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Branch Manager Japan (m/f/d)


Our client has been developing branded solar modules in the best German engineering quality since 2004. What is near and dear to the company, and to the founder of the company is durability, reliability and strict standards. These also apply for their licensed partner productions in Europe and Asia, which sustainably produce their modules. And with great success. The modules are used with great reliability everywhere in the international solar markets. On private houses, commercial buildings, barns, stables and in open-field facilities. With the experience of an installed power of about 300 MWp and own representations in Shanghai and Tokyo, the company is working on the energy concepts of tomorrow.
Job profile

Reason for the vacancy   
  • Our client is intending to enter the Japanese PV market and is therefore looking for an experienced General Manager.
Objectives of the job   
  • Strategic development and operational leadership of the Japanese company.
Main tasks   
  • Lead and represent the company in Japan
  • Generate market knowledge, including products, competitors, market trends, technology roadmaps and regulations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Develop and execute business plans
  • Key Account Management
  • Engagement of further staff
Position within the company hierarchy   
  • The owner of the position reports to the General Manager Germany
Team work with   
  • Closely working together with the Management Department in Germany
  • Around 30-40 %
  • In the beginning, a training period for several weeks in the German mother company will take place
Requirements Profile

  • University degree
Professional experiences       
  • Proven track record in General Management of branches of international technical companies
  • Experience in working in a European company desirable
  • Proven track record in technical sales
Special skills   
  • Needs business acumen and a good understanding of technical complexes
Experience in leadership   
  • Necessary
  • Japanese -  mother tongue
  • English    -  fluent
  • German   - desirable
Personal skills   
  • Very Entrepreneurial
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to build strong, credible relationships with multiple organization functions
  • Strong project management skills as well as strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Clear, strategic thinker with the ability to execute on priorities