SAP Project Manager – Tokyo, Japan

BackOffice Associates, LLC is a worldwide leader in information governance and data migration solutions, focusing on helping customers manage one of their most critical assets – data. Our company’s range of products, built on a revolutionary platform, address the needs of business users seeking to unlock the value of their data assets. BackOffice Associates’ products and services enable organizations to accelerate growth, gain actionable visibility and reduce risks. Founded in 1996, BackOffice Associates has an unparalleled record of success in the most complex data environments across a variety of industries. Customers include many Fortune 1000 companies including Eli Lilly, Kraft and Dow Chemical. BackOffice Associates is a global corporation headquartered in Massachusetts with additional offices in the U.S., Australia, Europe and Asia. We are looking for energetic, self-directed, committed and goal- oriented individuals with the desire to join a world-class organization.

Position Summary

The SAP Project Manager will be responsible for assuring the successful execution of the company’s projects through industry best practices to its customers. In this position, you will be in charge of a team delivering innovative business and IT consulting ranging from business process design to application modelling and systems integration around Enterprise Data Management solutions. You will leverage your project management and leadership capabilities to ensure successful project delivery and client success. This will enable unique career opportunities, and equip you with a vast and diverse network of talented SAP professionals across multiple regions and cultures.

Position Location: Tokyo, Japan


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Support and deliver large, complex client engagements from offshore through coordination between Onsite/Offshore team
  • Drive the preparation of a clear & detailed timetable with pre-defined tasks specific to Projects
  • Plan, organize, integrate, measure and control project tasks to fulfill delivery
    requirement(s) regarding cost, performance, and schedule
  • Develop, generate, and update an integrated project plan and schedule using Project Management Tools
  • Lead each phase to ensure milestones are achieved with special attention to the testing phase
  • Monitor and track program budgets for financial management reporting to PMO
  • Perform project financial management activities validating project team member time sheets
  • Perform issue management and risk management processes for the project, drive issue resolution at all levels and escalate as necessary
  • Prepare required reports, briefings and summaries detailing project activities
  • Project Documentation and Training: ensure all needed documentation on the project is well prepared with the appropriate level of detail; and work collaboratively with training lead to ensure material development and delivery is appropriate for the audience



  • Engineering degree / MBA degree is preferred
  • Minimum 10 years SAP experience; 4+ years of project management activities
  • Mandatory exposure to SAP Implementation and Support Projects, preferably experience in SAP EPM Projects
  • Previous SAP project management experience with ASAP methodology is required
  • Project Management certification (Prince 2, PMP) preferred but not required
  • Developing and executing project plans, and implementing project controls and quality assurance of teams of expert resources
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A high level of motivation, strong work ethic and self-starting attitude
  • Strong skills & knowledge of SAP
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including technical and business focused communications


If you are interested in this or other opportunities at BackOffice Associates, please go to to view our Careers section and complete the on-line application.


BackOffice Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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