Ref: MY44681

Japanese Speaking Bilingual Project Manager / Location: East of England (Ref: MY44681)

Sector Others
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location Midlands
Salary (Annual) £60,000 - 100,000 / Year
A British firm is looking for a talented and ambitious Project Manager or Technical Team Leader with an interest in moving into project manage to join their Programme Management team.

The role is within the Industrial, Consumer and Energy (ICE) division that undertakes the development of innovative new products across the entire product life cycle. The company provides product development and consulting services for a wide range of global clients both in public and private sectors, and will be mainly responsible for clients in the Japanese market. You will have the chance to work with various projects in a dynamic environment, buzzing with the excitement of innovation that will have a real effect on people’s lives.
TYPE: Permanent, full-time
SALARY: 60-100K (Negotiable depending on experience) plus generous benefits!
LOCATION: East of England (Hybrid working model)
VISA: The company can provide visa support for the right candidate

The projects you will lead will typically be highly complex, spanning the entire product development lifecycle. You will take full responsibility for delivering the agreed project objectives within the authorised time and budget constraints whilst managing multi-disciplinary teams of talented engineers, scientists, and designers in delivering novel products and services to market for a wide variety of clients. You will face often considerable technical challenges, and you are expected to provide solution to make it possible with your creativity, excellent technical skills, and industry experience and their cutting-edge technology and development team.

You will always have the support of experienced Programme Managers ready to guide you towards more complex projects as your career develops. They believe that a supportive environment is the way to bring the best out of each other. They will actively promote your progression and provide you with the opportunity to take on increasingly challenging tasks.

Your specific responsibilities will vary according to your expertise but are likely to include:

- Developing project proposals that meet our clients’ commercial and technical requirements – this will be for clients anywhere in the world, but mainly in Japanese markets
- Management of the delivery of projects that solve complex, multi-disciplinary technical challenges, across multi-office teams
- Team building and leadership of multiple project teams
- Capturing technical product requirements and resolving system level discussions, requiring a strong technical background
- Running meetings with clients, presenting and communicating ideas and concepts to all disciplines
- Working with Business Developers in building relationships with clients to understand their programme needs
- This role will require some international travel but is focussed on managing project teams within the Cambridge office. We have adopted a hybrid working model, with a mix of both home and office working, based on project need.

You have to have business level fluency in both Japanese and English and have experience of project managing small to medium sized technical product development projects or are a technical lead of an engineering discipline within a larger project.

Ideally you will have a degree in engineering, or a relevant scientific discipline, with hands-on experience of planning tasks and tracking the progress of a team to deliver against those tasks whilst addressing issue as they arise. Naturally you will also have strong time management, written and verbal communication, and organisational skills.

Our work and client base coves a very broad spectrum, so we would also be very interested if you have any of the following:
-Mechanical, electrical or software skills
-Background in Physics, Chemistry or sensing systems
-New product introduction / design for manufacture experience
-Language skills (Mandarin, French, Spanish, German)
-Previous experience of working at a consulting / fee for service organisation
Updated: 10 days ago
Ref: MY44681