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Senior Account Executive



Sales & Business Development
Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023

About the role:

We are searching for an exceptional person to take a position as a Senior Account Executive of our growing Media and Enterprise sales team in Japan and help Brightcove achieve breakout growth. This person must have a proactive attitude and a proven track record for delivering on or exceeding revenue goals and take pride in getting it done.The candidate we will hire will be highly self-motivated, extremely organized, team-oriented, creative, and possess outstanding communication and negotiating skills. This role’s primary responsibility is closing deals with new customers through outreach, which requires relationship building, negotiating, and closing the deal with extensive pipeline generation and prospecting.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the customers’ business, issues/challenges and requirements and explain how the Brightcove platform could benefit them.
  • Build relationships with new customers at all levels to encourage new business.
  • Identify, negotiate and close deals with new customers.
  • Work with project champions at clients and within organizations to make sure needs are met. Interact both internally with product team, and professional services and externally with customers.
  • Recruit new Partners through outreach, connections. and promotional activity.


  • 5+ years of Sales and/or Account Management experience in the IT industry (Cloud, SaaS, PaaS preferred).
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task across a wide range of accounts.
  • Demonstrated ability to present to technical and non-technical audiences and be able to handle objections on the fly.
  • An ability to listen to customer needs, assess these needs effectively and address them through new products and services.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • High level of comfort and experience working with all levels of professionals both internally and externally.
  • A proven track record delivering on or exceeding goals.
  • Proven ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial young company in which cross-functional teamwork and initiative is a must.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS and JavaScript is a plus.
  • Familiarity working with APIs and SDKs is a plus.
  • Experience developing technical solutions is a plus.

**Special Conditions:

  • Native Japanese is required. English is a plus.
  • This is a quota-carrying role

About Brightcove

Brightcove is a diverse, global team of smart, passionate people who are revolutionizing the way organizations deliver video. We’re hyped up about storytelling, and about helping organizations reach their audiences in bold and innovative ways. When video is done right, it can have a powerful and lasting effect. Hearts open. Minds change.

Since 2004, Brightcove has been supporting customers that are some of the largest media companies, enterprises, events, and non-profit organizations in the world. There are over 600 Brightcovers globally, each of us representing our unique talents and we have built a culture that values authenticity, individual empowerment, excellence and collaboration. This culture enables us to harness the incredible power of video and create an environment where you will want to grow, stay and thrive. Bottom line: We take our video seriously, and we take great pride in doing it as #oneteam.

Working at Brightcove

While remote work arrangements are available for most positions we also offer hybrid or in office options in our innovative Tokyo office. Located at PMO Tamachi 9th floor, 5-31-17 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014, we are just 3 minutes walking distance from JR TAMACHI station and Toei Mita/Asakusa line MITA station. Whether you are working in office or remotely, you will have plenty of opportunities to meet your colleagues around the globe and we also celebrate a variety of personal interests with organized groups and clubs including an Employee Action Committee, Women of Brightcove, Pride of Brightcove, Parents of Brightcove … and more to come!

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