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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

  • Stategy Manager / Consultant

    We are now looking for a Strategy Management resource to drive group and unit strategies, portfolio management, capital and resource allocation, new business development & innovation, partnering activities, M&A projects, and competitive intelligence and foresight in conjunction with external customers, partners and industry stakeholders. Responsibilities: You will manage strategies Perform strategic analysis Manage strategic partnerships and alliances Manage strategic investments and divestments (M&A) Manage portfolios Drive new business development and innovation Key Qualifications: Education: MBA or similar set of theoretical skills (stage 8+), otherwise MSc Min 5 years of experience of relationship sales and 5 years from the ICT industry Five year’s managerial (line or significant project) experience (stage 8+) Relevant industry and products knowledge Relevant business and customer understanding Relevant organizational understanding and man...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    11 - 17 Millon Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    191293
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  • Account Manager – Cloud Infrastructure Sales

    Our client's Softbank Business Unit is expanding and looking for a new talented Account Manager (Sales) to drive our ICT business. Responsibilities & Tasks, but are not limited to: Develop, Propose and expand the attractive Cloud System, Software, Intangible-knowhow, etc. to the customer while securing current sales opportunities, and have sales responsibilities to sell our solution/services towards the customer. Establish and maintain a strong relationship with relevant interfaces in Softbank Group to obtain their strategy and long/mid term business plan and close sales opportunities. As the interface towards the customer for the area of ICT, drive/lead all sales activities regarding with the responsible area. Find out customer's needs, wants and requirements with strong business mindset and create attractive proposals through teamwork with Technical (Solution)/Service team including HQ in Sweden. Explain and convince customer of the proposal...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    6 - 10 Millon Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    142441
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  • Strategic Sourcing Manager

    Through efficient sourcing of products, services and solutions, the Strategic Sourcing Manager shall strengthen our clients competitive position by maximizing supplier value, proactively managing business risks and contributing to the creation of value for the Customer. The Strategic Sourcing Manager is accountable for evaluating, qualifying and selecting suppliers for the external purchase and licensing of all products and services either to be delivered to Customers. The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for all commercial relationship with suppliers. Responsibilities & Tasks: Drive, prepare and execute the RFx (RPP, RFI, etc.) process Evaluate and select suppliers Drive preparation, execution and finalization of negotiations with suppliers. Award business to suppliers Ensure implementation of supplier agreements Develop the long term business for the specific product / service Required Skills Core Competences Change & Improvement Ma...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    9 - 13 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    509502
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  • Project Manager for Infrastructure System Integration

    Our client is an innovative leader in technology across many areas including networking, telecommunications and cloud solutions. They are truly a leader in their market and constantly evolving and are even ahead of the curve. This in an opportunity to be a major part of the project management org. The purpose is to manage assigned customer projects to secure that project goals are met, customer’s expectations are fulfilled & that the customer relation is handled in the best possible way within the scope of the contract. Responsibilities & Tasks Establish project plan baseline: define project scope, secure the necessary resources & plans & monitor all activities Drive project execution: track project activities, monitor & handle changes, conflicts & escalations Handle customer & stakeholder engagement: manage customer relationship building confidence & trust, ensure project progress arranging meetings & customer events Manage project finance: e...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    9 - 15 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    356599
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  • プラットフォームオペレーションアナリスト / Platform Operations Analyst

    The Platform Operations Analyst is the end to end expert on our clients advertising platform/product suite. With a customer success-centric mindset you will oversee all execution within the platform across demand, supply, and data sources to ensure client satisfaction. By gaining an excellent understanding of our client’s optimization and technology, you, the successful candidate will use the platform and associated analytical tools to ensure client objectives are met. This includes platform configuration, setup and ongoing management of campaigns, balancing demand and supply across client portfolios, margin management, billing support, adhoc reporting, campaign and supply troubleshooting, analysis and insights to support supply and commercial team objectives. Additionally, the Platform Operations Analyst is the primary contact for clients on issues, queries, and tasks as it relates to our client’s platform and technology. You will escalate an...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    8 - 10 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    642481
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  • クラウドソリューションプリセールス / Cloud Solution Pre-sales

