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Job Description

Build a brand-new SaaS with a highly specialized technical team in Japan!


  • As an owner of the main product of the company (ERP related), drive development of features, manage release and product lifecycle, while keeping a keen eye on the business side of things
  • Collaborate with the CEO and CTO, the inhouse (UX) design teams, dev teams, and business teams to create the best product in the market
  • Anticipate and mitigate project and budget risks
  • Drive continuous improvements through iteration and execution

Required skills

  • 5+ years of experience managing an IT related product (software, SaaS, solution, etc) in Japan, or for the Japan market
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Strong understanding of ERP market
  • Excellent communication skills to various people in the business, as well as external stakeholders
  • Business level command of Japanese and conversational English or higher

*Please note that you can only apply for this role if you are eligible to work in Japan freely at the time of application. Visas cannot be sponsored at this time.

Preferred skills

  • Knowledge of Agile methodology
  • Business English or higher
  • Experience working on BtoB software product
  • Experience working on projects with a microservice architecture
  • Background in working in a startup company, or a strong interest in doing so

Personal Attributes

  • Strong curiosity in new technologies and learning new things
  • Sense of ownership and focus on getting things done

About our client
Our client is a very young tech startup, blazing a trail for a unique SaaS in Japan. Without any real competitors in the market, they are gathering interest from a lot of directions, and have an intention to grow in the next months. The plan is to launch the product soon, and grow out the business, first in Japan and eventually across other areas.
The work style is very autonomous and flexible.

Morgan McKinley Asia Pac is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Mieke Aarsman
Mieke Aarsman
  • Manager | IT Recruitment