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Video Editor/Motion Graphic Artist

Full-time

Harajuku, Tokyo

USN Tokyo is looking for a Video Editor/Motion Graphic Artist to beef up its creative strategies. You will be working on a variety of projects (social, digital, events, print, TV you name it, we do it!), for a wide range of international brands, and with a very international, diverse team.
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Job Description

Working as a video editor, using Adobe Creative Suite on a daily basis, primarily Premiere and After Effects

Storyboarding the flow of the video assets or motion graphics, or for potential shoots

Assisting in production as needed (pre, productions, post)

Knowing how to give feedback to video productions and edits

Working across teams to create/adapt assets for both digital and campaign 

Simultaneously work on multiple projects with short deadlines

Ideating on client and proactive projects

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Requirements

Portfolio of work is a must before applying

Conversational to Business level communication in English

Minimum conversational level Japanese but Native Level preferred

2 years minimum of video editing and motion graphics required

Skills in Premiere and After Effects. Other Adobe Creative Suites such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign is a plus.

Social Media savvy

Able to work fast and efficiently, and independently 

Proactive, flexible, cooperative and enthusiastic learners

Highly Organised

Team Player

Great communication skills

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Benefits

Competitive salary package, based on your career (1/12 monthly)

Statutory holidays, paid and sick leaves

Office opens from 10am

Full commuting allowance

Probation for 3 months

Social, Labor, Employment Insurance and Pension

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Notes

CV and portfolio should be sent to HR dept. to jobs@ultrasupernew.com

Strategic Planner

Full-time

Harajuku, Tokyo

USN Tokyo is looking for a Strategic Planner to beef up its creative strategies. You will be working on a variety of projects (social, digital, events, print, TV you name it, we do it!), for a wide range of international brands, and with a very international, diverse team.

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Job description

Drive and define all long and short-term objectives and strategies with the teams to execute best in class work. 

Collaborate across the agency to drive integrated thinking and communication solutions that are aligned with business goals.

Making proposals to clients that require creative solutions and develop Strategy to meet their Business Needs.

Briefing internal creative teams to come up with creative executions.

Unite and lead cross-functional teams in the most efficient process for effective use of resources on all day-to-day projects.

Develop and manage annual strategic and production work plans, forecasts, fees and reconciliation with Project Management and Finance.

Oversee and develop communications strategy for key accounts

Lead and win pitches and ensure the execution is solid

Develop and advise/consult client and team on social and digital media buying strategy

Write Project and Creative Briefs for Internal and Client usage.

Envision marketing strategy that connects with consumers (conduct research / speak to customers)

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Requirements

At least 4 years of strategic planning experience

Passionate about creating great work in a small, easy going, international work environment

Not afraid to try something new

Business level English

Native level Japanese

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Benefits

Competitive salary package, based on your career (1/12 monthly)

Statutory holidays, paid and sick leaves 

Office opens from 10am

Full commuting allowance

Probation for 6 months

Social, Labor, Employment Insurance and Pension

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Notes

CV and portfolio should be sent to HR dept. to jobs@ultrasupernew.com

Junior Art Director

Full-time

Harajuku, Tokyo

USN Tokyo is looking for an Junior Art Director to beef up its Creative team. You will be working on a variety of projects (social, digital, events, print, TV you name it, we do it!), for a wide range of international brands, and with a very international, diverse team.

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Job Description

You will be responsible for art direction and production progression of all brand communication, mainly in the graphic area, but also including events, web, and video (Depending on team composition, may also be responsible for design). You should have basic knowledge of media, marketing, and advertising, and be able to generate ideas to solve clients' problems from a creative perspective.

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Requirements

A person who can adhere strictly to confidentiality.

A person who can give shape to ideas generated by a multinational team with an understanding of Japanese media and printing fees)

At least 3 years of experience as an AD or designer (junior positions may be available depending on skills and experience).

Skills in creating KV and photo comps are required.

