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General Manager Japan – Water Technologies

Mackenzie Stuart is working in close partnership with a leading international organization specializing in the provision of specialized products, equipment and system solutions for filtration & separation and water technology for various applications.

Our client has a strong reputation in the Water industry and operates across multiple industry sectors including Chemicals, Construction, Food & Beverage, Industrial Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, Portable Water Treatment, Power, Refineries, Sewerage and Wastewater Treatment.

The organization is seeking to recruit a General Manager / Managing Director – Japan. This is a senior leadership role that will be responsible for leading the organisations in Japan and also to provide strategic and operational support to the organisation across the wider Asia Pacific region.

To be considered for the role you must meet the following requirements:

*Located or willing and able to relocate to Yokohama or Susono.
*Educated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similarly related. A Master’s degree would be preferred but not essential.
*Must have a minimum of 10 year’s experience in the Water industry, specifically with an organisation manufacturing water technologies and equipment would be preferred.
*Will have strong knowledge and technical understanding of water technology products and projects.
*Must have water / waste water experience across multiple industry sectors – preferably including Oil & Gas, Refineries, Chemicals and Power.
*Will have worked extensively in Japan and the Asia Pacific region. It is critical that this individual has a good network of contacts and cultural understanding of the local business environment in Japan.
*Must have managed a $multi-million P&L and show a proven track record of leadership and business growth at a country/ regional level.
*Have a sales / business development mind set with an ability to utilise your network of contacts to grow and increase sales revenues.
*Will have strong leadership, communication, management and team working abilities. Must speak English to a level of business proficiency.

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

*Responsible for leading and managing the organisations operations in Japan and providing support to the wider Asia Pacific region.
*Accountable for a P&L of over $5 Million and 35+ employees and will report directly to the corporate HQ to the Board of Directors.
*Will travel domestically and internationally to support sales and operations across the region.
*Will be responsible for driving regional business growth with a particular emphasis on sales and business development strategy.
*Manages, trains and mentors junior employees to ensure a highly motivated and dedicated workforce with a focus on staff retention and internal development.

In return you will receive a basic salary commensurate with your experience + competitive bonus structure + benefits.

Job Reference: WPV- GMJP

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Salary Range

£40,000 - 70,000