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Director, Public Affairs & Patient Advocacy

  • Titolo Director, Public Affairs & Patient Advocacy
  • Funzione Public Affairs
  • Sottofunzione Communications
  • Località Singapore; Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Seoul, Kangnam-ku, South Korea; Tokyo, Shinagawa, Japan; Beijing, China
  • Data di pubblicazione
  • Riferimento 2306144104W
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The Director, Public Affairs & Patient Advocacy, Innovative Medicine Asia Pacific (AP) is a critical regional leadership role, responsible for accelerating our public affairs and patient advocacy efforts across the region.  Working closely with the Senior Director, Government Affairs & Policy and the VP, Market Access for AP the role will be a key driver of shaping our operating environment.  The newly created role will have people management responsibilities and be a core member of the Innovative Medicine AP Communication & Public Affairs Leadership Team.

The role will:

  • Develop, lead and execute innovative public affairs strategies that shape our operating environment and increase patient access to our portfolio of innovative medicines
    • Partner with regional strategic marketing (APSO) and market access to identify, develop and execute region-wide public affairs strategies
    • Work closely with our Market Communication & Public Affairs Leaders to identify key opportunities to deploy public affairs strategies that have clear, measurable impact at a tangible market level
    • Serve as strategic counsel to the APSO Leadership team and APLT on public affairs challenges and opportunities in the region
    • Deploy cutting edge ways to measure and track our efforts in the public affairs space
    • Build, strengthen and create relationships with critical partners, advocates, NGOs, academics etc. at both the regional and local market level to advance our public affairs interests
    • Engage and represent the company’s interests with multi-country trade associations and industry bodies
    • Develop an on-going body of work that drives forward our thought leadership in areas of market access, pricing, investment, intellectual property and innovation

  • Guide and deploy the investment of our resources to rapidly build and strengthen our teams’ public affairs and patient advocacy capabilities across the region
    • Develop robust training approaches and methodologies to embed public affairs as a core capability of our teams AP-wide
    • Engage and partner with the global, and other market public affairs team to leverage and share best practice efforts to advance our function globally
    • Identify partners that can effective and proactively help us to build this as a strength
    • Enable the team to move towards an end-state where public affairs is a core competency for appropriate roles across the entire team (not just the domain of specialists)
    • Upskill our business partners and senior business leaders to understand what public affairs is and the opportunities world-class public affairs capabilities can afford our organization
    • Help our business partners better understand how public affairs strategies can be utilized and deployed in their businesses

  • Nurture and develop our emerging regional capabilities in patient advocacy 
    • Have leadership responsibility for our patient advocacy efforts in the region
    • Partner closely with key marketing and commercial excellence leadership to champion the role of the patient voice in driving our decision making and strategy
    • Champion the voice of patients across all forums within the company – helping bring the outside in, and identify opportunities for our teams to interact more frequently and meaningfully with patient advocates
    • Have line-management responsibility for the Head of Patient Advocacy Asia Pacific (also a new role)
    • Assess and determine the appropriate resourcing needed to continue to build patient advocacy and engagement as a key strength and differentiator for our company

  • Actively represent Asia Pacific and engage with regional and global teams across Johnson & Johnson and around the world
    • Serve as an active and engaged member of the Asia Pacific Communication & Public Affairs Leadership Team – building a strong function across the region
    • Promote the development and movement of talent across the region – building future regional leaders
    • Partner incredibly closely with our Government Affairs & Policy and Market Access colleagues across the region to deliver on shared priorities to shape our operating environment
    • Work across sector lines in to communicate powerfully as one Johnson & Johnson voice at key external and internal opportunities
    • Deliver key regional capability building and best practice sharing initiatives
    • Represent Asia Pacific at global forums and on global projects as required


  • Bachelor’s degree and above; advanced degree preferred
  • 10-15 years working experience in public affairs and media relations
  • Strong public affairs experience required
  • Healthcare industry experience preferred
  • Deep understand of more than one AP market’s policy environment strongly preferred
  • Proactive attitude to identify and address opportunities
  • Strategic thinker with ability to develop robust strategies to shape our operating environment – as well as our capabilities as a team to do so
  • Flawless English written, verbal and visual communication skills is a must
  • Strong connections with regional media outlets
  • Experience working with teams across cultures
  • Exceptional communication and coordination skills in a complex organization with proven success navigating among multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to independently manage multiple projects simultaneously across geographies and time zones
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Cross-cultural leadership capabilities
  • Ability to balance short- and long-term priorities
  • Budget and agency management experience
  • Crisis management experience

Being part of Johnson & Johnson can change everything, including YOU: 

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. We draw pride and strength from you, your colleagues and the world we care for—all backgrounds, beliefs and the entire range of human experience—coming together to bring health to billions. 

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