Digital Twin Strategic Planning, Senior Manager, Business Development



Sales & Business Development
Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023
Woven by Toyota is building mobility for a safer, happier and more sustainable world. A subsidiary of Toyota, Woven by Toyota develops and invests in new technologies, software, and business models that transform how we live, work and move. With a focus on software-defined vehicles, automated driving, data-driven intelligence, security, mobility services, embedded platforms, AI, and more, we build on Toyota's legacy of trust and safety to deliver mobility solutions for all.
For nearly a century, Toyota has been delivering products and services that improve lives. Its earliest offerings, which automated the simple manual task of weaving, have evolved into the safe, reliable, connected automobiles we enjoy and depend on today. Woven by Toyota is an integral part of Toyota’s vision for the next 100 years—a world where mobility is easier, safer and more enjoyable for more people.
Our unique global culture weaves modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese quality craftsmanship and operational excellence. These complementary strengths enable us to develop and deliver cutting-edge technology at scale—optimizing for safety, advancing clean energy and elevating well-being. We envision a human-centered future where world-class technology solutions expand global access to mobility, amplify the capabilities of drivers, and empower humanity to thrive.
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: https://www.woven-city.global/
We are seeking a highly skilled individual who can leverage the latest concepts and technologies to develop new market opportunities that align with Woven City's vision.
The successful candidate will have a combination of technical, analytical, and strategic thinking skills in order to conduct market analysis and synthesize capabilities to drive new business solutions. They will also be expected to collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement innovative solutions that meet the needs of our customers.


  • Analyze and identify business needs and requirements, and translate them into technical specifications and system requirements that effectively address business goals and objectives.
  • Develop and maintain strategic plans and roadmaps that align with Woven City's business goals, objectives, and priorities, ensuring that technical solutions support business outcomes.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define and document business processes and workflows, identifying opportunities for improvement and automation that increase operational performance, functionality, and efficiency.
  • Evaluate and recommend new processes, tools, and technologies that can improve operations, increase functionality, and enhance efficiency, while ensuring alignment with industry standards and regulations.
  • Define and execute Proof of Concept (PoC) plans and use cases to ensure that systems meet business and technical requirements, identify and resolve issues and defects, and support the successful delivery of projects.
  • Facilitate meetings and workshops with cross-functional teams to gather input, build consensus, and drive alignment around strategic priorities and initiatives, ensuring that all stakeholders are engaged and informed.
  • Monitor and report on the progress and impact of strategic initiatives, making recommendations for adjustments as needed to ensure that goals and objectives are achieved.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of best practices, tools, and methodologies related to business analysis and strategic planning, sharing knowledge and expertise to support the success of the organization.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field
  • Experience in strategic, business analysis and technical roles on large scale and complex initiative
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex data and systems, identify patterns and trends, and data-driven recommendations
  • Experience in developing and documenting technical requirements and specifications.
  • Proficiency in relevant software applications and tools, such as Microsoft Office, business intelligence and analytical software, and project management software
  • Familiarity with relevant industry regulations, standards, and best practices related to engineering, business analysis and strategic planning
  • Understand how to navigate Japanese business environments


  • Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA), or a related field
  • Experience in project management and software development life cycle methodologies, such as Agile or Waterfall
  • Experience in data analysis, data modeling, and data visualization tools and techniques
  • 5+ years of working experience in Japanese business environments
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to lead cross-functional teams to achieve project goals and objectives
If you are currently located outside of Japan we will set up an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.
・Competitive Salary - Based on skills and 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 the 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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