Sales Manager – Japan

Job Description

Wordvice, a growing international English editing firm, is seeking a motivated professional to serve as Japan Branch Sales Manager to establish relationships with clients in Japan. We are looking for someone with passion for managing high-level accounts with reputable global publishing firms and academic partners throughout Japan.

Wordvice seeks to serve the needs of researchers worldwide to share their research and deepen its impact, both within domain-specific journals and in the wider public sphere. The Sales Manager is the point of contact for project communication and relationships management with high-priority accounts, including university research departments, hospitals and medical centers, government agencies, and other research institutions around the world.

Our ultimate goal is to help academic brands achieve international recognition through quality research writing, and the Sales Manager is a major facilitator in this objective.

Roles and Responsibilities 
  • ■ Client Relationship Development and Maintenance:
  • - Build and manage high-level clients, strategic partnerships, and industry relationships with institutions, journals, and publishers in Japan.
  • - Establish alliances with high-level institutional clients at universities, laboratories, hospitals, corporations, government institutions, and other relevant agencies worldwide that require editing and translation services.
  • - Attend academic workshops and conferences for marketing and networking purposes and prepare proposals and pitches for potential clients.
  • - Recruit and manage channel partners online and offline.
  • ■ Strategy Development and Implementation:
  • - Design and execute organizational strategies for attracting and building relationships with new clients.
  • - Communicate with and inform management about market developments.
  • - Perform market research and provide insights regarding the development and implementation of overall sales strategies.
  • ■ Coordination and Accountability
  • - Collaborate with head office on projects and inform them of any major developments and actions.
  • - Work independently under the supervision of top management.
Core Qualifications
  • ■ Experience:
  • - At least 2 years’ experience in sales or marketing.
  • ■ Language:
  • - Native or fluent in Japanese; conversant in English.
  • ■ Skills and Attributes:
  • - Ability to work independently and operate in a services-driven environment.
  • - Understanding of business development and importance of contracts and client relationships.
  • - High organization skills and ability to handle a large amount of client information.
Preferred Qualifications
  • ■ Experience:
  • - Prior experience in STM publishing industry and/or extensive knowledge about the research publications industry.
  • - Experience managing individuals and teams.
  • ■ Skills and Attributes:
  • - Knowledge or understanding of scientific research standards and conventions found in academic journals.
  • - High level of networking skills and existing relationships within universities, research institutions, and/or the journal publications industry.
  • - Ambitious and proactive at reaching out to new potential clients.
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Classification: Full-time/Contract
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Payment: Please indicate expected rate
  • Start Date: ASAP
Hiring Procedure 
  • Click [Apply Now] button below to submit an application and upload materials.
    Please include/upload in your application:
  • - Your resume and a summary of your past related experience
  • - Your expected pay rate
  • - Any additional information that clarifies your experience and qualifications

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