English Creative Position Recruitment

Panasonic's Human Resources Development

"Before developing products, you must develop your people."

The success of a business depends on its people. In any business, having the right people for the job is the first step toward success.
These are the words of our company founder, Konosuke Matsushita.
The founder's thoughts on the importance of developing human resources, as implied in these words, have been passed down through the years & continue to this day.


To enhance the quality of life through the power of "creativity"

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We believe that it is the power of creativity that will support the future of Panasonic, who engages in a "lifestyle update business".

"Noticing, Thinking, Creating, and Communicating"
In an increasingly globalized and digitized world, stay close to our customers' needs, tell them about stories, and inspire them.
By realizing our corporate philosophy of "customer first" in line with the times, we will enhance the quality of life for everyone.

We are in need of fellows with a challenging mind who will support Panasonic in "helping society" as it continues crafting a better Being.

Design Consulting

[Required skills and experience]

  • UX design skills
  • Idea generation and planning skills for business/solutions/services
  • Basic knowledge of marketing/research

[Job description]

  • Work related to the planning and development of future-oriented businesses, solutions and services based on a clear grasp of social trends and markets

UX Design

[Required skills and experience]

  • Problem solving skills, interest in strategic thinking, knowledge of UX
  • Knowledge and experience in user research (ethnography and various behavioral observation methods)
  • Knowledge and experience in operation and transition construction
  • Knowledge and experience in prototyping
  • Basic knowledge of usability verification

[Job description]
Consider what kind of experience people will have through goods and services, then plan, verify, and produce its value through scenarios and actual experiences.

Service Design

[Required skills and experience]

  • Knowledge and experience in business proposals
  • Knowledge and experience in facilitation
  • Knowledge and experience in user research (ethnography and various behavioral observation methods)

[Job description]
Develop business strategies, lead the clarification of concepts and directions for services based on those strategies, and lead the smooth start of projects.

Digital Marketing

[Required skills and experience]

  • Problem solving skills, interest in strategic thinking, knowledge of UX
  • Knowledge and experience in marketing
  • Knowledge and experience in data analysis

[Job description]
Drive the company's B2C/B2B business through digital marketing and realize OmO* in terms of both hardware and software by leveraging Panasonic's strengths.
* OmO (Online Merges with Offline) - A way of thinking for digitally successful companies, which considers online and offline to be merged, and regards this as a way to fight and compete online.

Product Design

[Required skills and experience]

  • Ability to build modeling concepts
  • Basic knowledge of exterior materials and construction methods
  • Knowledge and experience in color composition
  • Knowledge and experience in 3D representation
  • Basic knowledge of usability verification

[Job description]
Modeling and producing design identities to realize product brand strategies

Space Design / Lighting Design

[Required skills and experience]

  • Basic knowledge of space and architectural design
  • Knowledge and experience in lighting design
  • Knowledge and experience in product design
  • Communication skills

[Job description]
Design and development of lighting equipment to plan and realize the production of "illumination" for various spaces and architecture.

UI Design

[Required skills and experience]

  • Art direction skills
  • Knowledge and experience in operation and transition construction
  • Knowledge and experience in color composition
  • Knowledge and experience in prototyping
  • Basic knowledge of usability verification

[Job description]
Planning and production of easy-to-understand operating means, manners, and methods for people and equipment

Advertising Creative

[Required skills and experience]

  • Basic knowledge of design
  • Knowledge and experience in graphic design
  • Knowledge and experience in video production
  • Knowledge and experience in web production
  • Ability to gather and organize information
  • Concept building skills
  • Communication production skills

[Job description]
Produce and create plans and representations that establish communication between the company and its customers.

Public Relations and Advertising (Copywriting)

[Required skills and experience]

  • Knowledge and experience in editing
  • Knowledge and experience in copywork
  • Ability to gather and organize information
  • Concept building skills
  • Communication production skills

[Job description]
Produce and create plans and representations that establish communication between the company and its customers.

Design Engineer

[Required skills and experience]

  • Knowledge and experience in digital modeling
  • Knowledge and experience in rapid prototyping
  • Knowledge and experience in programming

[Job description]
Prototype production of functions and contents necessary to fulfill users' objectives.

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Selection Flow

  1. Entry sheet submission / Aptitude testing (SPI) / Portfolio submission

    • Deadline for entry sheet submission: 16:00, April 15 (Thu.) 2021
    • Deadline for portfolio submission: 16:00, April 15 (Thu.) 2021
    • Deadline for aptitude testing (SPI): 17:00, April 18 (Sun.) 2021

    * You can take the aptitude test after submitting your entry sheet.
    * Check your My Page for details.
    * Please allow plenty of time for your application to avoid the last-minute rush before the deadline.

  2. Document screening

  3. Interview (scheduled to be conducted multiple times)

  4. Notice of informal job offer


Application Requirements for 2022 New-Graduate Recruitment

Application Requirements

Persons who are expected to graduate from a four-year university or a graduate school, whether in Japan or overseas, by March 2022.
*Persons who have already graduated from a four-year university or a graduate school may apply as well.

Faculties and Departments Applicants from all university faculties and departments may apply.
Open Positions Digital Marketing, Business Consulting/Strategy Services, Product Design, UI Design, and Advertising Creative

See Employee Profiles
Salary Starting monthly salary
PhD holder JPY ¥283,500 (FY2021)
Master's Degree holder JPY ¥241,000 (FY2021)
Bachelor's Degree holder JPY ¥217,000 (FY2021)
Allowances Commuting allowance, overtime allowance, etc.

Salary Appraisal

Once a year (April)
Bonus Twice a year (July, December)

Work Locations

Head Offices, laboratories, business sites in Japan or overseas.
*There is the possibility of a future transfer which could require a change of address.
Holidays and Leaves Five-day work schedule with public holidays, Year-end/New Year holidays, summer holidays, celebration and condolence leave, long-service leave, Family Support Leave, etc.
Annual holidays (around 126 days per year), annual paid leave (25 days per year. For the first fiscal year, the number of days granted to an employee is calculated according to which month they join the company.)
*Conditions may vary by business site and department.
Social Insurances Employment insurance, workers' accident compensation insurance, employees' health insurance, employees' pension plan.
Employee Benefits

Plans: Stock ownership plan, installment savings for property accumulation, corporate pension plan, Cafeteria Plan (flexible employee benefit program), employee purchase plan, etc.

Facilities: Dormitories, company housing, housing subsidies, recreational facilities, medical facilities, etc.

Employee Training

Japan: New employee training, training according to job function (job category)/division/rank, training outside the company, free e-learning on business literacy and liberal arts, etc.

Overseas: Overseas study program, overseas trainee system, overseas training, etc.

Career Support

e-Challenge system (in-house recruitment and transfer system), e-Appeal system (in-house "free agency" system), In-company Multitasking (requesting to work in two departments at the same time), Outside Company Experience, Mentor System for New Employees, Third-year Interviews, Career & Life Design Seminars, Work & Life Support Program, etc.

Learn more about the work environment

Selection Process Document screening, aptitude test, multiple interviews, etc.
Probationary Period of Employment There is a probationary period of employment (3 months).
*Conditions are the same as the permanent employment conditions.

Smoking in Workplaces

Indoor smoking is prohibited (some business sites offer indoor smoking spaces).

FAQ

The FAQ page provides answers to questions frequently asked by prospective applicants. (Available only in Japanese)

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