Permanent position based in Tokyo, Japan

yet2 Asia is seeking a junior level consultant to assist technology acquisition and commercialization projects with our global clients. The successful candidate will work with other yet2 Project Leaders and Consulting Directors to execute projects.

Key elements of the role will be to assist “tech-buy” clients in searching for and acquiring new technology (technology scouting) and, “tech-sell” clients in evaluating, marketing their newly developed technologies to find appropriate applications.

The ideal candidate:

  • is a self-starter
  • has aptitude for technology scouting and technology assessment
  • has the skills to manage, interact with and communicate with large-company clients in an effective manner, paying attention to detail and demonstrating an ability to consistently deliver on committed tasks

Major Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  1. Project execution
    Execute projects – work with project team to deliver work product that leverages yet2capabilities and exceeds client expectations. In concert with the yet2 team, conduct market research, identify and initiate introductions with targets, iterate project strategies on the fly.
  2. Deal Facilitation
    Reinforce momentum and avoid hurdles, to convert promising introductions into completed transactions.
  3. Report writing
    Contribute to drafting reports and presentations for clients. Draw necessary data and conclusions from team and client, determine critical vs. non-critical delivery components, hone appropriate message, and assess client expectations to prepare well-written, high-quality reports and deliverables.
  4. Support repeat business
    Build trust, momentum and insight at key clients, in order to translate successful projects into future engagements.

Educational Requirements:

Undergraduate education in engineering, chemistry, or materials science is a must.

Skill Requirements:

  • General – History of strong academic performance
  • 3 + year experience in technology related to open innovation promotion, research and development, new business development, or joint development at first selection companies or equivalent companies – Preferential treatment of chemistry, materials, electronic equipment, machinery, biotechnology experienced people in particular.
  • Communication – Experience and skill in building and delivering projects/ presentations; Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal – Excellent interpersonal and external relationship building skills; Team player interested in working in a team oriented environment

Must have strong business and technical Japanese / English.  Prefer to have some level of Chinese.

Primary Location:
Asia Pacific – Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan

If you have the skills required and would like to be considered for this position, please send your resume to Japan office: