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JPN_【CC&B】 Principal, Corporate Communications Job

Remote Eligible: 
Onsite Locations(s): 

Nakano-ku, JP

Additional Locations: 

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Principal, Corporate Communications


1.    Work with the Head of Communication to develop and deliver a holistic and long-term communications strategy and plan for Japan and optimize the resources to achieve the Communication excellence


2.    External communication and Media Management 

  • Develop the yearly external integrated communications plan and rhythm, aligned to corporate strategy, and deliver the tactics.  
  • Develop key messages and talking points for corporate, disease awareness, products and public awareness 
  • Work with internal stakeholders to develop/distribute press releases, fact sheets, and other public documents.
  • Support the spokesperson of the company provide appropriate briefings ahead of any media activities as required. 
  • Manage Media handling / press conference at a critical event for a company.
  • Develop all plans and content and deliver through appropriate channel including digital channel 
  • Optimize corporate web site and enrich the contents
  • Work with Global Communication colleagues to ensure communications messages are aligned with Global
  • Manages vendor relationships to ensure departmental objectives are met. Provides direction and establishes solutions in support of continuous improvement.
  • Leverage Leaders speaking opportunities to enhance corporate reputation and employer branding
  • Develop CSR strategies and implement the activities


3.    Issues and Crisis Management 

  • Handle the communication crisis situations that may emerge
  • Provide quality communication advice to stakeholders where decisions could heighten or create issues related to employee or corporate reputational risk. 
  • Closely work with fellow leaders to identify potential issues early and create plans to lower the level of risk where required. 
  • Where required develop communications materials to support the business in managing any issues including media holding statements, FAQ documents, employee scripts and hot issues briefs for senior leaders.

4.    Internal Communications/ Employee Engagement

  • Develop the yearly internal communications plan and rhythm, aligned to corporate strategy, and deliver the tactics.  
  • Conduct events to effectively to engage internal stakeholders such as Town Hall Meetings and companywide events. 
  • Develop fresh story ideas and distribute through appropriate method and channel
  • Create internal corporate materials
  • Support the leaders in messaging and internal executive communications.
  • Work with APAC/Global Communications colleagues to ensure alignment


5.    Develop/revise necessary communication guideline and SOP and oversee and approve communication materials as required.




Work Experience

  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in Communications roles in company  and/or Communication agency
  • Proven track record in crisis / issues management 
  • Proven track record in Healthcare industry
  • Proven track record in digital communication

Skills & ability:

  • Proven track record of communication ability 
  • Broad knowledge and skills in corporate and product communications
  • Direct and deliver effective executive communications and thought leadership. 
  • Rich experience in dealing with journalists
  • Strong knowledge of the overall digital and social media landscape with the ability to deliver innovative approaches and plans.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry and health care environment 
  • Strong business acumen – specifically interpretation of complex business messages for a broad audience
  • Strong digital capability and IT skills
  • Business skills such as presentation, facilitation, logical thinking, and negotiation 
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to a variety of cultures 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various stakeholders
  • Effective communication skills with people at all levels, including ability to use diplomacy, and persuasiveness
  • Relevant experience of working on an intranet or other online communications tools
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to lead, manage, and execute multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment 
  • Exceptional writing and excellent Japanese skills
  • Message and story writing skills in English 


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