Skills in directing printing, photography, and other subcontractors are required.

Must be able to anticipate production time and make it fit to any constraints and environment. (Knowledge of plate making and printing required, media, and efficient production management.

Must be able to understand the siting process and not stick to awards or your own ideas.

Good command of English preferred. (This recruitment focuses on practical skills in Japan.)

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Benefits

Competitive salary package, based on your career (1/12 monthly)

Statutory holidays and paid leaves

Office opens from 10am

Full commuting allowance

Probation for 3 months

Social, Labor, Employment Insurance and Pension

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Notes

CV and portfolio should be sent to HR dept. to jobs@ultrasupernew.com

Senior Copywriter

Full-time

Harajuku, Tokyo

Job Description

USN Tokyo is looking for an Senior Copywriter to beef up its Creative team. You will be working on a variety of projects (social, digital, events, print, TV you name it, we do it!), for a wide range of international brands, and with a very international, diverse team.

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Requirements

You write and you write well. A lot. Fast. In Nihongo (it’s your mother tongue, or you’re just mind-blowingly good at it).
You can speak English well enough to brainstorm and explain the nuances of your copy to english-speaking colleagues and clients.
You’re hungry to come up with wacky-cool ideas, and eager to show them to your mom.
You can Instagram, Tweet and Facebook with your eyes closed.
4-5 years of creative/conceptual writing experience preferred
Self-motivated, proactive, reliable and accountable
Able to communicate clearly and effectively
Able to mentor junior writers
Up-to-date on all writing, advertising, and marketing trends
Positive, flexible, collaborative
An awesome human being with a sense of humor

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Benefits

Competitive salary package, based on your career (1/12 monthly)

Statutory holidays and paid leaves

Office opens from 10am

Full commuting allowance

Probation for 3 months

Social, Labor, Employment Insurance and Pension

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Notes

CV and portfolio should be sent to HR dept. to jobs@ultrasupernew.com

Account Intern

Internship

Harajuku, Tokyo

Account Intern work closely with their team to support clients with getting the brand’s message across to the public in ways which are relevant, authentic and engaging. They act as support to the main point of contact between the agency and the client, providing information in a relevant and understandable way. The job of an Account Intern is to quickly grasp each client's goals, and make use of the resources of their agency to build the most effective campaign with the guidance of their Account Manager and Account Director.

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What you would be doing:

Research clients' products, services, plans, competitors and target markets

Join in meetings with clients for briefings and proposals

Capture feedback accurately and succinctly

Clarify and push feedback with the client helping work through their comments to ensure they are accurate to what the clients really need

Write clearly articulate briefs according to the feedback received by the client in a timely manner

Brief agency colleagues, and work with them to plan and implement the best advertising solutions for the client

Put together project timelines and plan resource allocations

Put together presentations for the client

Act as the gatekeeper for all creative work sent to the client ensuring it is accurate to your brief

Ensure that projects are completed on time

Source for vendors and suppliers and put together comparative decks for assessment by the team and client

Travel frequently out of the office for meetings

Put together weekly WIP reports on progress for the agency and the client

Responding to clients' requests as they arise

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Skills & Personal Qualities:

Quick to absorb and analyse large amounts of information

Enthusiastic, energetic and imaginative

Approachable, outgoing and diplomatic

A clear communicator, in person and writing

Able to present ideas with conviction

Highly organised and flexible

IT literate - Powerpoint, Keynote, Excel, Google Online Platforms

Comfortable working as part of a team

Open to learning new skills

Well groomed for meetings

Social Account Manager

Full-time

Harajuku, Tokyo

USN Tokyo is looking for an Social Account Manager to beef up its Accounts team. You will be working on a variety of projects (social, digital, events, print, TV you name it, we do it!), for a wide range of international brands, and with a very international, diverse team.

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OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

Drive and define all long and short-term/long-term objectives and strategies with the teams to execute best in class work. 

