OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

 

Regional Director, Japan and Northeast Asia - Tokyo 

  • Driving economic growth for South Australia through business development in trade, tourism and investment in Japan and the wider North East Asia region. 
  • client focussed and results driven 
  • locally engaged position 

Reporting to the Executive Director, Department of Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Regional Director, Japan and North East Asia will play a critical role in identifying market opportunities and driving trade, tourism and investment outcomes for South Australia. 

The position will also play a key role in promoting and supporting South Australian businesses in Japan, as well as the region, by building and leveraging established networks to take advantage of commercial opportunities. Representing South Australian business interests at the highest levels will be a core responsibility. 

Suitably qualified applications are sought from candidates with strong, high-level business and government networks in Japan complemented by a sophisticated understanding of South Australia's business capability and international competitiveness. 

The candidate will have commercial and political acumen, along with excellent communication, negotiation, stakeholder management and leadership skills. A critical part of the role will involve timely dissemination of information back to South Australian industry, identifying opportunities and challenges. Maximum flexibility and pragmatism are also necessary to influence and succeed in this role. 

Note that: 

  • The position is Tokyo-based with a locally engaged contract of 3 years
  • Candidates with established business networks in Australia, Japan and across North East Asia are preferred
  • A proven track record in international business development is an advantage 
  • Fluency in Japanese and English is essential 
  • A remuneration package reflecting the significance of this role will be negotiated to secure a high calibre appointee 

For initial, confidential enquiries, and to access the role statement, please contact Mr Lino Strangis, Executive Director, Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment on +61 8 8303 2419 or through his office on email: kate.oconnor@sa.gov.au


New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Business Development Manager - Tokyo

NZTE is New Zealand's international business development agency. They work with some of New Zealand's most forward thinking companies, helping them to grow bigger, better, faster for the benefit of New Zealand.

NZTE's customers - New Zealand export companies - offer a variety of unique premium products and see immense value and opportunity for growth in the Japanese market. Their highly successful team in Tokyo are looking for an ambitious Business Development Manager to help their customers enter and thrive in this dynamic economy that's one of the world's largest consumer markets, and an exciting place to do business.

A superb relationship manager and team player, you will enjoy being part of a truly global organisation at the top of its game. You'll work with a talented collaborative team and together you'll play a key role in evaluating customers' strengths weaknesses, and opportunities. Your commercial smarts, know-how, and know-who will ensure the customers you support will thrive in market.

Keen business acumen is critical in this role, as is the ability to work alongside CEOs and a willingness to 'roll your sleeves up'. You will have superior communication, business consulting, and relationship management skills with the ability to build rapport quickly. You will understand how to develop and leverage industry networks and your enthusiastic 'can-do' attitude and positive proactive approach will be highly valued.

NZTE offers a flexible, fun and stimulating environment with a unique opportunity to develop and access world class business networks and work with a talented, diverse international team.

If this opportunity sounds like you and you want to be part of an organisation with a mission to support kiwi ingenuity around the world, we'd like to hear from you.

Fluency in English and Japanese is required for this role (both written and verbal). This is a locally engaged position, so you must either already have the right to work in Japan, or be eligible to apply for a working visa.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV to tokyo@nzte.govt.nz.



Awaji Youth Federation Fellowship - Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture 

AYF is seeking next generation leaders with the passion to challenge themselves in this unique global community and take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity. By gathering future leaders, AYF aims to provide a creative platform so young innovators and designers can come together across cultures, backgrounds and disciplines. Using their unique skills and existing specializations, they will find new solutions to global issues through study and collaboration.

Fellows participating in this program will have a chance to receive in-house training and valuable on-the-job work experience to enhance their skills and capabilities through active involvement in new business projects and facilities operated by the Pasona Group on Awaji Island. AYF fellows will take part in a unique learning and working program with a focus on 4 streams: Entrepreneurship, Regional Revitalization, Creative Culture and International Relations. 

Successful applicants will be employed by Pasona Group Inc. for a one-year period as contract employees.

To apply and for further information about the fellowship please follow the link.



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