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Director, Marketing and Business Development, Japan - Korea at nanosys
Japan / South Korea

Nanosys is building a display materials revolution, combining scientific expertise with awareness of the system needs of real manufacturers. We are looking for people who are not only energetic, committed and passionate about what they do, but focused on applying innovation to help industries overcome obstacles through materials architecture. We have a “roll-up your sleeves” culture that is based upon individual empowerment, mutual respect, integrity and recognition of successes.

Our quantum dots are designed to increase the range of colors emitted by standard displays by up to 50% and that’s why we are interested in the color emitting characteristics of the semi-conductor materials we synthesize into fluorescent nanocrystals. Once created, the dots are coated onto a barrier film (coating) that we call QDEF, which in turn is added to a display during the manufacturing process. We are constantly developing new dots, looking at new methods of encapsulation and always pushing the R&D envelope regarding the materials we design and manufacture. We have been very successful in developing the market for quantum dots in the display industry and we’ve been responsible for many breakthrough technologies.  As a result of our continued growth we are developing new products and new markets and now need to bring on-board a new Marketing and Business Development professional who will help to develop new markets and work with new and existing clients in meeting their needs for quantum dots and film.

The ideal candidate will have a very strong technical background in the display industry coupled with a natural ability to engage with potential customers on a wide range of topics ranging from the light frequency of quantum dots, Rec. 2020 and price elasticity of demand.  He/she will be responsible for the management of the company’s key product using product management disciplines akin to the Product Management Framework (PMF): Customer, Strategy, Product, Market, Business, and Program.  The new Director will manage day-to-day communication and coordination with customers, collaborators, and cross-functional internal company groups to ensure successful value added product development, launch, and management post product launch.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated program management skills.
  • Practical knowledge of Quantum Dots, LEDs, LCDs.
  • Background in end-to-end lifecycle of an identified value-proposition.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Perform business analysis / forecasting / quantitative analysis.
  • Flexibility in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Must be able to travel (25-50%) to customer and non-customer sites in the United States and Asia with an emphasis on Japan and Korea.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.
  • Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers.
  • Driving a solution set across development teams (primarily Development/Engineering, and Marketing Communications) through market requirements, product contract, and positioning.
  • Developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute.
  • Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product.
  • Special projects to include but not limited to: Barrier Film selection (interfacing with suppliers, internal stakeholders and end-customers to identify specifications while communicating with all parties the results of evaluation), support of next generation applications (such as electroluminescence function of QD to enable new devices similar to OLED technology), and other special projects.
  • Manage revenue generating customers within the region of Japan and Korea.  Ensure revenue numbers for these geographies are achieved by formulating the region/account strategy, positing our existing technology properly, providing technical support directly and with co-workers, negotiating deals (supported by VP of Sales) and closing business while ensuring smooth delivery of products and services.

Education, Experience and Certifications:    

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in technical marketing and/or business development in the display industry.
  • Fluency in Japanese.
  • BS or above in materials science/engineering, chemistry or related field.
  • Masters degree in materials science/engineering or MBA strongly preferred.

Nanosys offers competitive salary with a wide range of benefits including a comprehensive health plan, basic life and AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) savings plan, paid time off, paid holidays, and stock options. We are seeking results-oriented people that are driven to succeed through teamwork, focused on discovery to solve real-world challenges, and passionate about building a new industry.

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