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Services / Project Manager – Japan

Services / Project Manager – Japan

Apriso Corporation is the world leader in execution software – a new event-driven, real-time, process-aware software that provides enterprises total global control of their manufacturing and supply processes. Over 150 Global 5000 companies have partnered with Apriso to achieve operational excellence in the new “execution” economy. As a member of the Apriso Corporation Professional Services Team, you will assist in developing and implementing a strong product.

This position will include these responsibilities:

The candidate will help to grow the services organization and the business in Japan while managing multiple projects to help continue the growth of the organization.

Services responsibilities:

  • Provide monthly forecasts and achievements against assigned Service revenue goals.
  • Influence the sales organization to assist in growing Services revenue by supporting pre-sales activities and proposal responses
  • Participate in the staffing strategy for Japan
  • Lead consultants to ensure achievement of business goals while maximizing client satisfaction with Apriso products and services.
  • Adhere to and enforce all Professional Services business processes and company policies.
  • Accept other duties as assigned.

Project responsibilities:

  • Manage the implementation of the Apriso Software suite throughout the entire project lifecycle.
  • Manage project scope, partner participation and customer expectations.
  • Responsible for project risk management at proposal stage and throughout project, making plans to minimize risks.
  • Responsible for all project planning and control including presales, quote, budget, schedule, customer satisfaction, ensuring successful execution to plan.
  • Ensure quality of deliverables via an agreed to quality assurance approach and by providing support to the project team.
  • Identify and work with appropriate team to assure successful project completion.
  • Report status and issues regularly, identifying and diagnosing issues and needs, escalating as far as necessary to resolve in Apriso, partner and customer organization.
  • Present training content or other business content as required.
  • Support and record post-project reviews.
  • Ensure all Apriso processes and procedures are followed.

This position will require these skills/qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten years experience in the Information Technology Industry.
  • Minimum of five years of software project management experience.
  • Minimum of two years in a Supply Chain/ LES/ MES/ ERP functional role (either business or I.T.) providing familiarity with business processes and practices.
  • Strong understanding of the service business in the region
  • Experiences in managing all levels of management in the customer organization to achieve project success
  • Experience in business process design for production or logistics. Must be able to help customers to prioritize business requirements to meet budget and timing constraint.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing entire software implementation lifecycles for fortune 500 companies, including the project financials and scope while developing strong customer and partner relationships and outstanding customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive high margin additional business from customers and partners.
  • Very good command of English and Japanese (written and spoken).
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time.
  • Ability to manage team of 5 -10 consultants and software engineers.
  • AAbility to use MS Project to plan and track project execution.

These additional skills would be helpful, but are not necessary:

  • SAP or Oracle applications experience is a plus.
  • Experience using Biztalk Server, SAP Business Connector is a plus.
  • Business Process Certifications, such as APICS, CPIM is a plus.
  • Strategic Program Certifications, such as Six Sigma Black Belt is a plus.
  • Experince with relational databases such as SQL Server or Oracle
  • Formal Project Management training and certifications (such as Project Management Institute, package software methodology courses, or other training).


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in the related field

To express interest in this position, submit your cover letter & resume to: info@apriso.co.jp
For more information about the company please visit us at http://apriso.co.jp/