The Marketing Director will direct and oversee all Japan marketing efforts, which includes managing 4 divisions. This individual will plan and coordinate critical processes related to business planning, strategic marketing plans, portfolio management and development, new product launches, business performance tracking, consumer education and multi-channel marketing.
This position will be responsible for meeting regularly with commercial leadership to establish direction and priorities, and goals and targeted objectives, participate in the strategic planning process and portfolio planning, and partner with the Regional Marketing team to launch new products in the assigned region and ensure alignment with global launch strategy. The incumbent is responsible for execution of country product launches including sales forecasting, customer targeting, and coordination of regional & national training.
・Develop business plans, product positioning and budgets for the Marketing department in support of business objectives
・Oversee market research, monitor competitive activity and identify customer needs
・Communicate with Global team; aligning gap between Japan and Global as a liaison
・Strategic business plan execution and brand equity management
・Direct/Lead analysis of reports tracking the growth of the business (including forecasting of forthcoming business trends); post-sales duties (researching status of customer orders, providing information on possible product problems, forecasting for designated product lines
・Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred
・Strong business partnering skills and collaboration across multiple groups and organizational levels (internal and external) and excellent verbal and
Written English communication skills are required.
・Excellent influencing skills and ability to develop customer relationships required.