Head of Merchandising, Japan

Job Details

Location: Tokyo
Salary: Up to ¥20m
Job Type: Permanent
Specialization: Retail
Reference: 30874-E (YA)

Your New Career Opportunity

Specialized Group is currently searching for a Head of Merchandising for a leading intimate fashion brand in Japan. This is the perfect role for an experienced marketing professional with a background in the Japanese fashion sector. Take the opportunity to build a career at a leading international company. There is a very rewarding compensation package for this position.

Our Client

Specialized Group’s client is one of the world’s largest intimate fashion companies. This company has been an industry leader for decades with operations in over 50 countries worldwide.

Your Responsibilities

  • Implement and drive the strategic brand plan for Japan.
  • Analyze opportunities and sources of growth which deliver on business targets,
  • Deliver a world class brand merchandising team structure which effectively stimulates the extended organization to follow a brand-led culture.
  • Consistently focus on clear roles and responsibilities, aligning all areas of the brand value chain.
  • Implement and lead the brand merchandising range plan and flow, actively influencing the financial plans through KPIs: set the targets and ensure the outcomes (ie. volumes, revenues, average selling price, gross margin, etc.).
  • Partner and collaborate with principal parties - design, product development, and supply chain.
  • Ensure that we are consistently delivering against the brand proposition via efficient processes, reduced time to market and engaging and inspiring shopping experiences linked across all channels for our consumers.

The Skills and Experience You Need to Succeed

  • 8+ years' experience.
  • 5 years' experience in strategic merchandising management in a brand-led organization.
  • Native-level Japanese language skills.
  • Business-level English language skills.
  • Proven organization and team leadership experience.
  • Strategic thinker with a mind for commerce.
  • Exceptional understanding of consumers and competitors.
  • Highly driven, results orientated with a strong financial acumen.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree.

The Benefits You Will Receive

  • Competitive salary.
  • International environment.
  • Career path.
  • Managing a team.
  • Speak English.


Competitive Salary Top Tier Company Central Tokyo Managing Team

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