Business Development Manager


As a Business Developer/Account Manager at our Japanese office near Yokohama station, you'll lead our efforts in serving ACTech clients in Japan.

What you will do

  • Build and maintain customer relationships and be responsible for direct sales across industries in Japan, particularly those requiring intricate casting prototype parts under time constraints
  • Develop your own client list, elevate ACTech's brand in the Japanese market, organize and attend trade shows and conferences, and closely collaborate with our team in Freiberg, Germany
  • Your role is pivotal in building ACTech's presence and influence in Japan. You'll understand client needs, present customized offers under tight deadlines, and foster long-term partnerships. Leveraging your sales experience and market knowledge, you'll identify opportunities and drive new business ventures.
  • Working closely with our head office team, you will ensure customer satisfaction, drive innovation, and expand and consolidate ACTech's position as the leading prototype foundry in Japan
  • It is no problem for you to come to the ACTech headquarters in Germany for a few weeks to familiarize yourself with the job, our technologies, and prototypes
  • Work directly with and report to ACTech headquarters in Germany while being physically located in the office of Materialise Japan in Yokohama

Your profile

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, engineering, or a related field
  • Prior experience in the passenger car, agricultural, or construction vehicle industry is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with Japanese market trends and business practices
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed
  • Proven experience in sales and/or business development, preferably in the technology sector
  • General understanding of additive manufacturing and foundry technologies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proficiency in both English (TOEIC 800 and above) and Japanese (native level)
  • Ability to cultivate and nurture client relationships, driving sales growth and fostering long-term partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a diverse team environment

Location and type of contract

  • Yokohama, Japan
  • Full-time
  • Hybrid
  • Associate

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Working at Materialise

Materialise is a dynamic, international high-tech company, founded in 1990 and headquartered in Belgium, with over 2,300 employees worldwide. Materialise’s mission is to innovate for a better and healthier world through its software and hardware infrastructure and in-depth knowledge of additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing). Our customers are in diverse industries, such as automotive, aerospace, medical, research, and academia.

As a growing company, Materialise is always looking for enthusiastic professionals who want to work in an environment full of revolutionary technology and surrounded by people passionate about their work.

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