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Brand Manager Retail Company, Tokyo, Japan
5-0 years
7M ~ 8M Per Year
21 Days Ago
Full Time

Job Description

Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Conduct market and product opportunity assessment, strategy formulation and valuation for growth opportunities/sales improvement strategies for segment in charge.
  • Ensure day-to-day marketing strategy activities to effectively support strategic choice development and revenue objectives
  • Collaborate across all Divisions/Region/Group including CHQ to identify and leverage best practices. Create out of the box idea and create a pipeline for NPD (New Product Development)
  • Work very closely with Brand teams (Activation team) as well as R&D function to innovate and create a pipeline for NPD and make plans and implementations how to introduce them into Japan market well
  • Implement marketing strategy processes and sharing knowledge about those processes internally/externally
  • Contribute to various other strategic, competitive, or market analysis projects
  • Drive a pricing strategy for your category with corporation with other departments to put the brand on the competitive advantage
  • Effectively communicate with our global/regional counterparts. Built up a solid communication channel/relationship with our brand agencies and suppliers
  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned



  • Related work experience in a marketing function with a consumer goods company (5 years & above)
  • Experience in diagnosing business problems and building and executing multi-faceted, long-term, strategic plans based on business challenges.
  • A solid experience in the cosmetics/skin care category is preferable
  • Innovation experience, not only with product & brand marketing


 Knowledge /Competences

  • Expert knowledge of SAP SD / MM (including Accounting Payable / Receivable management)
  • Expert knowledge in Article Master.
  • Able to architect sound, high performance designs that meet industry best practices and provide support.
  • Expert project management skills, including ability to use influence, persuasion, and mediation to resolve issues and drive consensus.
  • Full-cycle experiences of SAP Implementation Project (SD/MM) (business role or consulting role)


Specifications/Experience (Preferably)

  • English proficiency (Business English)
  • Deeply understand 4P & 5C and can apply those concepts into a game plan
  • Proven ability to operate in a matrix environment and work effectively with sales management, customers and across geographic and organizational boundaries
  • Analytical skills (including understanding of business economics and financial measures)
  • Proven ability to set tactical and operational direction for the product line
  • Proven ability to determine product positioning and key promotional elements for product line
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills (both oral and written in English/Japanese)
  • Ability to plan and manage projects within budget and on schedule (Sales/A&P/P&L)
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including developing relationships with internal and external customers and directly influencing business objectives
  • Thorough understanding of overall market analysis, planning, development and management
  • Strong technical, as well as conceptual aptitude
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Technically sensitive and receptive
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and manage multiple tasks while adhering to specified deadlines
  • High degree of initiative with proactive attitude and self-motivation with a strong sense of accountability
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and build strong working relationships
  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems with minimal direction and make decisions with confidence
  • Having a mind-set “love to challenge a new thing and never give up”

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