Marketing Manager, Co-Marketing

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then we've changed the banking industry forever. And now we're creating the world's smoothest shopping experience. We serve over 90 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 250,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world's leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by 5000+ employees from 100+ nationalities.

Klarna makes shopping smooth. And we do it with flair because shopping is fun. Every day, we help customers, businesses, and partners explore just how smooth the modern shopping experience can be. It means we’re constantly changing the game. Always trying out new things. And we encourage our people to do the same. To grow. To develop. Because we don’t believe roles have to stay fixed. Instead, we inspire our people to take an irregular career path. As a company of 350 dynamic start-ups, our whole business is built for it. So once you’re in, there’s no telling what will happen next. 

Klarna is now looking to expand into Japan and we need great talent to ensure the start of our journey is successful. You will be joining the startup of Klarna, Japan being a part of creating the first part of our local story. You will have the benefits of a startup backed and supported by the multi billion company that Klarna is.

What you will do 
You will possess the ability to combine creativity and business acumen in order to elevate Klarna’s brand equity across all relevant channels in partnership with our biggest Japan based clients. You will plan, execute and evaluate all marketing efforts to develop the right marketing messages and campaigns to accelerate Klarna use at the retail checkout. This role will be pitching unique ideas to merchant prospects - giving them the ‘wow’ factor. The marketer has the gravitas needed to both consult and execute within some of the best marketing organisations in the world.  The successful candidate will work closely with other Klarna co-marketing and commercial team members globally.

Who you are

  • You are ambitious and will show significant drive in everything you do 
  • You should be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast-paced international working environment 
  • You will play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level thus, you should desire to go above and beyond to produce the best work results 
  • At Klarna we embrace change, you should dare to challenge the status quo and be persistent 
  • You are proactive by nature and come up with new thinking that adds value and innovation to the work we do 
  • You enjoy a high pace and can quickly adapt to change and have the ability to prioritise your work effectively according to goals 
  • You like working in a team and are highly dependable in delivering according to set tasks 
  • It is important that you are able to embrace the varied nature of the job; you will need to be flexible and take personal ownership of hands-on delivery

You should have

  • Minimum 7-8 years of marketing experience 
  • A proven track record in delivering stellar marketing communication (B2B/B2C)
  • Demonstrate business acumen, you are used to navigating business KPIs and how to transform them into marketing initiatives and metrics. 
  • You have consumer centricity at the heart of everything you do. 
  • Experience from working with external agencies or in-house agencies to create concepts and campaigns 
  • High understanding of different marketing channels, and adapting campaigns for different mediums and target groups 
  • Experience in making data-driven marketing decisions using market research, A/B testing, and other analytical tools to ensure end-user understanding 
  • Experience working with international networks, merchants or companies 
  • In-depth understanding of the Japanese consumer and market landscape 
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced startup environment, a large company with a strong entrepreneurial culture or a company with a strong brand track record
  • Knowledge of e-Commerce, retail, payments, banking and/or fintech markets 


  • Fluent in verbal and written English and Japanese
How to apply
Send over a CV in English

Klarna is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates. Please refrain from including your picture and age with your application.