    Our client is a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Europe. The company offers services, software and infrastructure in information and communications technology (ICT) for telecommunications operators, traditional telecommunications and Internet Protocol (IP) networking equipment, mobile and fixed broadband, operations and business support services, cable television, IPTV, video systems, and an extensive services operation. You will be responsible for providing detailed & deep technical knowledge in specific technologies, products & services. Responsible for proactive & business minded support for establishment & improvement of business for the respective products or services. Responsible for supporting Sales Account Managers in generating & and long-term profitable business by working closely with or as part of the teams in sales, design & delivery of customer projects, & in technica...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    8 - 14 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    641937
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  • アカウントマネージャ / Account Manager (Consumer)

    Main strategic targets are related developing business with operator partners for run-rate business and create new opportunities in terms of upselling new services. Run-rate growth activities include for example: sales trainings to partners’ sales people, drive marketing activities and drive customer journey process improvements with partners. Looking for people who would is passionate and like to have fun to join the sales team! Requirements Native level Japanese and business level English Analytical ability Communication skills Ability to get things done Initiative Creativity Enthusiasm Required Skills Energetic, ability to have fun Passion for Cyber Security Passion for growing business Enjoy working with others, helping people to succeed

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    6 - 10 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    640015
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  • Enterprise Solutions Manager / Consultant

    Position Purpose: The potential candidate will provide IT services and complete the goal of the initiative for the following business areas with showing their strong leadership as a leader of IT. Contribute all initiatives proactively relates to Finance as an IT lead or Sub lead and take all responsibilities of the planning, implementation and maintenance/support. Align very strongly with the MBS stabilization Project currently running Take a responsibility to terminate old technology according to MBS if necessary Lead continuous improvement to prevent any impacts to the business operation with appropriate decision and partnership of the IT vendors Recognize the resource requirement in her/his team and escalate it to higher level management in timely manner Take a responsibility for the IT Governance as a lead of the workplace technology and people related applications Develop the resource plan and their succession plan for the team to keep th...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    8.5 - 9 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    640523
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  • セールスマネージャー (モバイルソリューション)

    Our client is an American computer software technology corporation, headquartered in Massachusetts, United States, that provides speech and imaging applications. This is a strategic sales role for an experienced executive with a prime focus on developing new business whilst maintaining strong existing customer and partner relationships within the Japan Mobility market. Responsibilities will extend to all aspects of sales and business development including but not limited to lead generation, business plan development, customer engagement at all levels. Responsibilities: Meet sales quotas. Develop and execute on strategies for targeted accounts as well as mining and developing existing accounts. Establish, build and manage multi-level relationships within customer and partner organizations. Develop strategic solutions for business improvement and problem solving for customers. Have a comprehensive understanding of both the customers’ businesses ...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    7 - 12 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    639882
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  • IT Operations - Technician Level 2

    Our client is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. The operations center is accountable for all platform and network for managed hosting customers and co-location customers. The operations center works 24 x 7 by shift and support customer’s systems and services as an extension of their business. Working Times: 2 members in a shift 12.5 hours and 2 hours break per shift 3 days on 3 days off : work on 3 days in shift and then will have 3 days off. “Day” shift : 8:00 – 20:30 “Night” shift : 20:30 – 8:30 Day and Night shift changes every 5-6 weeks. Shift schedule and work time may be subject to change. Responsibilities: Participate in mandatory meeting and training sessions Monitor and maintain the health of managed hosting services Work with customers to resolve issues in a timely manger Follow clients p...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    5 - 8 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    639878
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  • マーケティングマネージャー(ソフトウェア)/ Marketing Manager (Software)

    Our client is a European provider of power management, industrial software, simulation and optimisation solutions as well as other areas. They are looking for a Field Marketing Manager who will be focused on their Software Solutions. as a key member of the APAC field marketing team (Software focus) & in close partnership with the local sales leadership team. Responsible for working with sales team In-Country & extended marketing teams to: Create and implement integrated marketing programs that will achieve the short and long term business objectives of the SE Software In-Country Sales Teams (Direct & Channel) & Corporate Marketing/Regional Marketing Objectives Proactively drive pipeline generation through in-country key marketing initiatives Be responsible for measuring overall success of implemented programs in-country Be responsible for local marketing contacts database Manage In-country integrated marketing calendar and allocated budget. Wo...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    8 - 10 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    639479
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  • シニア・エンジニア (フィールドサポート) | Senior Field Support Engineer

