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Japanese-speaking Business Development Executive (Tokyo)ref: MS42587
Sector Business Development
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location Japan - Tokyo area
Salary Negotiable / Neg
Benefit
An international business development consultancy with a deep specialism in East Asia is currently looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Japanese-speaking Business Development Executive for their client/customer facing, business development/sales role in Tokyo, Japan.

Ideal candidate would have native level of fluency in English with business level Japanese (JLPT Level 1/N1 or equivalent) and have worked in business, sales or technology, ideally in Japan/a Japanese company. This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate who has worked for a Japanese company for several years and would like to move to a more international workplace.

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
-Business level of fluency in Japanese (spoken and written)
-Minimum of three years’ experience working in Japan in business, sales or technology
-Experience working in the following areas: pharma, biotechnology, medical devices
A degree in science, engineering, business or law will be advantageous


TYPE: Permanent, full-time

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

SALARY: Depending on experience, negotiable

START: ASAP

LOCATION: Central Tokyo, Japan


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