Spotify is hiring a

Market Strategy & Operations Lead - Japan

Bunkyō-ku, Japan
As the Market Strategy & Operations Lead, you will be responsible for business analysis and insights, business planning, regional operating processes and managing cross-functional projects by building strong relationships across the company. In this position, you will work closely with local functional leadership and report to the General Manager Japan. The role will be based in Tokyo.

What you’ll do

Business Planning:
  • Working with the General Manager and functional leads to formulate local strategy in line with Spotify’s overall strategy
  • Owning and adapting the regional planning process and framework
  • Ensuring that the plan takes into account all necessary local and global functions and addresses both local challenges and global priorities

Business Reviews and Reporting:

  • Tracking periodic performance of market KPIs
  • Owning the process, framework and output of market analysis and business reviews, Tracking of regional budgets and initiatives as part of the business plan
  • Monitor and gather insight on competitor activities

Operating Processes:

  • Driving the operating processes for the region by creating efficiency, removing obstacles and improving processes
  • Providing the General Manager and functions with the insights and knowledge needed to drive decisions and define strategy for the region
  • Ensuring communication and alignment between all functions

Problem Solving and Strategic Projects:

  • Evaluating and executing on strategic market opportunities
  • Solving operational problems
  • Stepping in and executing alongside or in place of functions when needed
What you bring to the table
  • Passion and deep understanding of the technology and music spaces
  • 5-7 years experience in an early and growth stage internet company and/or top-tier management consultancy
  • MBA preferred, but not necessary
  • Generalist skill-set that is equally comfortable analyzing data, coordinating an event, speaking to clients, or negotiating a deal
  • Organized, process-driven strategic thinker with an understanding of planning and budgeting
  • Proven results demonstrating thought leadership and business judgment, and presenting rigorous analysis and insights with simplicity, clarity, and confidence
  • Rapid and effective decision making skills
  • Ability to learn new concepts, technologies and businesses quickly and to produce quality work in short time-frames
  • Expert in Powerpoint, Excel, data analysis and modelling
  • Fluency in Japanese and English
  • Experience working with an international team
  • Genuine, confident, flexible, and fun attitude
  • Thrive on working in a constantly-changing but always-exciting environment!

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music.

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