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AI Deployment Manager - Japan



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Software Engineering, Data Science
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

i-5O is seeking a highly experienced AI Deployment Manager with a background in the manufacturing or tech industry to join our dynamic team, with the option for remote work and occasional travel within Japan. With a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the success and satisfaction of our valued customers in the Japanese market. You will bring a wealth of expertise to build strong relationships, provide exceptional support, and drive customer retention and growth.


Market Engagement and Insights:

  • Actively participate in conferences, networking events, and webinars to stay updated on industry trends, market dynamics, and competitor activities.
  • Maintain vigilant oversight of the Japanese market, focusing on the manufacturing and tech sectors, to identify strategic opportunities for i-5O.

Customer Engagement and Support:

  • Conduct discovery calls with clients, displaying active listening skills and thorough note-taking to understand customer requirements and pain points.
  • Conduct research and compile relevant information to facilitate effective customer assistance.
  • Collaborate closely with customers to develop Statements of Work (SoWs), Gantt charts, and system diagrams when necessary.

Project Management and Coordination:

  • Schedule and lead meetings with clients to ensure seamless project execution.
  • Efficiently manage hardware inventory and coordinate shipping for customer-specific projects.
  • Foster collaborative efforts between the Product and Engineering teams, facilitating enhanced project outcomes and innovation.
  • Provide support during onboarding and training sessions to boost customer product knowledge.
  • Oversee customer-specific projects to ensure timely delivery and client satisfaction.

Communication and Reporting:

  • Prepare and deliver weekly update meeting presentations to keep clients informed of project progress.
  • Offer on-site deployment and troubleshooting assistance when required.
  • Summarize key takeaways and action items in recap emails following customer interactions.
  • Develop Quarterly Business Review (QBR) presentations, emphasizing business challenges and their impact.

Issue Resolution and Data Analysis:

  • Address critical situations and escalations promptly with effective solutions to maintain client trust and confidence.
  • Analyze customer data to detect usage patterns, potential issues, and opportunities for improvement, leveraging data-driven insights for decision-making.
  • Assist in crafting user documentation and training materials tailored to Japanese customers' needs.

Collaboration and Revenue Growth:

  • Collaborate closely with the Sales Manager to align customer success efforts with revenue growth strategies.
  • Identify and pursue upselling or cross-selling opportunities based on evolving customer needs within the manufacturing and tech sectors.
  • Develop retention strategies and proactively mitigate potential churn risks.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in customer success, account management, or a related role in the manufacturing and/or tech industry.
  • Fluency in both Japanese and English (written and spoken).
  • Strong project management skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • B.S. in engineering preferred.
  • Sales engineering experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency in collaborating with engineering and product teams.
  • Data-driven mindset with the ability to analyze and leverage data for decision-making.
  • Strong problem-solving skills focused on achieving high-impact business outcomes.
  • Essential knowledge of the Japanese manufacturing and tech market.
  • Prior experience in early-stage AI/tech start-ups is advantageous.
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification is a plus.
  • Operations Management knowledge is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of computer vision algorithms (e.g., object detection, object classification, segmentation) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Agile project management tools such as Jira and Trello is a plus.

If you are a proactive, customer-centric professional with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the manufacturing and/or tech industry and a passion for building lasting customer relationships and driving success, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity at i-5O.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position.

i-5O is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

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