Business Development Manager- Luxury fashion

Tokyo Permanent ¥10,000,000 - ¥12,000,000 per year Foreign Multinational
  • Setting a standard business development practice for an iconic street brand
  • Reporting directly back to HQ

About Our Client

- Our client, a leading fashion brand operating in the vibrant Japanese market, is dedicated to acquiring strategic shop locations for expansion. With a strong iconic brand, they offer a unique and high-profile environment, attracting their desired audience.

- Has 80 people in Japan and currently going through a lot of changes for rebranding, 26 stores (4 directly managed stores and other are franchise)
- Reporting to HK headquarter directly and they are very keen to look for someone who can originate ideas from Japan for Japan as Bape is a Japan originated brand.

Job Description

  • Identify potential shop locations aligning with the brand image.
  • Conduct market research for emerging trends and location opportunities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with property owners and developers.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure selected locations meet brand requirements.
  • Negotiate lease terms, conditions, and rental rates with property owners.
  • Conduct site visits to assess the suitability of potential shop locations.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive reports and recommendations to senior management.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and competitor activities.
  • Attend industry events and networking opportunities to establish connections.


The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Real Estate, or related field.
  • 5 years of proven experience in business development or real estate, preferably in fashion retail.
  • Deep understanding of the fashion industry, particularly the brand and its target market.
  • Strong network within the real estate industry.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking abilities.

What's on Offer

  • Opportunity to contribute to the growth of a prominent fashion brand.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Fast-paced and collaborative work environment.
  • Chance to work independently and manage multiple projects.
  • Fluent in both Japanese and English.
Minh Tran
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+813 6832 8947

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