The Vision of kay me

kay me was established in 2011 with the mission of being a lifestyle brand that supports women who rise to their challenges. With the concept of “instant elegance, day-long comfort” in mind, we have created a clothing line to accommodate various business and social scenes. Launched in late 2018, our business bag collection complements the clothing line and is a perfect fusion of practicality and elegance. The ‘kay me Lounge’ is located in the heart of Shinjuku, Tokyo, and provides opportunities for kay me customers and partners to host their own events in gorgeous surroundings.
We support women who enjoy challenges, and we hope to be surrounded by smiles!

Junko Kemi
CEO

Introductions from our Executives

CEO
Junko Kemi
“Supporting women who rise to their challenges” - this has been our mission for the past seven years. We receive kind words from our customers daily.
In order to further our mission, we are looking for new connections that share similar outlooks. We hope we will have an opportunity to speak in person to those who share this mindset with us. We await your passionate applications!
Director
Nick Faulkner
We at kay me hope to stay at the forefront of innovation. kay me has grown beyond the scope of being an apparel company as we work towards our ultimate goal of being a one-stop solution provider for busy people. I am excited to meet those who will rise to this challenge, and we look forward to receiving your application.
Financial Adviser
Makiko Nakamori
To those who empathize with the vision of kay me, and to those who feel a sense of dissatisfaction with their existing framework, those who can not only find flaws but also their solutions, those who can be both a leader and a follower, those who never forget their sense of humor, we hope to face challenges with people like you. We will be waiting for you!

Wanted Positions

To realize the vision of kay me, we are looking for talented individuals for a range of positions. Currently, we are seeking these positions listed below. We would love to meet you in person if you believe that you would be a great fit!
We patiently await applications that showcase your personality.

Open Position

Occupation Marketing Strategist
Employment status Full-time
Salary 4-6 million yen in line with experience
Hours A 40-hour work week with flexibility needed to adapt to the fast paced schedule of our company.
Benefits Social insurance, two days off a week, one day self-learning vacation day per month, external training assistance system, maternity-childcare leave, etc.
Main Mission kay me is looking for a marketing strategist and operator who can thrive in a small team environment.
You'll know this is the right role for you if you thrive on creative thinking, long-range strategic planning, campaign development, market growth initiatives, team management, and design-forward execution. In this role, you'll be responsible for leading marketing efforts for our rapidly growing fashion business targeting busy professional women..
You will submerse yourself into identifying who our customers are and how we can best reach them.
Role
  • Customer persona/journey mapping
  • Defining market growth objectives and identifying new opportunities
  • Overall marketing strategy plan, timeline, and resourcing
  • Full-scale online marketing planning, management, and execution
  • Identify and measure KPIs for each marketing project
  • People leadership to deliver on-time, on-budget, and with a happy team
  • New product launch planning and promotions
  • Integrated marketing campaigns across common channels including SEO, SEM, email marketing, video distribution, social engagement, etc.
  • Competitive research, analysis, and recommendations for website improvements
  • Analysis, insight, and reporting for marketing initiatives and website results
Necessary Skills
  • Min 3 years digital marketing experience
  • Experience directing the marketing of several successful new product launches.
  • Prior experience working in a strategic marketing role
  • Experience leading people, especially developers and designers.
  • dvanced marketing skills in the areas of: segmentation, positioning, brand strategy, product strategy, and value proposition
  • Strong business acumen - ability to understand how to pair marketing with branding initiatives and sales growth objectives
  • Design training
  • Proficiency in Google Analytics, eCommerce platforms, PPC paid social, and SEO
Additional Skills
  • Strong communication and/or experience working as part of a small team
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, with a methodical approach to all tasks
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Fluent English speaker
Availability Immediately

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Occupation Web director
Employment status Full-time
Salary Based on experience. Performance-linked bonuses. Opportunity for increase of salary once a year. Additionally, possibility of raises and promotions in the middle of the fiscal year, according to employee performance.
Benefits Social insurance, two days off a week, one day self-learning vacation day per month, external training assistance system, maternity-childcare leave, etc.
Main Mission Planning of kay me brand site and commerce site, as well as the direction of the team
Necessary Skills ・Experience in planning and directing websites
・Understanding of UI/UX design
・Understanding of web design for luxury businesses
Additional Skills English ability
Availability Immediately

