Data/Content Acquisition Manager

Job Locations JP-Yokohama
Requisition ID
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What's the role?

As a Data/Content Acquisition Manager,you will over see the end-to-end content/data acquisition and negotiation process across one or more defined Map & Content categories as assigned, working with key partners to close deals.

We will offer you an opportunity to engage with both government and commercial organizations in finding, qualifying, and obtaining a variety of different types of geospatial datasets that meet the objectives of HERE, mainly focused on mid to high complex deals in Japan.


Your main responsibilities include:

  • Managing categories in the Map & Content supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending
  • Assisting in developing and implementing and executing existing content/data acquisition strategies aligned with set objectives
  • Leading negotiations with external data owners and internal process / product owners for the source evaluation processes
  • Applying strategic data acquisition practices and leading supplier negotiations to ensure full benefits are realized and sustained
  • Ensuring commitments are met by monitoring, assessing, and resolving variances in budget, timing or quality
  • Monitoring and keeping up to date with related Map & Content supplier-specific business activities as well as the extended category industry by building and maintaining detailed understanding of the overall sourcing market/landscape (e.g. by conducting ongoing research to understand what sources are available and effort/cost to acquire)
  • Presenting updates on all pertinent supplier and industry issues (e.g. shifts in negotiating power of suppliers, relevant governmental initiatives) to internal partners and management and proposing alternative scenarios as they apply to existing strategies
  • Crafting, renegotiating, renewing, and discontinuing (where required)supplier agreements
  • Actively monitoring supplier competencies and competitive positioning (benchmarking)
  • Reviewing and recommending best in class suppliers for RFx bid processes.
  • Ensuring effective communication materials and channels are in place to maximize the delivery and implementation of any sourcing activity
  • Transferring Map & Content sourcing expertise and sharing best practices (including communication materials) across the sourcing teams to help build and/or expand our knowledge base and expertise

Who are you?

You are a strong fit for this role if you are a business-oriented, curious, and creative person who can think creatively to constantly improve on the strategy and operation with a self-starter attitude. You will be thrilled with the opportunities this role and the company has to offer!

You also possess the following skills, competencies and work experience:

  • 8+ years proven meaningful working experience (business development, data sourcing, geospatial products,partner management, IT)
  • A degree in Business , Engineering or related fields.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written in both Japanese & English), presentation, social and negotiation skills
  • Convincing and persuasive door opener attitude
  • Experience with B2B relationship management and ability to build, sustain and use effective networking relationships
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement
  • Proficient organization, planning and project management skills
  • Ability to work in geographically distributed teams.
  • Good analytical abilities and financial skills to assess the performance of business partners/suppliers against criteria such as quality, cost, reliability, ability to innovate and financial stability
  • Results-oriented and comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data


Who are we?

HERE Technologies is a location data and technology platform company. We empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or a business optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely.


At HERE we take it upon ourselves to be the change we wish to see. We create solutions that fuel innovation, provide opportunity and foster inclusion to improve people’s lives. If you are inspired by an open world and driven to create positive change, join us. Learn more about us. Watch Video



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