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マイク・ポラード

シニアアカウントマネージャー

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ソフトウェア, ウェブサービス&ゲーム, ネットワーク&テレコム

Mike's passion has always been the blend of communication, technology, and business; starting his career in one of the largest Internet service providers while still a university student.

While pursuing a business degree and a minor in Japanese, Mike utilized and became passionate about many types of technologies including enterprise software,  networking, and communications technologies. 

While always having the dream of living abroad, it was clear to him that his understanding of technology, business needs, and Japanese culture would be best utilized as a technology recruitment consultant in Tokyo.

The marriage of technology and business continue to capture Mike’s imagination after graduating and moving to Japan where he helps top-tier companies find talented people who love to accomplish goals. 

Mike has enjoyed success at Vision Consulting Services by his understanding of the Tokyo business climate and developing a network of top talent who share the same interest in success. 

Latest Jobs

  • Project Manager for Analytics Cloud Platform Company

    Are you a pure project manager? Do you want to be with a top-international team? Our client is one of the top software platform companies in their space. Are you ready for a great opportunity with a top SaaS solutions company? Let's talk and find out! The company works with Retailers and enables tighter execution controls in-store and the ability to leverage competitive insights through their in-store execution tools, market measurement services and data science to unlock revenue opportunities at all points of sale. The company does this using smartphones, tablets, fixed cameras and robotics to gain actionable shelf analytics in real-time. With over 175 clients, in over 50 countries, top brands such as Coca-Cola, AB InBev, Nestle, Henkel, PepsiCo and many more, leverage the solution globally to manage their in-store execution and increase revenues at the shelf. Role: Project Manager Reporting into the Head of operations, APAC, the Project Mana...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    8 - 12 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    821909
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  • Tradeshow and Events Manager for Leading Video Game Company

    Our client is in the market for an Events Manager familiar with the video game market. As a big part of a small team, you'll create quality-driven branded trade shows and events in Japan. You are comfortable managing a wide range of vendor relationships and believe customer service is paramount. You are known for your organization, excellent judgment, and ability to think on your feet. You are no stranger to working on multiple projects simultaneously, know the trade show rules and lingo, and are just as comfortable working on large tradeshows as intimate community and media events. As the Events Manager, you will work alongside the marketing department, IT team, creative agencies and contractors to define events that are engaging and memorable. Responsibilities Plan and execute experiences that are engaging for users and partners Manage internal resources, travel, external creative agencies, and contractors to produce high-quality events and ...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    6 - 10 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    809721
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  • Senior Marketing Manager: #1 Online Multiplayer Game Company

    Our client is looking for a creative and self-motivated Senior Marketing Manager to lead marketing for their games in Japan. You’ll design and execute marketing campaigns that create awareness around the product within Japan. The ideal candidate knows how to excite and engage players in an authentic way, using meaningful in-game and around-game content. Responsibilities Devising and driving the Japan marketing strategy for a product and make sure it delivers against the global brand vision and the annual business goals Helping prioritize marketing spend and activities in Japan and ensure the optimal allocation of resources Supporting the global marketing team with Japanese insights optimizing every campaign for reach, engagement, and monetization Establishing and actively using KPIs to help the marketing team effectively prioritize between a wide array of attractive solutions Providing frequent reports and analysis of the game and business per...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    8 - 13 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    808157
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  • Security (IT) Consultant at Global company

    Do you want to work in a diverse, international environment and provide high quality technical security services such as application security assessments, penetration testing, forensics or cryptanalysis? My client can offer an environment filled with like-minded people. As part of the Cyber Security Services team you will be working with some of the best technical security people in the world with a wide variety of passions and skills. Our client has been working years to acquire and retain highly skilled individuals – people who have left the team have later returned after a brief stint elsewhere. If you want to work in a great environment and like helping people to secure their systems and challenge conventional wisdom, our client has a position for you. [Introduction] [Responsibilities] Be great at what you do. In practice, perform high-end security testing, including penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and configuration reviews ...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    7 - 15 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    752140
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  • Community Manager for the hottest online multiplayer game

    Overview Our client is the maker of the hottest multiplayer game and they are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Japanese-English bilingual Community Manager to connect our fans with the teams who are launching their games. The ideal person will have experience engaging online communities across different platforms from social (think Twitter and Facebook) to gamer-focused media like Twitch. The person in this role will be responsible for the following: Engaging with players across the games through all relevant communication channels Being the face of the company in the market through streams, video creation, and offline event participation Identifying and highlighting high-quality community generated content Providing feedback to game teams on the community’s general sentiment, new ideas, and top concerns Hosting and promoting both small and large tournaments aimed at exciting participants and spectators alike Identifying and buil...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Yokohama
    Salary:
    5 - 10 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    693406
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  • Program Director for JCOM

