Due to an early influence from my father, I have always been interested in electronic devices since I was a student and had made up my mind to work in the electronics industry. The reason I applied to Fujiwa Electronic was because they not only sold electronic components, but also manufactured custom power supplies.
At the Device Sales Department where I belong, we work on development, production management, supplying of components and quality control, and request the production to external partner factories.
What particularly left an impression for me was the satisfaction I got when a new client finally accepted my proposal after continuously offering many proposals over a few years. It is easier to understand their viewpoint if you put yourself in the buyer’s position. Customers always hope to have what they wish for, especially when working within a tight budget. So, on many occasions, it can be very difficult trying to answer to the customer’s requests. In this industry, it is normal for the customer to be satisfied with the quality and the specification of the products, so one cannot deny that it comes down to the price. But when we manage to somehow overcome these issues and even get a thank you note from the customer, all the hardships can be forgotten! Of course not to mention that when we receive an order for a large project, it is also rewarding too!!
Personally what I think makes this job interesting for me is, not only the work that I do but I also get to experience and understand global affairs and trends! For example, a component that cost 1000 yen a few years ago would now cost 800 yen because of the progress in technical capability due to corporate efforts and further developments by the component manufacturers. This sort of thing is very common. As a direct result, we are able to cultivate new clients that we couldn’t quite come to an agreement with before. Things such as the cost of materials rising are unwelcome news and have a big impact for us as well as the entire industry. However, in a real-time sense, you can directly feel that you are in the midst of the economic society and change.
Regardless of what is said, it is important to match the needs requested from the customers to increase their satisfaction level. To realize this, every member of employee has to unite for the cause.
If you are a person who is interested in electrical components (even if only a little), a person who does electrical engineering as a hobby, a person who likes to disassemble household electronic appliances, or a person who has a desire to take on new challenges, then I’m sure you’ll find this job worth doing.