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Japanese Speaking Job-Open Innovation - Business Development Associate (JAPANESE speaker)-London

  • GBP24 000- 26 000
  • Permanent
  • Central London
  • Ref: 20524

Your New Job Title: Open Innovation - Business Development Associate (JAPANESE speaker)

The Skills You'll Need: startup, VC, engineering, account management, technology

Your New Salary: GBP24 000- 26 000

Location: London, The City.

Who You'll Be Working for: Open Innovation

What You'll be Doing Each Day:

Develop the Open Innovation activities in Europe by bridging the gap between R&D and Business Development.
Identifying potential partnerships/Start-ups to pitch to the business units in Japan/Europe and support the expansion of company network and activities.

Market Research
o Online research either open-source or through portal for relevant Start-ups and Innovation Hubs
o Organize and sort in-house database and CRM with updated information
o Keep updated on new trends and business model with regular updates to management

Lead Generation& Account Management
o Support the mapping of Open Innovation network eco-system for Deep Tech/Smart City in Europe
o Join key stakeholder events and gather information from interested start-ups as requested
o Participate in internal brainstorming discussions and map corporate needs
o Liaise with Start-ups and become key-account managers for relevant stakeholders
o Support the Corporate Business Development activities in the Business Incubation Division.

Project Support
o Support Project Managers in key strategic initiatives
o Support managers in generating new partnerships
o Researching Start-ups and background intel
o Review contracts and support on documentation

Other Duties
o General Secretarial duties (hotel and travel arrangements, typing, photocopying, appointment scheduling etc.)
o Any other duties directed by management from time to time
o Travel as required

The Skills You'll Need to Succeed:

· Experience working in a startup, VC or an engineering company
· Sales or Account management experience and competency with CRM
· Analytic skills –whether technical (software), financial or legal much appreciated
· Strong business acumen
· Passionate about new technology
· Bachelor degree in business, PPE or engineering
· Fluent in written and oral English and any additional European language is plus
· Japanese language and understanding of its culture.

Job status: permanent/ Full-time

Start date: ASAP

Working hours: 09:00-17:00

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