Global Video Solutions Sales Lead, Japan (Tokyo)

Tokyo

As Global Video Solutions Sales Lead you will be a part of a cross-channel team working closely with Product, Product Marketing, Sales and Ad Operations to grow Twitter’s video advertising solutions in Japan.

In this role, you will be a both a product expert and top seller/evangelist. You’ll work in close collaboration with a Video Operations Strategy counterpart, Japan Sales leadership, and Global team to craft multi-quarter go-to-market plans for Twitter’s Video Ad Products and be highly focused on in-market, in-person meetings with clients. You will be responsible for galvanizing a large sales organization to deeply understand the video landscape/our product suite & motivating them to take this knowledge into market with key clients and agencies.



Responsibilities:

  • Deeply understand Twitter’s Video Ad Products & the wider video advertising landscape, and transfer this knowledge across a large sales team
  • Motivate & excite internal teams to speak with new clients, pitch our new solutions & shift perceptions of Twitter in the video buyer’s mindset. Attend these meetings as the “expert” and inspire clients & sellers alike to try new solutions.
  • Collaborate with the Sales teams to understand client goals & objectives, recommend best practices, identify accounts for new revenue growth, sell strategically, craft solutions and position the sales team for success.
  • Help catalyze a rapidly developing Japanese Video Marketplace by thinking up new ways to partner with content creators, agencies, etc- and come up with a plan to execute these longer term ideas
  • Deliver value to Twitter Sales teams via deep product knowledge, strong analytical abilities, communication skills and subject matter expertise of brand marketing.

Success Looks Like:

  • Drive broader adoption of Twitter’s newer video ad formats & cross-product buying behavior
  • Exceed quarterly video product revenue targets 
  • Spend a large % of your time in-market with clients and agencies
  • Invent new ways of partnering with agencies, clients & publishers: find solutions that work and scale them across the market
  • Increase the sales teams proficiency in selling video advertising, e.g., measured by post-training exams
  • Identify core challenges to growth & collaborate across multiple stakeholders (marketing, sales, research, ops, etc) to deliver on short/mid/long term projects addressing these challenges

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BSc degree (In lieu of degree, 4 years relevant experience)
  • 5-10 years of related experience in the digital or media industry with at least 2+ years dedicated to brand advertising
  • Working knowledge of ‘brand’ agency ecosystem (e.g., Dentsu, Hakuhodo, ADK, and other media/creative agencies), including major influencers and decision-makers in and outside of the digital space
  • Motivated team-player who consistently strives to exceed goals/targets and push revenue expectations
  • Relentlessly positive attitude and incredible work ethic
  • Ability to think creatively and critically and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and often ambiguous work environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, attention to detail, and a bias for proactively resolving issues
  • Aptitude and preference for working in small, collaborative teams
  • Willingness to travel

Strongly-desired Qualifications

  • Strong quantitative skills and/or background involving finding trends and opportunities within data
  • Experience leading complex, multi-stakeholder projects that last more than 1 quarter
  • Internally- and/or externally-recognized thought leader regarding advertising shift to digital and video
  • Demonstrated ability to speak at large conferences and “hold a room”
  • Ability and enthusiasm to share ideas and best practices, as well as represent the Japan market in an international organization (i.e., in English and in Japanese)

Hiring Process

Step 1

After you apply, a recruiter may reach out to you for an introductory call.

Step 2

If your background is a match for the role, you may phone interview with 1-2 people.

Step 3

If you continue through the process, you will come onsite 1-2 times to interview with a total of 5-10 people.

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