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Working at 7Skies

7Skies has plenty of opportunities to participate in a variety of global projects.
We offer you an environment where you can challenge, learn, and grow while making use of your rich
knowledge and experience with skillful 7Skies consultants who are active in the front lines of specialized fields.

Challenge, Learn and Grow

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About 7Skies

Evaluations

7Skies consultants are highly evaluated by our customers(※).

  • 95%

    Project Management Skill

    Majority of our customers evaluated our ability to communicate with stakeholders, which is one of the project management skills, as “exceeding expectations”.

  • 97%

    Communication Skill in English

    Majority of our customers evaluated as “exceeding expectations”.

  • 100%

    Global project execution skills based on Japanese organizational culture

  • 97%

    Performing tasks following to the processes and customs of cross-cultural partner work

※Customers who responded to our customer survey conducted in January 2022.
(System integrators, Airport operator, Airlines, Electrical equipment manufacturers, Consumer goods manufacturers, Medical devical manufacturers, etc.)

Features of 7Skies

01

Drawing on your Bilingual Skill

You can draw on your Japanese-English bilingual skills.
7Skies provides online English conversation lessons for employees who would like to improve their English skills.

02

Global project

You can make use of your rich experience in global projects and gain new experience.

03

Flexible working style

You can work flexibly by using telework and slide working system. Also, 7Skies offers you an environment where you can take annual leaves as you would like to.
(※Depends on the customer intention.)

04

Flat Structure

Opinions from employees are often adopted, decision-making within 7Skies is generally fast.
We offer you an environment where you can easily communicate with and get close to each other.

05

Certification acquisition support

7Skies offers you several study sessions (“DOJO”) and financial assistance to acquire various certifications. We also provide mid-career employees with the opportunity to take external trainings to learn as next-generation leaders.

06

Multicultural friendly

Most of the employees have abundant overseas experience, so the corporate culture is multiculturally friendly.
We also actively hire foreign employees.

07

High level salary system

7Skies favorably offers you salaries higher than your previous job in current opening positions. Also, we have been able to raise salaries based on the evaluation system even under the COVID-19 situation.

Employee introduction

コンサルタント

Consultant(Male, 30s)

1 day schedule

Points of contact with foreign vendors After the coronavirus pandemic

RFI/RFP Consulting 1
Before the coronavirus pandemic

RFI/RFP Consulting 2
Before the coronavirus pandemic

8:00 Online English conversation lesson (outside working hours) - benefit program
8:30
9:00 Inform client of start of teleworking
9:30
10:00
Confirm reply to emails from foreign vendor and share them with our project members.
10:30
11:00
11:30
Prepare project progress reports ( part of coordination with foreign vendor)
12:00
12:30
lunch break
13:00
13:30
Prepare in advance with project members for meetings with foreign vendor (online)
14:00
14:30
Meetings with foreign vendor (online)
15:00
15:30
Feedback of meeting content to project members (online)
16:00
16:30
Create minutes of the meeting
17:00
17:30
18:00
Follow up on action items of foreign vendor (email)
18:30 Inform client of end of teleworkking
19:00
19:30
20:00
20:30
21:00
8:00
8:30
9:00 Visit the client's office directly
9:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
Hearing from the client about the new system implementation project plan
11:30 Go back to our own office
12:00
12:30
lunch break
13:00
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00
15:30
Draft feasibility study plan developed based on hearing results
16:00
16:30
17:00
Contact multiple candidate vendors providing the relevant systems to confirm their willingness to submit bids
17:30
18:00
Internal review of draft feasibility study plan
18:30
19:00
Submit draft feasibility study plan to client and arrange meeting schedule
19:30 leaving work
20:00
20:30
21:00
8:00
8:30
Pick foreign vendor personnel up at the hotel where they are staying and accompany them to the client's office
9:00 Guide for overseas vendors to greet clients
9:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
Facilitate presentations of foreign vendor products, Q&A, interpretation
12:00
12:30
Escort foreign vendor personnel to the hotel
13:00
13:30
Go back to our own office
14:00
14:30
lunch break
15:00
15:30
16:00
16:30
Compile client-side participants' product evaluations and questions, translate into English, and ask foreign vendors to respond.
17:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
Create evaluation documents for comparison of RFP responses and presentations from multiple foreign vendors for clients (continued the next day).
19:00 leaving work
19:30
20:00
20:30
21:00
Study topics of own interest with cafeteria plan (outside working hours) - benefit program
What is challenging at 7Skies?

7Skies corporate mission statement is "Creating Cross-cultural Excellence." My department (Consulting Transportation & Travel) provides consulting services for airlines, airports, travel agencies, and other industry-related entities to realize the statement in the global business setup.
In recent years, it is not difficult to find examples of Japanese companies implementing solutions and services from overseas vendors. Therefore, global collaboration with various people across borders and cultures is inevitable. As a result, our company has increased opportunities to show its expertise, typically bridging gaps between Japanese companies' expectations and global standards. It is not a simple Japanese-English translation, project management, or execution of tasks. Instead, it is a creative and challenging endeavor to interact with people and organizations from various backgrounds.

My hobbies & How to spend time after work and on holidays

Hobbies :Listening to music, reading books I used to be devoted only to particular categories. However, with the recent enhancement of subscription services and the evolution of devices for browsing, I have been collecting what interests me, tasting and tugging at my heartstrings. It has expanded to a new world, and I enjoy spending time with the endless possibilities of music and books without getting bored.

Since the birth of my first child last summer, most of my private time has been dedicated to her. Sleeping, eating, taking a bath, being at home, going out, etc., I am constantly encountering new things, and even though it is sometimes difficult, I enjoy spending my time with my child. Having children has allowed me to know about support systems and services from the government. I have also learned about the community in the neighborhood, which I had not been able to access before. And I have now foreseen my future contributions to the community.

