Business Unit Director, Medical Device (4557)

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Published:   2022/08/08


Medical Device


*This role requires native level Japanese and Business English*


CONFIDENTIAL - BU Director @ Fortune 500 maker

We have just begun working on a search project to find the successor for a key BU Director position. We are working directly with the current incumbent, who is willing to meet with strong, qualified and interested candidates in a casual setting as a first step. 

The company:

  • Fortune 500 company with a focus on both medical devices
  • The current business is performing strongly in their markets, and the company is experiencing stable growth.
  • Exciting potential for the company in the future with strategic acquisitions growing the business significantly
  • In Japan, the company has 600+ people, with HQ in Tokyo and has a stable, collaborative culture

The role:

  • BU Head for one of the company's key businesses.
  • Full P/L responsibility for a business currently worth approx $50M USD, covering sales / marketing / education
  • Looking for a sharp and dynamic business leader to drive growth in existing and new market segments through the current and upcoming product line, including key new product launches in 2019
  • Fully responsible for the strategic plan of the business, with an aim to maintain and increase growth
  • This will report directly to Japan President, and have a high level of interaction with APAC and global


  • B.A. /B.S. degree, preferably including formal studies in business or engineering.
  • MBA preferred but not required.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of product management experience or sales experience required, preferably in medical device
  • Experience in both Sales and Commercial Marketing is preferred.
  • Ability to lead a team, influence others, and through strong organizational skills, generate results.
  • Strong English and Fluent Japanese capabilities required


  • Great company culture
  • Solid career progression - this role might lead to the current President replacement in the future
  • Great health and welfare benefits
  • Very competitive compensation
  • Tokyo-based