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Japanese-speaking Sales / Business Development - Tokyoref: MS42585
Sector Sales / Marketing
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location Japan - Tokyo area
Salary Negotiable / Neg
An international business development consultancy with a deep specialism in East Asia is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual for this client/customer facing, business development/sales role based in Tokyo.

In this role you will help cutting-edge venture-backed and mid-sized Western technology companies (e.g. clean-tech, blockchain, biotech, telecommunications, digital media, IoT, Ai, robotics) develop their businesses in Japan.

Ideal Candidate would have native level of fluency in English with fluent spoken and written Japanese (JLPT Level 1/N1 or equivalent) and should have worked in Japan for a minimum of three years in business, sales or technology. This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate who has worked in a Japanese company for several years and would like to move to a more international workplace.
Their office is a bilingual working environment located in the central of Tokyo.

The role involves proactively running hands-on business development projects that include the following responsibilities:

-Planning, research and analysis using information gathered in Japanese and English from the internet, phone calls and face-to-face meetings
-Identifying, contacting, meeting, and presenting to Japanese customers/partners
-Driving business discussions to identify the best route to market (direct sales, licensing, channel selection)
-Managing the whole sales process from initial lead generation to negotiation, closing deals, and account management
-Interpretation and technical liaison between client and customer
-Writing regular meeting notes and reports in English for clients

Essential skills
-Native level of fluency in English with strong oral and written presentation skills
-Fluent spoken and written Japanese
-Minimum of three years’ experience working in Japan in business, sales or technology

In addition, candidates with the following experience will be given preference:
-Experience working in the following areas: pharma, biotechnology, medical devices, telecoms, software, ad tech, renewables or automotive
-A degree in science, engineering, business or law

TYPE: Permanent, full-time

WORKING HOURS: 9:00-18:00 from Monday to Friday

SALARY: Depending on experience, negotiable


LOCATION: Central Tokyo, Japan

** All applicants must have the right to work in Japan as the Company is not able to support visa applications.