Making proposals to clients that require creative solutions and develop Strategy to meet their Business Needs.

Develop and manage annual strategic and production work plans, forecasts, fees and reconciliation with Project Management and Finance alongside Senior Account Lead.

Establish project scope by studying strategic business drivers; discovering and validating business and technical requirements and parameters; obtaining input from experts; examining and recommending changes to current business practices; developing and writing proposals.

Provides project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.

Meets cost standards by monitoring expenses; implementing cost-saving actions.

CONTENT COORDINATION

Working across teams to develop and/or adapt social media strategy

Researching trends and providing local market recommendations to clients

Advising on social media best practices

Curating content from global brands as best fits the Japanese market

Planning and organising content calendars for social media clients

Posting and reporting on social media channels as required

Contributing to paid media plans

Executing and reporting on paid media activations

Contributing to creative ideation for photo & video shoots as needed

Social listening as required

Providing English back translation as needed

Developing hashtags recommendations and strategy

PRODUCTION

Assist in visualizing decks for clients

Ideating concepts for photoshoots and productions

Oversee budgeting and logistics from production conception to final delivery

Communicating with production agencies (i.e photographers, videographers) during pre production to plan shoots

Communicating with production agencies during post producing for feedback 

Locating and contacting studios for location 

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Requirements

At least 3 years experiencing working in social media and/or related digital marketing fields

Business to native level proficiency in both English and Japanese

Experience in Account Management or Project Management is necessary.

An action-oriented, entrepreneurial spirit with a laser focus on process and an eagle eye for detail.

Inclination to think outside of the box to imagine new ideas and encourage progressive dialogue.

An eagerness to think differently about problems and willingness to roll up your sleeves to help figure them out.

Ability to recognize a great idea and empower the creative teams to push the boundaries on the work we make, while providing the business context needed for the work to be successful.

A thirst for pioneering new ways of forging and developing client business relationships.

Ability to push back clients when necessary and conduct hard negotiations.

Active interest in art, music, sports and culture.

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Benefits

Competitive salary package, based on your career (1/12 monthly)

Statutory holidays, paid 

Office opens from 10am (with Flex)

Full commuting allowance

Probation for 3 months

Social, Labor, Employment Insurance and Pension

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Notes

CV and portfolio should be sent to HR dept. to jobs@ultrasupernew.com

Creative Intern

Internship

Harajuku, Tokyo

You want to work on projects while churning your creative juices? USN is looking for Creative Interns! You would work closely with your team to conceptualize and develop Ideas and execute communication material, ranging from design, video, photoshoots, digital and social content. Make that beautiful content to post on billboards, banners, commercials and other form of media.

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What you would be doing or learning:

Understand the different roles in advertising

Understand the process of being briefed to submitting work

Understand the assigned brand’s style and tone of voice

Be able to propose creative and feasible ideas for different accounts.

Be able to start designing the base of a keynote presentation (with supervision)

Understand the processes of seeking help in a timely fashion when needed

Be able to do basic video animations/editing for social posts

Help out with the process of photo/video shoots

Design, Design, and Design

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Skills & Personal Qualities:

Quick to absorb and analyse large amounts of information

Enthusiastic, energetic and imaginative

Approachable, outgoing and diplomatic

A clear communicator, in person and writing

Able to present ideas with conviction

Highly organised and flexible

IT and Design literate - Powerpoint, Keynote, Excel, Google Online Platforms, Adobe Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)

Comfortable working as part of a team

Open to learning new skills

Well groomed for meetings

Account Director

Full-time

Harajuku, Tokyo

USN Tokyo is looking for an Account Director to beef up its Accounts team. You will be working on a variety of projects (social, digital, events, print, TV you name it, we do it!), for a wide range of international brands, and with a very international, diverse team.

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Job Description

Mainly communicating with Clients and solving problems.

Account Direction and working closely and leading a small team.

Making proposals to Clients that require creative solutions.

