Director, Regional Partnerships

Sales Tokyo, Japan


Position at Wind River

Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems. For more than four decades, the company has been an innovator and pioneer, powering billions of systems that require the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability. Wind River helps customers across automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and telecommunications industries solve complex technology challenges on their journey toward the new intelligent machine economy.
The company’s software powers generation after generation of the safest, most secure systems in the world.  Examples include playing a key role in NASA space missions such as Artemis I, the James Webb Space Telescope, and multiple Mars rovers. We’ve achieved recent 5G milestones, including the world’s first successful 5G data session with Verizon and building one of the largest Open RAN networks in the world with Vodafone.  The company has received industry recognition for its technology innovation and leadership and for its workplace culture, including global Great Place to Work certification and being named a “Top Workplace” for ten consecutive years. If you want to be part of a unique culture where the lived experience is based on our cultural attributes of growth mindset, customer focus, and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging, come join us and help advance the future software-defined world.
The Director, Regional Partnerships - Japan is a pivotal leadership position aimed at enhancing Wind River’s market presence and revenue via partnerships across industries in the Japan region. This role is tailor-made for an individual with a deep understanding of how to scale a software business through a variety of partner/ecosystem modalities including Silicon, ODM, Hyperscaler/Cloud, System Integrator, OEM, and Distributor partner types.  In partnership with the Global Alliance corporate team, this role will be responsible for both expanding existing relationships with regional partners, and innovating and driving new opportunities for revenue and market scale within the region.  The ideal candidate is a technically oriented seller with extensive experience in engaging with various partner types, and a solid track record of operational excellence and execution.
  • Strategic Partnering Leadership: Spearhead the regional vision and engagement with key partners, identifying opportunities for growth and competitive differentiation.
  • Customer Engagement: Engage deeply with regional Wind River Account Managers and drive partner engagement and collaboration with key customers ensuring the needs on both sides are being met.
  • Transformative Change Agent: Leverage deep partnership experience to drive transformative change as we grow and develop our partnership and ecosystem scale across partner types and industries.
  • Operational Excellence: Demonstrate a strong operational and execution mindset, with the ability to translate strategy into actionable plans that drive revenue growth.
  • Collaborative Execution: Collaborate with cross-functional teams across field sales, product development, marketing, and finance to ensure a unified approach to achieving sales targets.
  • 10+ years of experience in a leadership role building and curating revenue and scale-generating partnerships with various partner types.
  • A strong background in professional services, software sales, and development, with proven expertise in delivering growth through partner ecosystems.
  • Engineering mindset, with the ability to understand and articulate the technical aspects of software solutions in the context of partners.
  • Excellent track record in executive engagement.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the capability to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Marketing, or a related field; MBA or equivalent advanced degree strongly preferred.
What We Offer
  • A leadership role at the helm of one of the most critical and innovative business units within Wind River.
  • The opportunity to shape the future of industrial, automotive, telecommunications, aerospace, government, and defense solutions with cutting-edge technology.
  • A dynamic, forward-thinking work culture that values innovation, performance, and growth.
  • Competitive compensation package, including comprehensive benefits and opportunities for professional development.

Wind River is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.