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JP_2017_BMC_Corporate Communications_Manager
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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo JP
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Full Time
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"Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed?  With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations."
Role summary:
Develop and implement media activity plans to build Manulife Japan's profile in the market to support business growth.
Manage and execute financial disclosures in an effective and timely manner to increase transparency.


Develop company key message aligned with business strategy to deliver consistent and appealing message to external


Enhance media relations          

-  Proactive approach to key journalists on regular basis to build solid relationship.          

-  Pitch stories to media and key influencers to generate positive media exposure opportunity.          

-  Develop effective press release and prepare Q&A materials.          

-  Plan and coordinate media related events such as interviews, press conference, media round table and paid / free publicities etc."          

-  Handle day to day media inquiries.          

-  Develop press kit and factsheet to provide necessary information to help reporters understand Manulife's business

   and services."          

Manage financial disclosure including publishing quarterly financial results and annual statutory report which complies with the regulatory requirements in a timely fashion."          

Produce company brochure.          

Lead and manage crisis communications.          

Day to day strategic management of PR agency to maximize its capabilities to deliver expected outcome.          

Liaise with group and regional offices to obtain useful information and supports and share best practice.          

Work with other members of Corporate Communications and the wider BMC team to help implement Internal Communications initiatives and support other functions of the BMC team for major company initiatives          

As a manager, be a role model to lead the team, support skill development, and do coaching of junior staff  




Ÿ More than 10 years of experience in media relations.  

Ÿ Experience in corporate communications including crisis communications.    

Ÿ In-depth knowledge and experience in development of annual statutory report and financial disclosure statements.    

Ÿ Working experience in finance industry (desirable)


Skills & Competencies

Ÿ Strategic mindset and approach to business.          

Ÿ High standard of integrity.          

Ÿ Excellent written and oral communications skills and ability to communicate with senior members.          

Ÿ Excellent relationship-building skills with internal and external stakeholders.          

Ÿ Ability to work on multi-assignments.          

Ÿ Creative thinking.          

Ÿ Self motivated and works well with little or no supervision.          

Ÿ Strong collaborative approach.          


Language skills     

Ÿ Native in Japanese and fluent in business English.          


Other Qualifications (public certifications,

Ÿ Bachelor's degree  

Commutation allowance and Variable Incentive Bonus are paid based on our Work Rules.

Working Hours:
Standard Working Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Full-Flextime system available) 

Social Insurance (Health Insurance, Employees' Pension, Unemployment Insurance, Worker's Accident Insurance), Benefit One, Training system (include Japanese lesson / English lesson), Childcare Leave/Family care Leave, Baby-sitter support program, wiwiw System (Support program for those who take Childcare Leave), Retirement Pension (only for Regular employee).

Saturdays and Sundays
National Holidays
Year-end and new year holidays (December 30, December 31, January 2 and January 3)
Annual Paid Holiday
For Regular employee, other special holidays are available (e.g. Anniversary Leave, etc.)

Shinjuku Head Office, Tokyo Opera city, 3-20-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Japan

マニュライフは、アジア、カナダ、米国の主要な事業をリードするカナダの金融サービスグループです。クライアントは、最も重要な財務上の意思決定をするために、マニュライフの、強力で信頼性の高い先進的なソリューションに着目しています。マニュライフのメンバーである従業員、取引業者、および販売パートナーの国際的なネットワークをいかして数多くのクライアントの金融保護や資産管理に関する商品およびサービスを提供しています。また、機関投資家に資産運用サービスを提供しています。マニュライフとその子会社の管理運用資産は、カナダおよびアジアにおけるマニュライフとして米国においては、主にジョン•ハンコックとして、2015年9月30日で約C 8880億ドル(US 6630億ドル)になります。マニュライフ•ファイナンシャル•コーポレーションは、TSX 、 NYSEおよびPSEでは'MFC'として、香港証券取引所では'945'として取引されています。マニュライフに関する情報は、manulife.comより見つけることができます。

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