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Senior Associate/Manager, Japan Marketing (1 year Contract)

Apply Now Work type: Contract, Full-time
Location: Singapore
Categories: Marketing and Facilitation


About EDB

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global center for business, innovation and talent. We undertake investment promotion and industry development, and work with international businesses, both foreign and local, by providing information, connection to partners and access to government incentives for their investments. Our mission is to create sustainable economic growth, with vibrant business and good job opportunities for Singapore.


Roles and Responsibilities 



As our marketing specialist for Japan, you will work as part of the team, with EDB’s International Operations, PR manager and appointed marketing agencies, to drive and execute an integrated marketing strategy to raise awareness of Singapore and generate and nurture leads amongst the Japanese business community.


Main responsibilities:

  • Develop the GTM plan for Japan based on understanding of EDB’s business and marketing objectives, including annual planning and management of budget for the execution of marketing work plans 
  • Manage the day-to-day operations and reporting of in-market marketing initiatives, including paid media campaigns, events and other ATL and BTL initiatives
  • Undertake content curation, layout and production of EDB’s in-market publications and website. This includes the identification of topics of interest or trending topics among target audience, and optimisation of workflows with vendors for content production and website maintenance
  • Planning and management of physical, virtual or hybrid events organised by EDB
  • Identify and coordinate with key multiplier organisations (including tax consultancies, inter-governmental and trade organisations) on joint-marketing initiatives to seed our key messages and generate leads
  • Manage internal and relevant external stakeholders. This includes EDB’s appointed marketing agencies on the development and execution of EDB’s marketing strategy, and servicing business enquiries from new clients by sharing relevant marketing resources

Job Requirements


To meet the challenges of this role, you must have/be: 

  • A university degree in any discipline
  • Minimum 5 years relevant working experience. Candidates should have proven track record working in similar capacity, preferably with experience with the Japan market
  • Results-oriented, with high level of initiative, drive and resourcefulness
  • Fast and independent learner who can learn on-the-job and deliver quality work with limited supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate well with different stakeholders
  • Able to manage multiple projects while keeping to deadlines
  • Fluent in written and spoken Japanese (at least JLPT N2 or equivalent) to effectively nuance our in-market messages
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as virtual communications software (including Microsoft Teams, Zoom)
  • Singaporean

It would be preferred if candidate has the following:

  • Strong familiarity and prior knowledge of Singapore  
  • Work experience in B2B/ G2B marketing

We review applications and interview on a rolling basis. Applicants can expect to receive an application outcome within 8 weeks of application date.


Advertised: Singapore Standard Time
Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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