Country Manager, Japan at Nextdoor

Nextdoor is an internet company based in San Francisco and backed by Silicon Valley’s leading investors. Our mission is to bring back a sense of community to the neighborhood; one of the most important communities in each of our lives.

Our product is a free and private social network that allows neighbors to share information and recommendations. Our platform also allows government agencies and emergency response departments to communicate directly with residents when urgent crime and safety issues arise. Over 160,000 neighborhoods in the United States rely on Nextdoor to build stronger and safer neighborhoods. 

We are searching for a Country Manager to introduce and grow Nextdoor in Japan. This is an executive level role with meaningful equity.

Qualified candidates will be entrepreneurs with deep marketing experience who thrive on the challenge of growing a social network from scratch. We are not looking for a slick car salesman, but rather, a leader of exceptional integrity who cares deeply about building community on a grassroots level.


  • Develop a go to market strategy for Japan.
  • Serve as Nextdoor’s spokesperson. Qualified candidates must excel at frequent media interviews and at representing the company in neighborhood association meetings.
  • Build and manage a team responsible for awareness and growth.
  • Develop partnerships with government agencies.
  • Recommend, execute and measure the effectiveness of numerous different grassroots and digital marketing campaigns.
  • Analyze and present insights from user data and member feedback. Communicate feature requests to our product development team in San Francisco.
  • Quite simply, do whatever it takes to introduce Japanese neighborhoods to Nextdoor. Some days, this may mean analyzing data, and other days, it may mean hopping on a train to close a partnership in another city.


  • Native or long time resident of Japan, well connected and familiar with the issues that residents care about across the country.
  • 5+ years of experience starting your own business or being among the founding team of a small, fast growing company.
  • Ideally, experience with at least one high-growth consumer internet company.
  • Ability to travel both within Japan, and to our company headquarters in San Francisco.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data to drive business decisions.
  • Experience with building and managing teams.
  • Natural affinity for building community. Deep belief in our mission to bring neighbors together to alleviate social isolation, share information and connect them to larger civic goals.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.