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Senior Specialist or Manager, Product Communications and Patient Relations

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan Req ID 2209091 Category Communications Division AbbVie

Summary of Job Description: 
Senior Specialist, Product Communications & Patient Relations is responsible for identifying opportunities,
 developing strategy and execution of internal and external TA (Therapeutic Area) public relations program 
aligned with global and local TA Brand Plan. He/She will contribute to protecting and enhancing 
company reputation as well as employee engagement through various TA communications and 
patient relations activities. Closely working with internal and external key stakeholders, 
he/she will plan, implement and evaluate communication activities that effectively describe 
and deliver the key messages around the TA and product through multi-communication channels.  
He/She will build and maintain relationship with Patient Group and closely work with them as a partner 
to improve the healthcare environment involving other stakeholders. 
Collaborating with Global and Area teams to ensure alignment with other corporate, 
TA and/or product key communications activities, he/she will work with other functions as a member of 
TA brand team to drive cross-divisional and integrated communications.  

Manager, Product Communications & Patient Relations is responsible for identifying opportunities, 
developing strategy and execution of internal and external TA (Therapeutic Area) public relations program 
aligned with global and local TA Brand Plan. He/She will contribute to protecting 
and enhancing company reputation as well as employee engagement through various TA communications 
and patient relations activities. Closely working with internal and external key stakeholders, 
he/she will plan, implement and evaluate communication activities that effectively describe 
and deliver the key messages around the TA and product through multi-communication channels.  
He/She will build and maintain relationship with Patient Group and closely work with them as a partner 
to improve the healthcare environment involving other stakeholders. 
Collaborating with Global and Area teams to ensure alignment with other corporate, 
TA and/or product key communications activities, he/she will work with other functions as a member of 
TA brand team to drive cross-divisional and integrated communications.  

Major Responsibilities:
・Develop and execute effective communication strategy aligned with global and local TA Brand Plans 
・Contribute to achieving Business Unit/Brand Team goals as communications strategic partner
・Increase internal and external stakeholder engagement through TA communications
・Contribute to building patient centric mindset within the company through patient relations activities
・Build strong media relations and deliver key brand messages to targeted media to increase targeted media exposures   
・Support crises and issues communications as instructed by a supervisor


Essential Skills & Abilities:

・Fluent English & Japanese communication skills: reading, writing and speaking 
・External and internal communications experience 
・Multi-media communications experience including digital
・Strong commitment to quality and result
・Excellent team player and interpersonal skills
・Ability to drive for results and translate strategy into flawless execution
・Ability to implement activities across a multi-functional team to achieve goals
・Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and manage multiple projects
・Agency and vender management skills
・Experience and skills for leading organizational/culture changes
・Knowledge of industry laws, regulations, and guidelines

Education/Experience Required:                                                             
・Bachelor's degree+ is preferable
・More than 3-5 years'(Senior Specialist), 8years'(Manager) experience in communications 
・Agency management experience
・Pharmaceutical experience or medical industry experience is preferable, including experience 
in PR agency working with pharmaceutical/medical industry client
・Experience in working with Commercial environment
・Experience in working in diverse, multi-national environment

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time
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