Work with clients as well as affiliated agency partners both domestic and abroad on advertising related projects.

Creating appropriate costings and managing schedules and budgets.

Working on upselling and expanding the business on existing clients.

Pushing back clients when necessary and leading hard negotiations to benefit the agency.

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Requirements

High Proficiency in Account Management.

At least 7 years experience in Advertising Industry.

Experience in Account Management is necessary as well as possesing extensive knowledge of production process.

Understanding the digital landscape and possesing knowledge of SNS platforms.

Demonstrating extensive experience also in brand marketing

First adopter attitude (be the first to try) and sensitive to and interested in latest trends

Active interest in music, sports and culture

Native Japanese, Business Level English

Team Player and ability to lead a small team.

Ability to create Proposals with a logical and strategic approach.

Ability to propose strategic solutions to Clients and having the sense for creative solutions.

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Benefits

Competitive salary package, based on your career (1/12 monthly)

Statutory holidays and paid leaves

Office opens from 10am

Full commuting allowance

Probation for 3 months

Social, Labor, Employment Insurance and Pension

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Notes

CV and portfolio should be sent to HR dept. to jobs@ultrasupernew.com

People & Culture Manager

Full-time

Harajuku, Tokyo

To take ownership of the USN's people function with a focus on building and maintaining USN's unique culture whilst overseeing talent acquisition and development. The role will be responsible for creating and implementing best practice policies and procedures across recruitment, development, succession planning, well-being, culture and diversity. The People & Culture Manager will provide support and facilitate the development of teams, managers and leaders. The People & Culture manager will reinforce USN's culture by "living and breathing" the Core Values.

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Key Responsibilities

CULTURE AND ENGAGEMENT

Strengthen engagement by implementing the USN culture and value proposition. 

Promote and curate ways to increase employee well-being, motivation and happiness.

Organize the USN social calendar whilst working to budgets.

Manage and move forward USN’s strategy with regard to diversity, equality and inclusion - taking responsibility for the roll-out of training, initiatives, partnerships and ensuring the business is progressive in policies and practices. 

Support the Leadership Team in achieving the goals for people and culture.

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TALENT ACQUISITION 

Implement strategy around talent acquisition.

Network and mingle in the Tokyo nightlife, music and art scene to find talent

Build a strong pool of talent for future hires.

Be the first point of contact person to speak and communicate with talent / applicants

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HR MANAGEMENT (Together with the HR manager)

Oversee and manage end-to-end recruitment processes.

Implement and document robust formats for recruitment, onboarding and reviews.

Create development and coaching strategies to retain team members.

Establish a set of metrics to cover each area of the people function, i.e. recruitment, engagement, retention, performance, training and development.

Be accessible as the contact for team members on HR matters. Providing assistance to line managers in all people related matters.

Manage ER (employee relations) cases, as well as coaching and training line managers where necessary in these matters.

Be the point of contact for benefits queries and support the development of the company offering.

Oversee and manage the HR system, People HR, monitoring team movements and reporting to the Leadership Team on a regular basis.

Develop an accessible company handbook to support new starters as well as the current team.

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Requirements

Willingness to manage a standalone role within a dynamic company. 

Previous HR Management or People & Culture experience.

Comfortable working in a creative environment, with a drive to promote innovation and an ahead of the curve mentality. 

Authentically engaged with diversity, equity and inclusion. Willingness and understanding of how to approach the subject in the workplace.

Proactive, with the ability to remain motivated whilst working autonomously.

Experience managing disciplinaries, grievances and absence management etc. 

Experience influencing and advising on people matters at all levels, from executives to assistants.

Comfortable leading difficult conversations with patience, tact and empathy. 

A meticulous approach to tasks.

Skilled in listening, communication and diplomacy. 

Encourages and orchestrates teamwork.

High level of efficiency.

Able to complete projects in a timely fashion.

