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PRSr. Specialist or Specialist, External Communications

Medtronic


Location:
Tokyo
Date:
08-09-2020
2020-09-082021-02-05
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Job Details

PRSr. Specialist or Specialist, External Communications

Location:

Tokyo, Japan

Requisition #:

20000DG3

Post Date:

Sep 04, 2020











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Department:Communications


Reporting to: External Communications Manager, Communications,


**ROLE SUMMARY**


Senior Specialist or Specialist will provide support for communications and corporate marketing programs, under the guidance of External Communication Manager, Japan Communications, to advance the goals of Japan. The role is responsible for the execution of comprehensive communications strategies and programs that appropriately position Medtronic, its product and services portfolio, and key strategic reputational initiatives within the geographic region to key stakeholders, including but not limited to government officials, customers, physicians, distributors, patients, jobseekers, the general public as well as our own employees.


+ Help to create and implement an integrated external communication strategy to protect and build the Medtronic reputation, including public relations, leader speaking opportunities, digital and external events planning and management.

+ Engage with business groups, marketing teams, and other functions as well as a wide range of key external/internal stakeholders to support business related activities such as technology, Innovation, product promotions and therapy awareness campaigns.

+ Plan and implement proactive and reactive media relations strategies, focusing on general interest, business, media and other appropriate publications.


**KEY ROLE responsibilities**


+ Plan and execute on the communications strategy in support of our business priorities in Japan

+ Act as business communication partner to the internal stakeholders across the company

+ Collaborate with internal stakeholders in order to drive successful internal /external programs and campaigns

+ Successfully manage complex, fast-moving and unexpected communications challenges

+ Collaborate and manage agencies (Creative or PR agency etc.)

+ Review materials for external stakeholders and give advice on appropriate tone and manner for target audiences

+ Engage in digital communication planning and executions; 1) Manage and update corporate website 2) Update Intranet 3) Leverage Marketing Automation tool, and 4) Hold external / internal online event

+ Audit and ensure compliance to corporate brand guidelines, issues management process, and other Medtronic policies.


**REQUIREMENTS**


**JOB EXPERIENCE**


+ Min. 3 years in PR /Communication or related communication role

+ Healthcare industry experience in a pharmaceutical or medical device company/agency is preferred.

+ Experience in various type of project management related to Communication area.

+ Experience in planning and implementation of various digital communication is advantage.


**KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/COMPETENCIES**


+ Advanced Japanese/English communication skills (TOEIC 800+)

+ Strong understanding and experience in Communication both planning and executions.

+ Creative and innovative mind to develop the plan in order to communicate stakeholders with new approaches

+ Excellent project management and problem-solving skills; communication between stakeholders including developing presentation, oral and written communication abilities.

+ Experience developing and implementing comprehensive communications that simultaneously address the needs of a broad stakeholder audience.

+ Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple tasks (both strategic and day-to-day operational), work well under pressure in a dynamic environment, set priorities, and communicate with stakeholders.

+ Outstanding interpersonal skills to enable effective relationships across a global enterprise.

+ Ability to work with and influence all levels of management and employees.


**EDUCATION**


+ Bachelors degree or upper


**PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS**


+ Ability to interact verbally on the phone and make verbal presentations.

+ Able to travel domestic and internationally occasionally.


**LOCATION OF ROLE**


Tokyo, Japan or Osaka, Japan(*If working location is Osaka, business trip to Tokyo is needed several times a month)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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