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Project Manager

Tokyo, Japan Job ID: 117764 Additional locations: Tokyo, Japan

A Career at HARMAN

As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​:Tokyo, Japan

[Job Description]

  • Plan and execute projects according to deadlines, budget and quality benchmarks
  • Effectively communicate project tasks and commitments to project team members and stakeholders (in Harman Japan and other company offices)
  • Manage customer expectations, through tight collaboration with the sales team, R&D and corporate project management
  • Work closely with customers (project manager and executive level) in order to understand the requirements in a wider view (the “big picture”), and develop effective working relationships
  • Work with groups across the organization to gather inputs and define the deliverables, resource requirements and work-plan for the project, and oversee their development and delivery ( “matrix management”)
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team, and competition for resources between projects
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and devise contingency plans as needed

    [Relevant Technologies and Products]

  • Typical projects involve embedded software development, client-side applications development for various mobile and automotive OSs (e.g., Android / Windows Phone / Linux) in various programming tools (e.g., C / C++ / Java / JEE), integration with proprietary server-side management tools and databases (e.g., Oracle), and using industry standards like OMA-DM

[In Charge Of]

  • Delivery end-to-end, from contract / SOW signature till SOW sign-off
  • Managing close relations with customers to understand and meet their expectations
  • Managing all project aspects following strict methodology, facing customer project management, and in full collaboration with project management in headquarters
    • Statement of Work, Change Requests
    • Project Gantt
    • Action items
    • Customer meetings, deliveries
  • Submitting periodic updates to customer, to corporate project management and to headquarters
  • Conducting Lesson Learn and Post Mortem sessions after the completion of each project for continuous improvement

[Qualifications - Required]


  • 3 years of practical experience in implementation of software projects Experience with software development projects

Language Skills:

  • Native Japanese
  • Comprehensive English skills, business English level (meetings, reports document creation and presentations)

Educational Background:

  • A 4-year college engineering degree (preferably software)

[Qualifications – The following experience and skills are desirable]

  • Experience with mobile or automotive related SW project management an advantage
  • Excellent human relations, also experience in cross-cultural communication

  • High verbal / presentation / rhetorical abilities
  • High self-management capabilities, positivity and a high motivation towards accomplishing objectives
  • Methodological (reads literature, understands theory), Independent, quick learner
  • High analytical abilities
  • Improvisation skills, “out of the box” thinking
  • Ability to successfully operate under pressure
  • Desire to proactively and flexibly take on new challenges, applying past experience


Tokyo (Akihabara, Chiyoda Ward)

HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (


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