug Safety / Life Sciences industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group including client executives, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Excellent financial and budget management skills (e.g. planning, budgeting, resource allocation)
  • Effective change management and leadership skills, project communication, stakeholder expectation management. Strong analytical skills required
  • Ability to translate the business vision into technology deliverables
  • Ability to make effective presentations to senior and middle management
  • Ability to prioritize and manage projects and adapt to changes in priority efficiently.
  • Excellent interpersonal and consulting skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment and operate under stringent deadlines.
  • Passion for service, technology and innovation

Knowledge of following would be added advantage

  • Pharmaceutical / Life Sciences/ Drug Safety domain and products
  • Regulatory guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), EMA and Mercury Quality Center
  • Experience with Drug Safety Products from Aris Global/Oracle – ArisG/Argus or associated modules like AgExchange/ESM or Safety Mart/Insight
  • Proven knowledge of package system implementation

Job details

Language requirement
Japanese (Business), English (Business)
Visa requirement