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Project Management and Implementation, Project Management Team, Manager, GG12

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Date Posted: Nov 24, 2022

Location(s): Tokyo, JP

Company: MetLife

Job Description:

Our Company

MetLife Japan (MLJ) aims for the most reliable partner for our customer to be successful in having trust and collaboration in each other, putting slogan into our center with Customer Centricity. With this philosophy, we work on multiple strategic and innovative Digital Transformation projects continuously across MLJ. This is a series of Global strategies that are positioned in worldwide MetLife group and MLJ are placed as imperative position through our group. The recent initiatives that we have worked on are:

  • Digitalization/Simplification for end-to-end Operation and implementation for Customer Portal
  • Digitalization for Sales Operation and implementation for new Sales Model
  • Expansion for new market
  • Modernization of distribution business
  • Modernization of process and system to be competitive in Bank Channel
  • Simplification of product development iteration
  • Implementation of Data Warehouse
  • Lean and KAIZEN Practice in Japan Headquarter, etc

These are part of projects that have been going through in MLJ


Our Team

Our team - Project Management - is the professional team that lead a strategic project for our growth and bring into the success. As project management professional, the vision raised in our team is “We maximize our stakeholders’ satisfaction, deliver projects successfully, and be an instrumental team for company’s growth and progress” . we believe that our team is attractive in making close collaboration with key stakeholders (VP, etc), involving in initial phase of a project, having you in company’s direction and strategy from Executives. In addition, not only pursuing outside, but you are able to have the opportunity to grow and build your career path internally in deepening financial knowledge and making the connection with multiple Stakeholders.


Our team has been reorganized into 4 unit based on business domain (e.g. 1. Operation, 2. Distribution, 3. Product, 4. Central PMO and enabling function). You can engage with a project from End to End, building close relationship with stakeholder, leveraging merit based on the unit team.


We are currently looking for experienced Project Manager to lead and support the strategic projects.


Principal Responsibilities: Comprehensive Project Management

You are assigned as a team leader for a strategic project and instrumental role in managing and leading the execution, building a rapport with leaders and project members in IT and business, and also have the responsibility for the Team development and members’ growth. Specifically:


    • Project Initiation Prep, creation of various materials (Roadmap, WBS, governance structure, report template, materials for the discussion/report for the management, Minutes, etc.)
    • Stakeholder Management (Build the way of partnership with Senior Management, Support for Project Lead, etc)
    • Expectation Management for Sponsor and Stakeholder, Progress, Risks and Issues Management
    • Cost and Budget Management
    • Coaching for Junior member in your team



Required Experience

  • 10+ years work experience or equivalent skills
  • 5+ years project management experience (experience working from Initiation to Closing in project phase is preferable)
  • Definition of Project Governance to project
  • Experience playing as Leadership in Project or Experience working as People Manager in your team
  • Creation of Various reporting material (incl. Executive reporting)
  • Deep Understanding of Project Management Methodology

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Japanese and English (Business level in Both)
  • Ability to communicate with C-Level and in a diverse community
  • Work experience using English
  • Skills making a presentation in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint


Other Preferred Skills and Experience

  • PMP, Prince2 and Agile Certified
  • Experience in Agile Development
  • Experience in System Development and Development Management
  • Risks and Issues Management using tools like JIRA, etc
  • Experience working in Financial Industry (Insurance)
  • Experience working in diverse team
  • Experience as Business Analysist or Experience in Requirement Definition


Appeal of This Position:

Mature profession which allows to work together with groups and individuals at various levels within the organization will be required for this position. It is an outstanding opportunity for the candidates to learn a wide-ranging business of MetLife and the opportunity for an exposure to the leaders / management is also open for this position.