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Associate - Growth, Marketing & Sales

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Marketing & Communications, Sales & Business Development
Osaka, Japan · Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Associate – Growth, Marketing & Sales

  • Osaka
  • Tokyo

Who You'll Work With

You’ll work in our Japan office with our Growth, Marketing & Sales Practice, working typically in teams of 3 - 5 consultants as an active contributor in every client project.
The Growth, Marketing & Sales Practice strives to help clients in both consumer and business-to-business environments on a wide variety of marketing and sales topics. The mission of this practice is to help clients achieve significantly higher growth and profits through marketing and sales driven opportunities. Our clients benefit from our experience in core areas such as branding, digital marketing, product & customer experience, pricing & margin management, and sales & channel management.

What You'll Do

You’ll focus on developing growth, marketing and sales strategies for leading companies across all major industries, including consumer goods, retail, financial services, basic materials, automotive and life sciences.
This includes gathering and analyzing marketing and sales information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing recommendations to present to client management. From there, you will implement those recommendations with client team members and also actively help our clients develop marketing and sales capabilities within their organizations.
To this end, you will receive extensive training covering core consulting skills, as well as marketing and sales specific content. In addition, your development be supported by regular on the job coaching and mentoring from colleagues in your working teams.


  • Bachelor's degree holder with consistent outstanding academic record. (having a Masters or PhD in business or marketing-related topics is an added plus)
  • A professional with 5+ years of experience in operational or strategic marketing with consumer-facing or business industry customers, especially consumer goods, retail, financial services, basic materials, automotive and life sciences. Alternatively, comparable experience in marketing science and analytics, working in an agency
  • Very comfortable with quantitative analytics and able to demonstrate this
  • A strong leader, as demonstrated in a workplace setting and/or through extracurricular activities
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Able to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Strong communication skills to explain complex ideas effectively
  • Language proficiency in Japanese, and preferably English
  • Open to travel
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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate
Job Skill Code - ASC - Associate
Function - Marketing & Sales
Industry - Agriculture;Automotive & Assembly;Chemicals;Consumer Packaged Goods;Electric Power & Natural Gas;Financial Services;Healthcare Systems & Services;High Tech;Industrials & Electronics;Infrastructure;Life Sciences;Media & Entertainment;Metals & Mining;Oil & Gas;Paper & Forest Products;Retail;Semiconductors
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Fri Jun 17 00:00:00 GMT 2022
LinkedIn Posting City - Tokyo
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - Japan
LinkedIn Job Title - Associate – Growth, Marketing & Sales
LinkedIn Function - Consulting
LinkedIn Industry - Management Consulting
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Associate