Mid-Career RecruitmentApplication

Project Manager/Senior Manager, Global Project Management – GPD – Tokyo – Japan – JCH


Tokyo Head Quarter

Responsibility Level
  1. Work collaboratively with Product Management team and participate in drawing up business plans.
  2. Lead introduction of Product Development Process (PDP) for product development.
  3. Lead project(s) and handle comprehensive product development management (Development schedule, Production readiness, Sales readiness, Management of revenue, Product cost, Project budget and Financial metrics, security of 100% quality for customers) and bring the efforts to the product launch.
  4. Monitor project(s) on a constant basis, articulate problems and continuously improve them.
  5. Project accountability with transparency
Principl Duties
  1. Work collaboratively with Product Management team and draw up business plans involving global needs.
  2. Lead project(s) (grasping the situation and mapping out plans) necessary for product development based upon the business plans.
  3. Provide necessary internal trainings or coaching for introducing project management methods, tools and KPIs.
  4. Introduce product development process management in collaboration with other departments.
  5. Make sure of progress of the project(s) and evaluate it with KPI on a constant basis and give feedbacks to relevant people.
  6. Hold review meetings for your project(s) periodically and report to relevant executives.
  7. Share best practices in the projects with companies involved and business units for betterment.

Job Requirements:

  • Deep understanding and passion for product development operations of the company and its parent company, Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Ability to structure work, manage projects, ideate and run processes/tools
  • Strong leadership, logical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to engage across the company functions, regions, and organization
  • Strong analytical skills, particularly but not limited to financial literacy
  • Strong written communication skills – ability to synthesize and communicate executive level messages
  • Strong oral communication skills – ability to engage senior leadership and working level leaders
  • Strong executive presence with ability to listen, collaborate, influence leaders across organization
  • Team player and relationship builder
  • Financial & Controlling skills
  • Fluent in English
  • High cross-cultural awareness
  • Commitment to excellence


  • 5+ years of cumulative experience relative to engineering and product development project management in automotive, industrial goods, or consumer durables manufacturing
  • Operational track record of product development project management excellence especially including management of multi-location, multi-cultural project management teams
  • Demonstrated experience and success developing project management skills and disciplines with relatively inexperienced team members and organizations
  • Expert with respect with project management approaches, processes and tools
  • Do not mind travelling to both domestic and overseas business sites


  • Bachelor’s degree
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