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【Energy Business Department】Business administration

Business Planning & Strategy
Rakuten Mobile Network,Inc.
00012520 Requisition #


▼ 【Rakuten’s energy business history】

・2012 ... Begin online retail of solar panels

・2013 ... Launched an electricity retail business for high voltage customers

・2016 ... Following full deregulation of the electricity retail market in Japan,

      launched electricity retail for low voltage customers (residential)

・2017 ...

  (Feb.) Obtained license as an electricity retailer (PPS) and

     began direct sales to corporate customers

  (Dec.) Launched "REts," an online platform facilitating

     carbon credit trade

・2018 ...

  (Nov.) Renamed and consolidated all electricity retail businesses

     to direct retailing, under "Rakuten Denki" (residential customers)

     and "Rakuten Denki Business" (corporate customers).



▼ 【Responsibilities】

Rakuten Energy is a fast-growing department, competing in the Japanese energy industry
which is undergoing rapid changes including deregulation of the electricity retail market.
This position requires the ability and enthusiasm to respond to rapidly growing businesses.
At the same time that you can leverage the skills of business planning and business management
with a sense of responsibility, as work output is directly utilized in business operations.


-  Fiscal year / three-year plan budget formulation and management
-  Management of, and material preparation towards major meetings
 (monthly company management meeting / monthly budget meeting / weekly meeting / weekly report, etc.)
-  Weekly PL forecast update
-  Contribute towards resolution and support of management issues related to Rakuten Energy in general
-  KPI management /  Coordination with all sections within the department



▼ 【Why Rakuten Energy?】

- Our team includes professionals from various career backgrounds

 such as electricity retail, energy generation, manufacturing, IT services,

 and marketing.

 This mix of energy x IT backgrounds unique within the energy industry,

 and results in an exciting environment with the team's various viewpoints.


- The Japanese energy industry's demand side market participants

 mostly consist of "startup retailers" or "long-standing energy companies".

 Rakuten retains and values entrepreneurial thinking and speed,

 while taking advantage of Rakuten Group's strong IT backbone

 and touchpoint with consumers.

 New ideas and proactivity are appreciated.


- Average employee age is in the early 30s.

 This is a great environment for people who are keen in launching their ideas,

  and playing an important part in the business from early on in the career.


Required Qualifications 

- Ability to analyze large amounts of diverse data efficiently
- Logical and strategic thinking and planning skills
- Accounting knowledge (Level: Official Business Skill Test in Book-Keeping, Grade 2)
- 2+ years practical experience
- Excel skills (function / data table creation, VLOOKUP, pivot table, IF function etc. formatting etc)


Preferred Qualifications 

- Practical experience in utilities industry or infrastructural industries
- Numerical analysis, analytical knowledge of statistics (Bachelor of Science or above)
- Knowledge and experience about databases and SQL

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