Automotive & Robotics Recruitment & Headhunting Firm



Your recruitment partner & career consultant in the Automotive & Robotics industries

Progressive Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency with almost 30 years of experience within the energy and engineering industries. Apart from global experience, we also have local in-depth knowledge of the automotive industry and can assist you in your recruitment or transition needs.

The Japanese automotive market is estimated to be worth ¥69.6 trillion. Nearly 10% of Japan's workforce, or 5.29 million people, have a part to play in the automotive industry. Apart from the traditional ecosystem of the automotive industry, developments in automated driving, sensor technology, machine learning, AI (artificial intelligence) and robotics have expanded the range of companies and industries involved in automotive development.

The automotive industry today is very different from what it was 10 years ago. At Progressive Recruitment, we have a global network of dedicated consultants with a wealth of experience in recruiting for the automotive sector in Japan.

As such, we will be able to provide you with the right talent solutions to achieve your organisation's goals and growth.

Below are the range of professionals and talent we partner with across the Automotive sector:

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Field Service Engineer (FSE)
  • Software Engineer
  • Electrical & Mechanical Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Consulting
  • Construction Management

Progressive Recruitment's parent organisation, SThree, is the world's only STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) recruitment organisation with a company-wide focus on ESG (Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance), including the use of renewable energy and the growth of companies involved in renewable energy. This is an extremely high priority for us as an organisation.

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EV System Engineer
Salary: competitive
Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Job Type: Permanent
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Sales Director
Salary: competitive
Location: Japan
Job Type: Permanent
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Quality Control Engineer and Supervisor
Salary: ¥6000000 - ¥6001000 per annum + competitive
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: Permanent
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Project Manager (Hyperscale Data Center)
Salary: ¥7000000 - ¥10000000 per annum + competitive
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: Permanent
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What is EPC? What do job seekers in Japan need to know about jobs in EPC such as Electricians and Electrical Engineers as well as the qualifications and career advancement they can expect?

10 Mar 2023

In this article, we will introduce the qualifications required for these engineers especially electrical engineers and certified electricians, as well as explain the career paths that job seekers can expect.


An interview with our Director: What are the hiring trends in the renewable energy & engineering industry in 2023?

10 Mar 2023

In this article, we will be interviewing Yuji Nozaki, Director at Progressive Recruitment who will discuss the industry trends for automotive and renewable energy industries, and the changes in hiring needs that will come along with these trends.

What is Sustainability and Connectivity? How is this affecting the renewable energy and engineering industry in Japan?

09 Mar 2023

In this article, Nozaki shares his experience to discuss what sustainability and connectivity are, how these terms will be common within renewable energy and engineering industries in the near future, and what kind of human resources would be needed to aid sustainability and connectivity.