Hypebeast is hiring a

Business Development Manager

Full-Time
Hypebeast Ltd. started from a sneaker website founded by Kevin Ma in 2005 to a publicly listed media company in 2016. With a total reach of over 44.6M users across all platforms, The media group boasts a global readership across Asia Pacific, North America, Europe and more, with the flagship platform available in five languages. The group has expanded its publishing brands to a wider scope in recent years, encompassing Hypebeast and its multiple content distribution platforms, HBX, our e-commerce and retail platform, and Hypemaker, our global agency.

Hypebeast Ltd. has been featured in Forbes’ “Asia’s 200 Best Under A Billion” in 2020.

HYPEBEAST is looking for a Business Development Manager to build out and drive the Korea business development.

This role will be reporting to Korea’s Hypebeast Korea Managing Director. This Business Development Manager Korea will build and run a local HYPEBEAST team, design and set goals for this team and ensure the team collaborates with cross- functional stakeholders to align with the global business and brand strategy. This manager should have strong business development and leadership skills, as well as a strong and keen understanding of the hypebeast and culture.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive HYPEBEAST Korea business success through identifying market opportunities and developing multi revenue streams, products and marketing activities.
  • Closely monitor the market trend and competitor information and make suggestions on experiential programs, content strategy and other possible revenue avenues.
  • Create business and product roadmaps with forecasted P&L, identifying resources to develop and grow Korea business.
  • Set, track and achieve the business KPIs, help generate revenue targets and manage budget and expenses.
  • Monitor the revenue pipeline and leads, adjusting as necessary to create sustainable growth.
  • Outreach and identify potential partnership opportunities for the business.
  • Consistently analyze and adapt internal processes for a sales pitch, from managing, delivering and closing the sales deal.
  • Closely monitor market trends and competitor information of relevant categories and develop experiential programs, marketing activities, and projects of possible revenue avenues.
  • Build out the team structure required to develop the business, including recruiting and managing the team.
  • Work closely with the cross-functional teams including editorial, creative, retail and marketing team on planning and implementation of all related business initiatives and special projects.
  • Manage internal coordination and communication and drive the execution team to deliver the outputs according to the plan.
  • Align with global HQ policies and procedures and identify ways to help improve Korea on a local level.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in business and marketing related disciplines preferred.
  • 6+ years of experience as a management with evidenced track record of achievements at preferably global brands. 
  • Native level fluency in written and spoken English. 
  • Strong passion and curiosity for the industry and local culture.
  • Excellent knowledge of the market trends.
  • Excellent business leadership skills and operational management with the ability to close business deals. 
  • Strong skills in driving business results backed by strategic thinking and planning.
  • Strong people management and development skills.
  • Strong prioritization and multitasking skillets in a fast moving environment.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, please provide your cover letter, CV, and expected salary. 

This position is based and located in Seoul. Candidate must be eligible to work in South Korea.
 
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