This is a great opportunity to be part of a brand with strong global presence and now on its second year in Japan.
The VMD Manager role is a newly created position in Japan and is a great opportunity to assist this Global Company in setting up in Japan.
There is currently no localized VMD function in Japan as the role was previously covered by the Asia and UK VMD team.
They now want someone familiar with Japanese market and culture to take the role as a local hire.
As they'll be liaising with native Japanese people, Japanese language must be impeccable, though the position is open to foreigners JLPTN1 would be required or business level. Particularly as the position reports to the APAC GM in Korea (who is Korean). Candidate needs to be able to communicate with the retail team. They don't have deep stock, but they do have various style options, which candidate will need to rotate and allocate.
1. GM in Korea (Skype)
2. APAC MD - Possibly face to face (visits Japan monthly from Hong Kong)
3. UK or APAC Merchandising team - Skype
Position is stand alone, partners with the Heads of Digital and Retail, and reports to the Merchandising teams in Asia and the UK.
Japanese entity launched in 2016 and the operation is still very much in start up phase.
If you are looking for your next challenge and want to be part of start up in Japan, Let's Talk!