Manager / Staff, Strategy Group, Sustainability Strategy Acceleration Dept.

Date:  Mar 14, 2023
Location:  Tokyo
Company:  Shiseido
Country/Region:  JP
Custom Field 4:  Employee (Permanent)
Company:  Shiseido

Location: Shiodome
Division: Sustainability Strategy Acceleration Department, Corporate Strategy Acceleration Division 
Job level: Manager / Staff
Reports to: Group Manager
Contract type: Contract / Full-time



Roles & Responsibilities



  • Sustainability Strategy Acceleration Department is newly set up in January 2022 aiming to lead and accelerate sustainability initiatives through our business globally. 
  • The person in this position is expected to develop and deploy mid/long-term sustainability strategy that create social values while accelerating business growth.
  • Lead and manage global projects of strategic priorities


Main areas of responsibility:

  • Develop and manage sustainability strategic actions and plans that are consistent with corporate mission and business vision, and lead execution of these plans in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Provide insights and data around sustainability innovations, new ideas and best practices partnering with external experts in the field to Executive Team to support their managerial decision making
  • Act as an ambassador for sustainability, drive awareness among employees, and be a great hub


[for candidates above Manager position]

  • Nurture team members/juniors to be global talents






  • Must have had at least 3 years of working experience in corporate strategy or similar functions (developing marketing/business strategies etc., not neessary sustainability areas)
  • Strategic/enterprise mindset; capable of creating and articulating a vision
  • Excellent/Proven Project management skills to work with people at different levels of seniority and from different cultural backgrounds(both internally, externally) and keep timeline for the delivery
  • Independent thinker with active self drive, outspoken even to share difficulties and challenges
  • Ability to communicate, write and understand English at business level

Desired qualifications:

  • Relevant work experience in the brand marketing and/or corporate sector with a focus on sustainability issues, strategy, and/or reporting.
  • More than 3 years of Brand Marketing experience and/or more than 3 years of Communications/PR/IR experience are plus
  • Experience working in a multi-stakeholder and multi-geographies/international context.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to work in a high-performing team environment, building relationships with other team members.
  • Commercial skills and good business sense to be able to identify and seize opportunities in a challenging and competitive market environment. 
  • Business level Japanese skills (of written and spoken)
  • Sound understanding of environmental sustainability challenges in multinational companies.

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