Marketing Assistant Japan

Marketing Assistant Japan

Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Do you want to join a growing organization that provides world-class products to the world’s best image creators? Do you want to drive change at a fast-paced environment where own initiatives are embraced and encouraged? Are you up for the challenge to be a true marketer and be a crucial part in Profoto Japan continued success?

Profoto Japan, based in Tokyo, a subsidiary of Profoto Global the leading manufacturer of light shaping possibilities, is now looking for a Marketing Assistant that will report directly to the Marketing Manager for Japan.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a Marketing Assistant who is willing to contribute to market to the best photographers in Japan and grow with the company. The responsibility will include taking on a variety of tasks that allow for the successful implementation and development of marketing plans and strategies. The successful candidate will perform a key role in leading marketing activities with a strong focus on digital marketing to reach new customers by bringing innovation to the world of photography.


Key responsibilities

  • Assist in driving marketing activities in both B2B and B2C environment, implementing and developing local marketing plans working closely with the Marketing Manager and the global marketing team in Sweden.
  • Lead/support digital marketing activities, including social media (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter), contents marketing (global contents/local contents), CRM, search, and updating of the local web page on a continuous basis.
  • Localization of the global contents (in English) to the local contents (in Japanese) in all our channels (online/offline) working closely with the localization manager at the HQ and the translation agency.
  • Translation of internal documents (Japanese and English two-way).
  • Lead/support organizing end user events, educational seminars/workshops, fairs, trade shows, sales driven dealers events, etc.
  • Collaborate with local influencers/ambassadors/communities to reach new customer groups.
  • Assist in Channel marketing – ensure a good implementation both online and offline in all our channels, dealers, rentals etc.
  • Customer care via email/phone call/social media.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years’ working experience
  • Strong desire to develop as a marketing person
  • Strategic perspective and creative thinking
  • Excellent English skills, verbal and written
  • Native level Japanese

Your profile

  • You have and strong personal drive, take initiatives, and can work independently
  • You keep deadlines, produce results and take ownership
  • Excellent in time management and multi project management skills are required
  • Excellent team work skills
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • You have proficiency in MS Office packages and preferably Adobe InDesign
  • It is an advatage if you have a great passion for photography

Want to join Profoto – The Light Shaping Company?

If you feel you have what it takes to become the Marketing Assistant for Profoto Japan, please send an application with your resume & personal letter to

About us

Profoto is more than a brand. Profoto is more than the world-leading light shaping products we make.

Profoto is dedicated to making every image the best it can possibly be by helping the creator bring the very best quality of light to the image. And when you consider there are literally billions of images taken every single day, you start to truly understand the full extent of our commitment to light shaping excellence. That dedication and passion have been a part of our DNA from the very beginning.

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Mariko Hirai