General Information

Req #
WD00035178
Career area:
Marketing
Country/Region:
Japan
State:
Tokyo
City:
Chiyoda-Ku
Date:
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Working time:
Full-time
Additional Locations: 
* Chiyoda-Ku - Tokyo - Japan

Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology that builds a brighter, more sustainable and inclusive future for our customers, colleagues, communities, and the planet.

And we go big. No, not big—huge.

We’re not just a US$70 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company, we’re one of Fortune’s Most Admired. We’re transforming the world through intelligent transformation, offering the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices, infrastructure, and solutions. With more than 71,500 employees doing business in 180 markets, we help millions—not just the select few—experience our version of a smarter future.

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

■ About Lenovo culture

Our culture defines us…it's our DNA. We call it the “We Are Lenovo” culture and it's the values we share and the business practices we deploy. It's how we address our day-to-day commitments. The “We Are Lenovo” culture is embodied in the statement: We do what we say, we own what we do, and we like to constantly wow our customers

・CUSTOMERS in everything we do

・Global TEAM players guided by integrity and TRUST

・ENTREPRENEURS committed to driving change

・INNOVATORS who relentlessly pursue new idea

Our culture is what has enabled us to consistently raise the bar on delivering break-through innovations, award-winning designs, and strong financial performance.To know more about who we are, visit https://www.lenovo.com/jp/ja/about/whoweare

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$70 billion Fortune Global 500 company and a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation through smart devices and infrastructure that create the best user experience. Lenovo manufactures one of the world’s widest portfolio of connected products, including smartphones (Motorola), tablets, PCs (ThinkPad, Yoga, Lenovo Legion) and workstations as well as AR/VR devices and smart home/office solutions. Lenovo’s data center solutions (ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile) are creating the capacity and computing power for the connections that are changing business and society. Lenovo works to inspire the difference in everyone and build a smarter future where everyone thrives.  



◇Position Description◇

■Position: Head of Communications, Lenovo Japan

■Roles and responsibilities

・We are seeking a strong leader to be a strategic adviser to our Japan business on Lenovo’s growth and innovation journey in the region. This is a critical leadership role that will drive the entire spectrum of communications (thought leadership, executive, employee, product, crisis, events) and manage our communication team and agency in Japan.

・The ideal candidate must shape effectively and collaboratively Lenovo’s story in the areas of technology innovation, digital transformation, customer experience and corporate culture in a way that is refreshing, authentic and relevant to Japan. Additionally, the candidate should have the experience both of our corporate brands namely Lenovo and NEC.


◇Requirements◇

■Must Have– essential

A proven track record in bridging communications strategy to business imperatives in the Japan market

・Extensive experience managing and advising C-level executives

・Stellar writing and presentation skills in Japanese and English.

Deep understanding of the media, influencer and analyst landscape in Japan

・Excellent grasp of trends and developments in social media, employee engagement and public relations

・Experience in driving employee engagement message development, campaigns and content creation

・Strong experience in leading issues management and crisis communications

・Strong understanding of social media tools and platforms and how to most effectively leverage these in different contexts

・Innate ability to be able to balance being strategic with hands-on execution

・Successful track record in inspiring and leading a remote team of seasoned communications professionals and PR agencies

・Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced and matrixed environment

・Must be comfortable working in a decentralized environment but also collaborating well with central Business Group and global communications teams as required

・Energetic, positive, flexible, collaborative, confident, articulate, hard-working, meticulous, and able to learn quickly

・Keen to push boundaries, try new things and challenge traditional ways of doing PR

・At least 15 years of experience in corporate communications, with a mix of in-house and/or PR agency experience with high-tech domain knowledge as a plus

The position solidly/directly reports into the Asia Pacific Communication lead and the dotted reporting line would be to the Japan marketing head.

【The candidate must be able to travel for work assignments as required as below】

There is a certain amount of domestic travel involved, but the position does not require constant travel like a traveling sales job

・Prior to the pandemic, this position did require overseas travel 4-5 times per year. During the past few years, we had much less overseas travel and it seems to be working fine so we are unlikely to return to that intensity. However, in the next year or two the position would indeed be likely to require 1-2 overseas trips per year (maximum).


* Chiyoda-Ku - Tokyo - Japan