|部署・役職名||Deputy Director, Public Policy|
Would you like to help run the public policy team in Japan? We are looking for a Deputy Director, Public Policy, who will cover related public policy activities in Japan. This position will be based in Tokyo, and report to the Director and Head of Public Policy Japan.
The Deputy Director of Public Policy is a highly visible position that will develop strategic direction of public policy and create, execute, and manage key public policy issues. The Deputy Director of Public Policy will work with the country managers in Japan and across senior business leadership to identify business opportunities and risks, and propose innovative approaches for solving them. Working closely with the legal team, and the public relations team, the Deputy Director of Public Policy will advocate before and engage Diet members and senior government officials, communicate with like－minded companies, industrial associations, public interest corporations and educational institutes, and represent the company at conferences and high－level policy meetings.
Focus and Deliverables:
• Serve as the public policy sub－lead for the most complex projects, often in new policy territory, for consumer businesses.
• Collaborate with other senior public policy leaders to define a cross－group public policy long－term strategy and direction that fits well with our overall company objectives
• Work collaboratively and transparently with senior business leaderships, the legal team, the public relations team to ensure alignment between core business priorities and public policy goals.
• Seek opportunities and anticipate challenges/obstacles our consumer－central business could face as the public policy landscape evolves.
• Identify potential public policy risks, key milestones; develop solutions to mitigate risks
•Influence and manages internal senior leaderships.
• Represent public policy positions before Diet members, senior government officials and other relevant policy stakeholders.
• Ensure policymaker awareness of business model. Effect change and drive policymaking that benefits our customers. Manage and coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, and initiatives in concert with business objectives.
• Position thoughtfully within industrial associations and public interest corporations.
•Play a role in hiring and developing employees.
The position is based in Tokyo, Japan.
【歓迎（WANT）】At least 15＋ years of experience with working at Japanese government, law firms, or representing a large company or association.
Track record of delivering first class results
Experience must include strong and deep understanding of in－country legislative and policymaking processes.
Strategic thinking skills are required.
Bachelor’s required. Law or Public Policy degree is preferable
Native level Japanese. Fully fluent （speaking, writing and reading） in English.
The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:
· Demonstrated experience working on issues impacting the technology industry, such as competition, privacy, consumer protection, tax, copyright, trade, labor, transportation and infrastructure, product compliance, sustainability.
·Significant knowledge of decision－making process within Japanese government, Diet and the ruling parties. Strong knowledge of international organization and regional/bilateral economic partnerships/agreements.
· Exceptional skills in advocacy and using spoken and written rhetoric to persuade and inform. A demonstrated ability to effectively and comfortably interact with Diet members and senior government officials.
· Highly effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to interact at all corporate and political levels. Ability to create factual, relevant and easily understandable talking points and other messaging, and persuasively deliver it to relevant audiences. Strong analytical writing skills in English for drafting external and internal documents.
· Maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity, with strongest professional reputation in the government or industry.
· Self－starter who can develop strategic direction, plan effective tactics and deliver specific results.
· Demonstrated ability to identify and understand key aspects pertaining to corporate operations in legislative and incentive policy proposals, understand business implications, and synthesize policy documents for internal and external stakeholders.
· Exceptional ability to influence, negotiate with, and persuade others is required. Must be flexible and demonstrate strong judgment / decision－making skills, and political acumen. Intelligently build a course of action, analyze trade－offs, and make recommendations even in ambiguous situations.
Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for leaders:
· Exhibits excellent judgment
· Hires great people. Develops great people.
· Has relentlessly high standards
· Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution
· Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
· Thinks big and has convictions
· Is action and results oriented
· Is highly analytical and structured
· Has the ability to inspire passion in others