Global Business Development Manager

About the company
A fast-growing startup specializing in event management tools. Utilized by a wide variety of companies, these tools help facilitate the process of organizing events and create the best networking experience for their attendees. It helps organizers save a large amount of time and money, but also solve issues such as difficulty in visualizing cost effectiveness.

Everything from preparation to follow-up, including event pages, registration, day-of-event transmission, and data analysis can be handled in one tool. It also includes many communication functions that maximize the value of an event, such as "contact with customers" or "encounters that lead to business".

Although the product supports both online and offline events, due to the coronavirus pandemic it is currently used most as an online event product. In order to increase customer contact and viewer engagement, the product supports tools that can help activating interaction among participants and help companies acquire business leads.

Specific Functions
Create online event pages and invite participants
Video streaming of seminars and lectures
Post questions to speakers

Survey function
Exchange business cards, chat, and make appointments for online events.
We are a leading online events platform in Japan, serving online conferences, webinars, job fairs, expos, and trade shows throughout the country.

We are looking for our first international business development lead to join our team, as we encounter growing demand from customers outside of Japan. While the team mainly operates in Japanese and is based in Tokyo, the company's CEO is Japanese-American and is passionate about growing the international arm of this business.

As this person will be the first person in charge of international business development, his / her responsibilities span across marketing and branding, sales, and customer success. This person will be in charge of establishing this new team, and these responsibilities will be handed down to new members as the team grows.

・Marketing and branding
Writing and issuing press releases, translating our websites and all communication materials into English
・Sales and Business Development
Acquiring new customers in the Asian market
・Customer success
Onboarding new customers and maintaining customer retention

※Please note that the position is only for those who are currently residing in Japan only
・Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
・At least three years of business development, sales or marketing experience in an English-speaking company or country
・Work-proficient communication abilities in Japanese required, as our team operates in Japanese
・Undergraduate or graduate degree
・Work experience at an early to mid-phase start-up a plus
Japanese Level
  • Advanced
Transporation cost coverage
  • Covered based on Company's set policy
  • Yes
  • End of Year and New Year Holiday
  • Golden Week
  • Saturday
  • National Holiday
  • Sunday
  • Worker’s Accident Compensation Insurance (労災保険)
  • Health Insurance (健康保険)
  • Unemployment Insurance (雇用保険)
  • Welfare Pension Insurance (厚生年金保険)
Remote Work
  • Temporary remote work (During Covid-19)