Head of External Communications, Japan

2020-06-30 | po-020146


Japanese company and now the largest pharmaceutical company in Asia and one of the top 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world by revenue.


1. Media connections is key.  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.


1. 10 years of corporate communications and/or public affairs related functions.
2. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in healthcare or pharmaceutical industry strongly desired.
3. Degree 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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ライフサイエンス 業界
東京 勤務地
15 - 20 million 給与
ディレクター 職位