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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

  • 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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  • First Person in Japan Start-up for Carrier-focused Software

    Are you ready to be a Country Sales Manager? Do you have extensive experience selling software solutions to telecommunications and hosting companies? Are you self-motivated to run the Japan business for a company by yourself? This is a role at a foreign company that provides a cloud platform that allows services to be plugged-in directly to the customer's network and for them to immediately derive value of said services. A background that involves cloud orchestration, middleware and billing/ provisioning systems would be helpful for this role. Do you have a passion for leading at the cutting edge of IT & Cloud computing, providing transformative thought-leadership to organizations? Are you are a high-energy individual with a very strong work ethic and technology sales skills? Do you have a great ability to engage other leaders and the team cross-functionally while leading customer sales engagement? Do you work proactively and have high attenti...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    10 - 20 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    696419
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 - 9 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    693362
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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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  • 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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  • Transport and Switching Pre-Sales Engineer

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities Act as technical pre-sales and drive the Transport and Switching components of the customer engagements such as demos, trials or certifications for products. Support APAC accounts and Sales Engineers in pre-sales activities that include answering technical questions, customer bid (RFP/RFI) technical support or providing technical consultancy/presentations and training to the customer, solution evaluation and design Complete test execution in Customer labs, which includes performance, scalability and security In the process, capture any product issues and feed into R&D for resolution. Capture any customer requests for incremental capabilities that could potentially be rolled into upcoming releases. Develop a trusted working relationship with customer. Ensure customer and engineering are updated regularly on all issues during the testing. Support deployment and post-sales support teams as required. Required Sk...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    6 - 12 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    687278
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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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  • Integration and Support Engineer (Customer Network)

    Integration and Support Engineer Job Summary: Our client is now looking for an Integration and Support Engineer that will provide technical service and support to their service provider customers. In this role, you will troubleshoot and resolve problems to stabilize and optimize customer networks. You will configure and integrate different nodes and solutions in new and live customer networks. The Integration and Support Engineer interacts with customer technical staff, operation managers, service engineers and other groups within the delivery organization. You may also interact with groups in sales, R&D, 3rd party suppliers and local government agencies. As there are no distinct borders between the areas, you will need to be flexible and master more than one area. You are expected to be able to travel internationally and work in different cultural environments. The technical development is rapid and you will need to continuously keep your com...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    5 - 10 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    6762832
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  • Senior Account Manager -KDDI

    We are now looking for an Account Manager to secure short and long-term profitable business through proactive business development based on fundamental understanding of the customers’ business, operations and objectives. Actively manage and mobilize internal resources to deliver efficient and effective end to end solutions allowing seamless transition from sales to operations. Develop both internal and external relation/s in order to actively contribute to making customers successful. This job role could be focused on selling a specific part of the portfolio, a specific part of the customer’s business/technology area and/or geography. Responsibilities: · Your responsibility will be to maximize customer relationships and loyalty. · You are expected to create sales opportunities that will generate profitability sales. · The role also includes optimization of the account team’s performance and to enable seamless transition to operations Required ...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    8 - 16 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    401618
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  • Account Manager for KDDI

    Our client is #1 at what they do. They are a start-up with the flexibility of working from home with the reassurance of an excellent track record of sales with KDDI, and looking for someone to contribute to growing the account. A very short description is that they offer the newest necessary technologies for service providers to maintain their service levels. Required Skills If you can build relationship and contact the right people to sell networking solutions, this is your opportunity. No prior relationship experience with KDDI is needed, but it is a plus. Must be a self-starter who can work independently to contribute to the Japan team.

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    8 - 25 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    543271
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  • Mobile Carrier-Focused Solution Architect

    You create carrier grade solutions. Your will be analyzing, designing & developing end-to-end technical solutions for the customers. Translating customer needs, & technology opportunities into detailed technical offerings, solutions & proposals for successful business with carriers. Responsibilities 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 the team on potential activities & solutions Create technical presentations & proposals and perform customer presentations Deployment of solution or service Provide feedback to R&D Participate in knowledge transfer, documentation & information sharing Stay updated on new technology/technical areas & share information about solution for customers Establish and Maintain a capability to deliver services and solutions in existing and new technical domains Qualifi...

    Job Type:
    正社員
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Salary:
    9 - 16 Million Yen Annually
    Job Ref:
    677397
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