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.
As a project manager at Custom Media, you manage a variety of fun, innovative marketing and creative projects for major foreign and Japanese clients.
The ideal candidate is a bilingual Japanese graduate with at least three year’s management experience (client facing), team player with a great attitude, and a good knowledge of marketing, advertising, public relations or digital communications.
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
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
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
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
9:30 to 6:30 (Monday - Friday)
Weekends, National Holidays, Paid Vacations
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