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Job ID : 1435579 Date Updated : October 2nd, 2023

Group Marketing Manager (海運業代理店)

Hiring Company 外資系海運会社
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 7 million yen ~ Negotiable, based on experience

Work Style

Remote Work and WFH

Job Description

The Main Purpose of the job is to maximize profitability through effective marketing and customer service is delivered.
The job Exists to ensure effective marketing is executed.
The job Contributes towards customer support of the Group service offering.


Business Development and customer relationship management
・Build effective relationships with current and prospective customers and seek opportunities to assist Group offices/partners to secure additional business. Keep them proactively informed about existing/new services and or changes that might have an impact on them.
• Visit key customers in a systematic, planned manner and manage requests and enquiries through phone/email/IM etc.
• Be conversant with Group Key Account Management and CRM policies/techniques and apply these as appropriate. Ownership of Key Accounts where appropriate.
• Promote cross selling of Group products through value chain analysis and ensure complementary services of the Group (i.e., Group Logistics & Marine) are identified and opportunities managed by competent stakeholders.
• Participate in regular reviews with Group offices and their customers, often taking the lead role to ensure service failures/disputes are quickly resolved for the mutual benefit of all parties.

New Business Development
・Explore and develop profitable new business opportunities for Group offices/partners through market intelligence and internal/external networks.
• Facilitate sales visits to customers with operational colleagues, ensuring that the visit is appropriate and reflects well on Group. Ensure visits are thoroughly documented have well established outcomes and actions from each meeting are reviewed. Assist colleagues (mainly operations) in organising sales visits to own sales area. Ensure that visiting colleagues are well prepared and that they provide their target list to you and failing which please make the Group Sales Director aware.

Customer Service support
・Support Group offices/partners to negotiate contracts for single port calls or term contracts.
• Facilitate effective customer communication with Group/GNA (Global Network Agents)/partner operations offices.
• Manage customer feedback and complaints in a proactive manner and institute appropriate feedback and remedial action with key stakeholders in the Group.

Staying up to date with industry market trends
・Keep oneself informed of developments within the shipping industry in general and particularly in own marketing area.

Staying up to date with customer financials, market positions, and company strategies
・Ensure business intelligence about customers’ financial and business position is current and is communicated effectively with appropriate stakeholders. Endeavour to stay informed about customers’ financial strength/reputation, passing on news directly to the Group offices/partner offices.
• Assist local Group offices/partners and GNA’s to collect outstanding funds and ensure the Group is not unnecessarily exposed to financial risk.
• Undertake educational visits to new areas/offices/operations after agreement with the Group Sales Director and ensure that knowledge, expectations, and requirements are effectively communicated.
• Understand how customers (actual and prospective) procure agency services, their hierarch and decision-making recesses.

・Ensure effective corporate communications with customers by promoting Group products and ensure all media is current, through using Group corporate intranet and website. Tools such as company sales literature and presentations, should be promoted in a systematic manner and always be up-to-date and comply with the Group Design Guide and compliance.
• To promote core shipping services offered by Group: Ship Agency in the following sectors,
▶Dry Cargo development:
• Dry Bulk
• Husbandry
• Protecting (OPA (Owners protecting agency))
▶Canal Straits Transit
▶Hub Agency
▶DA Management
• To promote all complementary services offered by the Group, including but not limited to:
▶Group Training and Service Solutions
▶Group Marine Logistics
▶Ship Supply Services
▶Bunker Supplies via Group Bunker Fuels
▶Logistics services, especially those related to bulk, offshore and project sectors.

・Ensure customer information is accurate and is maintained in Group CRM (CRM = Customer Relationship Management System) in a regular and systematic manner.
• File appropriate reports of customer meetings in CRM for all relevant customer contact,
including formal sales visits/other meetings and salient phone and IM conversations.
• Ensure specific, measurable actions are archived through regular review. Reciprocally, follow up on leads from other colleagues.
• Maintain accurate customer profiles in CRM and ensure mailing lists (Hot Port News) allow effective distribution of media.
• Ensure key performance indicators are accurately recorded in CRM, for customers in your territory. Assist in correcting and educating local offices where necessary.

Participate in internal meetings
・Contribute to and participate in specialist business teams as required. This shall include but
not be limited to credit control meetings, event planning meetings, regional meetings, strategy meetings, etc.


Activity Planning

•Periodical targets to be defined, full transparency with input from all is encouraged.

Income and Performance measures
・Periodical targets to be defined and set by GSD-S, full transparency with input from all is encouraged.

Exhibitions/Conferences/Trade Shows etc.
・GSD-S to decide the attendance and participation which have group global/strategic benefit, and which are to be paid by the Group. Should be in full co-operation with local/regional colleagues. Locally/regionally funded event participation is at the local/GVPR discretion, full co-operation from the GSD-S.
• Attend Group Marketing Meetings and trade conferences/exhibitions as required to represent Group.

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 6 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level
Minimum Japanese Level Native
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills


Educational Qualification

Master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Management or equivalent

Professional Qualification
Experience working with supply Chain Management, Operations, Shipping, and Business Administration

Specialist Knowledge
Excellent sales and negotiation skills
Solid business understanding

Communication / Language

Computer Aptitude
MS Office


Industry and Product Knowledge

Has knowledge of products and services provided by the company, department or business unit to customers and applies knowledge to serve existing customers and gain new ones, maintains awareness of industry (e.g., logistics, shipping, marine) and job-related trends and changes.

Planning and Organizing
Establishes the best course of action in achieving desired results and organizes the resources
needed to meet objectives.

Customer Relationship Management
Understands and applies knowledge and techniques to market and sell products and services, values the importance of providing pre- and after-sales customer service and implements strategy to maintain customer loyalty.

Effective communication
Effectively put across one’s thoughts and ideas clearly, using appropriate language and grammar in
written and oral forms of communication. Can convey and receive information and ideas promoting an effective two-way process, uses various means and ways to exchange and retain information.

Technical/Functional skills
Possesses specialist knowledge and skills required to complete tasks and deliver results in area of
responsibility and demonstrates active interest in learning and developing technical skills.

Stress Tolerance
Maintains efficient and effective performance under pressure or opposition, exhibits behavior acceptable to people and to the company even under stress.

Leaders possess a drive to consistently achieve results and learn quickly from experiences, applying that new knowledge when facing new problems or situations.

Collaboratively work with each other to accomplish common goals and objectives.

Ethics and Integrity
Behaves is an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Exhibits socially and the company accepted behavior. Always acts with uncompromising honesty, trustworthy and avoids misrepresentations for personal gain.

Building Relationships
Creates long-term and mutually beneficial relationships internally or externally, with colleagues,
customers, and suppliers.

Business and Financial Acumen
Understands and employs a general understanding of financial management principles and practices to come up with sound and responsible decisions, uses and balances information about business drivers and trends such as revenue, costs, customer requirements, and short and long-term needs to guide activities.

Work Schedule Conditions
Working hours are 8AM-5PM. Occasionally flexibility is necessary as per the expectations on the role.

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 7 million yen ~ Negotiable, based on experience
Work Hours 基本 09:00~16:00 (時差出勤、リモート勤務可)
Holidays 週休二日制(土日祝)
Job Division General Overheads
Industry Logistics, Storage

Job Category

  • Marketing and Product Development > Sales Promotion, Marketing Planning
  • Marketing and Product Development > Other (Marketing and Product Development)
  • Customer Service, Secretary and Administration > Customer Service, Customer Success
  • Sales > B2B Sales
  • Sales > Other (Sales)

Company Details

Company Type International Company