Country Manager (Japan)

Job title: Country Manager (Japan)
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: $120,000 - $240,000
Reference: PR/081530
Contact details: Nana Oba
Contact email:
Job published: November 01, 2021 18:06
My client, the preeminent gaming lifestyle brand with the largest hardware gaming community a legacy of innovation, is looking to hire Japan Country Manager for their new office in Tokyo.

•Provide leadership of all business activities in the Japanese Market 

•Develop, operate, train and drive continuous improvement in their channels.  Manage partnerships with their distributors, retailers and business partners to establish and maintain a competitive advantage and a focus on the brand, market share and consumer experience.  Create new channels and partnerships as needed to support their new initiatives and new categories.

•Lead marketing tactics and demand generation actions in Japan supporting local and global marketing campaigns.  Aid regional, global and business marketing leaders by communicating the nuances, effectiveness and dynamics of Japanese marketing and advertising options.

•Create shared monthly, quarterly, annual and multi-year business plans and lead the execution to meet revenue, inventory turns, budget, market share and profitability objectives.

•Develop a high performing team.  Provide passionate, visionary leadership, accountability and commitment to objectives with your team, distribution partners and vendors. 

•Provide supervision and local management for non-direct report employees located in Japan.

•Maintain a comprehensive awareness and continuous intelligence of economic forces, industry and competitive dynamics, consumer trends, relevant contacts and potential partnerships.  Integrate this intelligence into plans and communicate to relevant stakeholders in the company.

•Provide periodic and ad-hoc reporting of sales, forecasts, sell-through, market share, industry and competitive actions.

•Plan and execute impactful product launches in the channel as well as efficient end of life and rollover transitions.

•Mastermind and implement promotion plans and strategies with the channel, based on sales and market data analysis to meet sales and market share objectives.

•Forecast sales and expense requirements accurately to ensure adequate supply, channel inventory and budgets.

•Maintain industry, government and media connections to assist in the development of their Japanese business.

•Minimum 12 years of sales and marketing experience in the Japanese consumer electronics, consumer information technology, gaming or mobile industry.

•Earned consistent accolades from channel buyers for proactiveness, business approach, thought leadership, collaborative style and growth.

•An established record of meeting or exceeding goals, establishing deep and valuable channel relationships and representing the brand positively. 

•Excellent analytical skills with loads of examples of great decisions and process of management impacts.

•Exceptional communication, persuasion and presentation skills. 

•Experience as business spokesperson with the business and industry press.

•Outstanding teamwork, organizational interpersonal problem-solving skills.

•Passionate, ambitious, self-starter, charismatic.

•PC or console gamer in professional or personal life.

•Proven accountability for revenue growth, new market penetration and associated KPIs.

•Fluency in both Japanese and English to interact with Japanese and/or English speaking stakeholders . Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
Ability to respond effectively all types of inquiries. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

•Package: Base salary + incentive
•Location: Tokyo, Japan

Apply online or feel free to contact me directly for more information about this opportunity. Due to the high volume of applicants, we regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Thank you for your understanding.
Candidates need visa in Japan need not to apply.


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