Company Name: AIR (EnJapan)
Japanese Level: Fluent
AIR is a multicultural, interdisciplinary product development organization, part of the en-japan inc. group. We use advanced software technology and data science to create unique digital products for the HR-Tech industry.
We are looking for a bilingual product manager who is comfortable working in a startup-like environment to lead the development of HR-Tech products for the Japanese market, using lean startup methodologies.
Be the product cheerleader, keeping all parties aligned and motivated with the strategy
Define milestones and create product roadmaps
Manage product-related tasks and ensure team is on track with deadlines
Manage and adapt product development process following lean startup principles
Define and analyze KPIs to track the success of products
Prepare presentations and report results to management
3+ years of Product management experience in software or web applications, from inception through public launch.
Organizational skills: You are able to translate a broad vision into clear actions. You know how to prioritize effectively. You are a master at managing multiple inter-dependent tasks using project management software.
Communication: You are able to communicate complex information clearly to many different audiences. You understand engineers and designers languages. Overall, you are a great listener and a master communicator.
Technical understanding: You are fully able to converse at a technical level and comfortable and unafraid with code.
User Research skills: You are able to interview and research customers, synthesize data, and gather insights to better understand their pain points, desires, and needs.
Lean Startup: You are knowledgeable and experienced with lean startup methodologies (e.g. scrum) and best practices.
Languages: Japanese: native / fluent (JLPT N1 equivalent) - English: native / fluent.
Japanese market: You are very familiar with Japan’s domestic market and have experience managing products for the Japanese market.
Human Resources: Familiarity with the HR industry, a great plus.
Autonomous: You are able to work without expecting someone telling how to do things. We value people who don’t always ask for permission and trust their common sense.
Accountable: You are the owner of the product you manage and therefore assume full responsibility for its performance.
Self-learner: You have a thirst for learning new skills and become a master in your field.
Past achievements: We value University degrees but we care more about your achievements. Feel free to show us any of your past achievements, whether or not work-related.