Regional Vice President Japan (Manufacturing) / 営業部長(製造) at Anaplan
Tokyo, JP

At Anaplan, we are looking for a Regional Vice President,  to join one of the fastest growing cloud vendors and make your mark on the industry. You will take your proven track record of new business sales and account management of Global 2000 enterprises and sell an incredibly versatile solution that is helping people and companies around the world every day to make better-informed plans and decisions.


Our sales team is sharing our bold vision with companies around the world and helping them understand the power of Anaplan products. We partner with some of the world’s biggest brands, such as GE, PwC, and VMware, to unlock their full potential for success and to grow our business.


You will join a team of individuals who embrace and respect diverse perspectives, aren’t afraid to push boundaries and try new ideas, and are passionate about helping our customers and each other succeed. We work hard, but we also don’t wait for an excuse to have fun. In fact, we’re so serious about it that it’s one of our core values.


The Regional Vice President (RVP) will report to an AVP and will lead a team of Account Executives in the Japan market, expand Anaplan’s footprint at existing customers and build new relationships with prospects. The ideal candidate is one who has built and led sales teams, has a strong track record closing revenue in the software world and in supporting/mentoring the direct reports that make up their sales team. This person needs to be an expert at positioning business value, selling enterprise software solutions, managing complex sales cycles and building relationships with key stakeholders in large corporations. 


What you’ll be doing:

  • Guide and manage the activities of the Account Executives to ensure that company revenue goals and objectives are exceeded
  • Juggle the closing of current-quarter deals while nurturing longer-term opportunities
  • Coordinating and managing weekly and monthly one-on-one and team pipeline reviews, meetings and training sessions to ensure ongoing improvement and best-practice sharing.
  • Managing daily and weekly activities, pipelines, forecasts and closed deals to ensure above quota results based on successful pipeline management
  • Attracting, hiring, onboarding and retaining top sales talent; managing attrition
  • Display a thorough understanding of business needs and revenue potential for accounts in the assigned region  

You have:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Native Level Japanese, Business Level English language is must
  • Excellent C-level communication skills
  • Minimum of 7+ years enterprise software sales management experience 
  • Proven leadership ability to influence, develop and empower employees to achieve objectives with a team approach
  • Experience leading a software company into new territory
  • Total comfort demonstrating SaaS/cloud-based software and discussing it with business leaders
  • Strong track record of exceeding company sales quotas in a complex sales environment
  • Experience in territory management and planning, at the regional and account levels
  • Proven expertise with teaching, coaching and training sales methodologies
  • Strong written, verbal, presentation and organizational skills required.
  • Willing to travel as needed throughout the region

Bonus points:

  • EPM, BI or ERP software sales experience
  • History of meeting/exceeding team quotas
  • Passion for a fast paced, high growth environment
  • Success selling into Finance, Supply Chain and; Sales/Sales Operations
  • MBA

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About Anaplan:

Anaplan exists and thrives on accelerating business value for our customers by transforming the way they make decisions. This is called Connected Planning. With our truly innovative, pure cloud play solutions, Anaplan is addressing a $100B/year problem that all global businesses face. Our mission is to break the traditional business planning mold, currently performed through spreadsheets or legacy systems.


We have built the only platform SaaS offering that will take the time from planning to decision to action to zero. Together with millions of users, a rich partner ecosystem and an active community that shares our values, we all work together to accelerate the value of companies and organizations everywhere.


Publicly traded with 1100+ customers and 450+ partners globally, Anaplan’s platform is solving some of the most complex challenges in business. CEOs, analysts, and the press agree—Anaplan is changing the way the world does business.


Our values drive our behavior, success and creates an awesome employee culture. We are: Open, Authentic, Inclusive, Collaborative & Creative.


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