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Job ID : 1405703 Date Updated : September 25th, 2023
世界最大の独立系PRコンサルティング 海外チームと英語コミュニケーションあり

Associate Director/ Director - Financial Communications

Hiring Company エデルマン・ジャパン株式会社
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience

Work Style

Remote Work and WFH Casual Clothing Flex Time

Job Description

Job Description of Associate Director / Director

Edelman Smithfield is our specialist capital markets and financial services communications team based in Tokyo. As part of Edelman's global financial communications and investor relations offering, we apply our expertise in financial markets to support our clients' engagement with stakeholders on the issues that matter to them. 

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Leads new business development, marketing to generate opportunities and to improve positioning of Edelman Smithfield in the Japanese Financial Communications Market.
  • Developing and leading engagement with media, bankers, analysts, lawyers and other third-party stakeholders.
  • Develop, write and edit proposals, research, media materials, strategic communications and stakeholder materials with a demonstrated understanding of client business and communication objectives.
  • Lead the formulation and implementation of strategic and tactical implementation of financial communications plans.
  • Provide strategic client counselling and effective project staffing.
  • Managing transactions liaising with bankers, lawyers, clients and the teams ensuring the quality and delivery to deadline.
  • Proactively develop and grow client accounts, working with and mobilizing Edelman specialties and resources across multiple offices.
  • Help development of other members of the team.
  • Support to develop a constructive working environment.

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 10 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Fluent (Amount Used: English usage about 50%)
Minimum Japanese Level Native
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills

 Qualifications / Required Attributes:

   Background / Experiences

  • 10 years working experience at the Japanese “Blue-Chip” Companies.
  • Work experience of at least one of the following: Compliance, Investor Relations and/or Public Relations, Corporate Planning, Investment Banking or its equivalent, or significant financial communications agency experience encompassing listed company and transaction advisory.
  • Depth of experience developing strategic external and internal corporate communication plans


  • Excellent Japanese writing and presentation skills, particularly in light of Japanese business practice.
  • Capability influence and persuade verbally and in writing.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills including logical thinking.
  • Managing multiple concurrent projects.
  • The ability to own and manage client, internal and third-party stakeholder relationships at multiple levels.
  • Ability to make sound and balanced judgments or to prioritize matters.
  • Basic understanding of crisis and risk management
  • Has a developed knowledge of how the media works, key players, keeping up to date, and an established journalist network.
  • Extensive understanding of financial information and the ability to communicate financial data to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience managing account team members and collaborating across multi-disciplinary teams.

Other Matters:

  • Takes personal responsibility for quality, deliver to deadline, perform under pressure with close attention to detail.
  • Acts responsibly and with integrity.
  • An effective team player.

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku
  • Nanboku Line, Roppongi Itchome Station

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience
Work Hours スーパーフレックスタイム制(コアタイムなし)
Holidays 土日祝日、年末年始12/28-1/3
Job Division Edelman Smithfield Japan
Industry Advertising, PR

Job Category

  • Legal, General Affairs and Public Relations > Public Relations, IR
  • Banking and Financial Services > Compliance, Audit
  • Banking and Financial Services > Investment Banking, M&A
  • Banking and Financial Services > Analyst, Economist
  • Banking and Financial Services > Other (Banking and Financial Services)

Company Details

Company Type Small/Medium Company (300 employees or less) - International Company
Non-Japanese Ratio Majority Japanese