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CIO for insurance company (PERM)

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Job Description

Join an international team in a foreign insurance firm, leading all of their IT endeavours for the Japan market. Working from home and flextime available.

Roles/Responsibilities

  • Technology Leadership: Spearhead the development and execution of the technology strategy aligned with the company's business objectives. Build roadmaps for important developments and rollouts for the coming years.
  • Global Collaboration: Foster collaboration between technology teams across different locations, especially Japan and the HQ abroad, promoting a cohesive and innovative work environment.
  • Digital Transformation: Through a thorough understanding of new technologies and methodologies, drive adoption of them in the IT and business teams. Find ways to increase efficiency and keep costs low.
  • Innovation Hub: Establish the company as a hub for technological innovation within the insurance industry, exploring new technologies, driving digital initiatives, and finding ways to bring new products to market utilizing technology.
  • Build teams: you will oversee 5 teams, and help to elevate their technical and professional levels, as well as help hire new talent.
  • Data Analytics Mastery: Leverage data analytics to make informed decisions, drive operational efficiency, and enhance customer experience.

Required skills

  • Fluent in both Japanese and English (written and spoken).
  • Proven leadership experience in a senior technology role within the insurance or financial sector.
  • In-depth knowledge of insurance technologies, trends, and regulatory requirements. Ability to understand software development and its lifecycle (SDLC) well, so you can help guide the enterprise architecture.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to align technology initiatives with business goals.
  • Excellent communication skills to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (advanced degree preferred).

*Please note that we can only consider applications from those who are eligible to work in Japan freely.

Preferred skills

  • Experience managing team managers.
  • Experience working in a matrix organization.

Personal Attributes

  • Enjoys working with people from different cultures.

About our client

Our client is a globally recognized insurance provider with a strong presence in various markets. Renowned for its innovative and customer-centric approach, this company has a rich history of delivering comprehensive insurance solutions to individuals and businesses alike. They prioritize staying at the forefront of industry trends, embracing technology to enhance their offerings and customer experience. With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, they foster a collaborative work environment that encourages professional growth and development. As a potential employer, this company values creativity, adaptability, and a dedication to delivering top-notch insurance services to their clients.

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Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Mieke Aarsman
Mieke Aarsman