AIR at en-japan inc.

Digital Product Manager

Location Shinjuku, Tokyo - Japan Permanent Employee

About AIR

AIR is a multicultural, interdisciplinary product development division, part of the en-japan inc. group. We use advanced software technology to create unique digital products for the HR-Tech industry. Learn more about AIR here:

Job summary

We are looking for a product person to bridge the business with developmen and design. You have a high level of autonomy and ownership and are comfortable working in a startup-like environment. As a PM, you will lead the development of HR-Tech products for the Japanese market, using lean startup methodologies.


• Be the product cheerleader, keeping all parties aligned and motivated with the strategy
• Engage in user research to understand your users
• Work with engineers and designers to define product requirements and priorities
• Manage product-related tasks and ensure team is aligned and on track
• Manage and adapt product development process following lean startup principles
• Analyze data to improve features and flesh out new ideas
• Define and analyze KPIs to track the success of products


Must have

3+ years of Product management experience in software or web applications.
Proven Leadership skills: You love working with people.
Organizational skills: You are able to translate a broad vision into clear actions. You know how to prioritize effectively. You are a master at managing multiple inter-dependent tasks using project management tools.
Communication: You are able to communicate complex information clearly to many different audiences. You understand engineers and designers languages. Overall, you are a great listener and a master communicator.
Technical understanding: You are fully able to converse at a technical level and comfortable and unafraid with code.
User Research skills: You are able to interview and research customers, synthesize data, and gather insights to better understand their pain points, desires, and needs.
Lean Startup: You are knowledgeable and experienced with lean startup methodologies (scrum, agile etc.) and best practices.
Languages: English: native/fluent - Japanese: A massive plus.


Japanese market: You are very familiar with Japan’s domestic market and have experience managing products for the Japanese market.
Human Resources: Familiarity with the HR industry, a great plus.
Autonomous: You are able to work without expecting someone telling how to do things. We value people who don’t always ask for permission and trust their common sense.
Accountable: You are the owner of the product you manage and therefore assume full responsibility for its performance.
Self-learner: You have a thirst for learning new skills and become a master in your field.
Previous entrepreneurial / start-up experience a plus.
Past achievements: We value University degrees but we care more about your achievements. Feel free to show us any of your past achievements, whether or not work-related.


A very competitive salary based on your experience.
A startup atmosphere: flexible hours, remote work, no dress code.
An environment where experimenting is welcome and failure synonym of learning.
Work with an international team of smart individuals in a fun office environment.

How to apply

Send the following documents to:
• Resume
• Cover letter which should include:
  - Why you are interested in working with us
  - What book or person influenced you the most and why

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