General Information

Job Advert Title: Executive Director, Head of Communications in Corporate Advocacy & Relations

Location: Nihonbashi,Tokyo

Division: Corporate Advocacy

Employment Class: Permanent


募集の背景 /Purpose & Scope】

The Head of Communications Group is responsible for delivery of the messages at corporate level for mass media relations, employee relations and owned media.

The position is to lead designing of message delivery in corporation with the management, relevant business function and communications team to effectively communicate corporate message with best fit format for each target audience.

Also, the position is to monitor interests of each target audience group and to input them to the management and relevant business function and communications team.

職務の内容 /Essential Job Responsibilities】

The position is to cover three functions, Mass Media Relations Team, Employee Relations Team and Owned Media Team, and leads, coaches and develops a team of corporate communications to deliver communication competency and expertise aligned with business needs.

Takes the following responsibilities as a Head of Communication Group.

<Mass Media Relations Team>

Develop mass media relations plan

   - Design message, timing, format (e.g. press release, interview, media event, etc), presenter, target media, etc.

Monitor media exposure and corporate reputation in mass media

Coordinate activities with global communications community

<Employee Relations Team>

Develop employee relations plan

   - Design message, timing, format (e.g. intranet, message positing system, top management message, movie, townhall meeting, etc), presenter, etc.

Monitor employees attitude and level of understanding

Coordinate activities with global communications community particularly with internal 

communications teams

<Owned Media Team>

Develop owned media plan

   - Design message, timing, format (e.g. website, SNS, corporate ads, etc), presenter, etc.

Monitor access to website, corporate reputation in SNS and effect of corporate ads

【求める人物像Ideal profile】

Experienced in the leadership role of communications, especially in the headquarter of global company.

Demonstrated ability of strategic thinking to challenge a status quo.

Demonstrated ability to lead and coach the subordinates, and work as flexible team player.

【応募要件 /Qualifications】
<必須 /Must>

A minimum of 10 years of experience in leadership roles of increasing scope and responsibility

Experience in corporate communications at headquarter of a global company

Experience working within a highly matrixed, global environment

Experience providing strategic communications counsel to executive leadership

Demonstrated ability of strategic thinking to challenge a status quo.

Demonstrated ability to lead and coach the subordinates to develop their communications  knowledges and skills

Strong interpersonal influence and active listening skills, flexible team player with the highest ethical and business standards

Ability to manage large-scale program budgets and multiple agencies

University degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)

Fluent in Japanese and business English.

<歓迎 /Want>

Experience working in the healthcare industry

Advanced degree

【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.


"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."