Project Manager

Location: Japan - Tokyo
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: 4000000 - 6000000 JPY
Job Function: Field Marketing
Reference: JO-191128-206625
Industry: Services
Sub-Industry: Market Research

Company Overview

The world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. It understands more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining their expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, their 30,000 people help the world’s leading organizations succeed and grow.

Insights:
Their insights colleagues are experts in human understanding. With expertise covering brand, innovation, creative, media, commerce and customer experience, they help clients define what brands should stand for, how to disrupt and renew their offer, how to connect with audiences and how to win with consumers and customers.

Job Description

Job Purpose

Responsible for ensuring the smooth function of projects and overall handling of project logistics, managing internal or external client’s expectations.
Core liaison person between internal resources and clients (internal or external)
People management responsibility and involvement in departmental management, including being the representative/advocate for the department

Main Responsibilities:

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Demonstrate commercial ability to manage project cost Proposal Process
Responsible for turning complex logistics into workable & profitable solutions
Facilitates discussions on the appropriate design/set up
Respond to any costing inquiries, questioning specifications in an efficient and timely manner

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Manage and timely provides status reports to clients (internal/ external clients)
Develop relationships with suppliers/agencies and understand their needs/concerns
Proactively suggest process improvement to suppliers and internal team
Clarifies roles and budget within the project team
Proactively managing the implementation of schedule, propose and management change ensuring timely deliverables
Responsible for reviewing the logical process and quality documentation
Ensure job-related materials, are within the scope and follow through appropriate authorization
Responsible for monitoring, maintaining and enhancing agency performance and work closely to suggest appropriate shortfall and constant propose improvement plan
Organize, propose resourcing and methodology plan with the client or huge studies to optimize the fit of the project.
Ability to persuade clients of the benefits of proposed approaches and plans.

DEVELOPMENT OF CLIENTS
Build and nurture client relationships in the capacity of Project Management

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF PEOPLE
Seek opportunities to share learning
Coach/mentor junior team members where appropriate
Ensure direct reports have objectives & development plans to support team goals and company strategy
Promotes a cohesive team culture

Requirements

- Business level English & fluent Japanese
- Event management or other logistics management experience
- Market research experience a plus but not mandatory