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BD & Solutions Engineering Manager, Japan

Apply Location Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Requisition Number R-85373

Job Purpose

This position in Japan is responsible for supporting Sr. Director Business Development & Solutions Engineering through developing and maintaining stronger relationship with clients in the field, continuously running assessments to identify areas to improve/ enhance in the existing programs, drafting/ developing grand design for enhancement/ improvement plans, and making sure of the timely delivery of those plans. Also, this position works for the delivery of new business to new clients.

Primary Job Accountabilities/ Responsibilities

  • Establish stronger and deeper relationship with existing clients on the field level and consult on the clients’ initiatives and how Assurant can supply solutions
  • Design a new program for new clients and manage the delivery in cooperation with BD and IT
  • Regularly facilitate review meetings and make periodic visits to explore client specific needs/ requirements and anticipate new opportunities/ initiatives
  • Continuously enhance, streamline, and rationalize the existing programs in view of the clients, end users, and our internal stakeholders such as call centers and operations based on the deep understanding and analysis on clients’ needs, existing programs, and root cause of the issues/ concerns
  • Draft, develop, and establish a plan to materialize enhancement, rationalization, and improvement of the existing program and play a lead role to move the plan forward for the implementation
  • Maximize IT and Operations to deliver enhancement and improvement for clients, end users, and ourselves by bridging gaps between them in terms of communication, understanding of bottlenecks, perspectives of the goals/ ideal state, how to approach issues for resolution, etc.
  • Create sales pitches, presentations, reference materials, and other documents as required to develop and facilitate the proposal process and make a presentation to the clients

Basic Qualifications Required - Experience, Skills, and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, science, or related discipline
  • At minimum 6 years of overall professional experience
  • At minimum 4 years of experience in IT/ business consulting
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both in Japanese and English
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to work independently but within strategic framework
  • Proactive and willing to learn and ask questions
  • Able to handle multiple projects/ assignments concurrently
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and prioritization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Project management skills

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Knowledge

  • Experience in working in a matrix global organization
  • Comfortable working with a certain level of ambiguity

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