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Regional Brand Marketing Lead, APAC

Specialization:  Marketing
Location: 

Singapore, 01, SG, 239920

Date Posted:  17-Apr-2021

Bridgestone is dedicated to "serving society with superior quality." Our mission and values ensure world-class customer service and inspire us to be an outstanding corporate citizen in the communities in which we live and work.

Our engineers push the boundaries of what’s possible to improve performance, safety and quality. Like you, we’re driven to be the best. And it starts with our passion for innovation.

Job Summary

The Regional Brand Marketing Lead will play a vital and strategic role in owning the full cycle of Brand Marketing, including development & deployment of brand strategy, transforming insights into business and marketing solutions, and development of communications, digital marketing and channel marketing strategies, for the Asia Pacific and China region.

 

The role will help prepare the organization for the future and deliver transformative marketing & branding initiatives to achieve strategic competitive long-term growth.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

 

  • Brand Strategy & Deployment
    • Develop & deploy brand strategies to meet growth objectives, support business alignment, and to achieve goals in market share & operating profit.
    • Lead cross-functional groups across Regional and Country teams to execute brand plans, new product launches and integrated marketing campaigns.

 

  • Market Intelligence & Consumer Insights
    • Provide directions & expertise in consumer/ customer/ market understanding and research.
    • Transform insights into business and marketing solutions.
    • Identify emerging business and technology trends. Identify and activate growth opportunities for Bridgestone products, services and solutions.

 

  • Communications & Campaigns
    • Lead design and coordination of regional campaigns, PR, events and other marketing efforts to deliver on brand positioning and business goals.
    • Lead deployment of effective regional integrated campaigns and best-in-class communication concepts aligned with KPIs, target audience, brand values and positioning.
    • Ensure tracking and reporting of results.
    • Identify synergies on marketing spend – opportunities, scale, impact analysis, media spend etc.
    • Ensure regional compliance of Bridgestone brand standards.

 

  • Digital Marketing
    • Lead and implement Digital Marketing strategy and plans in line with the global and regional priorities and guidelines, and in step with latest trends & consumer needs.
    • Lead and engage key stakeholders to develop strategy for regional platforms, and monitor performance of local markets.
    • Drive regular measurement and reporting against performance of all digital marketing campaigns to identify opportunities and areas for improvement

 

  • Channel Marketing
    • Ensure compliance to Bridgestone brand standards in retail visual identity, and lead effort to keep retail standards modern & updated
    • Work with in-country teams to develop effective strategies to support local demand and retention efforts
    • Provide market-specific retail service and shopper experience improvements to drive in-store sales

 

  • Leadership/ People Development
    • Supervise & coach regional brand marketing team
    • Improve marketing capabilities of regional team & broader in-country marketing network.
    • Build cross functional teamwork, inclusion, transparency, respect and trust

Requirements

  • Degree holder, with at least 10 years of relevant Brand Marketing experience and 3 years of leadership management experience.
  • Current/ previous experience working across Asia Pacific region in consumer goods, electronics, advertising and/ or automotive companies will be preferred
  • Strong skills in brand/ product management, marketing planning and project management
  • Knowledge of marketing technology tools and digital marketing is required
  • Experience in managing a team of regional marketing specialists
  • Language proficiency: English & Mandarin are mandatory (other language(s) are added advantage)

Skills

Candidate should demonstrate

  • Success in driving change, achieving targets and working across the different regions/ countries and teams
  • Ability to understand broader business perspectives and approach complex issues with appropriate solutions
  • Deep understanding of the consumer and how brand plays a part in the customer journey
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to inspire the organization
  • High level of integrity, respect for others, persistence and passion for success

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Understanding that Serving Society with Superior Quality is our heritage and our mission, and embracing our responsibility to future generations as a global leader in our industries, Bridgestone and its teammates around the world employ innovation and technology to improve the way people move, live, work and play.