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Application Engineer (Japanese speaking)
 
Title: Application Engineer (Japanese speaking)
Category: IT/Software Development
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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Description:
We are expanding our growing AE team and are now seeking a science or engineering graduate with an interest in materials to join our team. You will be joining a global team and working particularly closely with our commercial sales team for the Asia Pacific region. You will be helping leading engineering enterprises manage and apply vital information about their engineering materials and to help them optimize their product development process. This will involve organizations from industry sectors such as: aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, defence, medical, personal electronics, wind energy and more.

We are growing and profitable, with a world-class customer-base, respected products, and strong customer relationships: a stable and interesting work environment for your next career step. But we are also small enough (170 people) for you to have great impact. And we are seeking to drive products, product management process, and organizational effectiveness to the next level – a chance for you to shine and to demonstrate and extend your skills and experience as we grow Granta together.

About Granta

Granta is a software company, the leader in the specialized field of materials information technology. This is where materials science and engineering meet software and IT. We enable companies to manage vital information about their materials, and to apply this information to make better decisions. We support universities in teaching the next generation of scientists, engineers, and designers. We’re helping these organizations to develop ‘material intelligence’ and, ultimately, to ensure development of better, greener, safer products.

Granta started over 20 years ago at Cambridge University, where we maintain strong links. Our high-quality, global customer base includes businesses such as Airbus, Boeing, General Electric, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Johnson & Johnson, Rolls-Royce, NASA, and Siemens Wind Power as well as most of the world’s leading universities.

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The RoleKey responsibilities:

Engage with existing and potential customers to understand their requirements for materials information management, including extensive discovery to determine use models, establish the value of potential projects to the prospective customer organization, derive implementation vision and strategy, and identify key metrics for project success. Design and develop material and process databases for use in proof-of-value demonstrations Develop excellent relationships with customers' key technical stakeholders. Generate business winning proposals by bringing together knowledge of potential customers’ use cases with applicable business justifications and a knowledge of different implementation strategies. Identify similarities / differences / trends in the requirements between existing and prospective customers, and different industry sectors. Travel to on-site demonstrations and implementation projects around the world, primarily (though, not exclusively) in APAC.

Some special attractions of the role: Work with industry leaders in a variety of sectors— Granta’s many customers include Airbus, GE, GKN, Jaguar LandRover, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Rolls Royce - and in APAC, Shanghai Electric, Honda Aero and Mazda Automotive. Be involved in interesting projects across the product design and development process—in materials characterization and design, conceptual product design, environmental and regulatory applications, simulation, and more. International travel—opportunity to visit customer sites around the world but especially in the APAC Present at conferences and key trade events. Work independently and be innovative regarding the technical sales approach to solving customer problems. Keep up to date with developments and best practice within relevant technical communities. Career development opportunities—into either more commercially or more technically focused responsibilities at Granta, depending on interests/inclination. Requirements

The ideal candidate will have: A degree in mechanical engineering, materials science or a closely related discipline. Be fluent in Japanese (written and spoken) and able to communicate highly complex, technical and business subjects. Some experience of an industry served by Granta, for example: aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, defence, energy, medical, oil and gas. Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills. Strong personal focus with the ability to identify opportunities for process improvement. An organized approach, with good project management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines. Some knowledge of office automation software including Excel, and preferably database applications and some VBA and/or SQL. Some familiarity with CAD / CAE / PLM software. Experience in the installation, setup and management of Windows application software. Benefits

Competitive salary and benefit package Flexible working hours High levels of autonomy 12.5% non-contributory pension Private health insurance or gym membership A modern, spacious working environment and a casual, relaxed atmosphere Being part of a dynamic, friendly, and multicultural team Tailored induction and career development plan Career Development

We value our people and work hard to create an environment which rewards positivity and supports personal and professional development. As part of this commitment, we provide a tailored induction plan as well as excellent opportunities for progression. As you build your experience there may be the option to take on additional responsibilities or take the lead on some projects within the team. With regular reviews Granta aims to build on already existing skills as well as providing you with the opportunities to gain new ones to help you along through your career.
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