Apr 27, 2022

Job Description

8! The number of launches planned over the next 2
Your business acumen and communications mastery
will help the world understand what these medicines
do, why they matter and how Novartis is striving to
reimagine medicine.

Your responsibilities:
• Closely work with the members of corporate communication team to develop and implement effective media/external communication strategies to improve Novartis’ visibility and reputation. Measure the effectiveness of the communication and reputation to modify the strategies
• Identify and build influential relationships with key editors and journalists from national, wire, business, online, and trade media
• Constantly innovate communication strategies and tactics with out-of-box thinking to better impact on corporate reputation
• Develop and regularly update key messages and narratives based on Novartis’ mission, Vision, V&B, key strategies, and initiatives
• Act proactively to communicate positive stories about the company, system, culture, and employees to local, regional and national media
• Develop spokesperson by providing efficient media training and deliver corporate messages through the exposure of Novartis Global and Japan executives on major media
• Collaborate closely with Brand communication, social media communication, and internal communication team to maximize Novartis exposure externally and internally as a whole
• Develop and update communication tools such as company brochures, website, and PR magazine and other non-traditional communication tools that can convey the corporate vision, V&B, and messages accurately and allow us to conduct effective external PR
• Proactively anticipate potential issues and involve relevant internal stakeholders to develop messages and QAs to minimize negative impacts
• Manage the performance, quality and delivery of media agencies when involving them
• Explore new initiatives to contribute to “Build trust with society.”

What you will bring to the role:
• Strengthen Novartis reputation through external and media activities and position the company as a leading innovation and trustable company
• Establish strong relations with influential media and external stakeholders to gain trust in the company and contribute to the improvement of its visibility and favorability in support of Novartis’ corporate activities
• Protect Novartis reputation by proactively anticipate and prepare for potential issues at Novartis and minimize negative impacts
• Explore and develop various communications media and new initiatives to support Novartis’ corporate mission by collaborating with brand/internal communications

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

Experience / Skills:
• Experience working in external communications and media relations.
• Experience in crisis management
• Demonstrated ability to influence high-level media
• Track record of successful and innovative media approach
• Self-starter

Nice to have experience :Pharmaceutical industry communications positions and a good understanding of pharma communication and regulations

Education:University level (bachelors) degree
Languages:Japanese: Excellent Japanese writing and oral communication skills
English: Fluent in writing and speaking

About Novartis Japan:
Novartis Pharma KK operates as a pharmaceutical company. The Company develops, produces, imports, and sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and health-care products. Novartis Pharma's products are used in cardiovascular, cancer, respiratory, and central nervous systems.
Workplace benefits:
Attractive office location, flexible time management, strong work/life balance, flexible working hours, truly multinational and dynamic organization, multicultural environment and cross-functional hub location
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.
Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network

Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous, and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.
Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
Communications & Public Affairs
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