Business Development Director

Full time position at ZEPPELIN Inc. Tokyo, Japan



Business Development Director

[Job Description]

We are looking for a mature and motivated Business Development Director with multidisciplinary experience to join our ZEPPELIN Crew in Tokyo, Japan. We welcome passionate, results-oriented strategic thinkers, who can identify with Digital Innovation and Service Design. You will be responsible for the overall management of all strategic and operational Marketing and Customer Relationship activities. This role is dedicated for bilingual candidates with international exposure and global perspectives.

[Role and Responsibilities]

Foster digital innovation, driving company sales as well as inspiring prospective business ventures. Surface and establish partnerships, and act as a primary representative of ZEPPELIN Products and Services to the outside world. Deep understanding of, and experience in sales and communication are key to enhancing ZEPPELIN significance and value. This role requires design sensibilities, business acumen and empathy. You bring at least 6 years of experience in areas such as business development, sales, consulting and strategy.

Additional experience might include:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills (in both Japanese and English)

  • Mentoring and coaching our partner facing Crew in order to increase productivity and business performance

  • Developing sales strategy and company sales procedures that contribute to ZEPPELIN success

  • Strategic and judicious decision-making with diligent, consistent follow-through

  • Comfort with, and excitement for engaging with senior executives

  • Presentation skills and storytelling to diverse audiences - communities, partners, investors or other stakeholders

  • Strong analytical skills and great intuition backed up with data-driven thinking

  • High level of competence, up-to-date with latest industry trends and best practices

  • Ability to take initiative and carry effective decision making in a constantly-changing business environment

  • Excellent time management and planning skills

  • Proven negotiation skills (including ability to resolve disputes)

  • BA/BS degree in a relevant field of study (MBA is a plus)

  • Native level of Japanese and fluency in English is required