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Published 2023-01-15

Japanese Speaker

Type of job: Remote
Country: Japan
City: Tokio
Company: EcoVadis

Description of the offer

Company Description

Work smart, have fun and make an impact!

Our purpose is to guide all companies toward a sustainable world.
EcoVadis is the leading provider of business sustainability ratings. Our solutions are backed by an international team of experts and powerful technology. We analyze data and build sustainability scorecards that give companies actionable insights into their environmental, social and ethical risks.

Why apply to EcoVadis? Be a part of the global sustainability change in business. Grow your career. Work with extraordinary people. Feel valued for your contribution.

Learn more about our team and culture on EcoVadis careers page. If you have questions about the company or open roles you can chat with an insider.

Job Description

We are looking for an Account Manager to join our team! In this position, we are looking for an individual that can support customers throughout the Japan region. Japanese and English fluency is a must. Additional languages are an asset.

Sustainable procurement has gained in importance and maturity over the past decade and is at the top of most of the Fortune 500 corporate agendas. Leading organizations are taking on strategic initiatives and goals in this space. As a digital SaaS solution, EcoVadis is designed to help such companies scale their initiative across their entire global supply chain. This requires good understanding of the solution by all impacted stakeholders and adoption of the principle of sustainable procurement, on all levels of our customers’ procurement organization. The Customer Success team manages the strategic deployment and account management of the EcoVadis solution with our customers.

EcoVadis is looking for a dynamic Account Manager, driven by sustainability, to join our APJ team in Tokyo, bringing energy and passion in a positive environment to manage the success of EcoVadis’ customers.

Your primary responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to): 

Strategic Account Management and Customer Success

  • Manage a portfolio of customers, ensuring they maximize the value they get from the EcoVadis solution and maintain a high level of satisfaction and engagement with the service and tools
  • Advise customers on the implementation building blocks of their sustainable procurement program throughout their lifecycle. Partner with them to help them adopt and integrate EcoVadis in appropriate processes and tools. Provide thought leadership and effectively communicate the EcoVadis vision for Sustainable Supply Management
  • Build advocacy among customers; Establish and maintain strong relationships with customer project managers, decision makers, and executive sponsors throughout the customer lifecycle
  • Develop a customer program plan and act as the main point of contact for your accounts, providing proactive and reactive project management support and resources
  • Develop and maintain Account Plans for all assigned customers
  • Liaise between customer and EcoVadis teams (sales, sustainability, operations) to solve customer challenges and find opportunities and solutions
  • Promote and upsell of additional services when suitable
  • Lead and successfully manage contracts renewals
  • Carefully monitor operations with your customers (forecast and delivery) in order to guarantee operational KPIs are met


  • Contribute to Ecovadis continuous improvement process by providing feedback to the product management team on solution development needs
  • Lead and/or support a variety of Customer-focused projects
  • Teamwork, peer-coaching, and best practices sharing to contribute to the development of EcoVadis service and to maintain a positive and motivating atmosphere


  • 5+ years successful customer management, account management, or consulting  experience acquired in a fast paced environment
  • The ideal candidate has formal education in a related field (Supply chain, sustainability, business)
  • Knowledge of procurement systems and SaaS is an asset but not mandatory as long as the candidate has a quick understanding of complex management systems and tools and how they impact the workflow of the customer
  • Excellent communication skills (Both written and verbal) in Japanese and English is a must. (JLPT N1 or equivalent is required)
  • Ability to summarize key findings in a presentable powerpoint presentation
  • Excellent excel and data analytical skills
  • Experience in developing Account Plans
  • Computer literate (MS office, Google Suite, SalesForce or CRM, Project management tools…)
  • Interest to work in an international and multicultural environment
  • Self-driven, results oriented and team player
  • Ability to be agile in an ever changing environment
  • Thrives in a fast paced environment
  • Passionate about sustainability

Additional Information

  • Beginning: March, 2023
  • Full time position
  • Location: Yotsuya Tokyo
  • In return for your expertise and energy, we offer:
  • Working Hours: 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday
  • Social Insurance
  • Commuting Allowance
  • Work Model: Hybrid Work Model


Our hiring team looks forward to reviewing your CV and covering letter with a guaranteed response to every application. A new job with purpose awaits you!

Don’t fit all the criteria but still think you’d be a good candidate? Please apply anyway to give our hiring team the opportunity to assess your skills and to learn more about what you could bring to EcoVadis. We’re interested in hiring capable people, regardless of professional and educational background.

Can the hiring process be adjusted to suit my needs? Yes. We want everyone going through the hiring process with EcoVadis to feel confident that you are able to demonstrate your full potential. We welcome applications from disabled people, people with long-term health conditions and neurodiverse candidates. If you need any adjustments, please let the hiring team know.

Our team’s strength comes from everyone’s uniqueness and is founded upon mutual respect. EcoVadis commits to equity and inclusion and does not accept any form of discrimination based on color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, beliefs, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability, parental status, or any other protected characteristic that makes you unique.

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