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CV and portfolio should be sent to HR dept. to jobs@ultrasupernew.com

PR Manager

Full-time

Harajuku, Tokyo

USN Tokyo is looking for a PR Manager to create and maintain the USN public image through a phletora of different tools. Be that tool be social media, news and media releases, or making connections with journalists or influencers, we are looking to find that member that could make USN shine above the rest.

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Job Description

Be responsible for the public relations and brand management of UltraSuperNew 

Help to translate PR materials for local Japanese media outreach

Distribute press materials to Japanese titles

Work closely and in alignment with Zoe - our global PR consultant.

Build relationships with media and influencers develop and execute annual PR plans and brand strategies.

Preparation and distribution of press materials (press kits, press releases, newsletters, etc.)

Placement of advertisements

Responsible for social media strategy and execution 

Develop USN merchandise and goodies.

Organize network events

Reporting for management and internal use

Liaise with internal creative team

Creating strategies toward sustainability and social contribution activities

Work closely with the UltraSuperNew gallery coordinator and maximize PR, newsletter distribution and social channels.

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Requirements

Native Japanese and decent level of English

Passion for writing and creative

Preferably a few years of PR experience

Love art and koalas

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest trends and know who the relevant thought leaders are

A relationship builder and a people person. Openness and flexibility are key aspects here for you.

Organised, proactive, detail-oriented and straight to the point.

Have a gift for thinking conceptually and coordinating ideas for creative, inclusive and socially responsible content.

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Benefits

Competitive salary package, based on your career (1/12 monthly)

Statutory holidays, paid and sick leaves

Office opens from 10am

Full commuting allowance

Probation for 3 months

Social, Labor, Employment Insurance and Pension

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Notes

CV and portfolio should be sent to HR dept. to jobs@ultrasupernew.com

Creative Technologist

Full Time

Harajuku, Tokyo

USN Tokyo is looking for a Creative Technologist to beef up its creative team. You will be working on a variety of projects (social, digital, events, print, TV you name it, we do it!), for a wide range of international brands, and with a very international, diverse team.

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Job Description

Work as part of a Team in a Creative Agency as a Creative Technologist, working on client or internal projects or on pitches to win new business

Combining creativity and technology will be the mandate

From concepting to planning to execution, you will need to see the project through from beginning to end

You will provide necessary technical direction to bring the idea to life

This role will focus on digital, creative technology, experiential and production with the strongest focus on combining the latest technology with creativity and the concept

You will work closely with the other Creative Team Members to come up with the concept that fits the brief from our clients

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Requirements

Ability to work in a team and has knowledge and expertise in the realm of technology, programming and hacking things together

Have a portfolio of work and 2 - 3 years experience in the technology and creative environment

Has extensive knowledge of digital platforms and tools

Has the passion to do amazing work that will stand out and make an impact, and work in an international, multicultural laid back environment.

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Benefits

Competitive salary package, based on your career (1/12 monthly)

Statutory holidays, paid and sick leaves

Office opens from 10am

Full commuting allowance

Probation for 3 months

Social, Labor, Employment Insurance and Pension

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Notes

CV and portfolio should be sent to HR dept. to jobs@ultrasupernew.com

Copywriter

Full-time

Harajuku, Tokyo

USN Tokyo is looking for a Copywriter to beef up its creative team. You will be working on a variety of projects (social, digital, events, print, TV you name it, we do it!), for a wide range of international brands, and with a very international, diverse team.

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Requirements

You write and you write well. A lot. Fast. In Nihongo (it’s your mother tongue, or you’re just mind-blowingly good at it).

You can speak english well enough to brainstorm and explain the nuances of your copy to english-speaking colleagues and clients.

You’re hungry to come up with wacky-cool ideas, and eager to show them to your mom.

You can Instagram, Tweet and Facebook with your eyes closed.