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Occupation Web Developer
Employment status Full-time
Salary 4-6.5 million yen in line with experience
Hours A 40-hour work week with flexibility needed to adapt to the fast paced schedule of our company.
Benefits Social insurance, two days off a week, one day self-learning vacation day per month, external training assistance system, maternity-childcare leave, etc.
Main Mission You will be responsible for designing, coding and modifying the kay me ecommerce platforms and website from layout to function using the design team’s vision. The candidate must strive to create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation within the context of kay me’s core value, ‘Instant Elegance with Day-long Comfort’. The company is also looking to develop owned media strategies, and the right candidate will be given the opportunity to extend their roles and responsibilities in this area in the near future. This role would suit an ambitious young developer with 3-4 years’ experience.
Role
  • Develop, test and implement our new online store (EC site) for kay me based on creative input from the team. Experience with recognized open source ecommerce platforms (e.g. Magento, Prestashop, WooCommerce) is essential
  • Regular meetings with stakeholders and management/art direction teams to implement new features.
  • Candidate must have a strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.
  • The position requires constant communication with colleagues in English and Japanese (business level English required as a minimum).
  • Strong grasp of security principles and how they apply to E-Commerce applications.
  • Independent worker – you can follow a plan and take advice/feedback from the team
  • Preferred: Have a good basic grasp of graphic design, with proficiency in the Adobe software suite
Necessary Skills JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Web Programming Skills, E-Commerce (Magento, etc.), Teamwork, Verbal Communication, cross-browser compatibility, Web User Interface Design (UI), Security Principles, API's, Adobe graphic software suite competency, Native Level Japanese and Business Level English
What We’d Like to See We’d love to see your portfolio of previous work in developing ecommerce sites (non-ecommerce sites are also relevant experience).
Availability Immediately

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Occupation E-Commerce / Web Designer
Employment status Full-time
Salary 3-7 million yen in line with experience
Hours A 40-hour work per week
Benefits Social insurance, two days off a week, one day self-learning vacation day per month, external training assistance system, maternity-childcare leave, etc.
Main Mission The role will include working alongside the graphic design team to implement and build web pages following given art direction. A good understanding of modern web design principles is a must, including responsive design. Experience with e-commerce platforms is a bonus but not essential.
Role
  • Plan site design by clarifying goals; designing functionality.
  • Write code to develop web pages in line with design goals
  • Develop site navigation by categorizing content; funneling traffic through content.
  • Develop site content and graphics by coordinating with copywriters and graphic artists; designing images, icons, banners, audio enhancements, etc.
  • Prepare site by installing and configuring server software; installing programming language using authoring and formatting tools; ensuring cross-platform compatibility; establishing links.
  • Establish SEO by registering with search engines.
  • Upgrade site by updating content and graphics; monitoring performance and results; identifying and evaluating improvement options; introducing new technology; maintaining links.
  • Protect site by designing and installing security precautions.
  • Maintain site appearance by developing and enforcing content and display standards; editing submissions.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Provide information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
Necessary Skills
  • Japanese language- native level
  • English language- daily conversation level
  • Photoshop and Illustrator
  • HTML, CSS, SEO, JavaScript, Ajax, PHP
Availability Immediately

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Occupation Shop Leader
Employment status Full-time
Salary 3-4.5 million yen in line with experience
Hours A 40-hour work week with flexibility needed to adapt to the fast paced schedule of our company.
Benefits Social insurance, two days off a week, one day self-learning vacation day per month, external training assistance system, maternity-childcare leave, etc.
Main Mission kay me is looking for a retail shop leader to run and manage one of our locations, with the potential for area manager promotion. The job will involve building and developing meaningful relationships with our loyal customer base, by recommending and proactively supporting our customers’ busy lifestyles through our range of apparel solutions. A strong sales background is a must, with experience in apparel retail a big bonus.
Role
  • Initiate and develop relationships with customers new and existing
  • Offer superior levels of customer service
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of our customers’ busy lifestyle needs
  • Be a proactive player, working with the marketing team to develop in-store promotional activities, and monitor/feedback on efficacy
  • Speak out to suggest new and exciting ways to delight our customers with management, and lead projects to implement your new ideas
Necessary Skills
  • Min 3 years retail experience, preferably with a higher-end brand
  • Experience working as part of a sales team
  • Ability to take direction and develop into actionable steps
Personal Competencies
  • Strong communication and/or experience working as part of a small team
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, with a methodical approach to all tasks
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Basic level of English a bonus
Availability Immediately

