Technology Strategy & Planning Director

Job Title: Technology Strategy & Planning Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry: IT
Salary: 10000000 - 14500000
Reference: 10646
Contact Name: Dana Greenfield
Job Published 01th Dec 2018


Our major Global Client is looking for a fully Bilingual (Japanese/English) professional with proven leadership skills and the ability to drive business in managing projects both domestically and globally. Passion for Digital Transformation highly regarded, as well as the ability to be a strong decision maker in business settings. 

Key Tasks in this Role
  1. Governance/Intake Management
  2. Project prioritization
  3. Tooling
  4. Team development 
  5. Global Planning

Responsible for: 
  • Value Creation (ROI from IT Investments)
  • Identify opportunities for technology leverage & innovation
  • Define and optimize IT organisation, services, processes, IT governance 
  • Manage IT key initiatives, including IT efficiency & effectiveness transformations
  • Develop & maintain IT strategy (aligned to business strategy)
  • Define & maintain IT policies, standards and procedures (e.g. supported platforms)
  • Establish IT resource plan (headcount, skills)
  • Establish IT budgets (annual) and manage IT budgets and forecasts (periodic)
  • Ensure compliance to the IT strategy, roadmap, policies and standards
  • Understand business direction, key changes and needs and manage customer interfaces
  • Communicate IT application and infrastructure initiatives and strategy to the business
  • Negotiate & schedule change requests (change control)
  • Manage customer expectations/SLAs (for all IT services)
  • Monitor and report customer satisfaction
  • Report IT and service performance
  • Manage Solution Compenents/Build (Projects & Lifecycles)
  • Project initiation &requirements definition
  • Acquire and develop IT talent
  • Manage vendor contracts, relationships, and performance
  • Financial forecasting / vendor spend analysis