Manager, Corporate Marketing Partnerships | WWF
Manager, Corporate Marketing Partnerships

Posted on 01 June 2018

Location: WWF International in Tokyo

WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.
In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF’s ambitious goals.
We are recruiting the role of Manager, Corporate Marketing Partnerships for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.


WWF International in Tokyo

The Role:

Co-manage key cross-territory partnerships in collaboration with Network Offices. Upgrade current Corporate Marketing Partnership guidelines and train offices. Capacity building for Asian offices, and support on the development of local, regional partnership with Asian based corporates.

Main responsibilities:

  • (Co-)manage key cross-territory partnerships in collaboration with Network Offices as required:
  • International Bon Ton Toys   (soft toys produced in China): Manage innovations, review sustainability criteria and improve its transparency, develop brand guidelines for distributors and identify new opportunity (baby plush line, loyalty program)
  • Merchant Ambassador (board games produced in China): Manage innovations and review performance in Territories.
  • Provide ongoing support to NO’s on a range of issues related on to cause and product marketing including input on the development and management of national Corporate Marketing Partnerships, support on legal and commercial issues relating to trademarks and crisis management where necessary, develop and share new case study for Corporate Marketing Partnerships.  
  • Regional deals: flag in the network successful local partnerships with potential for local replication or expansion in Asia. Work closely as a support for the offices in charge of developing  regional partnerships in APAC (initiated by the APGS) with the following companies: Samsung, Grab, Panasonic and Huawei… The focus will be on: helping on the new business development phase, ensuring corporate guidelines are well followed, supporting on the approval process (GPC, network) and the co-management (if required)
  • Work closely with WWF Japan on the establishment of a strategic portfolio of Corporate Marketing partnerships by providing bespoke training, supporting on proposal development, partnership review and adaptation of global Corporate Engagement tools, along with WWF Intl head of Corporate Partnership based in Singapore. Specific focus on supporting WWF Japan in expanding and/or activating international partnerships in Japan, as well expanding successful strategic WWF Japan partnerships in other network offices.  
  • Work closely with WWF China on their establishment of new strategic Corporate Marketing partnerships by reviewing new trademark related applications while building capacity. Create a dedicated partnership review form to allow swift and constructive input.
  • Together with the Global Partnership team Practices liaison and the Practice team, develop the CMP component of each Practice: the key consumer ask, partner mapping for “CMP priority” HII, development of the tool kit “CMP priority” HII. Key focus on Asian related HII, including Closing Ivory in China.  
  • Upgrade the current guidelines for Corporate Marketing Partnership to ensure alignment with latest Corporate Engagement guidelines and easier implementation by the WWF network, with a focus on Due Diligence, Brand guidelines and Industry Approach. Collaborate with Network Offices to ensure that local Corporate Marketing Partnership strategies are aligned with the global Guidelines to ensure cohesion with, and to help build, the WWF brand. Provide training, toolkits and capacity building to the Network via: 
    - Webinars
    - Regional and global meeting
  • Lead on the development of the Corporate Marketing Partnership virtual community with webinars, often refreshed google site and common network projects.  
  • Manage cross-territory project budgets, income forecasts, track income from International Corporate Marketing Partnership agreements and distribute the received income to the Network and Practices   as agreed

  Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:
  • A university degree in business, marketing, legal or social sciences;
  • At least 7 years of experience in marketing, business development and/or corporate fundraising, preferably in the private sector and in an international environment.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and diplomatic skills;
  • Ability to relate convincingly and credibly with senior business executives;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work within a virtual network;
  • Ability to conceptualize and create products which link programme with business interests;
  • Strong interest in promoting sustainable practices within business;
  • Excellent command of English. Keen interest in learning Japanese.
  • Strong interest in promoting sustainable practices within business
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviours in ways of working: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly and innovate fearlessly.

How to apply?

Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file.  We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.
Work permit restrictions may apply.
Deadline for applications: 18th June 2018.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.