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Updated 2020-07-14
Activated 2020-06-29

Scrum Master - International Insurance Firm

  • ★★★ Senior Level
Company Name

Ahead Group

Job Type
Ahead Group
IT (PC, Web, Unix) - Project Manager
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IT (Other) - Project Manager
Industry Insurance
Location Asia Japan Tokyo

Job Description Ahead Consulting's client in the Insurance industry is looking to permanently hire a Scrum Master with native/fluent Japanese and business-level English.

Job Description
-Lead and manage successful delivery of strategic business-critical programs and projects within the company
-Enable Agile based delivery capability for related projects and directly support the expansion of Agile knowledge & practice
-Contribute to improvement and strengthening of project governance and service quality to the business
-Effectively lead cross-functional scrum and project teams to deliver business-critical programs or projects
-Drive and support the proliferation of Agile and Agile capability in the organization and across projects
-Manage key aspects of assigned projects, including backlog/scope, budget, velocity/schedule + delivery risks & deliverables
-Build & maintain strong working relationships with cross-functional stakeholders for project delivery and control
-Contribute to improving the overall service level of the PPO
Required Experience
-5 or more years experience managing business-critical projects end-to-end (experience across Waterall & Agile PMLC)
-3 or more years in the insurance industry (Life or Financial Institutions preferred)
-Past experience specifically managing large scale programs or projects (business & IT)
-Past experience specifically managing strategic projects (including product launches) in life insurance preferred

Required Skills and Competencies
-Strong planning and organization skills + ability to manage budgets and resource capacity
-Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) + strong resiliency and ability to adapt to changes
-Team player, self-motivated, confident and results-driven
-Thorough understanding of insurance products and insurance operations
-Competent understanding of insurance products and insurance operations preferred
-Proficient in project management tools, templates and standard project life cycles (Waterfall, Iterative, Scrum, Kanban)
-Bilingual in Japanese (Native/Fluent) and English (Fluent/Business-level)

Other Qualifications
-Insurance-related certification (FLMI, SEIHO KOZA) preferred
-Scrum Master or Product owner certification preferred
-Project manager certification (ACP, PMP, Prince2) is an advantage
English Level Business Conversation Level (TOEIC 735-860)
Japanese Level Fluent(JLPT Level 1 or N1)
Salary JPY - Japanese Yen JPY 9000K - JPY 10000K   
Other Salary
Social Insurance
Commuting/Transportation Allowance
Education Training
Holidays Five-Day Workweek
Paid Holidays

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