Japan Marketing Director

Design and Marketing Tokyo, Japan


10< years of experience in 4P and product / consumer marketing

  • At least 10 – 15 years of experience in product marketing and consumer marketing
  • Deep expertise in managing 4P (product, price, place, promotion) with product P/L responsibility
  • Product merchandising and trade marketing expertise in OFL to a high level
  • Digital (ONL) marketing expertise

Retail experience and expertise

Solid retail experience and knowledge of the retail environment is a must

5< years of on-line (digital) marketing experience

  • Experience leveraging innovative on-line marketing tools
  • Experience driving consumer sellouts via winning concepts by consumer pull
  • A demonstrable background driving marketing via online and social media

5< years of experience to lead organization of 5 or more people

5< years of 4P & P/L management

  • Solid expertise of product portfolio management, price / margin optimization, channel management, and product forecasting to maximize SO


Driving Results

  • Works to achieve goals while overcoming obstacles and/or planning for contingencies.
  • Shows strong feelings (e.g. urgency) about reaching targets.
  • Checks work of self and others against required quality standards.
  • Reviews performance and progress on a regular basis to ensure team is achieving results.
  • Tests to see if goals are sufficiently challenging and implements corrective action based on deviations.

Leading People

  • Engages people in discussion around the business direction, conveying the organizational vision and direction and how the unit or a project fits in.
  • Delegates projects with a clear set of agreed objectives/measures of success.
  • Translates business goals into priorities and individual performance measures aligned with goal progress measures and communicates regularly about long-term goals to reinforce the larger intent.
  • Frequently reviews project progress and seeks corrective actions when needed.

- Evident leadership capabilities, a minimum of 5-6 years of managing, coaching

- Business management skills, ideally with P&L level experience and a good understanding of the indirect business model, margin structure, pipeline management, key partners

- Structured selling techniques which span the entire sales life cycle, i.e. identification and qualification of opportunities, business development, etc

- Strong influencing skills including listing, questioning, qualifying, gaining commitment, negotiating, summarizing, closing, etc

- Entrepreneurial spirit and start-up mentality

- Highly collaborative and communicative

- Fluent in English