Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.
Snapchat is a camera used by millions of people every day to Snap with family, watch Stories from friends, see events from around the world, and explore expertly curated content from top publishers. In short, we are a passionate team working hard to build the best platform in the world for communication and storytelling.
We’re looking for a Head of Japan Market Development to join Team Snap! This is a leadership role reporting into the Director of the International Markets team - which is a recently formed, highly visible and strategic team focused on Snapchat’s global expansion. As our employee #1 in Japan, you will be responsible for formulating market strategy and driving initiatives in the market as it relates to growth and cultural relevance. The right person for this role acts as a role model of Snap values; is proactive, scrappy, and resourceful; has strong prospective partner relationships and in-depth understanding of growing and nurturing communities in Japan.
What you’ll do:
Standing up Snap’s presence in Japan
Formulating the market strategy and identifying key levers for growth and cultural relevance
Building relationships, executing a wide range of local partnerships and community initiatives
Prioritizing and pursuing high impact opportunities for driving usage and engagement; aligning and managing in market execution cross-functionally with key global stakeholders; including Product, Engineering, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Brand, Comms, Legal and Policy
Surfacing local feedback and insights to strengthen product / market fit
BA or BS degree
10+ years experience focused on driving user growth in matrixed organizations and / or startups
5+ years work experience based in Japan, with a deep understanding of the consumer, the local market, the local tech and AR / communication / content ecosystem scene
Track record of leadership and strong progression, both individually and building teams
Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and at all levels of the organization
Full professional fluency in Japanese and English
Strategic mindset with distinctive problem solving skills, thrive in a test & learn approach, ability to derive actionable insights, and take high level of ownership and accountability
Experience bootstrapping consumer internet and tech startups as Founder / CEO / COO or similar entrepreneurial leadership experience in other organizations
Strong track record in business development with pre existing relationships with relevant prospective partners in Japan
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
MBA or relevant Masters degree