Woven Planet Holdings, Inc. is hiring a

Lead of Software Platform, Inventor Platform

Chuo City, Japan
Full-Time
ABOUT WOVEN PLANET GROUP
Woven Planet Group (Woven Planet) represents a carefully curated blend of expertise and resources dedicated to bringing the vision of “Mobility to Love, Safety to Live” to life. Through innovations and investments in automated driving, robotics, smart cities, and more, we are transforming how humankind lives, works, and moves. We exist to design, build, and deliver secure, connected, and sustainable mobility solutions that benefit all people worldwide. Founded in 2018 as Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Woven Planet is composed of four complementary companies: Woven Planet Holdings, Woven Core, Woven Alpha, and Woven Capital.

Visit us to learn more: https://www.woven-planet.global/

THE TEAM
Woven City is a fully connected ecosystem, to be built at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. This “living laboratory” will include full-time residents and researchers who will test and develop technologies such as autonomy, robotics, personal mobility and smart homes, in a real-world environment.
Toyota Woven City’s concept is “Human-centric”, “A Living Laboratory”, and “Ever-Evolving City”. Inventors will live in the city along with the consumers. They will develop services and provide value to consumers.
We aim to build attractive systems that are the easiest to develop, test, and scale throughout the world for Inventors.

Inventor Platform team mission:
Develop a business ecosystem in the Woven City
We aim to build an ecosystem like Silicon Valley to create colorful & innovative ideas, evaluate and validate them, weave & grow together and learn from failure.
Develop a software platform for Inventors
Inventors can use Common Tools and Functions to provide their innovation for residents. This includes basic management software, unique functions, testing tools, Super App, and so on.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR
As a Lead of the Software Platform business, reporting to the head of Inventor Platform, you will act as a subject matter expert and a manager to business plan, clarify PRD and launch the Platform for Woven City and the world.
The software platform is a PaaS / SaaS service with a separate development team. The skills and experience to clearly show them the PRD and lead alongside them on Agile development is thus required.
The goal of the Inventor Platform is to facilitate community-based solutions by bringing inventors together with the personal and civic challenges of Woven City and beyond.  To do this, you need to be a person who crosses borders to connect design and business. Working with users, inventors, designers and business partners, you will build sustainable business models that facilitate positive social change; in thus, this builds a process to help produce happiness for Woven City and works toward the larger goal to “produce happiness for all”.
You will be responsible for defining growth opportunities and creating solutions that solve real problems. We are looking for a leader to set the course for a multi-year strategy to deliver this software platform for Woven City.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build the software platform business team.
  • Define Specific plan and schedule, PRD, operating model and growth opportunities for both the software platform and the variety of business it will generate.
  • Concept planning for an advanced optimization system that allows inventors, customers and platformers to mutually benefit.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams, actively liaison as a bridge and manage the project smoothly.
  • Understand drivers of business growth. 
  • Ensure that business units execute plans successfully by challenging assumptions.
  • Launch the software platform, commercialize to the world, and monetize it.

Minimum Skills/Qualifications

  • 5+ years of successfully leading or managing a multi-sided software platform business.
  • Excellent project management, organizational and communication skills, as well as a sense of urgency and personal drive to effectively and efficiently execute transactions.
  • A natural collaborator with a strong win-win drive who can facilitate productive conflict, creating outcomes that magnify input exponentially for all parties involved.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, displaying strong verbal and written presentation skills, including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key narrative and presentation styles to multiple audiences.
  • Patience in dealing with different cultures/languages and different decision-making mechanisms and logic.
  • Software platform business experience and technical knowledge.
  • Business level English language proficiency.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated professional experience in large-scale project management, ideally in digital transformation, AI implication, IoT, Smart-city, Smart-store, etc.
  • Experience in business products and service design: product and service design based on customer needs, supply chain management, revenue model design, roadmap development, PR strategy.
  • Knowledge of domestic and international business models and trends.
  • Experience leading projects that include designers, planners and engineers.
  • Strong practical knowledge of Design Thinking Process, User-Centered Design methodologies and usability principles.
  • Business-level Japanese skills - both written and spoken.

If you are currently located outside of Japan, don't worry, we'll set an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.

For more information about Woven City, please visit: https://www.woven-city.global/

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