Account Executive (Japanese Bilingual)

Indiegogo

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Sales
  • Post Date: 04/10/2021
  • Website: indiegogo.com
  • Company Address: 965 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA

About Indiegogo

Curiosity powers innovation, innovation powers Indiegogo. Pioneering the crowdfunding industry, Indiegogo has helped hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs to go from idea to market since launching in 2008. Today, our diverse community of inventors reaches millions of backers and buyers, creating the ideal place to launch and discover innovative products. From live campaigns to the newest, ready to ship tech, Indiegogo is a global marketplace for ingenuity.

Job Description

Indiegogo is the place to discover clever and unique innovations in tech and design before they go mainstream, including hundreds of products shipping right away. With thousands of projects launching every week, there’s ingenious tech, creative design, and much more around every corner.
 
Indiegogo is experiencing explosive growth in our Design and Technology vertical and we're looking for someone to help build and grow that business based in SF. The ideal candidate understands the product development process, the hardware industry from the inside out, and is passionate about revolutionizing the way products are made by giving creators and makers access to fundraising. The ideal candidate recognizes the great value facilitated by crowdfunding and wants to make it possible for more people to make their hardware dreams a reality.
 
This person should have marketing-quality native fluency in English, fluent in Japanese (read, write and speak professionally), experienced at account management, and have some level of exposure to marketing products (especially consumer hardware) and digital advertising. 
 
WHAT'S INDIEGOGO?
 
Indiegogo is the place to discover clever and unique innovations in tech and design before they go mainstream, including hundreds of products shipping right away. With thousands of projects launching every week, there’s ingenious tech, creative design, and much more around every corner.
 
Our customers are passionate about funding passionate people and so are we! We are a team of committed, results-driven team players who are lucky enough to be able to call “helping people achieve their dreams” our everyday jobs. When people unite around a common goal, anything is possible.

YOU WILL:

    • Define and achieve near and long-term growth targets.
    • Personally identify, target, pitch, and close high-quality campaigns and partnerships that will advance our business overall, as well as in specific verticals.
    • Marshall cross-functional resources and provide high-impact consultative input to campaigners to help ensure they reach their goals.
    • Actively and accurately report pipeline and performance.

YOU HAVE:

    • 1-3+ years of client-facing experience, emphasis on sales preferred
    • Vertical knowledge, experience, reputation, and network within the hardware/technology space
    • Sales: Ability to source and close high-quality campaigns
    • Professional fluency in Japanese and marketing-quality native fluency in English, with the ability to attend to cultural differences in client communication is REQUIRED
    • Consultative: Ability to build strong, trust-based high impact relationships with clients and prospects, and educate them on innovative techniques
    • Client development: Hands-on experience managing the end-to-end client development process, from securing initial engagements at new clients, to successfully growing long-term strategic accounts
    • Experience and demonstrated ability to prioritize and multitask in a deadline-driven, high-pressure
    • Creative thinking abilities and a proven ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
    • Persuasive, positive and confident disposition with strong leadership skills and ability to provide and receive constructive criticism
    • Superior communication and public speaking skills
    • BONUS POINTS: Personal experience with crowdfunding; personal experience with, and a deep understanding of hardware/technology product design

WE OFFER:

    • Competitive salaries with equity
    • Comprehensive benefit offerings (mental health and fertility included) for you and yours
    • Quarterly all hands meetings with fun events
    • A supportive, open environment that embraces and cultivates diversity, fearlessness, authenticity, and collaboration
Indiegogo is an equal opportunity employer and complies with the San Francisco FCO
 
Indiegogo is committed to respecting your privacy as a job applicant.  Please visit our Job Applicant Privacy Statement in our Privacy Portal for more information on your privacy rights and how Indiegogo processes your personal information. 

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