Job ID : 1125082 Date Updated : May 10th, 2021

Account Manager / Sales Engineer (大阪)

Hiring Company Gates Unitta Asia
Location Osaka Prefecture, Osaka-shi Chuo-ku
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 3.5 million yen ~ 6.5 million yen

Job Description


We are searching for an Account Manager / Sales Engineer for our Industrial Fluid Power and Power Transmission business. This person should have a strong sales track record, a collaborative style and able to operate effectively in a matrix environment to drive sales growth plans. We’re shortlisting driven, resilient, enterprising, agile, and motivated candidate who wants to be part of a growing company.


Key Account Manager for customers to promote Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems. This role will report to APAC Industrial Business Development leader (interim). Over time the job scope would expand to include executing sales plans to penetrate other Industrial power transmission markets.


The primary responsibility is to manage customer account, from sales, order management, delivery, and quality escalations. Additional responsibilities added over time would include working for Industrial Power transmission teams in executing direct sales plans to achieve committed outcomes.

The Account Manager / Sales Engineer, specific responsibilities will fall into three primary areas:

Accountability #1: (Primary responsibility – Fluid Power Account Manager), based in Murata, Osaka

  • Own and manage Caterpillar Japan (Sales, Order Management, Quality, Cost and Delivery)
  • Manage local assembly supplier (Murata) to support Caterpillar
  • Manage communication between Caterpillar, Murata, Gates local, regional, and global teams

Accountability #2: (after six months – Power Transmission Industrial sales engineer), based in Nara

  • Lead sales engagements for new Industrial Power Transmission segments assigned
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of assigned Industrial market trends and competitive landscape
  • Lead demand generation, direct sales, and marketing activities

Accountability #3: (after six months –Power Transmission Industrial sales engineer), based in Nara

  • To develop strategy for share of wallet gain in assigned accounts or segment
  • Develop application expertise for direct selling to key stakeholders and influencers
  • Build and sustain relationships up to and including key C-level executives for key custome

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 3 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level (Amount Used: English Only)
Minimum Japanese Level Native
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills


Manage Caterpillar Japan successfully and to ensure we are their best supplier in Japan. Be able to take on new assignments, learn new products and applications for power transmission business. Accountable and able to operate independently to manage customer, partner expectation.

  • Effective account management and results orientated.
  • Able to coordinate, align, influence externally and internally stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking and planning with strong commercial acumen.
  • Develop standardize proposal packages and value proposition
  • Able to lead new sales engagements with systems selling approach.
  • Able to adapt and learn new product and applications.
  • Drive sales volume and market share growth on assigned sales accounts or territory.


This person must have at least 3 to 5 years hands on experience supporting aggressive expansion plans in Japan. Must have hands on direct selling in Japan markets and be able to work independently.  

  • Mechanical engineer with 3 to 5 years of hydraulic fluid power product experience
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years related experience in enterprise sales and/or account management
  • Strong communication skills in both written and verbal (English and Japanese)
  • Key account sales planning and sales engagement
  • Previous major account selling experience required

Job Location

  • Osaka Prefecture, Osaka-shi Chuo-ku

Work conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 3.5 million yen ~ 6.5 million yen
Holidays 121日(社内カレンダーによる)
Job Division 一般製品統括本部 技術課
Hiring Company Information

Gates Unitta Asia

Account Manager / Sales Engineer (大阪) - 1125082

Company Details

Company Type Small/Medium Company (300 employees or less) - International Company

Company Description

Gates Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of power transmission belts and a premier global manufacturer of fluid power products.  Our highly engineered products are critical components used in diverse industrial and automotive applications where the cost of failure is very high relative to the cost of our products.

We sell our products globally under the Gates brand, which is recognized by distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and installers as the premium brand for quality and technological innovation, a reputation which we have built for over a century since our founding in 1911.

Our products and services serve customers in the following end market segments:

  • Energy, Exploration & Extraction (Oil & Gas)
  • Infrastructure & Agriculture (Mobile Equipment)
  • Transportation (Fleet & Heavy-Duty)
  • Automotive (Passenger Cars & Light Trucks)
  • Process & Specialty (Manufacturing)

As an engineering leader with a strong foundation in research and development, Gates is committed to advancing the science of motion performance by developing safe, forward-thinking products, services, systems, and solutions, as well as fostering long-term customer and employee relationships. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates employs over 14,000 people across 106 locations in 30 countries.

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