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Content Sales Specialist

Tokyo, Japan
Closing date
Dec 16, 2023

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Job Function
Portfolio Management: Equities
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Your team responsibilities

MSCI's North Asia Index / ESG Coverage team is seeking to expand in Tokyo with a commercially driven and result oriented individual. This sales position is aimed at expanding and increasing the usage of our industry-leading suite of Index and ESG products and solutions that support investment decisions. This role demands a consummate relationship builder to drive sales and hit revenue targets. Previous sales coverage experience with institutional clients (Broker dealers, Asset Managers) on index related business opportunities including data sales and distribution, IP rights and reporting licensing, investment strategy customization and asset-based licensing is strongly preferred.

What we offer you

• At MSCI we are passionate about what we do, and we are inspired by our purpose - to power better investment decisions. You'll be part of an industry-leading network of creative, curious, and entrepreneurial pioneers. This is a space where you can challenge yourself, set new standards and perform beyond expectations for yourself, our clients, and our industry.

• Wherever you are located you will find transparent compensation schemes and employee benefits that can help ensure your financial security and health. While they vary by different locations, we offer a broad range of benefits that are part of the value you receive as an MSCI employee.

• Our flexible ways of working will allow you to maximize your potential, and we will empower you with the trust, accountability, and advanced technology to perform at your very best.

• You'll find a purposeful approach to wellbeing to provide you with all the resources you need to be your best at work and in your personal life. Our 'Here For You' Employee Assistance Program is available for our employees globally, providing confidential emotional support, financial and legal advice free of charge.

Your key responsibilities

• Institutional as well as retail Sell-Side/Buy-Side sales coverage for MSCI

• Achieve forecasted revenue, renewal and profitability targets

• Nurture existing relationships and prospect aggressively to establish new ones

• Grow the ASEAN ecosystem of users of MSCI Indexes and ESG solutions

• As a strategic/key account manager, develop client specific and business specific plans & strategies

• Actively engage with local market participants

• Support regional sales leader on strategic market development

• Collaborate with other sales groups to achieve cross-segment opportunities and synergies

• Monitor and manage the customer satisfaction and retention of a demanding investor segment

Your skills and experience that will help you excel

• Strong understanding of financial markets and Sell-Side/Buy-Side product landscape, use cases and end users

• Good understanding of active and passive index fund strategies in Japan and Asia

• Ability to communicate effectively across the organization globally with colleagues across different functions

• Proficiency in written and spoken in Japanese

• Strong sense of ownership and servicing mindset to ensure efficient and effective customer service processes

• University graduate and/or with professional qualification, e.g. CFA, FRM, etc

• Minimum 5-10 years of institutional as well as retail coverage experience in Sell-Side/Buy-Side

• Excellent track record in developing new business and growing established revenue streams

• An understanding of the ESG market and how ESG factors impact the investment process

• Excellent presentation and communication skills

• Solid networking and inter-personal skills

• Innovative, entrepreneurial, customer orientated thinker with strong consultative sales drive

• A team builder and player with emotional and professional maturity

• A commercially minded individual with drive and capacity to manage a dynamic, fast paced environment

• Oral and written fluency in Japanese and English required

• Knowledge of any other Asian language is a plus

How we'll support you

• Our culture of high performance and innovation relies on our people sharing their knowledge and lifting each other up. You'll be surrounded by a collaborative, global network of talented colleagues who will support and inspire you to do the best work of your career.

• We believe new and challenging experiences drive personal growth and innovation. With the right challenges, encouragement, and development support you can shape your own career experience. Career paths are multi-directional, and we encourage and support internal mobility to help you identify new opportunities to progress and take control of your future.

• As a new joiner you'll be enrolled on our Global Orientation interactive learning experience to set you up for success.

• Our tailored learning opportunities will enable you to acquire the skills you need at your own pace, choosing between the courses and certifications best suited to you. Our Learning@MSCI platform coupled with access to LinkedIn Learning Pro will provide you with all the resources you need for to accelerate your professional growth.

• At MSCI we act in ways that encourage respect for all voices, ensuring that everyone can be themselves and feel like they are a part of the company. We are intentional about ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and supported with equal opportunities to succeed.

• We have eight MSCI Employee Resource Groups: All Abilities, Asian Support Network, Black Leadership Network, Climate Action Network, Hola! MSCI, Pride & Allies, Women in Tech, and Women's Leadership Forum.

About MSCIMSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data, and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

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