The Role

About This Position:

At Astar Network, we’re on the lookout for a highly talented Business Development Manager to join our team, Corporate with Polygon Labs and contribute to our legacy of exceptional client, customer, and partner success on Astar zkEVM chain. We are seeking an individual who excels in managing day-to-day enterprise sales operations in multiple sectors like entertainment and financial institutions. This candidate should be a dynamic leader with a knack for fostering an inclusive, trusting, and productive work environment. As the Business Development Manager of Astar zkEVM, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the outstanding business collaboration between Astar Foundation and Polygon Labs, and continued success of our daily business operations and driving our growth to new heights.

Our Mission:

With the launch of Astar zkEVM, we are expanding Astar Network’s cross-chain capabilities, creating the tech stack to bring billions into web3. The Astar Foundation will spearhead efforts to onboard enterprise partners to Astar Network, further increasing the share of parties building on-chain. Astar is committed to enabling interoperability between the existing Astar VMs and enhancing cross-contract interoperability for other dApps to tap into in collaboration with partners like LayerZero and Gelato.
For Astar zkEVM, we’re working with Polygon Labs, a leader in Ethereum scaling solutions, to enhance security and streamline integrations for more accessible blockchain experiences.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Develop and execute strategies to drive growth.
  • Design and implement daily operational programs that align with our organizational objectives in Japan Market.
  • Build and manage new business pipelines for Astar zkEVM.
  • Cultivate and expand relationships with key partners, especially Top JP enterprise partnerships that will play a crucial role in expanding the Astar zkEVM ecosystem.
  • Maintain a strategic plan for forecasting, targeting, and achievement.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Astar Network and Polygon Labs Japan to formulate long-term strategic initiatives in Japan market.
  • Create and manage a quarterly plan for sales forecasting, targeting, and achievement.
  • Contribute to competitor analyses and sales/marketing strategies.
  • Support customer-facing operations, including sales, marketing, and public relations.

Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time role based in Tokyo, Japan, and it requires attendance at events and business meetings to seize growth opportunities.
  • As a Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for accelerating the adoption of Astar zkEVM.
  • Astar Network and Polygon Labs team are both global and distributed. You need to adjust and manage your time zone well.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of experience in a business management or similar role.
  • Proficiency in developing business strategies in Web3.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant industry trends, use cases, and blockchain solution.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in business, management, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in blockchain and use cases.
  • Fluency in English.

Join Astar Network and become a key player in our mission to revolutionize the blockchain industry. We are committed to nurturing talent and fostering an environment of innovation and excellence. Your expertise and leadership will drive our success and shape the future of Astar zkEVM in a rapidly evolving blockchain landscape!!

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