National Account Manager & Marketing Manager

The company

Bandai UK is one of the most successful global toy companies and is part of the Japanese toy company Bandai Corporation Limited.

Best known for its highly successful brand Power Rangers, Bandai has also been known for launching other global phenomenons such as Pokemon, Ben 10, Badge-It, and most recently the re-launch of the ever-popular Tamagotchi.

Bandai has also signed up Sea Monkeys, National Geographic, Smooshy Mushy Toys and in addition to Group IP has developed under licence Miraculous, Zak Storm, Big Hero 6, and Wreck It Ralph 2. In the next three years Bandai is positioning itself to become a UK top 10 toy company and can only achieve this through ambitious but attainable growth plans.

Bandai prides itself on its Japanese cultural values of quality and trust, the pace is fast, dynamic, hands on, collegiate and fun. Successful people will be ones whose work philosophy is ‘willingness to find a way’ and have energy, drive and enthusiasm.

The roles

National Account Manager – permanent (from 1st April 2018)
Ref. TBO 2460
This is a new position being created due to continued expansion of products and licenses and will be instrumental in helping the business achieve its overall growth objectives.  Candidates with toy or outdoor toy industry knowledge who possess strong forecasting skills as well as experience in P&L, FOB sales and joint business plans will be preferred. Further information can be found here.

Marketing Manager – maternity cover role (from 26th March 2018)
Ref. TBO 2455

This is a maternity cover role and will be effective from 26th March 2018.  The role will be responsible for category management, managing the marketing and product team, managing the outside PR agency, working with the licensing manager, overseeing ATL and social media ad campaigns including POS and promotions and creating marketing reports.

For further details on this position please click here.

To apply

If you would like to apply for these roles please submit a recent copy of your CV clearly laid out on 2 pages featuring your key achievements and key responsibilities.

Please submit your details directly to Rowena Shorey at Tinderbox Consultants on 01590 674212 or via email –

Please note direct applications to Bandai or any other agency approaches to Bandai will be put into the hands of Rowena Shorey at Tinderbox Consultants for handling.