Account Director (US Market)

Global Advertising Agency
December 19, 2017
Tokyo, Japan
Job Type


One of the world's leading advertising agencies is looking for a seasoned Account Director to look after the US market for a major Japanese manufacturer.

The position is based in Tokyo but would include business travel to the US as well as regular contact with top executives at the client firm.

Job Details

  • Working from Tokyo, formulate a B2B communication plan for the client in the US market.
  • Work with US-based agency partners to execute the plan locally.
  • Report directly to the client on brand reputation and other campaign metrics.
  • Mediate between the client and the agency network to anticipate and resolve cultural differences.
  • Supervise junior account team members.
  • Manage budgets and take overall responsibility for mid- to long-term account planning.


  • At least 8 years of client management experience at an advertising or marketing agency.
  • Director of experience of manufacturing sector or other B2B industries.
  • Culturally sensitive, ideally with experience working in both the US and Japan.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Fluent Japanese and business-level English.

Salary & Benefits

  • Annual salary of up to 12M JPY.
  • Renewable annual contract with option to convert to permanent employment.

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