Regional Sales Manager, Specialities & Solutions

Tokyo, Japan
Application due: June 30, 2018

For over 130 years, Perstorp has worked to improve the daily lives of millions of people around the world with innovative chemistry. Today we have an annual turnover of 11 billion SEK and have 1,500 employees worldwide, in Asia, Europe and North America. Our specialty chemicals make everything from cars to computers, from sails to shoes, lighter, stronger and safer. Every aspect of our corporate culture is infused with our core values of focused innovation, reliability and responsibility.

We are now recruiting a Regional Sales Manager to our headquarter in Tokyo.

Work assignment
• Maximize the margin and profitability at each assigned customer
• Meet & exceed the budget for your assigned territory
• Manage sales activities and resources within the defined region, including price quotes as defined by BU / Sales Management
• Negotiate with the BU and Sales Management to align your local strategy with the regional/BU/corporate ones
• Lead and coordinate appropriate technical meetings with target customers to include arranging important joint calls with marketing and technical colleagues to move business opportunities forward
• Manage business development projects for both new products in the existing business field and existing products for new applications
• Coordinate a basic package of hands-on EHSQ matters not only for new products but also for existing products
• Develop understanding of customers’ demand for products relevant to Perstorp, and continuously monitor expected developments in usage and plans with potential strategic implications for Perstorp, and communicate to Business / Sales Management
• Participate and assist in coordinating and leading regional trade shows to include customer meetings and entertainment
• Ensure efficient territory planning to effectively cover the assigned region in keeping fixed costs in line
• Follow-up on all samples and populate opportunity pipelines for key business areas whilst maintaining the ownership of accounts added to the pipelines and move the leads forward to buying accounts
• Timely provide agreed customer prices and validity to Customer Service to ensure smooth processing of orders
• Participate in internal meetings and working groups




  • Degree in chemistry,chemical engineer or its adjacent fields
  • MBA is a plus


  • Longer than five (5) years of a solid technical sales experience preferably with an MNC in the chemical or its related industries
  • An experience in the polyurethane industry or coating industry is a plus


  • Native Japanese speaker is a must
  • English; business level


  • Independent and proactive
  • Being a good team player to work with many stake holders
  • Understanding and experience of matrix organizations is a plus
  • Good communication skills
  • Quick in response

Additional information

Main function; Key account and distribution management 
Reporting to; S&S sales director APAC
Direct reports; None
Location; Perstorp Japan Headquarters, Toranomon, Tokyo, Japan & more than 30% of your working hours are to be dedicated to business trips both inside and outside Japan

Please apply via our website no later than June 30. 


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Helen Lv
Helen Lv
HR Manager
Region North Asia
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