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Operations Manager / Project Manager

Shinka Labs Tokyo

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EN: business
JP: business
Employment Type
Full time


  • Project Coordination and Management:
    • Work closely with the CEO and the development team to ensure projects are delivered on time, within scope and budget.
    • Manage the end-to-end project life cycle, including planning, execution, monitoring, control, and closure.
    • Facilitate communication between internal teams and clients, ensuring that all stakeholders are informed of project progress.

  • Team Management:
    • Oversee the local Japan team and ensure optimum performance and engagement.
    • Assist in the recruitment and onboarding of new team members as required.

  • Client Management:
    • Serve as a key point of contact for clients, ensuring their needs are met and expectations are managed appropriately.
    • Assist with market entry consulting, particularly for games, and localization of games for the Japanese market.

  • Operational Efficiency:
    • Identify opportunities for process improvement and implement operational efficiencies.
    • Ensure operational processes adhere to legal and company standards.

  • General Marketing:
    • Support digital marketing initiatives
    • Assist in the development and execution of marketing strategies targeted at the Japanese market.


  • Proficient in both Japanese (native) and English, with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A strong understanding of the Japanese business landscape and culture. Ability to facilitate business level Japanese conversations and knowledge of language and customs necessary to communicate with Japanese clients. 
  • Previous experience in operations management, project management or a related field.
  • Familiarity with software development, particularly in Unity, Unreal, or Godot game engines. General awareness is OK, you don’t need to be a developer
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Project Management, or a related field (preferred).

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with Trello or other project management software; SCRUM is a huge plus
  • Experience with Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)
  • Experience in using ChatGPT to speed up tasks like translation, organization, reporting and problem solving
  • Experience in the video game industry or working with indie games / small software teams; general interest in this field is also OK if you don’t have any experience yet
  • Experience with Figma and Notion for ideation, brainstorming and project management 

Preferred Cultural Proficiency

  • We are seeking a candidate who has a deep understanding of and familiarity with Japanese culture to bridge the cultural and linguistic barriers between our international team and the Japanese market.

About the Company

At Shinka Labs, we empower international IT organizations to thrive in the Japanese market by offering tailored digital marketing strategies, innovative software development, insightful advanced analytics, and forward-thinking AI consulting. Our mission is to facilitate smooth market entry and sustained growth, ensuring our clients not only meet but exceed their business objectives in Japan.