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10/26/20 - Marketing, Digital, Ecommerce Weekly Wrap

10/26/20 - Marketing, Digital, Ecommerce Weekly Wrap

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Week of 10/26/2020

First, a big thank you for all the emails and comments received. I'm glad you've felt the information provided here is helpful. Please keep the comments and information coming so we can share with others. So as you can see from the sites below, digital is moving across the pharma companies. The big ones are all recruiting: GSK, J&J, Takeda, etc. Most of these jobs, however, require industry knowledge.

The other industry to really focus in on in digital is the online service providers that have bloomed during the pandemic: UberEats, DiDi, food panda. However, with these companies, I think you need to be a bit careful as they are ramping up quickly and at some point will plateau. DiDi is already starting to see this happen to some extent (another victim of Softbank...OYO, WeWork...)

And of course, keep on looking at the online retail companies Monday with the market insights. You can find the latest jobs here: FocusCore 

If you ever have any questions or see positions that might be of interest to you, please drop me a line at Having been recruiting for over 2 decades in the market, our team has some excellent relationships with presidents and directors that can help you find the marketing, digital, or ecommerce position. 

To help you better find jobs, I’m starting this Weekly Wrap, a short blog post to help you find the best jobs in the market. Please help me build out all the resources!  It will consist of all the places I can find to help you get a job: job boards, recruiters, and job fairs. If I’m missing any or you have had good or bad experiences, please share with me and we can post this here so we can all learn from each other. 


And if you’re interested in a process that I find successful in landing a job, check out the Barefoot Lunch Podcast. New episodes released on the 1st and 15th of the month!

Job Fairs:

ECommerce Fair Tokyo 2021/OmniChannel Solution Fair 2021 at Tokyo Big Site

Recruitment Sites:

Business of Fashion - Good site with information in the fashion industry and a few Japanese jobs.

BizReach - tends towards the mid-size domestic market. (Reviewed on the Barefoot Lunch Podcast)

CareerCross - tends towards mid-size “geishikei” companies

HirePlanner - a good listing of retail companies here. (Reviewed on the Barefoot Lunch Podcast)

LinkedIn - a good conglomeration of companies & recruiters, though I don’t recommend applying through LinkedIn as you’ll seldom receive a response from the company.

Companies -


Astellas - fairly domestic in nature, but some jobs.

Johnson & Johnson - lots of recruitment going on here with several marketing roles, product marketing and commerce

Takeda - I like Takeda for a couple of reasons. First, being a Japanese company, strategy is created in Japan and disseminated. And for a Japanese company, pretty internationally minded.


CHANEL - Not much happening at CHANEL except sales positions.

Kering - Again, not much recruitment happening.

LVMH - Seems to be doing the best of the big luxury companies. The job at Guerlain will start as a temp and work to perm in January. There was a marketing role at FRED that was recently filled.

Richemont - The role at Dunhill is a good one and been open for some time. Finding the balance with high-spec E-commerce and Digital and a lower salary been difficult for them. The role at Piaget is new.

Koala - an interesting little company out of Australia focused on mattresses. Marketing role open up.

FoodPanda - including a head of marketing role.


Bridgegroup - Newest jobs are from September, so a bit dated.

Enworld - Wide range of jobs. 

Hays - An international company. Tend to work on high volume, low customer service. 

JAC - Only 5 jobs. Very domestic from what I hear through candidates who have visited them recently.

Michael Page - Transactional international company with lower customer service.

Morgan McKinley - Looking at their site, not very active in this area. Looks more toward the agency side and 5 jobs. 

RGF - Looking at their website, the jobs are over a month old and one is 2 years old. The jobs they have look more towards medical, IT, Consulting, and financial services. 

Robert Walters - Very transactional company, but will have the highest volume of jobs. 

Specialized Group - A boutique. Higher customer service. Stronger on the financial services and IT industries.

Last week had a delightful dinner over at Cicada with some of the panelists form our marketing & digital webinars. It was Chris's birthday, so shared in a great cake! Have a great week!