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- Huge Direct Selling Company Expanding to Japan!
- Be the first in the country and establish yourself in the market!
About Our Client
Our client began as a reseller of long distance services in the U.S., but over time has grown to offer all the essential services customers in 24 countries use on a daily basis. Our client is the world's largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and essential services for home and business, but more importantly, they've provided a vehicle for countless individuals to change their lives. Our client is passionate about giving back to the community as well, and in 2011 the nonprofit organization Global Reach Charities was founded to expand and enhance their charitable efforts.
As the 2nd largest country in the world for Direct Selling Japan offers a fantastic opportunity for our client to establish their business here. The organization has already gained worldwide recognition for its unique approach to direct selling, winning numerous awards for creative, digital media, web, video, design and marketing and with 24 years of international trading, Japan is a vibrant and exciting company to consider joining.
As Product Manager, you will guide a team that is charged with a product line contribution as a business unit. This extends from increasing the profitability of existing products to developing new products for the company. You will build products from existing ideas, and help to develop new ideas based on your industry experience and your contact with customers and prospects. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market. You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company. You will work with an engineering counterpart to define product release requirements. You will work with marketing communications to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, occasionally working with the sales channel and key customers. A product manager's key role is strategic, not tactical. The other organizations will support your strategic efforts; you won't be supporting their tactical tasks.
The Successful Applicant
Managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers. Driving a solution set across development teams (primarily Development/Engineering, and Marketing Communications) through market requirements, product contract, and positioning. Developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute. Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product.
What's on Offer
The salary for this position is 8 to 12 million based on the candidate's current salary and experiences. There are discretionary holidays on top of sick leave and Japanese national holidays.