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Communications Manager Japan

Cisco Systems Inc.
Tokyo, Kanto
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The Cisco corporate communications team in APJC has a meaningful role to play in sharing the success of and opportunities for our customers, industry partners and global influencers.

What you'll do

We require a talented, experienced public relations specialist to support the Cisco APJC Communications Lead, in advancing the Japan strategic objectives and National Engagement Strategy by establishing Ciscos brand and reputation through local public affairs, media relations and CSR communication activities.

As the PR Manager/Specialist for Japan, you will be to work with the APJC Communications team and directly with the Japan leadership team, internal stakeholders and media to execute all communication activities for Japan. Your primary role will be in developing and executing the communications strategy for Japan which includes both internal and external communications. You will collaborate with colleagues across sales, marketing, functional business leaders and communications team members across the wider region and our corporate team.

You should be able to create compelling story angles, take a comprehensive brief, and always think as a team. This is an excellent career opportunity for an individual who wish to switch from an agency to an in-house corporate communications job in a reputable multi-national company.

You will report to the Head, APJC Communications based in Singapore and your specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide communications support in the area of internal and external communications programs and social media in the Japan market
  • Strong media contacts to land in influential Tier 1 media to support and rationalize the value of media requests and engagements
  • Develop Japan relevant content (where needed) based on global messaging
  • Develop social media strategy for Japan and create blogs to highlight initiatives in Japan
  • Support and review the content developed by agencies
  • Build Japan specific storylines and include Japan content in country leadership media outreach such as talking points for presentations, speeches
  • Conduct online research on technology trends and translate that data into actionable Communications tactics
  • Execute events as it relates to external press roundtables, launches, thought leadership activities

Who you are

  • Bachelors degree with a focus in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or other related fields
  • 6-9 years of professional experience in a PR agency, or media related business
  • Strong network of business and tech trade media relationships in Japan
  • Proven track record in media placement in local and regional media
  • Technology PR experience in a B2B environment would be a plus
  • Strong knowledge of social media including social media policies and its application to PR
  • Strong writing and editorial skills, in particular, the ability to distill complex ideas into accessible copy
  • Demonstrated ability to work calmly and maintain good judgment in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task prioritize and execute multiple projects in an organized fashion
  • Strong skills in understanding and implementing metrics
  • Team oriented, with a strong commitment to team members
  • Experience in engaging, influencing and working with senior stakeholders across a diverse audience is a plus
  • Ability to think out-of-the-box and exponentially is very essential. Challenging the status quo is viewed favourably
  • Outstanding interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Experience working as part of a regional or global team
  • Excellent command of the English language (written and spoken) and Japanese

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their different talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

We connect everything people, process, data and things and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

Posted: 2019-06-26 Expires: 2019-09-02

Cisco Systems Inc.

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