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現在、以下の職種を採用中です!

Full-time Project Manager - English and Japanese bilingual / Remote work / Requires international travelling

 

ソネングラス(SONNENGLAS®)のビジョンは、美しく、実用的で100%太陽光発電によって動く革新的なプロダクトをつくることを通して自然環境と調和したライフスタイルを実現し社会および環境問題に貢献することを目指したソーシャルベンチャー企業です。

2020年5月現在、ソネングラスの製品は世界11カ国300万人にお選びいただいています。失業率が40%を超える南アフリカを生産拠点とし、弊社の商品は全てフェアトレード体制で製造しています。

情熱と能力と人柄の調和の取れた、世界6カ国にまたがる少数精鋭のチームに加わっていただける方を募集しています。

 

 

【全職種に共通】ソネングラスが募集する人材

ソネングラスは、スキルよりも人柄と仕事に対するマインドセットを一番大切にします。募集する職種の「スキル」部分の必須条件を全て満たさなくても、以下のマインドセットに当てはまるのであれば、是非ご応募ください。

 

必須:

  • ソネングラスの製品が好き
  • ベンチャーのマインドセット。世界で唯一の消費者向けソーラー製品のブランドをつくっていくことにワクワクできる。変化が速く不確実性の高い環境で、少数精鋭型の少人数のチームで力を合わせて問題解決をすることにやりがいを感じる
  • 特定の業務範囲を超えて成長し続けることが楽しいと思える。新しいことを学ぶことが好きで、前向きに努力をしつづけられる
  • 人と一緒に何かを成し遂げるのが好き
  • 高い向上心があり、成長機会を常に探す謙虚さがある
  • ソーシャルビジネス、フェアトレード、アフリカ、インテリア、キャンプのいずれかもしくは全てが好き

      

    [5/26/2020 更新]

    Full-time Project Manager - English and Japanese bilingual / Remote work / Requires international travelling

    Description

    SONNENGLAS® is a startup based in Japan, Germany, and South Africa which creates innovative consumer products and experiences that are in harmony with nature. Our mission is to create everyday consumer products that are beautifully designed, useful and run 100% on solar energy, while contributing solutions to social and environmental problems. Proudly made in South Africa our products have been sold over 3 million times worldwide in 11 countries. 

    SONNENGLAS® team is looking for a FULL-TIME PROJECT MANAGER in Japan who is excited to join a small team to solve problems bigger than ourselves. Our product is manufactured according to FAIR TRADE standards in Johannesburg employing over 70 workers from the townships of Soweto and Alexandra. 

    While at least half of your role will be related to activities in Japan, you will work closely with our marketing and product design team spread across the globe. Your main responsibility includes but is not limited to: business strategy, international logistics, marketing, content development for our website and social media, sales activities inside Japan and overseas markets, and e-commerce site management.  This position will play a major role in various aspects of our company.  We are looking for a person who empathizes with our mission and is passionate about making a positive impact towards sustainable society through business.  Once the current COVID-19 situation settles down, you will be expected to travel internationally and be responsible for running events and trade fairs in Japan that would require you to be on site for several days.

    You will be responsible for: 

    • Project management, business strategy, international logistics, marketing, content development for our website and social media, sales activities inside Japan and overseas markets, e-commerce site management, etc.  
    • Taking a leading role in organizing events and trade fairs in the Tokyo area, which will require you to be on site for at least 4 days for two or three times a year.
    • Various international projects that require daily communication with our global team. Once the current COVID-19 crisis settles down, you will travel to Africa, Asia, EU and potentially other regions for over 2 weeks to expand our market and develop world-class products and customer experiences made in South Africa. You must be willing to travel.   
    • Syncing with Sonnenglas global team on a daily basis to generate solutions to complex problems.   

     

    Requirements:

    •  Experience
      • Bachelor’s degree.
      • Minimum of 2 years of experience.
      • Project management experience or similar.
    • Mindset
      • Start-up mindset. We are looking for an individual who enjoys an ambiguous situation in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment with a small team.
      • Understands from the past experience that creating something new requires continuous hard work, commitment, and positive attitude towards the future.
      • Has an ever-growing mindset.  Enjoys always working towards perfection and understands that there is always some room for improvement.
      • Goal-oriented.  While your immediate main responsibility will be as listed above, you are expected to be the local resource for our ambitious effort to produce world-class products and experience in South Africa.   You will be excited that your role is not limited to what is listed above.
      • Ability to operate strategically as a leader but also willing to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty at production sites.
      • A deep passion to solve social and environmental problems.
    •  Skills
      • Outstanding communication skills in both English and Japanese.  Must be at least business level. Ability to communicate concisely and persuasively in multiple formats, including email, written documents, digital presentations, and verbal conversations.  As a remote team, we cannot stress enough the importance of written communication and documentation.
      • Proficient with digital tools.  We use Google Apps, Trello, Slack, Chatwork, etc. for internal communication.  Experience in managing social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. would be a plus. 
      • Project management skills.  Capable of leading projects, setting priorities, managing deadlines, and most importantly, asking for help from others.
      • Multitasking. As you can see from this job description, this position will lead many projects at the same time.
      • Asking good questions.
      • Excellent team skills.
      • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
      • Exceptional organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to work from home professionally.  
      • This position is not for everybody.  While working from home sounds convenient and comforting, the level of work required for this job will be demanding in terms of both speed and quality. This job requires:
        • A quiet work environment without any distractions.  
        • Self-management skills.
        • Strong self-discipline and work ethics.
        • Ability to focus in a home environment.
        • Fast internet connection. 

    Bonus points if you have:

    • Experience at startups or non-profits.
    • German language skills.

    Where you work:

    When you are not travelling, you will work from home.  

    Working hours:

    Flextime, 8 hours/day.  Core working hours: 10:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00

    Salary and benefits:

    • Salary is competitive for the region.
    • Benefits include Pension, Health, Unemployment and Worker’s Accident Compensation.

    How to apply:

    Please submit your application from this link. 

    We value the mindset and enthusiasm over the skills or work experience. On the application, please explain why you are the best candidate for this position by providing examples from your past experience.

    Please understand that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to individually respond to your application.  We will get in touch if it seems like a good match!

    Application deadline:

    9:00AM JST, June 8th (Mon), 2020.

     

    上記以外に、現在募集している職種はありませんが、何らかの形で関わりたいとお考えの方は、お気軽にcareers@sonnenglas.net(@は半角に置き換え)にご連絡くださいませ。