    1 Summary The Media Solutions Senior Program Director for JCOM reports to the Area Head of Operations. The role ensures program deliveries are fulfilled as per signed contract towards the customer in Japan. The role is accountable for end to end program ownership and performance towards the customer on agreed targets. The role is responsible for capturing program net sales and margins based on contractual payment milestones and looks for opportunities for potential upside on sales and work with the sales team to realize it. The Program Director will act as the single point of contact for the sales and executive team on all issues related to the project execution strategy and status. The role is responsible for leading a team of project managers, external partners, customer vendors, R&D resources, senior solution architects, services resources, business analysts, and project professionals. . 2 Key Responsibilities " Strategize and outline goals...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    13 - 18 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    MPJC001
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  • Global Account Manager - Unified Communications

    Global Account Manager - Position Summary Our client is searching for a highly skilled and motivated sales professional to operate as a key member of the Japan customer sales team. The Global Account Manager is responsible for new business development, account planning and management, and execution of sales activities required to drive revenue and achieve sales objectives within select global customers. Achievement of results will be accomplished through demonstrating proficiency in solution selling methodologies, quality account management practices, and business development and sales activity. As a senior member of the Japan High Touch Sales team, the Global Account Manager must possess strong business and financial acumen with the ability to uncover opportunities within complex hierarch global customers. The primary role of the Global Account Manager will be to position the products as the category standard within and across the named custo...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    6 - 11 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    679698
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  • Customer Operations Manager

    The world of TV & Media is evolving rapidly to become one of the most exciting and complex areas to work in. In this environment, our customers are looking for partners that can help them transform and adapt to the new landscape. In this role, you will be spearheading the transformation of TV & Media Japan. Working with the country’s largest Broadcasters, Pay TV operators and Service providers and Content Owners, you will be representing the Media Services organization and supporting pre-sales activity, deliveries and support activities. You will work side-by-side with and sales and account teams to drive new business with the industry’s most complete technology portfolio to help customers solve problems and create new opportunities. In this role, you will be wearing multiple hats from business development, technical sales, consulting as well as supporting the core delivery and support organizations to ensure the success of the media business ...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    9 - 18 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    MP1234
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  • PR for the hottest Online Multiplayer Game Company

    Our client is looking for a PR Manager to be a lead voice for their game engine. The person in this role will be responsible for increasing awareness of our the engine by developing and executing effective communication and media relations programs. In this role you will also be expected to do event planning and management. You will oversee and organize events that will be targeted to developers and ensure events are successful. The person in this role will be responsible for the following: Coordinating all public relations activities, press releases, media interviews, showcase stories etc. Dispatching information in regards to the game engine using old and new media Preparing and carrying out events in Japan Required Skills The ideal candidate will have a mix of the qualifications below: Experience in public relations and/or promotions Proven experience as event host with a developer community Excellent project management skills Experience wi...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    5 - 15 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    693680
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  • NTT/ Tier 1 Carrier Business Development Manager

    To provide leadership across a multi-disciplined virtual account team comprising Sales, SE’s, overlay sales and services specialists. To deliver Bookings in support of the business plan number through a combination of expanding existing business and delivering new wins. Responsible for developing strong customer relationships across multiple levels and functions in the customer organization in order to position to maximum advantage. This role will lead the development of account strategy, development of go to market plan and customer relationship management to drive profitable business growth Develop and Drive business expansion aligned with NTT Global Strategy. Responsible for devising and executing Regional Sales strategy to meet/exceed sales quota Responsible for developing and submittal of weekly status/progress and forecast reports Establish an understanding of the customer’s business model from domestic, submarine, and regional POP/Netwo...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    8 - 20 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    684838
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  • Pre-sales for Retail-focused technology solutions

    Do you have experience with retail technology such as POS systems or payment solutions? Do you want to do the technical presentation to customers about unique technology that uses a combination of image recognition, deep learning and data science? Apply today and let's talk! Description Reporting to the Regional Sales Engineer, APAC, the Sales Engineer (SE) supports sales productivity and deal flow by securing the “technical close” in complex solutions. The SE collaborates with sales, operations, and technical resources to ensure proposed deals include the technical solutions that accurately address customer needs. Additionally, the SE will also work on the SOW to close and hand -over the same to operations with guidance during and post project closure. This position will be based in Tokyo. Responsibilities Proactively scopes the functional and technical solution required to address customer business needs, by assessment of customers’ needs, a...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    6 - 13 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    803480
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  • Dedicated Support Engineer for TV & Media Streaming Platform