Message to Applicants

7Skies offers you a lot of opportunities to participate in global projects. You can receive support, such as external training to enhance international business skills, internal knowledge transfer programs, participation in industry association meetings, and purchasing publications.
In addition to being assigned to projects where you can leverage your experience, you can also explore fields in which you have no background having the support described above if you are interested in other growth opportunities.

シニアコンサルタント

Senior Consultant(Female, 40s)

What is challenging at 7Skies?

It has been 5 years since I joined 7Skies in July 2017. In my previous job, I was involved in the management of network product development projects and building internal IT systems. I had no experience in providing services to customers, and my career as a consultant started at 7Skies. I think it’s a relatively late start, so to be honest, I was a little anxious. However, everyone at 7Skies has not only global project experiences but also various experiences and backgrounds, so they understand and accept different cultures well. I felt warmly welcomed and accepted as a team member and was able to start my career as a consultant without any problem.

After COVID19 crisis started, most of the employees shifted to work remotely, and “remote work allowance” was introduced in 7Skies as a result of requests by employees. I think it was very early compared to the other companies in Japan. Because 7Skies is a small organization, decision-making within the company is generally fast and employees' voices can easily reach management. It would be one of the advantages of working at 7Skies.

Currently I’m working on a project for a client to globally integrate internal systems including SAP. Where many of the project members have no experience in global projects, I’m responsible for supporting my client to drive their projects resolving issues and gaps, not only in language but also in culture and methodology. I joined this project in March of 2021, during the COVID19 crisis, and it was my first time to start the engagement remotely. At first, I felt a bit uncomfortable to start working with people I have never met face to face, but I came to realize that it has been exactly like that with project members overseas in the past. It just required some adjustment in the way I work from the time when face to face communication at the office was possible. As there is a time difference with overseas members, the time slot available for meetings is limited, so I think facilitation and communication are the most important factors to successfully manage projects. When I hear my clients say something like “your facilitation was excellent in the meeting, I’m glad you were there”, I feel a sense of accomplishment, and it is the most rewarding thing for me working as a consultant.

My hobbies & How to spend time after work and on holidays

After working remotely for more than 2 years, my daily routine has been established. Before I start my work at 9am, I usually go walking or running after stretching at home. One of my hobbies is playing tennis, but I get too tired after playing tennis once a week, so I started running to improve my physical fitness. When I’m frustrated with lots of thoughts in mind, running while listening to music sometimes helps me clear my head and sometimes brings new ideas, so it turned out to be a good way for me to deal with stress also.

Message to Applicants

Even if you don’t have an experience as a consultant like me, as long as you have the basic skills and you are motivated to try becoming one, you will be welcomed at 7Skies!
If you are worried about your language skills, internal or external training will be available for you to improve your skills. We are looking forward to your application!

Working Conditions

Working hours
9:00 to 18:00 (you can start working every 30 minutes from 8:00 to 10:00)
Location
Tokyo (* There is a possibility of working in other cities in Japan depending on the project)
Salary/ bonus
Salary increase/ once a year (April), bonus/ once a year (March)
Allowances
Commuting allowance, Business trip allowance, Telework work allowance, etc.
Holidays
Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays,
Founding anniversary, Annual leaves, Special paid leave
Welfare
Social insurance (health insurance, long-term care insurance, welfare pension,
employment insurance), Corporate-type defined contribution pension system,
Medical checkup, Self-development support
* The above is for full-time employees. For other forms of employment, it depends on the contract.

Organization Structure:

Q&A

Q1.What is the office environment like?

The office building in Ebisu was renovated in 2021, making the environment even more comfortable.
The main form of working style of consultants is working at customers place or teleworking.
Employees can use the office at any time (free address system).

Q2.Please tell me about characteristics and corporate culture of 7Skies.

  • 7Skies is a consulting company specialized in project management and PMO with strong English-Japanese bilingual proficiency.
  • We have established a firm system in which several consultants can participate at the same time through direct transactions with major companies.
  • Our customers have evaluated that the service provided by 7Skies consultants exceeds their expectations.
  • Most consultants have abundant overseas experience, so we are multicultural friendly.
  • We hold monthly team meetings to offer opportunities for employees to interact with each other and study sessions.
  • Because 7Skies is a small organization, decision-making within the company is generally fast and employees' voices can easily reach management.

Q3.Does 7Skies offer me an environment or system that allows me to grow my career?

  • It is possible to surely grow your career as a consultant since 7Skies offers you many opportunities to participate in large-scale projects.
  • We offer you an environment in which young employees can participate in organizational management based on their intention. Therefore, more dynamic career formation is possible compared to the conventional career path.
  • We provide opportunities to attend external training (at the company's expense) in order to learn as a next-generation leader for mid-career employees.
  • We provide online English lessons (at the company's expense) for employees who want to improve their English skills.
  • We provide you with several in-house study sessions (“DOJO”) and financial assistance for acquiring certifications.
  • At the monthly team meetings, we provide you with opportunities not only to improve each employee’s presentation and facilitation skills but also to interact with each other and share the information.

Q4.Please tell me about working styles (working hours / holiday).

  • Most consultants are teleworking based on our customers instructions. Also, 7Skies provides subsidies for employees working on telework.
  • Some employees take 100% of annual leaves actually. Employees are encouraged to take annual leaves.

Q5.Please tell me about 7Skies salary system.

  • The annual remuneration is guaranteed throughout the year (the annual income does not decrease depending on the fluctuation of the seasonal bonus), since we have an annual salary system. Also, bonus linked to each performance is paid at the end of the term.
  • We guarantee a salary higher than that of your previous job.
  • We have been able to raise salaries based on the evaluation system even under the COVID-19 situation.
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