Business Development Representative (Japanese & English-Speaking)

Posted 22 August 2023
Job type Permanent

Company's Benefits

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

Job Description

About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us! 

About the Team:

In this role, you will contribute to Cloudflare's revenue generation engine by delivering pipeline at scale to the Sales counterparts. You will do this through a maniacal focus on people, process, and tools. The Business Development organization is anchored in a culture focused on the development & training of its employees, incubating talent across the company, teamwork, and celebrating success. With flawless execution, we believe the Business Development organization will be a competitive differentiator for Cloudflare.

This is a great opportunity to be a member of our high performing Sales team at a hyper-growth technology company. The Business Development Representative (BDR) will:

  • Be the first point of contact for customers that need help finding solutions

  • Develop your customer centric sales skills to deliver a stellar customer experience

  • Learn Cloudflare’s products and services in detail

Similar to other roles that Cloudflare, this role has a tenure requirement of 18-24 months before you may be eligible to apply for another role within the company.

About the Role

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Languages required: Japanese, English (Preferred)

In this role, you will be responsible for identifying and researching prospective Cloudflare accounts, conducting outreach to the appropriate contacts within each account, sourcing meetings, and running discovery calls using sales qualification frameworks (e.g., BANT and CHIIP).

You will be paired with Mid-Market Account Executives who will work to close opportunities that you source for them. You will also work with a variety of cross functional teams including product marketing, field marketing and sales enablement.

While there are activity benchmarks that lead to successful BDRs, this is an autonomous role that gives you the opportunity to be creative and proactive with your outbounding strategies. You willnotbe given a list and script to repeat. Instead, you are given a quarterly goal and can work with your manager to create methods to achieve them. 

You will not be expected to have a thorough understanding of Cloudflare products at the outset, but we do expect you to have a strong interest in our industry and product line. You will be responsible for identifying product-fits across a variety of companies so having a passion for Cloudflare is important. 

Day in the Life of BDR at Cloudflare

  • Own and meet target quota related to number of qualified opportunities, value of sales pipeline, and revenue

  • Develop new business opportunities from net-new greenfield accounts

  • Identify target accounts with strategic timing and strong use cases through qualitative and data driven approach

  • Work cross-functionally with stakeholders (account executives, marketing, sales operations, fellow BDRs)

  • Help lead BDR team-wide campaigns or initiatives (we’re a collaborative group)

  • Write emails and letters you’d love to open; make calls you’d love to receive; ask compelling questions

  • Report, track, and manage sales activities and results using SFDC and Outreach

  • Play an active role in the creation and iteration of team processes

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Self-motivated; entrepreneurial spirit

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Customer-oriented mindset with empathy and curiosity

  • Aptitude to learn technical concepts/terms

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously

  • 1-3 years of experience in BDR or in a similar capacity in technology industry is preferred, specifically in SaaS will be a plus

  • Experience in Outreach is a plus