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Job ID : 1471977 Date Updated : June 14th, 2024
Flextime/Hybrid - Top Global Company

Commercial Manager

Hiring Company Our client is a multinational medical device company
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 9 million yen ~ 12 million yen

Work Style

Remote Work and WFH Minimal Overtime Flex Time

Job Description

  • The Commercial Manager plays a pivotal role in partnering with the Medical Japan Sales Director and the Japan Medical Management Team to drive strategic financial planning and operational excellence. This position is crucial for delivering business intelligence, leading financial planning processes, and supporting the launch and market strategy of new medical products and franchises. The role ensures the alignment of financial strategies with the broader objectives of the Medical Asia Pacific and client company’s corporate requirements.

    This role sits within the Finance team and supports the Medical Asia Pacific Division to achieve their financial objectives, specifically focusing on:

  • Strategic Financial Leadership: Guide financial planning and projection processes, including strategy development, annual budgeting, and regular forecasting. Lead the financial aspects of the go-to-market strategy for new products and franchises.
  • Business Intelligence and Support: Deliver insightful business intelligence to the Japan Medical Leadership Team. Support strategic decision-making by providing accurate and timely advice on financial and non-financial impacts of business activities.
  • Operational and Strategic Support: Manage significant initiatives to drive accountability and support monthly business reviews with Sales leaders. Assist in managing the integration of acquisitions and associated activities in line with corporate directives.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Foster collaboration between Sales, Finance, and Business Services to enhance communication and thought leadership. Share financial knowledge and support cross-divisional projects within the wider APAC business.
  • Continuous Improvement and Risk Management: Identify opportunities for business improvement across sales and operational processes, promoting a culture of continuous improvement. Communicate risks and opportunities effectively, proposing and implementing mitigation strategies.
  • Key Areas of Accountability:

    Adherence to Corporate and Statutory obligations

  • This role requires co-ordination with the local accounting team and an understanding of the markets statutory and corporate obligations, to the extend that this impacts P&L for the Division.
  • Financial Planning

  • Drive the end to end Strat plan and long-term forecasting processes across the region.
  • Drive the end-to-end forecasting and budgeting process
  • Financial Reporting

  • P&L ownership and monthly reporting
  • Financial Analysis

  • Analysis of monthly Sales and P&L and influence of key stakeholders to achieve both financial and non-financial metrics
  • Support Directors and Divisions with ad-hoc analysis to drive intelligent decision making and continuous improvement
  • Ensure margin considerations are factored into sales deals and commercial agreements
  • Generate ideas and highlight opportunities to enhance sales and business performance
  • Continuous Improvement Projects

  • Completion of major improvement projects which are recognized as having a significant impact on the customers, processes or financial results in Medical Japan.
  • Leadership

  • Promote sharing of expertise within the team, the wider Finance team and business to achieve the best possible results for Finance.
  • Presentation of monthly results to APAC Medical leadership teams, and Japan Medical Leadership team.
  • Sales performance reporting and analysis

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 10 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level
Minimum Japanese Level Fluent
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills


  • Strategic and business planning approaches
  • Business partnering skills
  • Change management strategies
  • Relevant legislation and requirements, quality and regulatory programs
  • Up-to-date knowledge of accounting standards for Regional accounting standards and US GAAP statutory compliance requirements.
  • Business process and business improvement techniques


  • Business partnering at a Commercial Manager level
  • Business Acumen
  • Technical accounting skills,
  • Change management and communication skills
  • Strategic thinking and long-term objective planning
  • Excellent \ Advanced Excel skills. 


  • Proven business partnering experience providing decision support and finance/business intelligence that drove business results
  • Demonstrated track record of success in commercial manager position providing analysis and reporting to a Division, P&L management.
  • Experience across audit, tax, and technical accounting queries.
  • International Finance experience


  • Accounting/commerce/finance tertiary qualifications. Chartered Accountant qualification is desirable.


  • Fluent in Japanese
  • Proficient in English

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 9 million yen ~ 12 million yen
Job Division Finance
Industry Medical Device

Job Category

  • Accounting and Finance > Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Accounting and Finance > Other (Accounting and Finance)
  • Accounting and Finance > Corporate Finance, Financial Controller

Company Details

Company Type Large Company (more than 300 employees) - International Company
Non-Japanese Ratio Majority Japanese