Bilingual IT Program Manager [Securities Company] Contract/FTE, Tokyo

Job Title: Bilingual IT Program Manager [Securities Company] Contract/FTE, Tokyo
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Tokyo
Reference: 2618
Contact Name: Manu Tomar
Job Published: August 09, 2019 10:59

Job Description


An existing opportunity at a foreign-owned securities company, a strong IT Program Manager is required to oversee the integration of systems due to the operational merger.

  1. IT Delivery Leader for the program, first point-of-contact for all Program Delivery related topic
  2. Face-Off with Key Stakeholders including Markets, Finance, IT, Operations
  3. Manage the Program Management Processes across the IT Delivery Lifecycle per the predefined Program Management Framework
  4. Lead a core team of Business Analyst, Test Manager, Technical Architect, Test & Environment Manager
  5. Track Program Level Financials, Risks & Issues, Dependencies etc.
  6. Prepare the Program Management Plan covering scope, schedule,
  7. Drive the adherence of SDLC Process, standards and guidelines
  8. Organize Core Working Group meetings and drive decisions on open items and issues
  9. Drive multiple IT projects and streams of deliveries across multiple IT teams
  10. Work closely with internal and external partners and vendors on the contracting and related service delivery agreements
  11. Setup Change Control Board to manage scope-creep


1. Minimum 10 years of overall IT experience with at least 5 years of Program Management include large-scale, multi-year initiatives
2. Good understanding of banking and securities services preferably in Wealth Management domain.
3. Experience working in an environment with globally distributed IT delivery teams across multiple functions.
4. PMP Certification is preferred
5. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills together with a can-do attitude
6. Solid understanding of project/program management concepts and SDLC process
7. Excellent all round communication and stakeholder management skills
8. Proficiency in Japanese language (Verbal, Written).

Job details

Language requirement
English (Fluent), Japanese (Business advanced)