Account Manager / Senior Account Manager at Finance Service Client Division, Edelman Smithfield Japan

Edelman – Financial Communications /
Full-Time /
Role & Responsibilities:

・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.
  Manage the formulation and implementation of strategic and tactical implementation of financial communications plans.
 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:

    • At least 5+ years working experience at the Japanese “Blue-Chip” Companies, or agency experience with a demonstrable interest in and knowledge of financial services sector and current affairs.
    • Depth of experience developing strategic external and internal corporate communication plans.


    • Excellent Japanese writing and presentation skills, particularly in light of Japanese business practice.
    • The ability to write technical terms used by financial service clients (particularly in asset management clients) and a firm understanding of economics and the dynamics which shape economies and investment decisions (e.g. monetary and fiscal policy, employment levels, supply-demand, inflation etc.)   
    • Set up and lead well researched traditional and integrated corporate communications programs to build reputation and brand trust.
    • Has a developed knowledge of how the media works, key players, keeping up to date, and an established journalist network.
    • Managing multiple concurrent projects.
    • The ability to own and manage client, internal and third-party stakeholder relationships at multiple levels.
    • 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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