Hey there! Thanks for visiting my website.
I'm Baptiste Delannoy, a 24-year-old french expatriate, currently living in Tokyo. I speak fluent French and English, business level in japanese (N2) and a bit of German.
Although I am currently working for adidas Japan since August 2018, I was naviguating between startups before that, cumulating almost 2 years of internship experience in 4 different companies, all based in Tokyo. That explains my passion for entrepreneurship and innovation.
As for education, I graduated from a double master's degrees program, a partnership between 2 universities: Rikkyo University (Tokyo) and IESEG School of Management (France).
In other words, I have 2 master's degrees, respectively in International Business and in Management/Marketing.
adidas Japan - August 2018 ~ Now
Consumer Engagement Representative - since March 2020
Data extraction, analysis and reporting of membership-related data, from the global database, using SQL (Exasol).
ad-hoc reporting on various topics, to prepare for future campaigns.
Collaboration with the media teams for targeted advertising.
Creation and management of digital campaigns (Track Record: ¥26.7M, ¥15.5M)
Assortment Planning Representative - May 2019 ~ February 2020
Assortment Planning: choosing which products should be sold, in which stores & at what timing. Taking care of adidas Originals & Action Sports products for selected stores.
Worked on Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 2020 ranges.
Intern - August 2018 ~ April 2019
Interned in 3 different teams:
Originals & Action Sports BUConcept to Consumer, Range ArchitectureConcept to Consumer, Assortment Planning
eLife Inc. - February 2020 ~ Now
Content Writer (Freelance)
The content writer is creating native SNS (Instagram, Facebook) content, for Japanese brands that are doing international Marketing, in this case in French & English.
Lightened Co., Ltd. - July 2018
Business Dev Intern
As I had finished classes at Rikkyo University and before starting my next internship at Adidas, I worked for a couple of weeks with Lightened, a Japanese startup that helps students (Japanese and internationals) find internships in Tokyo.
My main missions were to:
search for tokyo-based companies that need interns (Linkedin, job platforms)find international students that might be interested in the service and/or that might suit a position we already had in the database (Linkedin, personal network)craft the marketing strategy for some medias (email, SNS, existing network)create marketing content to increase brand awareness (Facebook ads, Medium posts)
Tablecheck - December 2017 ~ March 2018
Thanks to its software TableSolution, the company became a major player on the Japanese market for Restaurant Management Solutions.
However, prior to 2018, they had never tried to market their product overseas. My mission, under the supervision of the Marketing manager, was to launch the international marketing, from scratch, in order to increase brand awareness outside Japan.
96 Problems/Everyst - January 2016 ~ May 2017
Marketing & Sales Intern
I worked for 96 Problems (later renamed Everyst) for almost one year and a half, both remotely from France but also in their office in Ebisu, Tokyo.
I first worked on the "Rough Draft" project from January 2016 to December 2016, spending 3 months in the office during summer holidays (June/July/August).
Later, the company changed project and I was assigned to work on Everyst, from January 2017 to May 2017, full-time in the office.
For both projects, I learnt a lot about marketing and sales, even attending some presentations to investors.
Eurocasa - February 2015 ~ March 2015
Eurocasa is a firm providing high-end furniture to the Japanese and Asian market.
My main mission was to help selling products to the Japanese but also to foreign customers.
I was also in charge of the high-end furniture inventory checking and the digital marketing of the brand on its website.
IESEG School of Management, Lille - 2013~2019
Master's degree in Management, Specialization Marketing
I've graduated from IESEG (after my final internship at Adidas), getting a Master's degree in Science of Management with a specialization in Marketing.
Business School in 5 years leading to a Master in ManagementAccredited EQUIS, AACSB & AMBA
According to the 2019-2020 rankings:
✓ Ranked 21th among the best Masters in Marketing in the World (5th in France)
✓ Ranked 72th among the best Masters in Management in the World (12th in France)
Rikkyo University, Tokyo - 2017~2018
Master's degree in International Business
I was the first student from IESEG School of Management (France) to be enrolled in this double degree program with Rikkyo University. I was studying there from Sept. 2017 to Sept. 2018 (2 semesters) in order to obtain a master's degree in International Business.
On top of various classes related to international business, I had to write a master thesis - called Final Research Project - which was an M&A proposal for our Japanese client, SEGA Sammy, written in English. The overall project consisted of roughly 120 pages, divided into 4 parts of about 30 pages each.
Sophia University, Tokyo - 2017~2018
Exchange Student, Faculty of Liberal Arts
During my 2nd year of the five-year master's program of IÉSEG School of management, my good performances allowed to spend a year (2 semesters) abroad as an exchange student, at Sophia University.
As I wanted to get education from all over the world, I also took some online classes using platforms like Coursera.
You can click on the logos below to see the courses I’ve accomplished.
The box of japanese snacks sent to France/Europe.
This is my most recent side-hustle.
During the middle of COVID-19 crisis, I realized that most people will have troubles to travel to Japan anytime soon.
So, I decided to create this project, a box of snacks sent to your home, that you can enjoy with your friends or family during gatherings. Although I mainly focus on the French market, we delivery to most European countries.
Best Tokyo Restaurants
As I've been living a couple of years in Japan and considering how hard it was for non-japanese speakers to find and book good restaurants, I created Shokuji to answer that problem.
Consumers can purchase a lifetime access and receive:
a list of 100+ top restaurants recommended by localsaccess to special discountsaccess to the Shokuji app that allows them to book restaurants in English.
Considering the current situation of COVID-19 crisis, this project is on pause, although the list is still available for purchase.
App that teaches you how to cook meals for ¥300
Since I have lived a quite long period in Japan as an intern/student with low to no revenue, I have learnt how to cook for cheap. So, I created the Sanbyaku app to teach ways to cook with a very low budget.
I've created several blog posts, mainly how-to guides about life in Japan, all based on personal experience.
You can use this form to contact me!
I'll try to be in touch ASAP!