Product Manager - McKinsey Digital

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • February 14, 2024
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Language Requirements
Japanese: Business Level
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above


You will work in Tokyo as part of our digital team.

McKinsey Digital brings together the best of McKinsey’s digital capabilities to help our clients use digital technology to transform their businesses. 

As part of this group, you’ll join a global team working on everything from strategy to agile, cloud, cybersecurity, and digital transformation. You’ll typically work on projects across all industries and functions and will be fully integrated with the rest of our global firm. 

You’ll also work with colleagues from across McKinsey & Company to help our clients deliver breakthrough products, experiences, and businesses, both on technology and non-technology topics. Our office culture is casual, fun and social, with an emphasis on education and innovation. 

We have the freedom to try new ideas, experiment and are expected to be constantly learning and growing. There is also a strong emphasis on mentoring others in the group, enabling them to grow and learn.


  • You will serve large corporate clients on engagements to develop digital businesses, whether in a blueprint/design phase, build-out phase, or boosting/growth phase.

  • You will lead the execution of digital product development and transformation projects for leading industry players in Japan.

  • You will be a core member of the McKinsey consulting team with responsibilities that range from shaping product vision, strategic designs to managing and transforming agile product and leadership teams. 

  • In this role, you will engage on some of the most challenging business problems facing our clients. 

  • These projects can range from rapid process re-inventions at leading financial institutions, ‘big data’ analytics at large scale retail organizations, to consumer facing app development for traditional industries. 

  • In each situation, as a Product Manager, you will typically be at the center of the problem solving, advising our most senior clients on how to successful execute on their strategic vision with digital means.

  • You will be well-versed in key aspects of the product, process and technology. You will be at the intersection of business strategy, client and implementation vendors and you'll be responsible for translating abstract visions into reality, while managing client expectations as well as vendor efficiency.

  • You will also be proficient in all aspects of the agile deliverables required for a technology team to build beautiful products. This includes hands on development of storyboards, wireframes, product prioritization, backlog, user stories, product KPI, monitoring/tracking and commercialization.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business or equivalent degree would be preferred, with certifications in product manager e.g., CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner) or PSPO (Professional Scrum Product Owner) 

  • 4-6 years of experience leading agile projects as a Product Manager or Product Owner across cross-functional teams

  • Native Japanese speaker with Fluent English (TOEIC score: above 850 will be recommended)

  • Experience with building digital products (DTC: Direct to Consumer, Subscription, SaaS), enabling business capability and objectives through technology

  • Strong product instinct to build great product vision, product roadmap and competitive analysis

  • Excellent project manager that can plan 2-3 steps ahead of the team and surface hidden risks 2-3 levels deep within the team

  • Strong ability to define product features, prioritize, tie features to pain points.

  • Experience with drawing storyboards, creating wireframes, creating / ‘grooming’ product backlogs, writing user stories and developing acceptance criteria

  • Knowledge and understanding of technical engineering best practices (e.g., test driven development, continuous integration/continuous development, etc.) 

  • Excellent analytical skills, and data driven approach to constantly analyze user feedback and analytics report

  • Strong mastery in prioritization and alignment with business and IT stakeholders to ensure highest value capture

  • Experience working with design team to deliver top user experience (UX) and user interface (UI)

  • Ability to work at an abstract level and continuously ‘pivot’ to arrive at the highest impact answer for the client

  • Ability to work under pressure, manage client expectations effective and not get overwhelmed by client pressures on team

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence senior client business and technology executives on transforming towards agile

  • Ability to move between strategic discussions with senior client leaders to tackle on the ground agile coaching with teams

  • Proficiency in tools and programs such as JIRA and Trello (Agile), Confluence and Aha! (Documentation), Figma and InVision (Design) 

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions.

We work with leading organizations across the private, public and social sectors. Our scale, scope, and knowledge allow us to address problems that no one else can. We have deep functional and industry expertise as well as breadth of geographical reach. We are passionate about taking on immense challenges that matter to our clients and, often, to the world.

We work with our clients as we do with our colleagues. We build their capabilities and leadership skills at every level and every opportunity. We do this to help build internal support, get to real issues, and reach practical recommendations. We bring out the capabilities of clients to fully participate in the process and lead the ongoing work.

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