A major US-based alternative vehicle manufacturer required a Chief Representative to lead their entry into the Japanese motorcycle market. While well-known internationally the Client’s brand had little market presence in Japan. Without any kind of domestic presence it was initially difficult to attract the right level of talent from the vehicle manufacturing experience.
We shifted our approach to focus on senior level managers with experience in motorcycle manufacturing and interest in working with new brands in the Japanese market. Though budget restrictions eliminated many of our most viable candidates, we uncovered a bilingual motorcycle dealer with past managerial experience who was interested in helping an international brand build up from ground zero in Japan.
In addition to advising on compensation law we also offered the Client insight into various other Japan labor regulations.