Tokyo, Japan


Global Communications



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Position Title: Lead External Relations Organization Unit: Communications Location: Tokyo Reporting Manager: Director Communications Purpose of the Position: The Lead for External Relations will play a pivotal role in the execution of communication and public relations strategies aimed at safeguarding and elevating Philip Morris's reputation and presence in Japan. This lead position requires media relations expertise and a well-established network within Japanese media circles. Key responsibilities include: Accountabilities 1. Development and implementation of comprehensive media pitches and narratives in collaboration with stakeholders, focusing on PMI and PMJ's transformation, scientific advancements, and other critical themes. 2. Directing the execution of an external relations strategy aligned with PMI and PMJ's business and communication objectives. 3. Crafting and delivering distinctive stories about the company using both traditional and emerging media platforms, effectively conveying compelling messages to stakeholders. 4. Managing and curating an up-to-date media contact database while crafting media pitches tailored to PMJ's key themes. 5. Help manage crisis management efforts to minimize the impact on the company's reputation during challenging situations. 6. Identifying and capitalizing on speaking opportunities for PMJ leaders. 7. Analyzing and reporting on the effectiveness of external relations programs. In addition to these core responsibilities, the Lead will support in budget management. This role is ideal for a seasoned professional seeking to make a significant impact on external relations strategies and team development. Skills and Competencies • Master or bachelor’s degree. • 5-7 years’ experience with proven records in Communications, External Relations, Journalism. Experience of working in global organizations and cross functions; able to deliver message effectively verbally and in writing. • Fluent in written and spoken English and Japanese. JOIN A GLOBAL MARKET LEADER PMI is the world’s leading international tobacco company, with six of the world's top 15 international brands and products sold in more than 180 markets. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including the number one global cigarette brand, and other tobacco products, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”). RRPs is the term we use to refer to products that present, are likely to present, or have the potential to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to these products versus continued smoking. We have a range of RRPs in various stages of development, scientific assessment and commercialization. Because our RRPs do not burn tobacco, they produce far lower quantities of harmful and potentially harmful compounds than found in cigarette smoke. For more information, see and PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. #LI-HA1 #LI-DNP #LI-DNI