JDA Project Manager - Automotive in Tokyo, Japan

Project Manager - Automotive

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Job Description

This is a full time position within JDA Software Japan, based out of Tokyo. The successful candidate will have broad industry experience with a proven track record of delivering IT projects on time, in scope and within budget.

Job Profile Summary:

  • Manages multiple, concurrent services engagements.

  • Manages project delivery to ensure customer satisfaction and ROI.

  • Manages service engagement budgets, including travel expense budgets, and reviewing billing for all services engagements.

  • Maximizes margin on service engagements.

  • Provides regular project communication and status reporting.

  • Resolves project issues including budget, timeline, and scope.

  • Leads project team in the resolution of customer project issues, escalating to appropriate parties as needed.

  • Liaises with the various JDA departments to resolve customer project issues.

  • Identifies project resource requirements and works with Resource Controllers to plan long-term project resource requirements.

  • Assesses project performance and documents and communicates lessons learned to increase institutional knowledge.

  • Conducts performance reviews and provides guidance, feedback, coaching, mentoring and developmental experiences to project team.

  • Coordinates and facilitates system handover to Cloud Services or Support Services.

  • Ensures project team adheres to JDA policies, procedures, methodologies and quality standards.

  • Escalates issues that may have a financial impact.

  • Establishes a strategic relationship with each customer that transcends the tactical implementation details, thus ensuring appropriate focus on longer-term customer objectives.

  • Generates Statements of Work and customer proposal documents.

  • Builds collaborative relationship that increases customer's perception of the value JDA brings to their business and expands future business opportunities.

  • Collaborates with appropriate JDA resources on customer's business, organization and culture to strengthen their credibility as trusted advisors.

  • Conducts oneself in a professional manner at all times with JDA customers and internal associates.


Required Skills

  • Proven track record of successfully managing projects of at least USD750k in value, on-time and on-budget.

  • Experience of SCM solution implementation in manufacturing industry especially in automotive industry.

  • Business level English skill to perform the task with foreign country’s supervisor and team members.

  • Experience and success selling implementation consulting services.

  • Proven new business development skills.

  • Outstanding presentation, facilitation, communication and negotiation skills.

  • Customer-focused account management skills.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the consulting services offering and complexity of implementations.

  • Understanding of broad competitive services market.

  • Demonstrated relationships with Industry system integrators.

  • High comfort level and presence with senior executives.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

  • Project Management certification e.g. PMP (an advantage) is preferable.

Job Location

Tokyo, , Japan

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