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Assistant Brand Manager

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Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

 Assistant Brand Manager - Alesion

  • Location : Tokyo, Japan
  • 3 days Remote working & 2 days in the Office
  • Job type: Permanent

About the job 

At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we have one overarching mission - to work passionately, challenging ourselves and our industry every day, to build a healthier future by helping people, help themselves, bringing “Health in Your Hands”.

Our teams are building trusted & loved brands that connect with hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide, enabling better self-care for individuals and communities, while also contributing to a healthier planet. To fulfill this mission, we are embarking our consumers, our customers, healthcare professionals, and our employees in this journey because this is what will make us become the “Best Fast-Moving Consumer Healthcare (FMCH) Company In & For the World”.

We strive to act as a force for good by integrating sustainability along our business and employees’ mission and operate responsibly from both a social and environmental point of view.

To achieve this, we need strong talent who will help us shape the future of our Consumer Healthcare business and challenge our industry. At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we aspire to create a work environment where people can thrive, grow, and be at their best every day. Our priority is working with integrity to improve the health and well-being of people and communities where we operate, working towards making a positive impact in the world.

Our Team:

As the Assistant Brand Manager for Alesion manages marketing activities of an assigned brand either with supervision by a brand manager or with delegated accountability from the Alesion Manager. The projects can include a whole range of marketing activities or some parts of them: new product development, brand strategy development, promotion activities such as advertising development, annual brand plan development, and management. It is expected to collaborate with and potentially lead a functional brand team of R&D, regulatory, medical, trade & shipper marketing, finance, etc. It is expected that his/her activities meet the brand strategy and achieve the annual budget (P&L) and mid-ling term plan.



Take responsibility for assigned projects:

  • mid-long term brand visions, goals, objectives, and strategy.
  • Annual budget – sales and profit.
  • Brand activities internally and externally.


Take responsibility for assigned projects:

  • Brand marketing plans to grow the business.
  • Sales results – drives a multi-function team.

NPD (new product development):

Take responsibility for assigned projects:

  • Product concepts - proposition and claims.
  • NPD management - scheduling, forecasting, internal approval, etc.
  • Package design.
  • Consumer research to define the project direction.

Contribution to the team and division:

Take responsibility for assigned projects:

Team collaboration:

  • Leadership on a brand team, including GH marketing, GH shopper marketing, IPD (Innovation Planning and Development), and others.
  • Organization Process:
  • Lead and facilitate cross-functional projects to improve operational efficiency and capability.

Management and Economic Magnitude

Organizational Structure

Direct reports: 0

Total reports: 0 

Comments: Depending on your level, an Associate Brand manager is expected to support the brand manager in delivering results or to lead a cross-functional team on assigned brand projects, managing internal and external resources such as agencies.


Business/function-specific measures: sales, profit (P/L), market sales, and share

Interfaces (e.g., with other functions or business units)

Customer Hub (Sales/Trade), IPD (R&D), Medical Hub, Regulatory, SCM, CHC management, Global Strategic Marketing.



  • Project Management
  • Marketing management –analysis, strategy, consumer communication planning

Soft skills:

  • Leadership and team management
  • Agile and Independent

Technical skills:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem-Solving
  • Creativity
  • Effective Communication -verbal and written
  • accounting basics, basic statistics


  • Academic education, preferably business administration
  • Preferably in Marketing, Psychology, Behavior Science, Economics, or a related educational background.


The ideal candidate for this position must be fluent in both English and Japanese, as they will be required to communicate effectively in a business setting in Japan and with regional stakeholders and participate in global business interactions.

About the Company

We are Sanofi, an innovative global healthcare company. We chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives.

Our team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally, while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions.

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

Watch our ALL IN video and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at!

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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