Japanese Product Translator

  • Shibuya, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Full-time
  • Department: COS

Company Description

Are you looking for a great opportunity to be part of our exciting expansion journey in Asia? Would you enjoy working in a fast pace environment and engaging our local customers with your creativity? We are looking for a Japanese Product Translator to join our team in Japan!

As the Japanese Product Translator, you will report to the Japan E-Commerce Manager and be responsible for copywriting, translation and proofreading of marketing content as well as product description on e-commerce site in Japan. You will also be responsible for liaising with external partners on all copy-related matters. This is a great opportunity for a driven and creative individual to play an influential role in developing our brand in Japan.

About COS?

COS is a fashion brand for women and men who want timeless, modern, functional and considered design. 
Offering reinvented classics and wardrobe essentials, we create pieces that are made to last beyond the season. 
Since launching in 2007 we have opened stores in over 40 countries worldwide, all in carefully considered locations, applying a design concept that preserves the buildings’ original features whilst creating a modern, contemporary space.

Job Description

What you will do: 

•Act as guardian of COS tone of voice and preserve the brand essence in Japan market for all content

•Create and translate long and short form editorial content

•Work with COS global team in developing our tone of voice in Japanese

•Japanese translation support across other key COS channels

•Develop and maintain a Japanese Style Guide and e-commerce glossary

•Support e-commerce team to make SEM/SEO relevant to Japan market, by working with SEO specialist in global team

•Optimizing product description according to customer needs to increase conversion rate

•Supporting e-commerce partner & online team with website copy

•Liaising with external partners to ensure the brand essence and tone of voice is preserved


About you:

•Previous experience working in professional translation and copywriter role

•Spoken and written language skills: native Japanese, native-level English

•Experience of working in fashion/ lifestyle/ editorial/ e-commerce environment is a must

•Knowledge of Japanese cultural, digital, fashion retail and digital landscape, as well as deep insight into more nuanced market characteristics and sensitivities

•Creativity and sensitivity as a writer and translator

•A degree holder in Japanese or English language, Marketing, Communication, Translation, Journalism or related subjects is an advantage

•Project management skills, must be able to manage multiple projects and requests, efficiently shifting gears at a moment’s notice

•Excellent attention to detail and communication skills

•Flexible and able to work to very tight deadlines under pressure

•Knowledge of e-commerce platforms in Japan is a plus

•Proficiency in using Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite

Additional Information

Our culture

Over the last 14 years we have carefully built a culture where our people are supported, inspired and encouraged to be the best they can. 
Our brand is creative, forward thinking and modern; choosing longevity over passing trends.

We set the bar high at COS; we are committed to recruiting great people, offering an environment where talent is recognised and valued. 
We believe that a diverse workforce plays an important role in the success of COS. 
We celebrate individual differences and appreciate the contribution that all our colleagues make.

If you are successful in your application, we will ensure you receive a full training program and you will be able to enjoy a wide range of benefits including: 

  • Clothing Allowance
  • Employee & Family Discount
  • Various Paid Leave, including Maternity & Paternity
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Benefit One Point & Discount Membership
  • E-Learning portal access

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