Commercial Director, VG Japan

Job Description

If you desire to be part of something special, to be part of a winning team, to be part of a fun team – winning is fun.  We are looking forward to a Commercial Director in Eaton’s Vehicle Group, based in Tokyo, Japan.  In Eaton, making our work exciting, engaging, meaningful; ensuring safety, health, wellness; and being a model of inclusion & diversity are already embedded in who we are - it’s in our values, part of our vision, and our clearly defined aspirational goals.  This exciting role offers opportunity to:

  • Create Rolling Forecast, Sales Plan and Strat Plan with getting the supports of all VG Japan functions

  • Achieve or over perform the sales target with margin control responsibility

  • Lead, identify and drive growth initiatives with respective account managers, global product groups and regional teams in line with Strat plan and strategies

  • Identify/Create Strategy for future growth and drive/coordinate the whole team in line with the strategy

  • Identify/Administrate Growth Target/Development and evaluate the achievement every year

  • Maintain/Develop close contacts with manager to executive levels of customers

  • Create necessary reports upon requests by senior management of the region and global product groups

  • Build organizational capability toward the vision in balance with budget and market/customer needs

  • Lead/drive motivation/excellent outputs of the whole team

  • Maximize synergy of all the functions by continuous improvement of process/system of whole VG Japan team

  • Manage Japan corporate matters in Eaton Japan GK under Eaton Japan country GM.


  • Literacy on MS office SW
  • Excellent Communication (in writing/speaking) in English and Japanese
  • Must be able to lead own team and other functions toward success
  • Minimum 10 years of Sales & Marketing experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of General Management experience
  • Experience in Automotive and/or Truck industry is needed
  • Financial experience and knowledge is a plus

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Sales

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring region only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time