Manager, Japan Government Affairs

Global Affairs Tokyo, Japan


The Manager of Japan Government Affairs will play an important role in supporting Splunk’s rapid growth in the APAC region by coordinating government affairs activities and policy thought leadership in Japan. The position will report to Splunk’s Director of APAC Government Affairs.

Personal Characteristics:
The successful candidate will possess the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; be both strategic and accountable for detailed follow-through; and be capable of working successfully in an entrepreneurial, highly collaborative, and fast paced global organization. The successful candidate must possess the following: strong writing, speaking, and analytical skills; demonstrated understanding of enterprise software, data analytics, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, and other relevant technology; organizational and project management skills; a high degree of accountability and professional motivation; and ease in developing relationships of trust and confidence both within and outside Splunk. The successful candidate lives the mantra, “work hard, have fun, make history.”

Responsibilities: I want to and can do that!

  • Coordinate government affairs activities in Japan, working closely with the sales organization, the marketing team, the legal team, and others.
  • Identify and help to develop opportunities for the field organization through appropriate strategic engagement with government organizations.
  • Monitor, analyze and communicate legislative and regulatory developments that are relevant to Splunk’s present and future lines of business.
  • Coordinate with the Splunk4Good team to find opportunities for Splunk to have a positive impact on topics of public and/or social concern.
  • Pursue opportunities for Splunk to provide thought leadership on big data analytics, cybersecurity, privacy, cloud, IT operations, Internet of Things, machine learning, artificial intelligence, government procurement, and other relevant issues.
  • Advocate for government policies that are consistent with Splunk’s values and corporate priorities.

Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that!

  • Minimum of seven years of experience in a Japan-focused government affairs role and/or in a position in the government.
  • Knowledge of policy issues related to enterprise software, big data analytics, cybersecurity, privacy, cloud, IT operations, Internet of Things, machine learning, artificial intelligence, government procurement, and other relevant issues.
  • Relationships with key organizations in Japan that will help Splunk to engage with government on a strategic level.
  • Fluency in English and Japanese.

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!