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Junior Marketing Manager, Japan

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Tokyo
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Tokyo

About the team

The Marketing team at Meltwater directly contributes to the business by engaging with existing clients and prospects to convert them as leads to generate sales. Supporting a fast growing team of media experts, we are constantly on the lookout for the latest trends and updates, staying ahead of the game and pushing boundaries. Our day to day includes not only connecting with the sales teams, but also data analysis and creating deliverables, and helping build engagement with our clients through field marketing and digital marketing.

As a result of our rapid growth in the wider APAC region, Meltwater Japan is looking for the perfect fit for a new and dynamic role. The successful candidate will have the expertise and the experience to take our Japanese Marketing efforts to the next level. We provide full training and development to bring you up to speed with our product and wider organisational goals - combining this with your skills and marketing expertise to set you up for success.

About This Role

As the Marketing lead for the Japan region, you will have full responsibility for all customer-facing Marketing efforts across the country. You should have a deep understanding of the local Japanese market and know what strategies to use, to bring Meltwater to the front of the pack in a highly competitive environment.

You will lead the Marketing programs and partner with our Japan leadership team to drive consideration and create demand for our products and solutions among potential and current clients. You will be focused on influencing the customer journey, including: crafting messaging and positioning for PR and Marketing buyers and driving customer-oriented programs.

You will be a critical driver for initiatives that highlight the wins of our best customers to inspire others, including customer advocacy programs, case studies, customer references, and customer education. You will partner with centralised teams, including product marketing, digital marketing and design teams to tailor initiatives in the Japan market.

In Japan’s fast-paced market, you keep your finger on the pulse and are passionate about staying on top of current affairs, news and trends.

What you will be doing?

  • Full ownership and accountability for marketing strategy, budget and campaign execution for the Japan region
  • Working closely with our senior leadership team locally in Japan to develop and drive regional Marketing strategies
  • Plan and execute digital marketing programs, specifically SEM, and Field Marketing campaigns, such as webinars, events and EDMs, to drive new business revenue, customer retention and loyalty, and upsell and cross-sell opportunities
  • Create high-performing SEO content in Japanese that adheres to Meltwater style guidelines and standards
  • Act as a strong partner with our sales organisation to provide best-in-class customer experience and reach our business goals
  • Elevate the Meltwater brand name by generating social exposure, media coverage, develop content for social media channels and local blog etc
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to source (or produce) content and educational material that builds awareness of Meltwater capabilities and accelerates the sales process in Japan
  • Report results, track performance, and identify optimisation opportunities
  • Optimise each marketing touchpoint using data, including top-of-funnel channels like social media and blogging, middle-of-funnel channels like email nurturing, and bottom-of-funnel activities with sales teammates
  • Support overall marketing team goals and programs, ensuring their success in your region

Work with great people

Christina Yu
Senior Business Development Manager
"Taking a job in sales took a lot of courage because it’s all about taking full ownership of my accomplishments and unlocking new sales targets."
Isaac Zhang
Managing Director, Client Success
"If you are chosen, that means we believe in you 100% and will be 100% committed to developing your potential."

Skills & Requirements

We would love to see…

  • 2-3 years of experience in strategic marketing and public relations, with a focus on demand generation, database marketing, content marketing, digital marketing or marketing programs
  • Strong abilities in digital marketing tactics, specifically SEM and Google Ads
  • Robust experience organising events, workshops, conferences
  • Experience in SEO, content creation and distribution in Japan
  • Ability to write effective copy is a necessity
  • Strong relationship management skills and thrive in customer-facing opportunities
  • Proven track-record of success in partnering with Sales for common goals
  • Ability to think strategically and develop comprehensive, data-driven marketing plans
  • Great attention to detail and project management skills. This role requires balancing several initiatives together
  • Results-driven, self-motivated, organised, proactive, collaborative
  • Japanese native, with excellent English in both written and spoken
  • Bachelor’s degree, with emphasis on communications, marketing, and/or business is a plus

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive salary & bonuses

  • Accelerated Career Path

  • Responsibility & Ownership from Day One

  • An Irreverent & Fun-Filled Work Environment

  • Overseas Conference & Progression Opportunities

  • A uniquely Meltwater culture like no other

  • Flat hierarchy and strong support groups

  • Diverse, high-performance & collaborative teams

  • Generous vacation leave & medical benefits

  • Global presence with flexible work arrangements

About the company

About Meltwater

Founded in 2001, headquartered in San Francisco, Meltwater is the global leading AI-powered media monitoring, social listening & PR Analytics software. Our mission is to help companies make better and more informed decisions. With over 2000 employees and 55 offices globally, we help over 30,000 companies to stay on top of billions of online conversations, extract valuable data, and consult our clients to transform their businesses in this new digital reality.

Meltwater is recognized as a great place to work for talents globally. We have won several Top Employer awards worldwide and most recently been accredited as “Asia's Best Multinational Workplaces 2018”, “Best Companies to Work For in Hong Kong 2018”, “Best Companies to Work For in Greater China 2018” by Great Place to Work™.

Meltwater operates the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a nonprofit organization devoted to nurturing future generations of entrepreneurs. Learn more on https://www.meltwater.com/ and https://outsideinsight.com/

Unique Culture

Our culture is based on a fundamental belief in people and the potential they possess.

  • We create a fun, ambitious, collaborative and international working environment where everyone is driven by a growth mindset
  • We are proud of our entrepreneurial spirit - we organically built our business by developing our own leadership and nurturing talent
  • We celebrate our victories but don’t rest on old laurels —whether in reaching personal goals or corporate milestones.

Equal Opportunity

Meltwater is firmly committed to affording equal employment opportunities to all candidates and employees alike without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status disability, veteran status and we treat each individual with respect and dignity.

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