Product Manager

Do you have a passion for product development in the categories of lifestyle, homeware or kitchen? Do you like to work with various business partners both inside and outside of Japan?  Then we have an exciting opportunity for you. The Product Management team in Japan is now looking for a Product Manager.  

Your team and responsibilities;

Mission of the Product Management team is to develop and offer attractive product ranges for the loyalty programs that are customized for our clients in Japan (retailers such as GMS, Supermarket, drug stores, 1 coin shops) . The Product manager will focus on the buying cost, quality, production capacity & lead time in order to optimise consumer satisfaction and most importantly consumers’ participation in the loyalty programs.  Product manager will work together with various business partners both inside & outside of Japan including global brands, counter-parts in HQ and HK office, Japan supplier, licensor and other internal stake holders. Other responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with Sales and Operation, to take a lead of product and portfolio planning for the future business for the next 2-3 years. Planning includes phase-in and phase-out plan, stock clearance and new range launch schedule.
  • Ensure compliance of new developments to Japanese market regulations and client specifications, by coordinating with test labs and through pro-active knowledge acquisition
  • Working with global brands, local supplier, licensors, HQ/APAC sourcing team, to lead development new product range for the next 1-2 years. Work with CBI (Consumer business intelligence) team to arrange consumer research to understand consumer preference and trend and be responsible for all aspects of new range development including concept creation, item development and selection, design, balance of quality and cost, packaging, etc. 
  • Build consumer service scheme (call center, service parts supply etc) collaborating with 3PL company, Japan branch of global brands, local supplier and other partners. 
  • Contents support for marketing materials and business presentation. Provide product specification and USP (Unique selling point) information for the creation of creating marketing materials such as displays, POS, business presentation to clients.  


Who are you?

  • 5+ years’ product development experience in consumer product industry and/or buyer/merchandiser experience in home or kitchen related products 
  • Business level English and Japanese (verbal and written). Good communication and networking skills to work with global colleagues in Japan and outside of Japan. 
  • A quick learner who enjoys proactively acquiring information through investigation about product categories. This person then becomes the company expert for that category ensuring USPs are met, and that packaging, labeling and quality standards are compliant to market and client expectations
  • A commercial thinker who enjoys thinking out of the box to find new ways and products that can help drive the company’s future growth
  • Very good understanding of standard office software (MS Office)
  • Experience of SAP systems (or other ERP systems)
  • Strong time-management in multi-task environment
  • Logical thinker. Problem solving skills with ability to anticipate, identify and solve problems
  • Happy to be hands on and roll up their sleeves

What do we offer?

Are you up for the challenge? BrandLoyalty wants you to have fun in your work, contribute to our growth and share the successes with your team and company. This is just a short list of what BrandLoyalty can offer you:

  • Purpose driven company – happy people: happy colleagues, happy customers, happy consumers!
  • Personal & professional development opportunities within a multinational growth business;
  • Work a team with 50+ nationalities in over 55 countries around the world;
  • Part of a Fortune 500 company
  • Our culture is at the heart of everything we do 



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