Vacancy title
Head of Brand Merchandising Japan
Brand Merchandising
Closing date


Triumph is one of the world’s largest intimate apparel companies. It enjoys a presence in over 120 countries with the core brands Triumph® and sloggi®. Globally, the company serves 40,000 wholesale customers and sells its products in 4,050 controlled points of sale as well as via several own online shops. The Triumph Group is a member of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI).

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Our Brand Merchandising Department at the Tokyo, Japan office is looking immediately for a highly motivated



                                                                                    Head of Brand Merchandising Japan


The Head of Brand Merchandising Japan implements the Global Strategic Consumer Brand Values via a strong Brand and Product Strategy for Triumph Brand and sub-labels across Japan.

The role leads a best-in-class brand merchandising organization to deliver profitable revenue and healthy Brand equity, and will be responsible for driving best practices and synergies to develop a merchandising function/process for Japan that aligns with global initiatives, process and strategy. 


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Implement and drive the Triumph Japanese Strategic Brand Plan and Process which continuously provides opportunities and sources of growth, and delivers against the Corporate and Business Unit KPI’s and Targets
  • Continuously implement and drive the brand positioning and values across the business and within the organization
  • Deliver a world class Brand Merchandising Organisation Team structure which effectively stimulates the wider organisation to follow a Brand Led Culture and consistently focuses upon clear Roles and Responsibilities, aligning all Areas of the Triumph Value Chain
  • Ensure that the brand strategy and guiding principles of the Triumph Brand deliver one Global Brand proposition across Japan executed across product, innovation concepts and pricing strategies but also in the business unit’s culture
  • Implement and lead Brand Merchandising Range Plan and Flow, strongly influencing the Financial Planning through KPIs: set the targets and ensure the outcomes (i.e. Volumes, Revenues, Average Selling Price, Gross Margin, etc.)
  • Set the skills benchmark for the Brand Merchandising Organisation across Brand Merchandising Core and functional competencies, driving the standards for a best-in-class team structure
  • Set Leadership principles which engages the team and the broader organization and provides a continuous stream of brand talent to the company
  • Implement and drive the operating system framework in the Brand Merchandising function: merchandise and assortment planning, range planning, consumer insights, SKU and Billing Value planning/forecasting
  • Partner and collaborate with Key Functions – Creative Design, Product Development, and Supply Chain - to ensure that we are consistently delivering against the Service Leader Corporate proposition via efficient processes, reduced time to market and engaging and inspiring shopping experiences linked across all channels for our consumers
  • Deliver clear product & innovation concepts, which provide incremental growth opportunities and consistently set the benchmark for the industry
  • Utilise exceptional understanding of innerwear clothing to provide insights for consumer and market places and deliver competitive advantages for brand Triumph
  • Jointly establish and foster a collaborative, inspiring and energetic leadership style that promotes initiative and entrepreneurial thinking in line with the corporate shared values of honesty and trust
  • Margin control: improve margin before the season starts by changing product mix or other tactics. And secure margin within the season by controlling price promotion with sales topline trends
  • Purchase and inventory: lead purchase activities which directly connect to topline, SPM and cash flow. Additionally, manage the level of inventory along with sales trends in order to reach company target
  • Collaboration and alignment: Initiate collaboration with marketing/Creative Design team for making synergies of product and marketing mix. Monitor and share product performance towards related departments for common understandings.


Your ideal profile:

  • 8-10 years+ of hands-on merchandising experience in Japan market
  • 5 years+ Senior Strategic Merchandising Management in Brand Led Organizations
  • Having had also a Marketing and/or Retail (ie. driving assortment decisions) experience is a plus
  • Strategic thinking and commercial minds
  • Exceptional consumer and competitor understanding
  • Organization and Team leader experience (ie. proven ability to lead complex and multi-functional teams)
  • Bachelor's level in Fashion Retailing, Business Administration, Marketing, Social Sciences or related preferred
  • High drive + result orientated (ie. strong financial acumen and focus upon KPI setting)
  • Experience in the beauty/ fashion apparel business is a bonus 
  • Strong people development skills
  • Ability to inspire via strong presentation & communication skills
  • English & Japanese essential 


We offer an opportunity in a fast paced organization which gives those looking for a challenge the possibility to grow with the company and shape the future.

We are a family owned company with strong values, operating at a global level with key markets in Germany, Japan and China - where our iconic brands, Sloggi and Triumph, continue to delight our consumers.

Triumph Group is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. 

If you are seeking a great opportunity to develop your career, please send us your application letter and CV in English, diplomas and expected salary range by clicking on Apply.