International Growth Manager at Canva
Sydney, AU
At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform! Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time.
Since launch in August 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 10 million active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 1 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are capable of!
The role:
As a Growth Manager on the International & Japan team, you will be the go-to-expert and coordinator for MAU and Revenue growth across Japan. You will also be responsible for amplifying your success across all other International markets. Your primary north star goal will be to grow & monetise Canva Japan into one of the biggest revenue markets globally. More importantly, you will be expected to replicate your success (ie. playbooks, experiments, etc) and optimise them across the world.
To be successful in your role, you will need to develop a deep understanding of our users, channels, and shape the market in Japan. You will also actively partner with Product, Design, Localisation, Marketing and International Teams to influence and replicate your learnings across the world. We’ll require an experienced individual with a proven track record in Japan and International, willing to be hands-on on execution, willing to travel to Japan at least 2 times a year, and excels at a cross-functional environment.


  • Define and execute the strategy to accelerate MAU growth in Japan, with ARR in mind.
  • Manage a budget including the ability to hire fixed-term contractors and agencies.
  • Optimise all existing playbooks and product growth levers for Japan.
  • Ideate and research to build out new playbooks and experiments.
  • Build relationships and partner with various teams cross-functionally (ie. Product, Eng).
  • Replicate and operationalise anything successful across other markets globally.
  • Define, report and achieve KPI targets with resources provided.

What we're looking for:

  • Proven growth experience. Have taken a market (Revenue & MAU’s) from A to B and can account for that success.
  • Strength in 2-3 key growth skills, such as SEO, copywriting, content marketplace, analytics etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Experienced and comfortable with proactively engaging stakeholders and working cross-functionally with multiple teams.
  • Believes in the Canva mission and deeply passionate about our product & business.
  • Clear track record of success in Japan & International, specifically around revenue and monthly active user growth.


  • Competitive salary, plus equity options
  • Flexible working hours, we value work-life balance
  • In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day
  • Fitness membership allowance, plus free Yoga and Boxing Gym membership
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Pet friendly offices including a garden, climbing wall, unisex toilets
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events
  • Fun and quirky celebrations
  • Relocation budget provided for interstate or overseas candidates and visa application fees covered