Group Manager, Men's Project Group

Date:  Sep 27, 2022
Location:  Tokyo
Company:  Shiseido
Country/Region:  JP
Custom Field 4:  Employee (Permanent)
Company:  Shiseido

Location: Shiodome
: Men’s Project Group, Corporate Strategy Department
Job level
: Group Manager
Reports to
: VP, Corporate Strategy Dept.
Contract type
: Contract / Full-time


•    Are you interested in developing and launching something from scratch? 
•    Can you lead a team of people independently to deliver from concept to execution?
•    Can you manage remote teams who speak multiple languages and lead them effectively?
•    Do you understand the Men’s beauty market in Asia and can effectively address their needs, leveraging internal resources and your own acumen?


If your answer to these questions is yes, then we want to speak with you.


Main areas of responsibility:

  • Men’s understanding: You are an expert on the Asian Men’s consumer’s beauty needs and preferably already have worked on a Men’s brand/proposition for China market.
  • Brandholder: Responsible for developing and maintaining the new brand’s equity and philosophy; as well as brand-building globally in key markets.
  • People leadership: Lead a team to deliver a brand proposition end-to-end and work with teams across R&D, Shanghai and agencies to launch new men’s proposition for Asian consumers.
  • Project Management: Ensure launch timing of new proposition, by working with multiple stakeholders in product development, consumer research, packaging, execution teams in Asian markets, agencies and HQ.
  • End-to-end responsibility: Take PL responsibility of the proposition incl. developing the business plan and PL, tracking each element of launch and ensuring on-time, in-full delivery within specified parameters; as well as future new product development.
  • Manage leadership: Manage updates and approvals with leadership team within Shiseido for your launch.


 Required Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of brand management with PL responsibility, incl. having worked across a couple of brand-product delivery cycles from brand conception to product development to marketing campaign execution.
  • High familiarity with and expertise on the Chinese market esp. the Gen-Z men. Having worked in China and Mandarin fluency is a big plus.
  • Ability to manage, lead and inspire a diverse team across geographies, incl. influencing management decisions.
  • A high sense of ownership and delivery, with bias towards action and quicker turnaround.
  • This role is based in Tokyo and requires business-level fluency in English. Japanese language ability is a plus but not required.


We look for someone who can start quickly; and having the right attitude will help clinch this position!

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