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Bilingual Senior Project Lead
Ref No.: 19-07496
Location: Cary, North Carolina

Bilingual Senior Project Lead

  • Manager is looking for someone who has "IT Solution Delivery Project Management"
  • Role is open to semi-remote (remote with regularly scheduled working visits to Cary, NC).
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  • Prefer candidates that are within driving distance to Cary OR candidates that sit in Eastern or Central time zones. 



Job Description:
We are seeking a Senior Project Manager to be a part of our Client's Digitization initiative. You will be a key member of the GSSP Global Program Delivery team. As a Project Manager you will own and execute key projects that involve delivering GSSP, Client's Digital Platform for Sales & Servicing to various Client entities and partners across the globe. Your role will focus on the management, coordination and completion of projects within the digital program delivery activities. You will have a consistent record of complex project delivery including inception, planning, tracking (schedule and finance), monitoring execution, metrics and controlling as well as closing out project efforts. In this role, you will manage projects that deliver digital capabilities to Japan.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
• Identify, plan and drive mitigation/closure of issues and risks
• Manage engagement with stakeholders and clients in Japan
• Work with little or no supervision managing medium to large projects or oversee multiple related medium size projects
• Facilitate project meetings and producing meeting minutes
• Create and administer project plan identifying resources needed including assembling cross functional project teams
• Determine and document scope and deliverables based on requirements supplied
• Communicate with Project Management counterparts, customers and project stakeholders to ensure continuing alignment with project objectives
• Drive resolution of escalated project issues
• Accountable for the Project Budget
• Create and maintain supporting project document
• Analyze lessons learnt and put forward recommendations for improving delivery of future projects and develop best practices within the Team
• Understand high expectation in quality of the project deliverables and manage the plan to achieve it

Required:
Fluent in written and oral communication in Japanese
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
• PRINCE2 / PMP Certification with relevant experience
• 6+ years project management experience
• 3+ years working experience in IT Application Development or related experience
• Proficient with project management concepts such as Scope, Communication, Financial and Risk Management practices
• Proficient experience with Clarity, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint and Excel
• Detailed knowledge and/or experience with technology concepts and Software Development Life Cycle methodologies (i.e.: Waterfall, Iterative, Agile, etc.)
• Proficient with office automation tools (MS Office suite of applications, email, Internet, etc.)
• Experienced with managing offshore teams and/or vendors.
• Excellent communication and analytical skills, inclusive of written, verbal and listening.
• Hands on experience with Beeline and Visio

Preferred:
• Experience in process improvement using methods like Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma
• Experience working with Project Portfolio Management tools
• Experience working for a project in Japan or working with client in Japan