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Product Management, Assistant Manager, Software Business Planning

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Employment Type
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Job Description


The Toyota Woven City is a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells to be built at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. It is envisioned as 'A Living Laboratory' and 'Ever Evolving City', incorporating various types of cutting edge technologies. At the same time, it is also 'Human-Centered,' that is, it is expected to keep people safe and comfortable. Our mission is to guide every single business and service of Woven City to most effectively and passionately move forward towards each operation phase of the ever-evolving city.

The Toyota Woven City contains 10+ key strategic focus areas and we envision empowering people through these services and realizing a "Human-Centered" experience for everyone.

Woven City's Woven Inventor Garage team will develop innovative products and services as software first for users.

Our mission is to:

1. Develop services and products for Woven City

2. Expand capabilities through long-term R&D

As a first party developer, we will also build a foundation upon which third party partners can participate. Therefore, we are responsible for not just the applications but also the core software and capabilities.

Our team consists of many highly experienced members with international work experience. We strive to be open minded as we create a new culture with members from various backgrounds and nationalities. Our global team works closely with the Toyota Motor Corporation and the Toyota Research Institute in North America to develop our technologies and products.

We are seeking talented people to join us as we take on new challenges to create new products and services for the Toyota Woven City.

For more information about Woven City, please visit:

Who Are We Looking For?

Our team will develop innovative services that are essential to the city and users based on the strategy of Woven Inventor Garage. You will have the opportunity to plan and deliver connected digital service/product with all of these businesses and continue to roll them out in this ever evolving city. We're looking for a Product Manager who has rich experiences in managing software services/products to lead a product management of Woven City's new digital service/product. This position reports to the lead of the Software Business Planning function in the Woven City management organization.


  • Fully responsible for product management of newly developed digital venture services
  • Initiate creating customer value, vision/concept, business development, roadmap of the assigned digital services and cross-functional user experiences providing with other city services in Woven City
  • Play the role of agile product development and business/service planning with the engineering and UX team cross functionally to lead the end-to-end success of products from development to launch
  • Commercializing the assigned services and growth hacking of them for ever-evolving value creation ahead to the Woven City grand opening
  • Set a course of business development strategy to scale software services beyond Woven City


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • 7+ years to take the lead of creating or growing of web or app services/products at various stages including start-up, launching and improving them in an agile way
  • 5+ years working as a product manager or business planner in the related digital transformational business, AI implication or software service/product development companies
  • Passion to move forward and tackle problems in a situation with ambiguity and without a definitive answer
  • Proficiency in business level Japanese/English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Startup or new business development experience
  • Both agile and waterfall service/product development experience
  • Experience working within a cloud environment (e.g. GCP, AWS)
  • Global business development experience and deep understanding for Japanese business and industries

If you are currently located outside of Japan we will set up an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.

About the Company

Woven by Toyota is the mobility technology subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. Our mission is to deliver safe, intelligent, human-centered mobility for all. Through our Arene mobility software platform, safety-first automated driving technology and Toyota Woven City — our test course for advanced mobility — we’re bringing greater freedom, safety and happiness to people and society.

Our unique global culture weaves modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese quality craftsmanship. We leverage these complementary strengths to amplify the capabilities of drivers, foster happiness, and elevate well-being.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary - Based on experience
  • Work Hours - Flexible working time with NO core-hours
  • Paid Holiday - 20 days per year (prorated)
  • Sick Leave - 6 days per year (prorated)
  • Holiday - Sat & Sun, Japanese National Holidays, and other days defined by our company
  • Japanese Social Security - all applicable (Health Insurance, Pension, Workers’ Comp, and Unemployment Insurance, Long-term care insurance)
  • In-house Training Program (software study/language study)

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Our Commitment

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.
  • We pledge that any information we receive from you will be used ONLY for the purpose of hiring assessment.