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Industry: Project Management

Company: 33 USA Inc.

Position Summary

TThe Business Development Specialist will lead marketing activities for entertainment content, centered on anime and manga, entrusted by clients in North America and around the world. Additionally, they will drive overall company sales through acquiring new projects and developing new services. While working closely with various stakeholders such as internal service departments, the Japanese headquarters, clients, partner companies, and others, you will drive the company’s growth and oversee general communications for marketing activities requiring international collaboration.


Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:

Client Proposal:

– Work closely with clients to understand their needs and goals and develop customized solutions to meet those needs.

– Lead and cooperate with internal groups in preparing and conducting the company’s service proposal to clients

Service Development & Improvement:

– Cooperate with the internal groups to improve 33 USA’s Social Media Marketing, Public Relations, Creative, and Marketing Support services.

– Ensure all services comply with copyright holder guidelines and legal requirements.

Client Relations:

– Provide ongoing support and guidance to clients throughout the project lifecycle.

– Collaborate with clients to understand their needs and goals and develop customized solutions to meet those needs.

– Conduct regular meetings with clients to discuss new opportunities and address any concerns.

Reporting & Budgeting:

– Prepare regular reports on division activities, including revenue forecasts, budget performance, and progress against key performance indicators (KPIs), to be presented to senior management and stakeholders.

Team Leadership:

– Manage the day-to-day activities of the Business Development & Licensing Division, collaborating with team members on day-to-day operations and coaching as necessary.

– Sets key performance indicators (KPIs) for team members, coaching and following up to confirm progress against these.

– Foster a positive team culture, ensuring that team members are engaged, motivated, and aligned with the company’s values and objectives.

Education and Experience Requirements:


– 3+ years of relevant marketing/business development experience

– Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, communications or related field

– Native or bilingual proficiency in both Japanese and English

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both languages

– Experience in marketing/promotions for entertainment content (anime, manga, games, etc.)

– Strong project management and organizational abilities

– Ability to work cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders

– Client-facing skills with ability to develop relationships

– Problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail

– Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously


– Experience working in both Japanese and North American business environments

– Understanding of licensing and content distribution models

– Skills in digital/social media marketing and analytics

– Background or interest in anime/manga subculture

– Experience coordinating international/remote teams

– Understanding of North American entertainment market

– Project management certification


A number of programs cover all employees in the manner prescribed by law. Additionally, 33 USA Inc. provides several Company-designated benefit programs.

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Work From Home
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