    The primary responsibility of this position is to open, drive to resolution, follow up and report on technical issues for customers, mainly in post-sales. This includes all the activities related to customer support and the coordination of this support activity. The Support Engineer typically interacts with customer technical staff, operation managers, service engineers and other groups within the Service Delivery organization. You may also interact with groups in sales, R&D, 3rd party suppliers and local authorities. As there are no distinct borders between the areas, you will need to be flexible and master more than one area. The technical development is rapid and you are responsible for continuously keeping your competence and skills up to date. Working as a support engineer will require a broad knowledge with TV middleware experience or at least E2E TV experience, covering both hardware, software and network knowledge. You will work, colla...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    6.5 - 13 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    693362
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  • SR. TECH SPECIALIST, SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

    Leading to form a new global operation scheme of customer so starting with operation design with customer's IT divisions in other countries from Japan. Then need to lead network operation of the customer as an operation manager after the new global operation being established. Roles and Responsibilities: Lead 'create a new Global Operation scheme' project of the customer, working with customer's IT divisions in EMEA/US/AP/JP HQ. Current operation is done manually by customer IT resources located in each region, and customer wants to move to a new centralized model leading from Japan. Design and document a new operation flow to fit into customer's process with risk analysis and deploy in to each region leading from Japan. Break down into WBS and manage periodical check point meetings with each related parties. Lead the migration of the daily operation scheme from the current one to new one as a PM including schedule management, task management,...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Osaka
    Salary:
    8 - 13 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    MPATT001
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  • Networking Products Support Manager

    Are you: 1) an awesome Networking Industry Professional 2) who likes to provide superior support experiences for your customers? Yes? Well, I would love to to talk with you about my client, a leader in their area of networking Apply here or contact me, Mike Pollard directly at mike@visionconsulting.jp Lead a team of GTS support engineers to manage Japan-specific customer requirements to start with and may add other geographies Establish & monitor team performance expectations through annual HR process, providing regular feedback & coaching as necessary Assist engineers to develop in their support role and progress towards future career objectives Performs other people management related obligations and duties, such as disciplinary, performance management, hire and termination. Ensuring team is equipped to manage workload through staffing, process efficiencies and on-call schedule as appropriate for given function Manage / coordinate / define o...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    9 - 14 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    756158
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  • Key Account Manager - European Consumer Electronics Mfg.

    Our clients' products are extremely popular worldwide among active lifestyle consumers, and Can be found in many retail store in Japan. We are looking for someone to plan and execute sales strategies to specific account as well as manage partners and distributors, growing the overall retail business in Japan. RESPONSIBILITIES: - Understand and capitalize on opportunities to grow the Japan business by both expanding and enhancing existing partnership. - Ability to strategize the growth of the online business; implement price and product strategies & execute an appropriate online channel strategy to optimize sales growth. - Actively work with Marketing and internal departments to actively grow market presence. - Ability to manage overall market price structure. - Drive demand generation and campaign programs for products and align the strategy with both online & offline retail as well. - Work with key account buyers to negotiate and define the e...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    7 - 11 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    673412
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  • Bigdata / IoT Consultant for Telecommunications

    Do you have consultative abilities with a background in scripting languages like Python or R for use handling large data sets, or "big data?" Our client with telecommunications-focused solutions is looking for someone with your abilities, as well the opportunity to explore tech like machine learning Job Summary Responsible for analyzing, designing, developing & delivering commercially viable end-to-end technical services and solutions for the customers. Responsible for profitable business by discovering and translating customer needs, & technology opportunities into detailed technical offering, solutions & service proposals. Responsibilities & Tasks Scope, define & design solution and service offerings; driving end-to-end technical solutions Analyze customer technology, define business requirements & participate in risk analysis Work with core team on list of potential activities & solutions Develop technical presentations & proposals, perform...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    9 - 17 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    742471
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  • プロジェクトマネージャー / Project Manager (Wireless)

