Managing Director (m/f/x)

Tokyo, Japan

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HelloFresh is on a mission to transform the way the world thinks about home cooking. Forget the hassle of supermarkets, or the tiresome process of planning your weekly meals - we deliver to your door all the ingredients, instructions and inspiration needed to make delicious meals at home, from scratch.

Not only have we been named Europe’s fastest growing start-up in the past, but at just 9 years in, we’re the industry leader. Along the way, we’ve delivered hundreds of millions of meals to millions of households worldwide and are passionate about disrupting one of the last industries to go online - food and grocery.

So, if you’re keen to join a dynamic and energetic team, look no further!

About the job

You will build and grow a market leading business in Japan. It is a spectacular opportunity to grow a EUR100M + P&L within a very short period of time, take over  strategic as well as operational ownership and to build and lead a team of high caliber functional leaders and operators in an industry-disruptive setting. You will be able to found a startup within a very successful company and get the best of both worlds!

What you’ll do

  • Responsible for the successful launch of HelloFresh Japan.
  • Establishment of team and organizational structures (Product, Operations, Purchasing, Logistics, Marketing).
  • Own P&L of HelloFresh Japan, accountable for business planning, performance versus targets and milestones.
  • Own and manage pre-launch activities for HelloFresh Japan  including product and recipe development, operations, tech, logistics, marketing, go to market plan and  recruitment.
  • Learn about Japanese market requirements and adapt the venture accordingly to scale and iterate fast.
  • Collaborate and manage stakeholders across HelloFresh business and global teams.
  • Report into the CEO International, one of Hello Fresh’s original founders, and be part of the HF senior management group to help shape the direction of the future global meal kit Industry.
  • Be a culture driver and exemplify the HelloFresh DNA.

What you’ll bring

  • The successful applicant will require a mix of entrepreneurialism, drive and motivation, enthusiasm for good food and will be well-versed in D2C marketing, supply chain management and product development 
  • A winning personality, negotiation skills and leadership
  • Highly analytical and data driven 
  • 5-7 years' experience in fast-paced, high-intensity environments - e.g. early stage / high growth startups (Founder /Cofounder), top-flight management consultancy, investment banking 
  • Highly numerate and articulate; strong academic background from top-tier university 
  • Excellent business experience and understanding
  • Experience of managing larger  teams or multiple business functions
  • Ideally, experience of taking a product to market
  • Strong network in the Japanese food industry (co-ops, suppliers etc.) is desirable
  • Bilingual ability - fluent in Japanese and English
  • Significant time spent living, studying and/or working in Japan

What we offer

  • Highly attractive compensation package with significant upside potential of equity stake
  • Annual learning and development budget to attend conferences or purchase educational resources plus access to the HelloFresh Academy
  • A diverse and vibrant international environment of 70+ different nationalities
  • HelloFresh is a very high growth organisation - the position of Country MD Japan offers the ideal opportunity to play a decisive role in this.

About HelloFresh

HelloFresh is on a mission to change the way people eat, forever!

Since our 2011 founding in Europe’s vibrant tech hub, Berlin, we’ve become the world's leading meal kit provider, delivering to over 4.2 million households worldwide in 14 countries across 3 continents. 

Our more than 7,000 employees from over 70+ nationalities are the heart and soul of our diverse, fast-paced and dynamic environment where innovation and smart, fast action is encouraged. 


We will encourage you to make an immediate impact in your area of work as well as empower you to grow your career with us.


You can get a taste of what we've been working on by checking out About HelloFresh.

Are you up for the challenge?

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We are HelloFresh

At HelloFresh we embrace and welcome diversity and we currently employ over 7,000 individuals globally who contribute to this. We employ individuals based on their ability to perform a job rather than on the basis of their: race, national origin, color, caste, social origin or position, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political opinion, marital status or any other characteristic. We encourage everyone to apply and will give everyone equal consideration. We are an equal opportunity employer – everyone is welcome at our table.

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