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Product Owner (Insurance)

Job Seekers Japan IT Insurance

Job Description

Management role for experienced Product Owner in global insurance company, leading development and implementation of apps used by the business


  • Lead a team of engineers, both internal and vendor-side, to deliver high-quality products or product upgrades that meet user needs
  • Understand business needs and build relationships with the business users by gaining their trust.
  • Maintain prioritized product backlog and ensure that tickets are handled within agreed-upon time frames
  • Propose new products and solutions for gaps in business needs and existing systems
  • Collaborate with IT professionals such as BSAs and PMs, as well as cross-functional teams such as accounting and finance, marketing, sales, etc.
  • Set a clear product road map and ensure that priorities do not conflict

Required skills

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience of system development
  • People management experience
  • Solid understanding of Software Development Lifecycle, as well as Agile practices
  • Knowledge of Oracle Database 11g/12c
  • Understanding of system architecture, integration platforms and architectures (batch, real-time), and software design patterns
  • Fluent or native Japanese and business English are required

*Please note that you must be eligible to work in Japan at the time of application.

Preferred skills

  • 3+ years of working experience in the insurance industry
  • Experience managing people overseas

Personal Attributes

  • Self-starter, can find things to do and improve by themselves without waiting for instruction
  • Enjoys communicating with people from other departments and (technical) backgrounds

About our client

One of the leading insurance firms in the world, this Europe-based company is doing well in Japan with a mid-sized office. The office culture is laid back, and people are quite direct and open communicators. They are looking for someone who will join their team long-term, and grow their career with the brand, in Japan or other countries.

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
  • 813 4550 6487