Marketing and Professional Education - Director [Medical Device]

Location Tokyo
Job type Permanent
Salary 12,000,000 - 16,000,000 JPY
Reference 34004


A Medical Device Global leader in developing breakthrough technologies and solutions for Minimally Invasive and General Surgery, as well as Bariatric, Cardiac, Colorectal, Gynecologic, Obstetric, Urologic, and Vascular specialties.


As Director of Marketing & Professional Education, you will mentor and manage teams

responsible for the coordination and support of multiple products and programs. This entails overseeing strategic direction for projects throughout the various stages of device and program life cycles, including, but not limited to, conducting research on clinical and customer needs, market data, clinical evaluations, sales trials, product launches, post-market surveillance, inventory management and field support.

  • Provide leadership on product and program development or enhancement projects, including, design input and validation, product positioning, clinical data research and compilation, post-market surveillance, labels, Customer Experience Report (CER), and Instructions for Use (IFU)

  • Stay updated on current market and surgical procedure information

  • Strengthen and maintain relationships with thought leaders in Japan to accurately understand clinical needs

  • Protect and build product brands, including participation and contribution to organized national and international meetings and congresses

  • Identify team needs and manage cost center budgets

  • Actively participate in the recruitment, hiring and development of new team members

  • Mentor team members and build a highly effective team

  • Provide clear goals and expectations to the team

  • Address team members' career goals and provide coaching and development

  • Work closely with cross-departmental leadership to build bridges and achieve strategic company goals

  • Coaching and development of Clinical Development and Clinical Education teams

  • Product and program related projects may require cooperation with Engineering,

  • Planning, Regulatory, Global Education, and Field Implementation teams

  • General product and program, competitive analysis and relevant reports should be shared and presented to the Clinical Development team members at the home office in California and other locations

  • Product/program launches and trade shows will require collaboration with the Education, Branding, Field Implementation and international Clinical Development teams


  • Over 8 years of business-to-business (B2B) experience in Japan’s medical device industry. Preferably working in medical devices sales or marketing, clinical support,or in operating theatres

  • At least 6 years of project and product management experience in Japan’s medical device industry with 4 or more years managing or mentoring teams

  • Excellent oral and written skills in the English language

  • Excellent listening, negotiation, and presentation skills

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Windows PC applications