Director of Project Management

Richard Poulter
Other Asia
Niseko, Japan
to USD80,000 per year plus benefits and performance bonuses
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This Client Side Director of Project Management is one of the most exciting project management jobs in Japan. 

A trailblazer lifestyle real estate developer with operations in Niseko and Furano is seeking to appoint a high achieving, motivational projects manager with excellent leadership qualities to manage the safe and successful end to end delivery of luxury real estate construction projects on behalf of discerning investors, developers and elite clients.  

Project Details

This client Side Director of Project Management will be stationed full time in the premier destination of Niseko which offers a seamless blend of traditional Japanese culture and contemporary luxury. 

As the client side Director of Project Management, you will lead our project management division towards unprecedented commercial success.

This role demands an individual with a proven ability to oversee multiple construction projects simultaneously, ensuring they are delivered on time, within budget, and above expectations.

Your leadership will be key in managing the division’s Profit and Loss, fostering a culture of excellence, and developing strategies to enhance operational efficiency.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead the project management division to meet strategic goals, with a special focus on managing multiple projects concurrently.
  • Take full ownership of the division’s Profit and Loss, crafting strategies to drive revenue growth and profitability.
  • Streamline project management and process workflows to ensure peak efficiency and effectiveness across all stages of development.
  • Build a high performance culture, mentor the team, and design a comprehensive training program to foster growth and accountability.
  • Serve as the main liaison for investors, developers, and elite clients, ensuring exceptional service and communication.
  • Oversee all project stages to ensure compliance, quality, and safety standards are exceeded.
  • Encourage innovation and continuous improvement to stay ahead of industry trends and meet the needs of our elite clientele.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Fluent in English and proficiency in Japanese required
  • Demonstrated success in overseeing multiple construction projects, with a focus on luxury real estate or similar high caliber developments.
  • Strong commercial instincts with prior Profit and Loss management experience.
  • Exceptional leadership capabilities with a talent for motivating and developing high-performing teams.
  • Excellent project and process management skills.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Master’s degree or certifications like PMP are advantageous.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

Our client, headquartered in Niseko, Japan, is a trailblazer in the lifestyle real estate sector with operations in Niseko and Furano.

Their business is built on four pillars: real estate brokerage, property management, hospitality, and project management. They are one of the fastest growing companies in the market.

Their project management division excels in turning visions into reality, managing everything from design and compliance to handover and defect management.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

  • Impactful Work: Lead projects that define luxury and innovation, building award-winning properties for the world's most discerning clients.
  • Career Growth: Work with our client, a leader in real estate development, and build an enviable resume that stands out in the global market.
  • Dynamic Culture: Join a team that's at the forefront of developing the next wave of global super villas and other prestigious real estate projects.
  • Competitive Performance based compensation and culture. Our client provides market competitive compensation packages with opportunity to earn more through excellent performance.
  • Location. Niseko, Japan is one of the paradises of the world. It is not for everyone. But for the candidates who loves the mountains and outdoors, Niseko is one of the most special places one can find.

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