The Sales and Marketing Division at en world Japan has received the Consumer Recruitment Company of the Year Award, the top prize in its division of the Recruitment International Asia Awards 2016, held by a UK-based media company specializing in the recruitment industry.
en world’s Sales and Marketing Division covers sales, marketing, trade marketing, digital marketing, and boasts professional consultants who each have at least six years of experience and deep ties to the fields of fashion and luxury, cosmetics, apparel, food and beverage, packaged goods, household goods, specialist services, and financial services.
On Receiving This Award
We are extremely honored to have received this award, and we know that we owe special thanks to the candidates and the client companies we partner with.
Recruitment is an industry in which networking is especially critical. This award has emphasized why our clients often come to us first and use us exclusively when searching for human resources. The reason is that, since the division was created, we have been building connections at the executive levels of our client companies, conducting targeted and friendly face-to-face meetings and follow-ups to carefully handle every single request we receive.
Our candidates also freely offer their time, helping us to understand not only their skills and experience but also about their character and strengths. Because of the thorough approach we take to matching candidates and companies, we have a high rate of introductions which lead to interviews. We welcome inquiries from individuals who are interested in changing positions within the field of B2C sales and marketing.
Akiko Yoshida, Manager, Sales & Marketing Division
Now in my eighth year as a consultant, I have been involved with the Sales and Marketing Division since its creation. I have an extensive executive-class network, and one of my specialties is handling recruiting for exclusive and executive-level positions.
en world’s consultants meet in person with both the organizations offering positions and the candidates seeking them. In a meeting with our clients, consultants not only confer with representatives from personnel divisions but also work directly with the president and other business leaders about the organization’s needs. This increases the level of specialization of the consultants and enables them to become more sensitive and responsive to what makes individuals working in those industries successful.
For the major global entities that I work with, I know that the level of fit with the corporate culture and brand fit, as well as soft skills such as communication, are just as important as professional skills in making hiring decisions. In addition to assessing candidates based on their résumés, our consultants provide comprehensive matching solutions that make for smooth and effective hiring processes.
There are many open sales positions in luxury and high-end brands; recent trends show many people are hoping to change jobs or work in a different industry. While it is still a candidate’s market, we hope above all to help candidates remain flexible and seize available opportunities while they exist.
Kana Kitagawa, Manager, Sales & Marketing Division
With eight years as a consultant, Kana’s strengths lie in introductions for sales and marketing positions in the fashion, cosmetics, and luxury paces. She is the top consultant in terms of the number of candidates introduced to major luxury groups, amounting to a significant contribution to the business results of those companies.