    Our client is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. They are looking for a Project Manager to join their team in Tokyo and reporting to the Head of Engineering / Service Operations. 移動体無線基地局工事にかかわる新規プロジェクトが多く発生しており、プロジェクトを円滑に動かせる調整役が必要なため. Job Duties: Having communication with customers. Internal coordination. Coordination with subcontractors. 顧客との各種調整 社内調整 協力会社調整 Required Skills 5 years job experiences in the field of mobile telecommunication equipments 3 years job experiences of project management in telecom network/relatives Business English (TOEIC 750) Valid Working Visa for Japan required 5年以上の移動体無線基地局工事経験 3年以上の通信ネットワーク関連のプロジェクトマネジメント経験 ビジネスレベルの英語力(TOEIC750点程度)

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    9 - 12 Millon Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    641511
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  • エリアプロジェクトマネージャー / Area Project Manager

    Our client is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. They are looking for a Area Project Manager to join their team in Tokyo and reporting to the Head of Engineering / Service Operations. Job Duties: Progress management Safety and quality management of construction Having communication with customers. Internal coordination. Coordination with subcontractors. 工事進捗管理 工事安全品質管理 顧客との各種調整 社内調整 協力会社調整 Required Skills 3 years job-experiences of the field of mobile telecommunication equipment 2 years job-experiences of on-site project management Valid Working Visa for Japan required 3年以上の移動体無線基地局工事経験 2年以上のオンサイトプロジェクトマネジメントの経験

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    8 - 10 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    641515
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  • 有線技術部門マネージャー / Wired Technical Division Manager

    Our client is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. They are looking for a Wired Technical Division Manager to join their team in Tokyo and reporting to the General Manager of After-Sales. Main Job Duties: Technical Management of 3G Radio Core, Fixed Wired, Service Gateway, etc. Manages the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of Division Negotiate and coordinate Technical Issue with Customer counterpart Negotiate and coordinate Technical Issue with Head Quarter Planning of project resources Coaching project members Reporting of Division progress Ensuring Company goals システム展開時の技術サポート、及び保守技術サポート技術部門の管理、及び技術問題の調整・解決 技術問題に関する顧客対応 本社との技術問題調整・解決 新規ビジネス開拓に伴う 3Gコアシステム、固定ネットワーク、システム・ゲートウェイなどの技術サポート及び保守技術部門の新設に伴う Required Skills 10 years’ experience in Telecommunication industry 5 years’ experience as Technical Manageme...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    12 - 17 Millon Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    641510
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  • Network Services Solution Engineer

    As a Services Solutions Engineer you will be play a key role in the development, testing, and final system integration and customization of telecommunications-focused solutions. You will be working closely with the customers' operations and development teams. Provide solution/technology/product consulting, technical, and sales support for the account. This position will be located in Tokyo, Japan. The Job Work with Customer to develop new signature, customize deployed signatures, create new measurements, add new use-cases Working with Customer design team to perform integration and functionality testing of new products and solutions in customer Lab Recommend configuration changes and assist with implementations Complete or coordinate maintenance window activities Proactive Signatures audit and optimization initiatives Work within customers change management and maintenance window guidelines Product inventory management Maintain documentation f...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    9 - 14 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    456247
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  • Channel Sales Manager, Japan

    Do you work best while working with Channel partners? Our client is a well-known company with competitive technology products. Apply today for more details. - Work with relevant functions (product management, legal, finance, support and operations) to identify, recruit, appoint and enabling new Channel Ecosystem partners in the market places - Responsible for achieving sales objectives per territory and execution of Ecosystem sales strategies. Working with partners on account mapping, go to market strategy, and facilitating partnering efforts with CSM - Develop and maintain a Channel Ecosystem sales strategy and business plan for account. Use the business plan as a roadmap for a 'Go to Market' and program development, including sales goals - Monitors and manages Channel Ecosystem partners’ sales activity within territory - Monitor and manage the KPI performance of Channel Ecosystem partners to ensure high value solutioning are in place to targ...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    8 - 16 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    727379
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  • テクニカルアカウントマネージャー / Technical Account Manager

    Technical Account Managers are key to servicing our enterprise customers and partners. The role serves as escalation point for our Enterprise class customers and partners within Support & Technical Services. A Technical Account Manager must be a self-motivating and self-managing person who can learn complex technologies quickly. You will be accountable for providing an outstanding technical support experience to our customers. From problem qualification to full resolution, you will own and manage your cases over the phone, email and Web. Your duties will include acting as the primary point of contact for all support issues, providing technical expertise (either on your own or by involving your colleagues) through excellent written and verbal communication. Each day you will have to make judgment calls regarding your ticket queue, prioritizing it to maximize your effectiveness while setting aside time to learn about our new products and technol...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    8 - 12 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    MP1235
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