Location: Japan - Tokyo
Salary: 7000000 - 9000000 JPY
Job Function: Marketing Manager
Reference: JO-180411-151591
Industry: Consumer Goods
Sub-Industry: Cosmetics & Fragrances
Company Overview
Global Beauty Consumer Product Company

Job Description
 Responsible for the local market planning to maximize sales and profit potential in Japan. Create meaningful marketing mechanics across the marketing mix that cut through and deliver results:
* Fully embrace the power of digital across brands and through the purchase funnel working with in-house and external digital partners to deliver with excellence;
* Execute with excellence, work closely with design team, influencer marketing media team and external partners to step change quality of marketing materials to reach the aspirational standards of the brands in the portfolio;
* Create, develop and manage brand activity programs to ensure all relevant activity focus across all trade sectors and markets, and media activity is clear and
maximizes budgets by brand;
 Lead the new product design projects on those categories: including concept, product and communication creation in close collaboration with the local multi-functional team and with the global design team;
 Data orientated, working with Consumer Market Insight team to gain market information, seeking to improve knowledge and understanding of market;
 Working alongside the Trade Marketing and Education teams on specific category projects or new product strategy development to exploit opportunities in all
environments, and exploit new areas of distribution;
 Live and breathe beauty; champion insight driven, customer / consumer first marketing strategies and keeping abreast of key competitor activities, systematically reporting on activity and integrating key learning’s in Japan programs;
 Controlling large and complex marketing budgets to ensure that gross margin and marketing margin objectives are met;
 Building strong working relationships across the business to enhance the performance of Japan business: Global Divisions, Japan Sales, Education & Trade Marketing Teams.

Requirements
 Previous experience in a Brand Management on a prestige cosmetic/beauty brand in a local operational marketing environment essential
 Experience in strategic planning and ability to effectively contribute to and influence higher level strategy
 Ideally experience in brand/product design: ability to create from scratch and engage the global team
 Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, with excellent written and verbal communication skills both in Japanese and English
 High level of numeracy, with strong analytical skills
 Excellent organisation capabilities, ability to prioritize effectively and work under pressure on short deadlines
 Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and experience of presenting formally both in Japanese and English
 Strong team player with ability to effectively listen, contribute and influence
 Able to be in touch with customers (hairdressers) and showcase we are the best partner for them
 Strong commercial acumen
 Sound knowledge of Excel and Word and PowerPoint packages
 Proactive, results oriented, flexible approach to work
 Able to demonstrate ability to manage own time, prioritize effectively and work under pressure
 Able to demonstrate a strong passion of our professional brands & the vision and values.

Additional Job Information
If interested, please contact RGF Hr consultant Benoit Starczewski at:
D: +81-3-6422-4456 | M: +81-(0)80-4922-1717
benoit.starczewski@rgf-professional.com