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Job Description

Manage a team working on moving applications from legacy servers to the cloud, while also providing PMO Support to various IT projects (application and infrastructure side).


  • Maintain, support and manage the development of AS/400 related applications
  • Lead a team of DevOps Engineers to develop new technologies that support existing operations and applications
  • Manage PMO (Project Management Office) in overseeing resource allocation, schedules and budget in a range of IT projects
  • Lead the QA team that drives high-quality tech delivery across the business
  • Communicates with the business stakeholders to understand technology needs and pain points
  • Assist in setting up strong IT standards, policies and procedures. You will be the POC for employee's compliance with defined IT standards and policies.
  • Understand business and strategic initiatives and come up with innovative technology solutions that will add value to the current and future business of the company

Required skills

  • 10+ years of IT Management experience
  • 5+ years of direct people management experience
  • Keen understanding of DevOps processes as well as Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Experience of managing complex IT projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Understanding of enterprise architecture in a mid to large (300+ employees) organization
  • Experience or knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • Strong command (business level and above) of both English and Japanese, both written and spoken

*Please note that you must be allowed to work in Japan at the time of application, as new visas cannot be sponsored at this time.

Preferred skills

  • Experience with AS/400 applications

Personal Attributes
Adept at and enjoys explaining complex technologies in a simple manner

About our client
Our client is a major international FMCG company, with a focus on personal care products. They have a big operation in Japan, and a sizeable IT team here. The team is very diverse, with people from all over the world. You will speak English and Japanese on a daily basis, and work on solving all kinds of problems together with your core team.

Morgan McKinley Asia Pac is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Mieke Aarsman
Mieke Aarsman
  • Manager | IT Recruitment