Japanese Speaking Sales Executive

Job title: Japanese Speaking Sales Executive
Contract type: Permanent
Location: [England - Midlands]
Salary: GBP 30K
Start date: 03 Feb 2020
Job Reference: 10962
Contact details: Mitsuo Sawai
Contact email:
Contact-phone: +44 (0) 20 7489 2990
Job published: 2 months ago



Japanese Speaking Sales Executive


Type of employment


Full time




£30,000 per annum


Job profile


Take responsibility for the development and maintenance of food chemicals sales to achieve growth in line with company vision and values. Establish a marketing plan and implement this to expand and maintain sales. 


  • Develop a business plan and sales strategy for the food chemicals market taking into account company sales goals and profitability;
  • Initiate, develop and implement action plans to develop new markets;
  • Initiate, develop and implement action plans to maintain existing markets;
  • Prioritise workload to reflect sales and customer requirements;
  • To use all available resources (including literature and personnel) in the planning of new and existing plans;
  • To negotiate contracts and agreements with customers and suppliers and obtain good value for money for the company;
  • To respond to and follow up sales enquiries by e-mail, telephone, and personal visits;
  • Attend at trade fairs;
  • To provide timely feedback to the General Manager regarding performance;
  • To liaise with suppliers including the company’s head office;
  • To consider the implication of EU regulations in the biochemical market;
  • To research the activities of customers and competitors;
  • To attend training courses and develop relevant knowledge and skills;
  • To adhere to company policies, procedures and business ethics codes.

Personal and technical characteristics:

  • Ability to maintain contact with all current and potential clients in our market area to ensure high levels of client satisfaction;
  • Demonstrate ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees, including those in affiliates;
  • Willingness to develop technical and management skills and undertake training;
  • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and market requirements;
  • Fluent written and spoken English;
  • Fluent Japanese and English language skills.


Candidate screening criteria:


  • More than one year of sales experience
  • Consultative sales approach
  • Willingness to travel (between 20% to 30% of the time)
  • Japanese and fluent English language skills


  • Around two to five years sales experience
  • Ability to understand scientific concepts
  • Distributor management experience
  • Experience in food business
  • Second European language
  • Ability to work in a small, multi-cultural environment

Nice to have:

  • Experience in biochemistry business




Oxford, UK




Eligible to work in the UK without any restriction


About our client


Bio-Technology industry