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Occupation CFO
Employment Status Full-time employee
Salary Based on experience. Performance-linked bonuses. Opportunity for increase of salary once a year. Additionally, possibility of raises and promotions in the middle of the fiscal year, according to employee performance.
Benefits Social insurance, two days off a week, one day self-learning vacation day per month, external training assistance system, maternity-childcare leave, etc.
Main Mission Procurement and optimization of management resources in the next 5 years, acquisition of funding sources (including domestic/overseas/individual investors), design of institutions such as stock options, strengthening relationships through funding sources, performance improvement by financial analysis and task recommendations, negotiation and acquisition of real estate (office, overseas stores etc.), others.
Necessary Skills ※Either
・Experiences in fundraising for venture companies
・Experiences in advising and consulting finances for venture companies
・Experiences in financing venture companies at financial institutions
・Other relevant experience
Availability Immediately

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Occupation Production Manager
Employment status Full-time
Salary 3.5-6 million yen in line with experience
Hours A 40-hour work week with flexibility needed to adapt to the fast paced schedule of our company.
Benefits Social insurance, two days off a week, one day self-learning vacation day per month, external training assistance system, maternity-childcare leave, etc.
Main Mission You will be responsible for planning, scheduling and adjusting order numbers for our handmade luxury dress range based in Tokyo. The role will involve communicating with our factories across Japan, and organising the timely delivery of our apparel lines. Cost management will be one of your key responsibilities, ensuring that quality remains a priority, while costs are managed and optimised. The role will also require some basic product description writing, communicating with our five retail stores across Japan and ensuring they understand the design concepts and sales points from the designers in Tokyo. Close teamwork with the marketing division will be an important daily role to ensure that the message carries across our family from production to retail.
This role would suit a young ambitious person ready to take their next step in fashion production management as well as more established candidates.
Role
  • Manage costs for production and adjust order numbers to meet expected demand
  • Project sales numbers and communicate with our factories to ensure timely delivery
  • Negotiate with suppliers and forge relationships with our artisan creators
  • Write product descriptions for each item (in Japanese and English – English will be proofread afterwards)
  • Work with the marketing team to ensure that our customers receive a truly omni-channel experience
  • Work closely with the design team to ensure their visions become a reality
Necessary Skills Must have an apparel background in production, strong MS Excel skills, good business acumen and analytical skills. Preferable: Competency in Adobe’s graphic software suite. Native Level Japanese and positive communicator in English.
Availability Immediately

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Occupation Ladies Fashion Designer
Employment status Full-time
Salary 4-6.5 million yen in line with experience
Hours A 40-hour work per week
Benefits Social insurance, two days off a week, one day self-learning vacation day per month, external training assistance system, maternity-childcare leave, etc.
Main Mission kay me is seeking a candidate who can design dresses made of stretch material for women working in the international business market, under the concept of ‘Instant Elegance with Day-long Comfort’.
This is a highly exciting opportunity for creative thinkers with the ambition of taking their next step in the global market and generating innovation with functional materials in the fashion industry. You will expect to grow professionally in many aspects through discussion of business strategy as well as trend and fashion with CEO and team members who have strategic consulting backgrounds.
Role
  • Develop beautiful dresses suitable for both socializing and business settings, targeted at quality-conscious customers in their 30s-50s
  • Develop designs which can be uniquely positioned in the global market as well as in Japan
  • Provide active input on the overall range of products reflecting data and marketing
  • Play a key role in material development and acquisition
  • Develop printing design
  • Develop and present item descriptions to all internal staff
  • Work on promotional images by collaborating with art director
Qualifications
  • Experiences of 3 years or more as a ladies’ apparel designer
Necessary Skills
  • Basic skills in Japanese and English languages
  • Experiences in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experiences in Photoshop and Illustrator
Availability Immediately

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