Project Manager

Custom Media is an award-winning design, publishing and digital communications agency based in central Tokyo.

We seek a confident, organized and proactive project manager who enjoys working in a challenging and dynamic international environment to join our growing team.

The Job

As a project manager at Custom Media, you are responsible for the management of a variety of complex, innovative marketing and creative projects for major foreign and Japanese clients.

Ideal candidate for this position in a fast-growing and dynamic company is a bilingual Japanese graduate with at least three year’s management experience (client facing) and a good knowledge of marketing, advertising, public relations or digital communications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure projects are completed on time, within the budget and of high standards
  • Mentor, manage and motivate a team of project coordinators
  • Submit weekly Project Status Reports
  • Understand and apply global best practices in project management
  • Strive constantly to improve delivery practices, processes and procedures

Job Description

  • Manage clients, business partners, vendors and suppliers to ensure the best outcome for clients and the company
  • Define/agree scope of work internally and with clients and ensure projects are delivered within agreed scope
  • Identify, manage and mitigate project risk
  • Track and report financial status of project against estimate; escalate/resolve financial issues as they happen
  • Support sales presentations by assembling quotations, proposals, videos, slide shows, etc.
  • Help managers by writing reports and analyzing data

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Good communicator: native Japanese; fluent in English with experience working in a multi-national environment
  • Responsible and organized: demonstrate ability of prioritizing, allocating and managing multiple projects with sound judgment
  • Committed to quality: strong attention to detail and constantly driven to improve
  • Ability to work under pressure: self-motivated, with a high degree of flexibility and fluidity, and an objective-focused and positive approach
  • Enthusiastic team player: eager to provide insight and receive feedback
  • Minimum 3-years of experience managing multi-disciplined delivery within an agency environment, implementing innovative, interactive and consumer-focused solutions

Optional (but very useful)

  • Experience in translation (J→E, E→J)
  • Experience in copywriting and editing (Japanese)
  • Knowledge of social media marketing
  • Knowledge and experience in digital marketing

We Offer

  • Salary negotiable, based on experience
  • Professional on-the-job training
  • Full exposure to all aspects of our business
  • Complete set of business skills
  • Friendly, comfortable work environment
  • Transport allowance
  • Paid vacations

Please apply with a cover letter to careers@custom-media.com explaining what about this position appeals to you.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

No telephone calls please.

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