Public Affairs Director

Location: Japan - Tokyo
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: 12000000 - 15000000 JPY
Job Function: PR/Corporate Communications
Reference: JO-191115-205604
Industry: Services

Company Overview

The company was founded in 2010 with a vision to reinvent the way people work and transform the way individuals and organizations relate to the workplace. Today, it is
the leading coworking and space-as-a-service platform that offers the benefits of a collaborative culture, the flexibility to scale workspace up and down as needed and the power of a worldwide community, all for a lower cost.
Its platform enables organizations of any size - from small businesses to Fortune 500s - to focus on what matters most: their people and their purpose.

Job Description

This role will be based in Tokyo reporting to the Vice President, Public Affairs, based in Tokyo, and will lead the Government Affairs and Public Sector efforts across Japan within the Public Affairs organization.
As the Director, Public Affairs, you will develop the overall Public Sector Strategy for Japan, and manage and oversee campaigns and initiatives that are designed to deepen awareness and demonstrate the value of their product & services, position the company as a thought leader, create social impact, and support the company's rapid growth in Japan. They are looking for a growth-oriented leader who is mission-driven, able to think outside the box, embraces change, and is open to rolling up their sleeves to get the work done.

Responsibilities:
 Work with the Vice President, Public Affairs, to develop the overall Public Affairs strategy for Japan, including Government Relations playbooks for entering new cities
 Build and maintain strong relationships with relevant government, civic, non-profit, and business leaders
 Identify key policy and regulatory opportunities, trends, and issues, and develop strategies to advocate for and promote the company’s positioning
 Create and operate impactful public-private sector partnerships and programs
 Collaborate with internal marketing, events, community, sales, and legal teams to strategize and organize holistic programs, campaigns, and initiatives
 Represent the company at conferences and policy meetings as needed
 Own and manage external agency relationships across Japan
 Develop and lead a team of in-house GR/professionals

Requirements

Qualifications:
 Fluency in Japanese and professional proficiency or higher in English
 Minimum of 10 years of public affairs, government affairs and/or corporate affairs experience, preferably in a fast-paced, international, high-growth environments in-house or at an agency
 Extensive network with relevant government, civic, non-profit, and business leaders and organizations
 Deep understanding of regulatory environment, framework, and influencers that surround our business
 Insight into overall industry, work style reformation, innovation economy, and real estate related issues and trends
 Proven experience in creating and operating impactful public-private sector partnerships and programs
 Passion and knowledge of the company's services
 A strong leader who is a team player and can work across functions and organizations
 Is extremely organized, detail-oriented, and results-driven
 Successful management of external agencies
 Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
 Ability to travel to existing and new locations across the country
 BA/BS in law, political science, public policy, or related field