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Operations Manager


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location-pin Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
location-tag 10051

The Operations Manager plans and directs the delivery of programs and provides leadership to the RPO program teams across Japan. Key responsibilities include design, implementation and institution of delivery operations and standards within the RPO accounts, ensures stabilization of operations and account teams. Leads, coaches and mentors the Program team. Oversees performance, quality, improvements and cost management.
P&L accountability for Pontoon India RPO Program Budgets.


* Responsible for delivering the operations budgets for revenue, contribution and EVA.
* Overall responsibility for meeting and exceeding all contractual SLAs for RPO clients.
* Ensures the application of best practices, standard operating procedures and account management tools within programs.
* Identifies and pursues areas of improvement to ensure financial health, contract compliance and capacity management.
* Institutes use of shared/regional resources for delivery and liaises with Program Operations to ensure seamless delivery to client.
* Supports development of internal and external roadmaps to build improvement and optimization within programs under management
* Supports development of program business plans, relationship management matrices and ongoing risk/gap assessments. Identifies risks associated with client and/or internal delivery goals and develops strategies to address.
* Supports and direct projects within programs such as scope expansions, cost savings and new initiatives.
* Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Performance Measures:

* Deliver financial metrics (revenue and contribution targets as per budget)
* Program achievement against SLA’s
* Program Team Performance (Voice of the Customer, Voice of the Supplier surveys)
* Program Compliance
* Program Evolution and Expansion
* Contract Extension and Renewal
* Team engagement, motivation, retention and GPTW scores


* People management experience - experience in managing Managers advantageous
* Strong Leadership skills
* Deep operational expertise with strong attention to detail
* A completer finisher by nature, ability to multi-task and strong attention to detail
* Strong judgment, analytical skills and strategic thinking


* A minimum of ten (10) years of recruitment service delivery or account management experience, including a minimum of five (5) years managerial experience.
* Account and project planning.
* Financial acumen / P&L management
* Broad knowledge of business process improvement
* Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate groups and individuals and virtual talent management.
* Excellent oral/written communications, organizational and negotiation skills.
* Fluency in spoken and written English

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

* Knowledge and experience of HR and Staffing technologies such as Vendor Management Systems or Applicant Tracking Systems
* Knowledge of Shared Service Centre Delivery

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