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(Senior) Research Analyst - Beauty and Personal Care

Mintel Tokyo | Hybrid

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EN: business
JP: fluent
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

We are now looking for a passionate Research Analyst to join our growing team at our Tokyo office. This opportunity will offer you the chance to develop your own expertise in the Japan FMCG sectors, whilst giving you the opportunity to interact with and influence the world’s largest consumer brands, marketing, and advertising agencies.


Content publishing: Mintel’s Syndicated Reports are covering a variety of Japanese consumer markets identifying the key issues facing global and domestic trends, manufacturers, suppliers and retailers

  • Write and publish 5-6 Syndicated Reports a year, increasing to 6-7 reports in year 2 as analysts develop experience and efficiency
  • Responsible for the whole process of report publishing, under the supervision of the Category Director;
  • Define the report scope, upon trade interview results
  • Design and execute consumer quantitative research together with the research operation team
  • Gather primary and secondary data related to global trends both from open sources & Mintel internal assets
  • Analyze all information, develop inferences, and generate insights with solid business implications
  • Construct and write the contents in Japanese
  • Work with the Digital Publishing team for final publication preparation (copyedit, design, translation, etc.)
  • This role involves networking with Mintel’s global category analysts to stay updated about the latest information


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum two years of working experience in any of the below functions
    1. consumer research, marketing intelligence
    2. marketing, strategic planning
    3. communication, promotion planning
  • trade analysis, sales planning, channel marketing
  • Strong motivation for content writing in the subject area
  • Good understanding of data analysis
  • Constructive & logical thinker
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Self-starter who can work independently
  • Great interpersonal skills with an open & global mindset
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously & to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent Japanese writing and speaking
  • English; Reading- Business level/ Writing, Speaking, Listening-Communication level
  • With specialized knowledge & understanding in Beauty and Personal Care, Food and Drinks, or other B2B retailing topics

About the Company

Market Intelligence is what sets us apart and what defines us as a brand – literally in fact: when the company was founded in 1972 it took its name from an amalgamation of the two words. We have been defining and refining the Market Intelligence Mix ever since, to offer our clients a unique perspective on the consumer landscape ahead and a clear roadmap with which to navigate it.

What We Offer

  • A culture that supports true collaboration whilst embracing remote working.
  • Flexi-time working hours (start working between 8:00 am and 10:00 am).
  • Blended (office/home) approach to work.
  • Approach to personal development where we encourage individuals to grow and share what they’ve learned.
  • Social events, both within the department and across the company.
  • Generous annual leave and wider circle employee benefits.
  • Additional one day off to celebrate your birthday.
  • Membership in Employee Resource Groups (Mintel Diversity, Mintel Wellness and Mintel Gives).
  • Giving back is part of our culture with this in mind, Mintel gives employees 2 days' leave per year to join local volunteering activities organised by our Mintel Gives (where applicable).
  • Mental health and wellbeing support via Modern Health App and Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Beautifully designed offices to foster collaboration and fun.

Mintel is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to the strength of an inclusive workplace.