2-5 years of creative/conceptual writing experience (agency experience is a +)

Self-motivated, proactive, reliable and accountable

Able to communicate clearly and effectively

Up-to-date on all writing, advertising, and marketing trends 

Positive, flexible, collaborative, eager to learn

An awesome human being with a sense of humor

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Benefits

Competitive salary package, based on your career (1/12 monthly)

Statutory holidays, paid leaves

Office opens from 10am (Flex time)

Full commuting allowance

Probation for 3 months

Social, Labor, Employment Insurance and Pension

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Notes

CV and portfolio should be sent to HR dept. to jobs@ultrasupernew.com

USN Studio Head

Full-time

Harajuku, Tokyo

You are a dynamic and experienced Studio Manager with a drive to make sense of nonsense, a flair for problem-solving, and an innate ability to coordinate multiple moving pieces in a fun, fast-paced environment. Communication is your strong suit, you thrive well under pressure, and can delegate where needed. You are organized and deadline oriented, but flexible and quick when faced with change. In this role you will manage the workflows and processes within the in-house USN studio for a multitude of projects, from brief through execution, approval process, and delivery of creative assets to cross functional partners. The USN Studio is in a stage of growth and we're looking to build up a stellar team to support marketing initiatives across multiple markets.

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Job Description

 Delivering projects on time and within budget 

Be the guardian of agency production processes with a sound understanding of video and artwork production and video and artwork despatch to media agencies, broadcasters, publications, printers and clients, for print, press and digital advertising formats

Manage all studio orders to ensure video and artwork is produced correctly 

Developing ideas and concepts and delivering final products that meet client and agency standards

Work closely with Operations Director, Project Managers, Creative team and Client team 

Understanding the business inside and out

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Requirements

2-3 years agency experience in a related role

Detail-oriented, creative and extremely organised

Able to take initiative and effectively adapt to changes.

Able to work efficiently and productively under tight deadlines.

Proficient in time management with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

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Benefits

Competitive salary package, based on your career (1/12 monthly)

Statutory holidays and paid leaves

Office opens from 10am

Full commuting allowance

Probation for 3 months

Social, Labor, Employment Insurance and Pension

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Notes

CV and portfolio should be sent to HR dept. to jobs@ultrasupernew.com

Account Manager

Full-time

Harajuku, Tokyo

USN Tokyo is looking for an Account Manager to beef up its Accounts team. You will be working on a variety of projects (social, digital, events, print, TV you name it, we do it!), for a wide range of international brands, and with a very international, diverse team.

Job Description

Provide high-quality client facing and vendor facing communication services.

Manage and delegate work appropriately with creative team members.

Drive and define all long and short-term/long-term objectives and strategies with the teams to execute best in class work.

Making proposals to clients that require creative solutions and develop Strategy to meet their business needs.

Develop and manage annual strategic and production work plans, forecasts, fees and reconciliation with Project Management and Finance alongside Senior Account Lead.

Establish project scope by studying strategic business drivers; discovering and validating business and technical requirements and parameters; obtaining input from experts; examining and recommending changes to current business practices; developing and writing proposals.

Provides project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.

Meets cost standards by monitoring expenses; implementing cost-saving actions.

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Requirements

Minimum of two years experience working in Social Media

Minimum of two years experience in Account Management

Business Level Verbal Communication in English and Japanese

Strong knowledge of paid digital and analytics tools such as Google Analytics, AdWords, and Facebook Ads

Proficiency in Social Media CMS Tools such as Percolate/Sprinklr/Later.

Experience in paid media strategy and output

Deep understanding of local/global social media landscape

Media buying not a necessity, but a plus

Understanding of data analytics

Highly Organized and self-sufficient

First adopter attitude (be the first to try) and sensitive to latest trends

Team Player and excellent communication skills

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Benefits

Competitive salary package, based on your career (1/12 monthly)

Statutory holidays, paid 

Office opens from 10am (with Flex)

Full commuting allowance

Probation for 3 months

Social, Labor, Employment Insurance and Pension

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Notes

CV and portfolio should be sent to HR dept. to jobs@ultrasupernew.com