◇Arisa Ueno：Born in the states, raised in Fukuoka, Japan. ◇I am：Adventurous, ambitious, motivated, full-curious, positive challenger. My curiosity is never gonna die. ◇Dream：To broaden our possibility.
・Make an impact on people's life and future globally. ・Community building, branding, and connecting people and companies. ・Business alliance with education facilities, government, and companies to solve a social problem.
The first hired in Japan in the very beginning of starting up Shopify in Japan.
As a country evangelist ・Worked as a country evangelist to advocate Shopify as a product and a company with branding and culture to adopt in Japan in the right way. Identified thousands of different issues related to Japan with a sense of a local Japanese for our localization of Shopify in Japan. ・Worked with many different teams across the company and country with many time different zones all over the world with managing business development in Japan time zone. (Localization: sales, IRL events, partnership, contents; writing blogs, translations, PR, community management, customer success, etc.)
・Pitched about Shopify more than hundreds of times to over thousands of people by attending or hosting meetups, seminars, and workshops in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka as a speaker or MC.
・Leverage many different internal and external teams, companies and community. Work with various internal team such as partnership, app, payment, support, plus which is enterprises sales, development, marketing, PR, social media, content, webinar, IRL event, security and specific international localization) to gain support for key initiatives and supports to reflect feedback, findings and insights to our products which create better merchants and partners’ experience in the Japan market. ・Communicated both in English and Japanese internally and externally. --- As a partner manager ・Build a strategy to acquire new high potential partners and activate existing partners. ・Managing relationship by supporting and guiding all the merchants and partners with providing new or unique solutions for their success. ・Building strategic and value-added partnership ・Connecting partners and merchants across the borders. ・Building a community with merchants, partners, developers online and offline by managing online groups on meetup, Peatix, Facebook and Slack and organizing offline events such as meetup, workshop and conferences. ・Localizing products and resource. - Translating contents into Japanese with copy-writing - Creating original contents in Japanese. (blogs/ webinars/ guidebook/ downloadable docs) - Getting integrations with Japanese 3rd parties partners through business development. ・Cold calling to potential clients/ pitching about a product from small businesses to enterprise level. ・Recruiting support
Community Manager, Lifestyle Coach, B2B/ B2C Marketing
mHealth ・Daily communicating with app users online (chat, group management, and lifestyle coaching) ・Organizing events sometimes offline ・Promoting our brand value and service through social media; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blogs - Copywriting for each post ・Localizing products (translating and copywriting to fit in Japanese market) - Translating blog posts from EN to JA, interviewing users and create own contents ・Recruiting support - Searching prospective candidates through social media - Communicating with candidates and sharing articles especially on Wantedly ・Sales support - Online/ offline meeting, cold-calling to potential clients ・Customer support - Reporting and fixing bugs, support for cancellation, deleting accounts, claim managements ・Testing apps (both Android and iOS)
・Consulting for vehicle management (especially pharmaceutical and beverage companies) for cost reduction depends on clients' needs or balance of car accident's rate and their insurance fee. ・Working as sales and a non-life insurance agent at the same time.
・Branding products ・Digital marketing on SNS ・Researching markets and competitors ・Promoting Red Bull's official events ・Organizing or supporting third-party's events ・Public relations with influencers (opinion leaders) ・Supporting sales team ・Recruiting (finding shining stars which might fit in Red Bull's culture and brand image.)
・Japan Canada Academic Consortium (JACAC) Student Forum 2015 Representative from Seinan Gakuin University. Got the best presentation award as a team, and personally got a leadership award out of 20 people.
・Got scholarship for 2 years in a row as a selected honor student at Seinan Gakuin University. ・Assisted other students as an English conversation partner, and motivated them to go abroad with strategies to get higher TOEIC or TOFEL scores. ・Got selected as an exchange student to University of Nordland (Norway), and spend about a year to study there. ・Got selected as a Japan Canada Academic Consortium (JACAC) Student Forum 2015 Representative from Seinan Gakuin University. Got the best team-presentation award (out of 7 teams), and personally got a leadership award. (out of 20 people) ・The logo and copy-writing I designed (when I was 20) got chosen as a design for a university official pen. That pen has been sold for donation right now.
・Organized some intercultural events for deeper understanding cultural differences among exchange students and local Norwegian students. ( ;pot luck party with traditional food such as sushi.) ・Organized some birthday surprises for exchange students to get along with others and decrease loneliness which comes from homesick. ・visited local Norwegian school to learn their English education and share Japanese culture.
・FIWC Kyushu: Domestic and oversea work camping NGO all operated by students. We support a set up of infrastructures for people in need by living and working together.
→1 month-work camping in Mtag ob, Leyte, Philippines. We made roads in a mountain with local people (improved muddy mountain road to paved road). This achievement gave local people better life, such as easier commuting to school and cheaper motorcycle taxi fare by half because of the better road condition in the mountain. Also this brought more people from the market to sell food, so now people in the village don't have to go down all the way to the market. ＊All the communication with local people has made in English and Visayan (local language).