2017-03-16 - Job Vacancies

Nichia Europe B.V.

Nichia is the number one LED (Light Emitting Diodes) manufacturer in the world with the largest market share among other high brightness LED manufacturers and an annual turnover of approximately 3 Billion Euros.

Ever Researching for a Brighter World

Nichia succeeded in developing and commercializing the super high brightness Blue LED in 1993. It was accepted with great amazement in the related industries throughout the world. Since the first announcement of the Blue LED in 1993, InGaN-based LEDs in different emission colors, ranging from Ultraviolet to yellow, have been contributed to the diversification of LED application fields.

Nichia Corporation is a Japanese company that has subsidiary locations all over the world with 8,776 Employees worldwide.

For our Amsterdam sales office, we are looking for a Sales Associate for our Lighting Team (M/F) with start date 01 May 2017

The Sales Associate is responsible for the day to day interaction with customers in order to provide outstanding customer service and information in response to inquiries about products and services and in particular regarding order to remittance information. The Sales Associate also interacts with Nichia Japan daily regarding customer order to remittance information and supports Key Account Managers/Sales Manager (s) in communications with customers, particularly when Key Account Managers/Sales Manager are out of office.

Job description

Handling Nichia’s sales process and sales order related activities, such as;

  1. Process purchase orders, place orders and organise release of products
  2. Data input, maintenance in Exact and Nichia’s Internal Order System
  3. Obtain customer credit information, work with accounting to set up accounts and credit terms.

Interface between Nichia Japan and customer regarding shipment dates, supplier change requests and sample requests


  1. Manage and coordinate customer forecasts, product inventory and order status
  2. Assist with customer requests for qualification documentation
  3. Answer customers non-technical inquires and communicate necessary information to Key Account Manager/Sales Manager

Provide Internal and External (Sales) Support;

  1. Support Sales Manager and Key Account Manager’s activities when they are traveling
  2. Support business relationship between customer and Key Account Manager/Sales Manager in order to optimise communication and reach mutual goals

Maintain familiarity with Nichia’s processes, procedures and policies

Reporting to Sales Manager in Europe

Very limited travelling



・  Capable of preserving confidential and/or sensitive information
・  Ability to pay attention to details and gather comprehensive information on     customer needs
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·         Excellent in Japanese & English
·         Preferably some other language(s)
·         Proficient computer skills MS Office

·         High energy level, multitasker, good time management skills and knows to prioritise in conjunction with day-to-day activities

·         MBO/Secondary Vocational Level
·         Three years technical sales support background desirable
·         Preferably experience in international electronic trading business
·         Technically minded


If you are highly motivated and have a distinct ability to work in teams, please send your resume, cover letter and salary indication in English per e-mail to our Human Resources department at (Astrid Sas) or call for more information: + 31 (0) 6 83 44 1839

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