Senior Program Manager, Edelman Global Advisory

Tokyo /
Edelman – Global Advisory /
Edelman Global Advisory is a newly launched standalone international advisory firm within the Edelman network that owns the firm’s public affairs work. We have rebranded public affairs to advisory to better capture the evolution and future of this sector. Advisory service, among others, combines business strategy, government affairs, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, and political risk analysis, to help clients navigate changing political dynamics. Our mission is to help our clients build trust in today’s evolving geopolitical environment.
Joining the EGA team will provide team members with the opportunity to be involved in building this new firm as we create a new culture, redefine public affairs services, and explore new services, such as data analytics and political risk analysis. We view ourselves as a start-up being built on top of one of the world’s most recognizable communications industry brands.
The Senior Program Manager will report directly to the Managing Director of EGA Japan and will be actively involved in the launch and promotion of EGA in Japan and internationally. At the same time, he/she will be responsible for liaising with EGA and Edelman colleagues in Japan and worldwide. This is a position that will enable the individual to be actively involved in the management and communication of issues impacting clients in Japan and internationally.

Requirements and responsibilities

    • Actively participate and contribute to all that is necessary for the expansion of EGA and Edelman's business under the direction of the Managing Director of EGA Japan.
    • Lead day-to-day operations of an account workstream and serve as a primary contact for clients.
    • Research, draft, and prepare reports that distill complicated issues for clients in consumable briefs.
    • Collaborate, gain consensus, and work with internal and external partners, including colleagues and clients around the world, on a range of internal and external assignments.
    • Participate in efforts to counsel clients on strategies to promote, protect, and evolve their interests amidst geopolitical headwinds, shifting consumer sentiment, and an evolving global business environment.
    • Support, lead and execute stakeholder engagement strategies for domestic and global clients
    • Manage client deliverables and coordinate directly with clients and EGA cross-functional teams to deliver top-tier work
    • Assist in the development of new business proposals for prospective clients
    • Conduct research and analysis for client proposals, strategies, approaches for existing and new clients
    • Manage client deliverables and counsel for our clients within the EGA and Edelman global network
    • Assist in managing client budgets in partnership with account leads, and support with other aspects of account servicing.

Basic Qualifications

    • At least 5-7 years of relevant experience in government, private firm, association, or NGO.
    • Business-level English proficiency, native Japanese
    • Insatiable curiosity, desire for growth, and an always-positive attitude.
    • Integrity, humility, and an understanding of the importance of working as a team.
    • Maintains an interest and understanding of global geopolitical affairs
    • Excellent client and interpersonal skills; ability to manage independent client relationships and communicate effectively by phone, email, virtual meetings and in-person.
    • Works well in a team-based collaborative environment that focuses on outcomes and can identify and implement the necessary processes to achieve success on behalf of clients.
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Strong acumen with the Microsoft suite of software (Word, PPT, Excel, Teams), ability to manage budgets and staffing projections, and convey ideas simply through presentations.
    • A willingness to work hard to achieve EGA’s and our client’s objectives.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working with the public sector, particularly with international governments and organizations.
    • Digital literacy through the use of social and digital tools, channels, and platforms that drive public affairs activities with clients.
    • Superior ability to write and edit documents

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Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).

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