*6 years of previous financial industry experience; specifically, a commercial or SBA lending background and familiarity of banking language and processes or a combination of experience, education, & superior performance
*Exceptional communication skills and an innovative problem-solving personality
*Proven ability to interact and communicate with customers in a professional, positive and constructive way; comfortable with public speaking and leading a meeting
*Ability and motivation to learn quickly and independently
*Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritize daily tasks, projects and workload to deliver according to the project schedule
*Strong analytical mindset; being able to observe a client's current process and analyze how the product will benefit them
*Strong leadership skills; previous managerial and project management experience preferred
*Ability to present and explain project specific information to diverse types of audiences
*Strong ability to define and document business and functional requirements, business process maps ("As-Is/To be") flows and diagrams
*Familiar with Japanese banking regulations and governance
*Ability to travel 20% of the time
*Fluent in Japanese; additional language fluency preferred in English.
*Ability to work outside of standard business hours as necessary.
*Experience with CRM systems such as Salesforce.com or systems built on relational databases a big plus!