Business Development Representative - Japan


Business Development Representative - Japan

Black Duck Software is the leading supplier of open source software governance and compliance management solutions. We are seeking an energetic individual to join our Business Development team to generate qualified prospects for sales to close. Success in the BDR role requires a hunter mentality with significant time on the phone following up on leads generated from marketing programs as well as independent prospecting. This position will be based out of Tokyo office and report to Managing Director of APAC Sales. 


  • Master Black Duck’s target market, business drivers and strategies so that you can develop intrigue and position Black Duck products as a value add solution with prospects
  • Reach out to and follow up with respondents from a variety of marketing programs to initiate conversation, learn current business programs and qualify potential business applications
  • Execute the necessary daily activities as set forth by management, including phone calls and emails at a high quality to meet your monthly goals
  • Identify key targets in our database and initiate contact with appropriate suspects, leveraging research resources to create intrigue, assess their current business methods and position Black Duck’s solutions
  • Nurture and manage leads until they are qualified as sales-ready
  • Leverage all contacts to identify other prospects through referrals
  • Identify decision makers and company goals to position Black Duck appropriately
  • Track all activity thoroughly in our CRM system to support account and management teams.
  • Identify potential opportunities and transition leads to field sales by proactively setting up sales appointments for further qualification discussions


  • BS or BA degree and a minimum of 1-year business experience in sales is preferred. Recent college graduates are also encouraged to apply
  • Experience conducting business and building relationships in phone & email, with excellent phone, interpersonal, verbal & written capabilities
  • Bi-lingual in Japanese and English
  • Client-oriented writing skills
  • Experience successfully managing multiple priorities simultaneously, maintaining a high-volume pace with the ability to “switch gears” quickly as the prospecting conversation warrants
  • Over-the-top motivation and creativity to successfully reach prospects and create conversations
  • Professional persistence & ability to “think on your feet” and make a compelling introduction. HUNTER mentality
  • Organizational skills and a results-oriented self-starter attitude
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding goals – this position carries a qualified lead and pipeline quota and bonuses for exceeding quota
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications, and internet navigation

Personal Characteristics:

  • Highly intelligent individual who is driven to succeed
  • Possess a high level of maturity and self-assurance
  • Possess a high level of personal and professional integrity and an underlying commitment to make things happen

About Black Duck 

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck Software’s industry-leading products to secure and manage open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in Mountain View, CA, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information,visit

Interested applicants may apply via Black Duck Careers