Country Manager, Japan, TIDAL

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Full-time

Company Description

TIDAL is a global music and entertainment streaming platform committed to creating a deeper connection between artists and fans through its library of more than 70 million songs, over 250,000 high quality videos, and available in over 60 countries. In addition, TIDAL offers its subscribers exclusive access to high-profile music and music videos, original content series, podcasts, documentaries, livestream concerts, tickets, merchandise and live experiences. Together, TIDAL and Square will be music-obsessed and artist-focused while we explore new artist tools, listener experiences, and access to financial systems that help artists be successful.

Job Description

As TIDAL's Country Manager in Japan, you will focus on growing our customers in the region through the formation of strategic partnerships, content and editorial efforts, organic social, earned media, and informing our consumer-facing growth marketing and retention efforts. You will be essential to our international expansion, be a part of a global Business Development team, and report to the Head of Partnerships & Business Development in the U.S.

You Will:

  • Manage a local team with both revenue and cost responsibility, optimizing personnel, marketing, and other spend across the region

  • Develop a pipeline of new strategic partnership opportunities to drive awareness and distribution. 

  • Manage TIDAL's existing local business and partnerships in Japan

  • Generate new local and global partnership opportunities

  • Partner with Customer Engagement team to develop strategies to maximize customer acquisition, reduce churn, and increase LTV

  • Partner with Editorial teams to create content to engage a local audience

  • Assess latest trends in a region, perform competitive assessments, and create regionally specific strategies based on market conditions that executionally feasible

  • Lead local hiring in line with TIDAL's growth

  • Propose digital marketing initiatives by staying abreast with the latest trends and changes

  • Be a important liaison between TIDAL's global team and local agencies to ensure the delivery of campaigns, earned media, and content that supports brand marketing objectives

  • Project manage for local events and productions

  • Oversee copywriting and translations

  • Represent TIDAL vis-a-vis local labels and publishers when needed


  • Please send us your CV as a PDF and in English


You Have: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Sales, or Marketing; Master's Degree a plus

  • 8+ years of experience in a marketing, sales, or business development role

  • Experience leading and building teams

  • Client-facing experience

  • Strong presentation skills, with the ability to distill large amounts of information in a clear and concise way

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English

  • Ability to identify problems, plan ahead, and brainstorm solutions

  • Network within Japan in target industries

  • Knowledge of music industry and music across genres would be an advantage

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

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