    Our client brings the next generation of Cloud-based SIP and 4G/VoLTE solutions to their customers by enabling and securing mission critical traffic for VoIP, video, IM and online collaboration. With them, enterprises can intelligently secure and prioritize real-time communications, while service providers can deliver reliable, secure real-time services for mobile, UC and social applications. As a Field Support Engineer you will be responsible for supporting lab and network deployments of VoIP switching software and applications. Specific tasks include but are not limited to: Working with customer/lab personnel to plan and engineer any new equipment deployments Ensuring proper and appropriate installation of network equipment Performing initial testing on equipment to verify proper installation and configuration Detail testing requirements and plans and generating and executing appropriate test cases Work with partners and other equipment manu...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo - 23 Wards
    Salary:
    7 - 10 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    639061
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  • アカウント・マネージャー | Account Manager

    Our client is a provider of an advertising technology platform used by advertisers, agencies and media companies to target specific consumer audiences across many devices. They are looking for an Account Manager for their large existing clients. Campaign Management (non-operational): Respond to briefs in a timely manner Ensure that all campaign requirements are determined, documented and communicated to the operational team prior to the commencement of any campaign Act as the clients’ voice within the company and ensure optimal execution of the campaign Communication of and assistance with the resolution of any mid-campaign issues Monitor client activity and provide consultation services so that clients maximize platform output: operational efficiency, campaign performance, revenue/profit extraction. Support Sales with client engagement: Create and maintain strong, resilient relationships with individuals at a variety of levels at the client o...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo - 23 Wards
    Salary:
    6 - 9 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    638858
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  • ビジネスアナリスト / Business Analyst

    This exciting opportunity is at a global insurance company in Tokyo and is a chance for you to support a whole company's IT infrastructure. For more information please hit apply and we can talk today. Our client is looking for a skilled Business Analyst with a background in the Insurance industry to join their team in Tokyo! Bi-Lingual Japanese + English speaking Overall 5 Years of experience 2+ Years of Experience as BA in Insurance Industry (General Insurance is preferable) Understanding SDLC and experience of executing medium to large projects Awareness of current trends in Insurance industry, Norms, Mandates

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    6 - 8 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    638522
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  • ディベロッパー / Developer (Web Systems)

    This exciting opportunity is at a global insurance company in Tokyo and is a chance for you to support a whole company's IT infrastructure. For more information please hit apply and we can talk today. Our client is looking for skilled Developers with a web systems development in Java, HTML, JavaScript or CSS to join their team in Tokyo! Design details of features or functionality based on business requirement and develop as functional solutions following development standard. � Design and create unit level, functional level and integration test cases, applying automation practices as much as possible. � Prepare documentations for detailed spec, test and operations handover and maintain them up-to-date. Required Skills Needed Skills: 2 years or more experience on web related system using java, html, JavaScript, css etc � Understanding concept or has knowledge on repository, build and test automation � Experience on creating unit test in code � ...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    6 - 8 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    638527
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  • シニアデベロッパー / Senior Developer

    This exciting opportunity is at a global insurance company in Tokyo and is a chance for you to support a whole company's IT infrastructure. For more information please hit apply and we can talk today. Our client is looking for skilled Senior Developers with a background in developing in Java as well as HTML, JavaScript, CSS and Rest API. Understand the overall business change strategy, design and implement, scalable, resilient business enabling solutions. � Work out and establish development standard practices, and ensure they are fully applied by developers during product development, test and releases. � Partner with IT Operations and infrastructure teams and ensure the delivered changes meet the operational and supportability needs. � Own and keep the system design and operations documents up to date. � Mentor junior systems analysts and assist in spreading business and technical knowledge among the team. Required Skills Must: At least 5 ye...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    6 - 8 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    638528
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  • シニアインフラストラクチャエンジニア (クラウド技術)

    This exciting opportunity is at a global insurance company in Tokyo and is a chance for you to support a whole company's IT infrastructure. For more information please hit apply and we can talk today. Our client is looking for a skilled Sr. Infra Engineer with understanding of AWS infra / Hybrid Cloud / HyperV/ VM Routing / Gatewat technologies. Provide and drive solution analysis, solution design for end to end Cloud Solutions � Develop installation and maintenance implementation plan for infrastructure devices at Cloud and On-premise environment. � Responsible for maintaining and updating Cloud and On-premise infrastructure architecture roadmaps through industry research and continued learning. � Manage Cloud vendors with Vendor Management team to control Cloud services to meet business/service requirements. � Perform management and operations on Cloud and On-premise infrastructure with Automation tools. Required Skills Must: 5+ years of on ...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    6 - 8 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    638529
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  • オペレーションエンジニア / Sr. & Mid Career Operations Engineers

