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Updated 2023-01-26
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[Researcher] Supporting international business in food and agriculture / Writing experience welcome
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  • Employer
  • Entry Level
  • No Industry Experience Required
  • Women Welcome
  • New Year's Holidays
  • Five Days Workweek
  • Business Expansion
  • International Team
  • Company Language is English
  • English Language Skills
  • Recent Graduates Welcome
  • Overseas Business Trips
Company Name

Meros Consulting

Job Type
Meros Consulting
Consulting - Business Consulting/Think Tank
Consulting - Other
Planning/Marketing/PR - Research & Analysis
Industry Market Research/Research Institute
Location Asia Japan Tokyo Chiyoda

Job Description This a career-track position and we expect analysts to grow into consultants and project managers, with increasing responsibility and independence as experience increases.

As part of a small and growing company, you will be able to be involved in all stages of our projects and initiatives and work directly with our senior team. We are a bilingual team, with English as the basis of much of our communication.

We would expect you to jump in immediately to:

- Research deeply into topics across the entire food and agriculture supply chain. Recent examples include:
Where are the best opportunities for investment within Vietnam’s coffee industry?
How will technologies like drones, lab-grown meat, genome editing, carbon trading platforms and “smart farming” impact global agriculture markets?
How will policies like the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy impact Asian markets?
Which agri-tech start-ups in Japan have potential to expand overseas?
How much do consumers in China value “sustainability” when they purchase food?
How can JICA best support agricultural innovation and start-ups in Kenya?

- Interview industry experts, both in Japan and globally, from farmers to government, importers, start-ups, investors, and manufacturers
- Conduct field research in Japan and overseas markets to support international investment decisions, design export marketing strategies, work with businesses to test new ideas, and support governments with food and agriculture and innovation policy planning.
- Support implementation of projects from Japanese government agencies, such as JICA or MAFF, including liaising with government and industry stakeholders, negotiating and clarifying contracts and preparing official documents for meetings.
- Work with senior staff to plan Meros events, including webinars or networking events.
- Coordinate communication and team building among our global network of counterparts.
Develop new proposals through communication with clients and Meros senior staff.
Present solutions to clients and governments and discuss how new strategies and approaches can be implemented.

【Orientation program】
Meros provides an orientation program for those who joined the company, including desktop research strategy, interviewing and project planning.
Company Info Meros is committed to developing innovative business strategies and solutions for food, agriculture, agribusiness and natural resource markets in Asia and the world.

Meros works with the private and public sector to expand in new markets and solve challenges in distribution, marketing, investment and business strategy. We understand that agribusinesses operate in the highly dynamic intersection of economic, environmental and technological change and must react quickly to new developments.

We look for ways that better data, research and strategy can create more stable, sustainable and profitable international trade in food and agriculture.

Based in Tokyo and Sofia, working globally.

[Measures to prevent passive smoking]
No smoking indoors
Working Hours 9:30-18:00
What we are Looking for:

- Creative, strategic thinker who loves working in an international environment.
- An entrepreneurial spirit – someone who takes the initiative to get things done – will thrive within Meros and out in the field.
- Someone who actively seeks answers and solutions – asking questions, deeply curious about people and ideas.
- Loves to write – enjoys the challenge of writing quickly, clearly and persuasively on complex topics.
- Deep interest in the global food and agriculture space, including awareness of trends, risks and challenges, food security, innovation and technology in food and agriculture, supply chain structures and trade policy.
- Demonstrated ability to gather, organize, and interpret data – very comfortable working with numbers.
- Excellent communication skills to build smooth relationships with our global partners, teammates and clients.
- Available to travel domestically and overseas for field research – typical overseas research trips are 1-2 weeks, several times a year (currently dependent on government travel advisories).
- Enjoys meeting new people, keen to network within our industry and represent Meros at events.

Preferred Qualifications
- Native-level Japanese and professional fluency in English. Additional languages (esp Mandarin, Spanish etc) a plus.
- Interest in economics, trade, economic development, social anthropology, international relations, market research and investigative journalism
- Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree in related subject preferred.
- Experience in agricultural development projects (JICA etc), food industry strategy and marketing or ESG and impact investing issues will be a plus.
English Level Fluent (TOEIC 865-)
Japanese Level Native Level
Salary JPY - Japanese Yen JPY 5000K - JPY 6000K   
Other Salary
Full social insurance
Transportation expenses paid (upper limit: 15,000 yen per month)
Holidays Five-Day Workweek
Paid Holidays
Congratulatory or Condolence Leave
Child-care Leave
Job Contract
full-time employment
*There is a probation period of 6 months
Nearest Station Shin Ochanomizu Station Exit B3 (Chiyoda Line) 1 min
Ogawamachi Station (Toei Shinjuku Line) 3 min
Awajicho Station (Marunouchi Line) 3 min
Ochanomizu (JR Line) 7 min
Kanda (Ginza Line, JR Line) 10 min
Jimbocho (Hanzomon Line) 10 min

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