Korea Business Development Manager

Polygon Labs

Polygon Labs

Sales & Business Development
South Korea
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024
What is Polygon Labs?
Polygon Labs is a software development company building and developing a network of aggregated blockchains via the AggLayer, secured by Ethereum. As public infrastructure, the AggLayer will bring together user bases and liquidity for any connected chain, and leverage Ethereum as a settlement layer. Polygon Labs has also contributed to the core development of several widely-adopted scaling protocols and tools for launching blockchains, including Polygon PoS, Polygon zkEVM, and Polygon Miden, which is in development as well as Polygon CDK.
Job Summary
Ready to take the lead in one of the most exciting roles within our company? As the Korea Development Manager, you will spearhead retention and expansion efforts in this dynamic market. It's not just a job; it's your chance to shape our future. If you're a business visionary who thrives on autonomy, innovation and global impact and wants to be part of a top-performing team, we welcome your application and look forward to speaking with you.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Here are the key job responsibilities for the Korea Business Development Manager:
  • Strategic Planning: Develop a strategic plan for the retention and adoption of Polygon protocols in the Korean market – including Polygon PoS, zkEVM and CDK – considering the specific needs, customs and challenges of the region's businesses and government entities.
  • Dealwork: Identify, engage and close deals with leads interested in building dapps, chains and middleware on the Polygon network and joining the AggLayer (the near-instant cross-chain communication protocol).
  • Collaboration Development: Forge collaborations with blockchain startups, technology providers, financial institutions and VCs to promote the adoption of the Polygon network within the region.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with Solutions Engineering, Product and Enablement teams to ensure the successful implementation and operation of Polygon Labs' projects.
  • Compliance and Regulation: Stay informed about blockchain-related regulations and compliance requirements in Korea.
  • Market Expansion: Lead efforts to expand the Polygon network across Korea, including market entry strategies and expansion plans.
  • Market Research: Be in tune with market trends, customer demands and competitive solutions – communicate such trends, demands and solutions with cross-functional colleagues throughout the global organization.
  • Blockchain Advocacy: Act as an advocate for the Polygon network within your regional geography and digitally, participating in industry events, conferences, and forums (as well as on social media) to promote awareness and adoption.
  • Reporting and Metrics: Provide regular reports on the progress of Polygon protocols and the AggLayer, including key performance indicators, project milestones and commercial results.

About the Team

  • You will be a valuable addition to our team of passionate Business Development professionals. Reporting to the Head of BD – APAC, you'll be part of a globally distributed team of people who share your dedication to driving growth and innovation. Our team is united by a common goal: to expand the adoption of the Polygon network worldwide.

What you’ll need - Preferred Qualifications

  • Business Development or Sales Expertise: Extensive experience (minimum of 5 years) in sales or business development, preferably within blockchain, Big Tech or a culturally relevant industry vertical (e.g., gaming, media, consumer, social, entertainment etc.).
  • Blockchain Expertise: Experience at a blockchain protocol or extensive Web3 ecosystem, showcasing a deep understanding of blockchain technology and its applications, including but not limited to wallets, on-ramps, RPCs, APIs, SDKs, smart contract tooling, data availability, consensus mechanisms, prover systems etc.
  • Relationship Building: A proven track record of establishing and nurturing high-level relationships and presenting innovative blockchain solutions to drive growth.
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: A self-driven and entrepreneurial mindset, demonstrating your ability to take initiative and adapt to evolving market dynamics within the blockchain ecosystem.
  • Web3 Ecosystem Knowledge: Knowledge of the broader blockchain ecosystem, including NFTs, DeFi ecosystems, Digital Identity solutions, zk technology and emerging Web3 concepts.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent presentation and communication skills to effectively convey complex blockchain ideas and solutions.
  • Relationship Building: Exceptional skills in building and leveraging relationships with clients, collaborators and industry leaders within the blockchain and crypto sectors.
  • Passion for Blockchain Innovation: A genuine passion for blockchain innovation and a commitment to staying updated on the latest trends and developments in the blockchain space.
These qualifications place a strong emphasis on blockchain expertise and knowledge, ensuring that the Blockchain Business Development Expertise is well-equipped to excel in a blockchain-focused role.
Polygon Labs Perks
The goal of the Polygon Labs total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan includes, the following benefits:
Remote first global workforce
Industry leading Medical, Dental and Vision health insurance*
Company matching 401k with 3% match*
$1,500 Home Office Set Up Allowance (life-time max)
$200 Annual Book Allowance Program
$75 Monthly internet or phone reimbursement
Flexible Time Off
1 company wide wellness Friday day off per quarter
Company issued laptop
Egg freezing, mental health, and employee wellness benefits
*In certain countries medical, dental and vision is fully covered for employees & their dependents. This is country and plan specific.
*401k is for United States employees only
Polygon Labs is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Polygon Labs is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process and applicants with a disability may request to be accommodated throughout the recruitment process. We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs.
If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.
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