General Information

Job Advert Title: Global Project Lead, Corporate Strategy

Location: Nihonbashi,Tokyo

Division: Corporate Planning

Employment Class: Permanent


【募集の背景 / Purpose & Scope】

・Lead global projects with a particular emphasis in the area of organizational excellence (organization design, operational excellence, etc.)  through demonstrating leadership skills and stakeholder management capability

・The Director should be able to have a comprehensive view on the organizational challenges, goals to be achieved through a specific project, and change impact

・Based on the comprehensive view, the Director will collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to effectively drive the change management associated with any organizational or operational changes

【職務の内容 / Essential Job Responsibilities

・Drive the corporate initiatives, especially global and cross-functional projects, focused on operational effectiveness, including process redesign and reorganization

・Identify the change impact of the responsible project, and plan the required stakeholder engagement and communication

・Ensure close communication with project members / stakeholders (e.g., Division Heads and related Divisional members) throughout the project lifecycle to ensure successful design and execution of the project

・Appropriately elevate any challenges / issues arise from the responsible project that requires report line manager’s attention

・Monitor progress of project implementation and identify any additional support required towards relevant stakeholders to manage change effectively

・Identify organizational and operational improvement opportunities across the organization and make suggestions on possible project area

【求める人物像 / Ideal Profile】

Project management experience / skills

・Demonstrating leadership skills and driving the corporate initiatives with stakeholder management capability

・Experience in leading projects and project management work

・High project management skills – Once the direction of the project is agreed, able to identify the required actions and take the lead in executing the actions

Change management experience / skills

・High communication skills – good listener, can think in other’s perspective, can change the communication approach depending on the counterpart or situations

・Ability to understand the needs and challenges of multiple distinct functions

・Ability to recognize complex situations and use multiple formal and informal methods to find solutions

・Ability to understand the resistance to change and handle resistance with the support of other members

Strategic thinking experience / skills

・Have a strategic thinking skill and able to build hypothesis with existing information / knowledge with the support of other members (This means he/she does not necessarily need to have wide range of experience. But rather utilize strategical thinking skills to proceed with the projects)

・Possess broad perspective to accurately understand the organizational challenges, goals of projects, and change impact to the organization

【応募要件 / Qualifications】
<必須 / Must>
・Native-level or fluent Japanese language ability
・Fluent English language ability in terms of listening, speaking, writing skills
・Bachelor’s degree
・5 plus total years of related, relevant experience in a pharmaceutical or life sciences company, with organizational change, change management, and strategic experience

<歓迎 / Want

・Broad knowledge of internal functional operations (Research, MA, Dev, Manufacturing, PV, Supply Chain etc.)

<その他 / Others>

・Must be willing to travel as necessary for projects

【応募書類 / Application Documents】
Both Japanese and English Resumes are needed

【勤務地 / Location

東京都中央区 アステラス製薬 日本橋事業所 本社

Nihonbashi, Tokyo

【勤務開始日 / Start Date


Will be decided according to the candidate's flexibility

【契約期間 / Contract Duration


Not limited to specified period

【試用期間 / Probation Period


No probation period in principle

【給与 / Salary


Will be decided by the candidate's experience, skill and capability.

【昇給 / Salary Raise


Once a year

【賞与 / Bonus


Twice a year (July, December)

【諸手当 / Allowance

住宅手当、通勤手当 等

Housing allowance, Commutation allowance, etc.

【勤務時間 / Working Hours

 管理監督者 8:4517:45(月~木)、8:4516:00(金)

 Managers and Supervisors 8:4517:45MonThu)、8:4516:00Fri

【休日 / Holidays


Weekends(Sat and Sun), holidays, May 1st, summer vacation, New Year holidays

【休暇 / Vacation Leave

年次有給休暇、育児休業制度、介護休業制度 等

Annual paid leave, childcare leave system, nursing care leave system, etc.

【福利厚生 / Welfare

雇用保険、労災保険、厚生年金、健康保険、共済会制度、社宅制度、持株会制度、財形貯蓄制度 等

Employment Insurance, Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance, Welfare Pension Insurance, Health Insurance, Mutual Aid Association System, Company Housing System, Employee Shareholder Association System, Property Accumulation Savings System

【お問い合わせ / Contact

アステラス製薬株式会社 採用担当 / Japan Recruiting team, Astellas Pharma Inc.


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