Marketing Business Development Specialist (Japanese speaking preferred)


Adecco is partnering with a global automotive industry to hire a Business development specialist.


Recommends new products and/or business through marketing activities that ensure. group’s market competitiveness and organizational excellence by performing the following duties individually or working with other leaders at Americas Business Division and HQs Division.


Provides the industry perspective necessary to identify market and technology trends. This includes staying abreast of new industry trends and technologies to spot ANT opportunities. Monitors external environment and markets in the Americas, and identifies opportunities to fulfill our strategy.

Analyzes markets. Identifies, develops and evaluates market strategies, including business models, for the identified ANT opportunities. Defines needs in the market, and connects existing or developing our technologies to such opportunities sales forecasting and strategic planning to deliver the sales and profitability of such technologies and or products. Investigates business potential for new products, technologies, business model and reports finding to management.

Recommends priorities for marketing activities across all divisions and functions. Develops and executes product marketing plans that support achievement of business objectives and marketing goals within our business models. Assesses current models of business operations and develops and or recommends changes to business models when appropriate for the market.

Collaborates with key participants in relevant internal organizations involved in the decision making process to drive the internal processes required to fully assess the opportunity. Understands the fit with the core competencies of the company. Achieves buy-in within each internal organizational group and finalizes business plans.

Collects data, analyzes business developments and monitors market trends with actual figures and/or data. Regularly reports to senior management to apprise them of findings and activities.

Works closely with customer analyzing application needs. Communicates application needs to R&D Departments of ours. Coordinates development of products to meet customer’s need. Makes recommendations to customers based on feedback from R&D.

Handles special projects as directed by Manager.

To perform the job effectively, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving – Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; and, use reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management – Must be able to develop project plans; coordinate projects; communicate changes and progress; complete projects on time and within budget.

Technical – Must be able to assess own strengths and weaknesses; pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; and, share expertise with others.

Interpersonal – Must be able to focus on solving conflict; not blaming; maintain confidentiality; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; and, remain open to others’ ideas and try new things.

Communication – Must be able to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings; write clearly and informatively; vary writing style to meet needs; and, read and interpret written information.

Quality Management - Must be able to demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to performance; and, monitor own work to ensure quality.

Business Acumen – Must understand business implications of decisions; display orientation to profitability; demonstrate knowledge of market and competition; and, align work with strategic goals.
Diversity – Must be able to show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educate others on the value of diversity; and, promote a harassment-free environment.

Ethics – Must be able to treat people with respect; keep commitments; inspire the trust of others; work with integrity and ethically; and, uphold organizational goals and values.

Strategic Thinking – Must be able to develop strategies to achieve organizational goals; understand the organization’s strengths and weaknesses; analyze market and competition; identify external threats and opportunities; and, adapt strategies to changing conditions.

Judgement – Must be able to display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision making process; and, make timely decisions.

Motivation – Must be able to set and achieve challenging goals; demonstrate persistence and overcome obstacles; measure self against standard of excellence; and, take calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Planning/Organizing – Must be able to prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; plan for additional resources; set goals and objectives; organize or schedule other people; and, develop realistic action plans.

Professionalism – Must be able to approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accept responsibility for own actions; and, follow through on commitments.

Adaptability – Must be able to adapt to changes in the work environment; manage competing demands; change approach or method to best fit the situation; and, deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

Initiative – Must be able to volunteer readily; undertake self-development activities; seek increased responsibilities; take independent actions and calculated risks; look for and take advantage of opportunities; and, ask for and offer help when needed.

Innovation – Must be able to display original thinking and creativity; meet challenges with resourcefulness; generate suggestions for improving work; develop innovative approaches and ideas; and present ideas and information that gets others’ attention.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree in Business or Science required. Marketing Research Master’s preferred; 3 or more years’ experience in business development or sales and marketing of technical products; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in international business (trading) is helpful. Technical background and experience of new business development activity for at least 3 years.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical information, financial reports, legal documents and general business periodicals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions or complaints from customers, vendors and various levels of employees. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment where English may be a second language. Spanish and/or Japanese a plus.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to act as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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