Ref: TY43598

Japanese-speaking Business Development Associate (Ref: TY43598)

Sector Sales/Business Development
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location London
Salary (Annual) £24,000 - 26,000 / Year
Benefits Good benefits!
A Japanese manufacturer is currently looking to recruit a dynamic and ambitious Japanese-speaking Business Development Associate.
You and the team will develop the Open Innovation activities in Europe by bridging the gap between R&D and Business Development.
Understanding of Japanese culture and some Japanese skills will be advantageous.
TYPE: Permanent, full-time

SALARY: £24-26K depending on experience, plus good benefits

WORKING HOURS: 9am to 5pm but flexible working times can be discussed




1)Market Research
o Online research either open-source or through portal for relevant Start-ups and Innovation Hubs as requested
o Organize and sort in-house database and CRM with updated information
o Keep updated on new trends and business model with regular updates to management

2) Lead Generation& Account Management
o Support the mapping of Open Innovation network eco-system for Deep Tech/Smart City in Europe
o Join key stakeholder events and gather information from interested start-ups as requested
o Participate in internal brainstorming discussions and map corporate needs
o Liaise with Start-ups and become key-account managers for relevant stakeholders
o Support the Corporate Business Development activities in the Business Incubation Division

3) Project Support
o Support Project Managers in key strategic initiatives
o Support managers in generating new partnerships
o Researching Start-ups and background intel
o Review contracts and support on documentation

4) Other Duties
o General Secretarial duties (hotel and travel arrangements, typing, photocopying, appointment scheduling etc.)
o Any other duties directed by management from time to time
o Travel as required

Basic Qualifications/Skills
Educated to degree level
1-3 years of professional experience
Passionate about new technology as well as industry and engineering
Strong business acumen
Fluent in written and oral English
Understanding of Japanese culture and some Japanese skills
Able to work autonomously, taking responsibility for achieving your business development targets

Preferred Qualifications/Skills
Experience working in a start-up, VC or an engineering company
Bachelor’s degree in business, PPE or engineering
Sales or Account management experience and competency with CRM.
Analytic skills –whether technical (software), financial or legal much appreciated
Any additional European language
Updated: 138 days ago
Ref: TY43598