FinComm Associate Director

Edelman – Financial Communications /
Full-Time /
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. 

Qualifications / Required Attributes:

    • 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.
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