Head Japan External Communications

2020-06-26 | po-020123


One of the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and Asia and a top 10 pharmaceutical company in the world. Established 1781 in Osaka, Japan.
Four areas: Cancer, Gastrointestinal, Neurology, and Vaccine
The company has over 30,000 employees worldwide and achieved 16.2 billion USD in revenue during the 2012 fiscal year.  The company is focused on metabolic disorders, gastroenterology, neurology, inflammation, oncology and vaccines through its independent subsidiary.  Its headquarters is located in Chuo-ku, Osaka, and it has an office in Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
In January 2012, Fortune Magazine ranked company as one of the 100 best companies to work for in the United States. Has been certified this year as a Top Global Employer by the Top Employers Institute — one of only 13 companies world wide, and one of just two pharmaceutical companies. 52% Men / 48% Women.
Average stay is 14.5 years.


1. Define corporate-level external communications strategy for Japan, aligned to global external communications strategy.
2. Define and promote external narrative and messaging to position in Japan.
3. Collaborate and align to ensure consistent communications across all Business Units / Functions with a presence in Japan, including all Corporate Functions.
4. Partner with other functional areas within Global Corporate Communications to execute integrated communications strategies
PR & Media Relations.
5. Lead development and oversee execution of corporate-level Japan media strategies and programs aligned with global external communication strategy.
6. Oversee the localization of global media materials to Japanese and lead local media outreach in Japan.
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1. Siginificant experience (minimum of 10 years) in corporate communications and/or public affairs related functions.
2. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in healthcare or pharmaceutical industry strongly desired.
3. Bachelor's degree; concentration in concentration in communication, journalism, political science, or business is preferred. MBA or other advanced degree desirable.
4. Expertise in communications campaign planning, development, execution, and measurement.
5. A thorough understanding of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and experience developing financial media communications is necessary.
6. Demonstrated experience in crafting communications strategies at a global scale; with a deep understanding of audiences & channels.
7. Experience of working with C-suite level executives and proven record of building and maintaining excellent stakeholder relationships – within teams, across the business, with senior leaders and external agencies.
8. Track record of successfully managing teams, and experience of showcasing and executing leadership in a multi-national, and multi-cultural scale.
9. Experience working with PR/ communications agencies.
10. Experience and understanding of multi-cultural, multi-country/region businesses is preferred.
11. Fluency in both English and Japanese.



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