|A minimum of at least 5 years product marketing experience (channel and online). Ideally, experience of (trade) customer engagement in an international setting|
|Strong team player, with proven ability to influence at all levels|
|A good communicator|
Rakuten Kobo Inc. is looking for a Regional Marketing Manager to join the Sales and Marketing team! The team works in close collaboration with Kobo’s retail partners to deliver a best-in-class consumer experience of the Kobo brand through POS, partner advertising, promotions, and in-region ATL and BTL marketing, among other marketing-related responsibilities.
Reporting to the Director of Sales & Marketing, the Regional Marketing Manager plays a vital role in leading and executing quarterly partner marketing plans, contributing to account management responsibilities, representing retail partner marketing interests internally, and being the day to day ‘face’ of Rakuten Kobo to the partner. Overall, you will be responsible for: driving Kobo eReader, accessory and gift card sales, eBook and audiobook sales, and bringing new customers into the Kobo ecosystem. The Netherlands, Belgium, The Nordics, Switzerland and the UK are the territories of responsibility for this role
The role requires a team player focused on delivering profitable results with a hands-on approach to delivering with speed, attention to detail and a passion for competing in the exciting but highly competitive world of digital reading.
Nice to Haves
It is recognized by Kobo that it can be challenging to be a remote worker and therefore they make significant efforts to ensure that all of their remote employees are kept engaged and enjoy all of the same perks of being part of the Kobo family - they offer reimbursement for benefits plans and a personal health and fitness allowance. They host regular training sessions (which can be attended remotely) and their CEO regularly provides updates on all things Kobo via Slack and encourages employees across the world to engage with him.
Booklovers are thrilled to see that they offer employees a free device upon joining. They encourage reading time as well as hosting frequent Lunch and Learn Author Series.
Kobo believes in rewarding all their employees with competitive salaries, performance-based annual bonuses, stock options and training opportunities.
Owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten and headquartered in Toronto, Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s most advanced global ecommerce companies, with the world’s most innovative eReading services offering more than 6 million eBooks and audiobooks to millions of customers in 190 countries. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides people with a choice when reading. Kobo delivers the best digital reading experience through creative innovation, award-winning eReaders, and top-ranking mobile apps. Kobo is a part of the Rakuten Group of companies. Kobo’s award-winning eReaders can be found in major etail/retail chains around the world. For more information, visit www.kobo.com. With a growing catalogue of millions of titles in 97 languages, Kobo is a truly global eReading service for booklovers of all kinds, in every part of the world.
Rakuten Kobo Inc. offers a casual working start-up environment and a group of friendly and talented individuals. Employees rank them highly in terms of commitment to work/life balance. Rakuten Kobo realize that for their people to be innovative, creative and passionate they need to have healthy minds and bodies. Employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, performance-based annual bonuses, stock options and training opportunities. If you’re looking for a company that inspires passion, personal, and professional growth – join Kobo and come help them make reading lives better.