Johnson & Johnson Careers

【Medical】Communication and Public Affairs, Manager

Chiyoda, Japan

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805700994W


Reporting to the Director, Communication and Public Affairs (C&PA), Johnson & Johnson MedicalCompanyJapanthis position will be mainly responsible for all the external communication.

This position is requested to work closely with C&PA team not only within Japan but also APAC and global colleagues while building strong relationship with key stakeholders and peers in other J&J group companies. This position will manage 1-2 direct reports.


Primary Responsibilities:

1) Media Relations (30%)

l  Map out key media and influencers and build strong relationship with them

l  Understand key market trends and develop message platform for external media

l  Externally promote key transformational and new product launches

l  Proactively address issues and crisis


2) Social Media/Web (20%)

l  Analyze trend of social media and identify the most appropriate one for us to launch

l  Create a buzz by using social media and proactively reach out to the public

l  Leverage our corporate website to tell our story and enhance JJ’s corporate reputation


3) Corporate Communications (30%)

l  Develop customer/patient story that bring mission to life

l  Develop corporate reputation strategy as a way of enhancing operating organization and/or Johnson & Johnson image/brand.

l  Tell our story on J&J efforts in terms of Diversity & Inclusion, Women’s Leadership and Work-Life-Balance to attract good talents.

l  Amplify J&J’s CSR initiatives leveraging media engagement strategy


4) Internal Communications and Others (20%)

l  Be an Enterprise ambassador to actively build linkages, programs, leverage between sectors

l  Lead corporate events/programs hosted by J&J group

l  Reduce internal email communications and direct to intranet/Yammer

l  Manage 2-4 direct reports as well as communication budget

l  Support C&PA director to develop team and individual capability




·   Strategic thinking

·   Excellent interdependent partnering skills

  • Personal integrity & Credo-based values
  • Sense of urgency/Prioritize tasks
  • Drive to take personal ownership and accountability for results


·  Expertise in obtaining, analyzing and synthesizing information

·  Superior writing, editing and oral presentation skills for a broad range of target audiences

·  Excellent listening and critical reasoning skills

·  Creativity in developing options and solutions

·  Deep understanding of public perceptions

·  Superior ability to deal with complex, ambiguous and contradictory situations

·  Understanding of new media/communications approaches

·  Ability to plan and execute communication campaigns for products, categories, and public affairs issues.



  • Proven performer with 10+ years of experience in internal and external communications in a company or public relations agency with a proven track record of success.
  • Strong leadership competencies, specifically in terms of managing through ambiguity and effectively handling multiple stakeholders. 
  • Experience in issues management, including experience dealing with national and local media, trade and social media or professional / trade and third-party organizations.
  • Strong working knowledge / understanding of regulatory / legal environment as it relates to medical devices or other regulated product categories.
  • Experience in managing outside agencies/project budgets/schedules
  • Must possess strong written and oral communications skills in English and Japanese, as well as editing experience, which includes a well-developed aptitude for grammar and style.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work as part of a team, but also be a self-starter and an ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with a focus on planning, setting priorities relative to importance and urgency, and delivering results under tight time constraints.
This position is based in Tokyo, Japan
Primary Location
Johnson & Johnson K.K. (8235)
Job Function
Requisition ID