Our Story

Building a new company in the recession of 2007 was no ordinary task. Yet with passion and foresight, we charted our course, helping to transform the way consumers engage with their phones.

Over the last 17 years, InMobi has built a global Advertising Platform that powers our customers’ growth by helping them engage their audiences and drive real connections.

InMobi has also built a second unicorn, Glance, which is advancing digital consumption and creating a new wave of disruption. Present on 400M devices across India, SEA, Japan and the US – Glance is one of the largest content platforms globally with~200M daily active users.

 

Who are we and What do we do? 

InMobi Group’s mission is to power intelligent, mobile-first experiences for enterprises and consumers. Its businesses across advertising, marketing, data and content platforms are shaping consumer experience in a world of connected devices. InMobi Group has been recognized on both the 2018 and 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 list and as one of Fast Company’s 2018 World’s Most Innovative Companies. 

Consistently featured among the “Great Places to Work” since 2017, our culture is our true north, enabling us to think big, solve complex challenges and grow with new opportunities. InMobians are passionate and driven, creative and fun-loving, take ownership and are results focused. We invite you to free yourself, dream big and chase your passion. 

Japan – as a Market for InMobi: 

Japan stands as a key strategic market for us with a solid foundation built over the past 10 years. We work with some of the most prominent brands and agencies in Japan to underscore our commitment to addressing their diverse marketing objectives 

We provide a mobile-first approach, seamlessly catering to a spectrum of marketing needs—from comprehensive market research to fostering customer engagement. Over the years, we have actively diversified our portfolio of offerings, evolving beyond Programmatic advertising to establish a robust exchange business. Furthermore, we have successfully launched Glance, our consumer-centric business, in the Japan market. 

Glance, a cutting-edge AI-powered smart lock screen, represents a paradigm shift in providing consumers with premium and personalized experiences directly on their Android smartphone lock screens. This revolutionary platform offers users a range of engaging content, including casual gaming, LIVE game streaming, up-to-the-minute news, sports updates, lifestyle insights, fashion trends, entertainment options, and creator-led LIVE content. These immersive experiences are made possible through Glance's strategic partnerships with top-tier publishers, developers, and creators. 

With Glance, consumers enjoy staying seamlessly connected to content that matters most to them, all without the hassle of downloading additional apps, searching for specific content, or even unlocking their smartphones. The convenience and efficiency afforded by Glance redefines user interaction, setting a new standard for personalized, on-the-go content consumption. As we continue to pioneer innovative solutions, we remain dedicated to shaping the future of consumer engagement in Japan and beyond. 

What is expected out of you? 

InMobi is actively seeking an exceptional leader to join our global leadership team and spearhead the InMobi Ads and consumer business in Japan. The ideal candidate for the position of Managing Director at InMobi Japan will be a dynamic and confident leader with a keen intellect, a proactive approach to challenges, and a proven track record of driving business growth. This individual should possess extensive knowledge and experience in -Digital Media, Content and Advertising industry. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the Japan market for InMobi group – Glance & InMobi Ads
  • Partner with the Founders to extend the company's vision and translate it into a comprehensive one & three-year strategy that aligns with long-term goals
  • Define the consumer engagement strategy to grow Glance into a leading consumer content platform on smartphones in Japan market
  • Demonstrate thought leadership and commitment to the organization's mission and purpose, displaying strong motivation to embark on an ambitious journey with InMobi, emphasizing a long-term perspective
  • Foster growth in InMobi's Ads business by cultivating deep, enduring, and strategic relationships with customers, advertisers, and publishers in Japan
  • Provide the highest level of care, guidance and support to our teams and stakeholders ensuring mutual long-term business goals are achieved
  • Drive tactical and strategic tracks for brand engagement and consumer growth on our Glance platform
  • In charge of leading InMobi’s Marketing, Public Relations (PR), and Recruiting efforts for the Japanese market 
  • Act as the face of InMobi Group in Japan, representing the company across various external forums, Telco & OEM partnerships, government entities, public bodies, business partners, and key customers
  • Collaborate closely with Platform leaders, experience Units, Strategy & Ops, core Product, Engineering, Marketing, and Finance teams to achieve strategic goals
  • Offer a unique perspective to facilitate win-win solutions
  • Instill and drive a strong performance culture within the team at the Japan office

Requirements: 

  • Possess over 18 years of experience in the internet industry in Japan, with a substantial background in Digital Media and Consumer content platform, AdTech (B2B or B2C) 
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience as a GM/Country Manager in a global organization operating in Japan
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of the P&L/Budget, including effective cashflow management
  • Exhibit strong agility to thrive in a dynamic environment and experience working in Japanese and Global companies as part of the Digital ecosystem
  • Showcase a history of delivering rapid growth agendas within a startup or fast-paced environment, employing a hands-on approach
  • Proficiency in Japanese with a solid working knowledge of English will be essential

InMobi values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that fosters innovation and success. If you are a visionary leader ready to make a significant impact in the Ad-tech industry, we invite you to join our team and contribute to our shared success. Apply now to be a part of our exciting journey at InMobi.

 

The InMobi Culture

At InMobi, culture isn’t a buzzword; it's an ethos woven by every InMobian, reflecting our diverse backgrounds and experiences.

We thrive on challenges and seize every opportunity for growth. Our core values of thinking big, being passionate, showing accountability, and taking ownership with freedom —guide us in every decision we make.

We believe in nurturing and investing in your development through continuous learning and career progression with our InMobi Live Your Potential program.

InMobi is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and we make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Visit https://www.inmobi.com/company/careers to better understand our benefits, values and more!

 

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