    This exciting opportunity is at a global insurance company in Tokyo and is a chance for you to support a whole company's IT infrastructure. For more information please hit apply and we can talk today. Our client is looking for Skilled Operations Engineers for both Mid Career & Senior Positions to join their team in Tokyo! Mid Career: Work with DevOps Operations team to support Agile processes where applications are released more often and with better quality. � Create and execute the tools and scripts to enable DevOps successfully. � Work with the development teams to meet acceptance criteria, gathering and documenting the requirements with Senior Operations Engineer’s assistance. � Operate and maintain monitoring dashboards for developers and operations to enable the Continuous-Integration/Continuous-Delivery process. � Monitor applications and infrastructure at any environments including test, pre-production and production systems. Senior ro...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    6 - 8 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    638530
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  • プロジェクトマネージャ / Project Manager (Big Data)

    This position will manage execution and completion of product implementation projects, both from technical and managerial aspect including: Development of project & work plan, management of project resources, assurance of work plan execution & on site installation This position coordinates activities of the entire team (Professional services and customer) to ensure deliverables are completed on time and within budget. Responsibilities: Support / in charge of project delivery, to ensure quality and timely delivery of products and services Technically accountable for design, planning and integration, testing and delivery of project’s hardware, software and customized solution Installation & commissioning of Company’s products Provide technical expertise and implementation skills Responsibility for project timetables Act / assisting PM as interfacing and communicating with various groups within the company (Pre-sales, sales, R&D, marketing, ST&I)...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    8 - 11 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    638504
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  • vIMSのテクニカルリーダー (Virtualized IMS)

    VoLTE(Voice Over LTE) サービスを提供する顧客(国内主要通信大手)に対する、装置を含むインテグレーションサービスの納入が主業務となります。 顧客からの要件をもとに、ネットワークのデザインをし、アプリケ―ションを実装した装置の検証をし、最終的に顧客のサイトにサービスを納入します。 サービスを実装する仲間は中国、クロアチア、スウェーデン、ハンガリー、ブラジル、その他世界中からのインテグレーションエンジニアです。 募集対象は上記のデザイン、検証、導入の全ての業務が対象となります。 サービスの要件に関する打ち合わせで日本語は必須ですが、社内の打ち合わせ、デザイン部門との打ち合わせ、社内のコミュニケーションは英語になります。 また海外プロジェクトへのサポート、デザイン部門との交流人事、海外(スウェーデン、中国)でのトレーニングの機会も多数あります。 担当部門はVoLTE(音声サービス)のみならず、パケットデータサービス、データベース管理部門との交流もあります。 Required Skills 電気通信インフラ(テレコム)のみならず、クラウドソリューション、ソリューションインテグレーションに興味がある方 顧客とのタフな交渉を楽しめる方 コミニュケーション能力が高い方と自負、もしくは何らかの専門性(プログラミングスキル、交渉力、リーダーシップ)が高いと自負できる方 協調性を保ちながら、指示を待たずに能動的に動ける方 理系のバックグラウンド、もしくはIT関連の業務経験(サポートを除く)を持っている方 何らかの業務(テレコムでなくてもOK)でインテグレーション業務の経験がある方 日常会話、ビジネスレベル(TOEIC 700-) 流暢(日本語能力試験1級又はN1)

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    5.5 - 8 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    638000
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  • セールス・エンジニア | Senior Sales Engineer

    Do you have a passion for protecting people and their data from today’s advanced threats and risks? Do you have a strong background in sales and a drive to solve challenges? Do you want to be part of the next generation of cybersecurity? Then this position may be the perfect match for you! Our client is seeking a Senior Sales Engineer to join their growing team. As a Senior Sales Engineer, you will be responsible for sharing customer requirements with Marketing and Engineering teams to improve the products and meet market demands. You will be their customers' technical liaison and ensure that our products are positioned correctly to solve their business challenges. In conjunction with assigned Sales Account Executives, you will be responsible for conducting in-person and remote product demonstrations, articulating the technical value of our client's products, and ensuring successful Proof of Concepts to beat the competition and safeguard custo...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Osaka
    Salary:
    10 - 12 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    637966
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