Senior Program Manager - Global Life Insurer

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Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage successful delivery of the system migration of application and insurance policies and to maintain the quality of insurance business operation

  • Contribute to improvement and strengthening of project governance and service quality to the business

  • Lead cross-functional project teams to deliver business critical projects

  • Drive decisions regarding project priorities/business requirements to manage project scope, budget, resources and delivery risks

  • Ensure quality of deliverables and compliance with internal procedures and policies

  • Build & maintain working relationships with IT and business stakeholders for project control

  • Arrange the schedule between projects with concurrent dependencies

  • 5 or more years experience managing business critical projects end to end (experience across PMLC and SDLC)

Core Skills and Requirements:

  • 5 or more years experience managing business critical projects

  • Past experience leading large programs with multiple projects with strong leadership in strategy, implementation and delegation

  • Understanding of Agile & DevOps practices as applied to project management

  • Proficient in project management tools, templates and project life cycle

  • Bilingual in English (Native/Fluent) and Japanese (Business-level)

  • Team player, self-motivated, confident and results-driven

  • Project Management certification strongly preferred (PMP, Prince2)

  • Possesses excellent leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills to lead cross-functional teams and coach/advise peers and staff

  • Strong planning and organization skills with the ability to adapt to changes or unforeseen circumstances + ability to manage budgets and resource capacity

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)

  • Thorough understanding of insurance products and insurance operations

  • 5 or more years in the insurance industry (Life preferred)

  • Past experience specifically managing large scale cross-functional teams, offshore delivery vendors preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field preferred

  • Past experience working in an Agile delivery environment in the insurance industry

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