Public Affairs and Sustainability, Director

Category:  Communication and Corporate Affairs

Chiyoda, Tokyo, JP


Do you want to be part of changing patients' lives? We have an exciting newly created position available in our headquarters in Tokyo for a Public Affairs and Sustainability Director in Japan. If this is you, then Apply Now!

Join us in this great position where you will have a chance to have a positive impact on patients’ lives, contribute to the environment, support the overall company business expansion and establish a great internal and external network as a leader within Novo Nordisk.



About the Department


You will closely partner with Global internal stakeholders such ASL Public Affairs teams in different regions, as well as local teams in particular Commercial, Communication and Market Access. External stake holders consist of politicians, other government and industrial group members.



The Position

You will be in charge of the overall Public Affairs strategy and lead the creation of policies related to government and patient support systems from scratch. In addition, this role also covers involvement in patient groups, and successfully managing sustainability initiatives including but not limited to zero environmental impact and walk rallies. You can read more about our sustainable business efforts here: Sustainable business (


Main job tasks

  • Leads the Sustainability & Public Affairs team within the MAEA division
  • Develops and implements a Public Affairs strategy for NN Japan
  • Represents NN Japan within the global NN public affairs network
  • Represents NN Japan within the global NN public affairs network





  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • At least five years in a senior Public Affairs role within the Japanese pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience of managing teams and interacting with senior management in Japan and overseas
  • We also need someone who has advanced knowledge of Japanese government and healthcare policy, advanced knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, ability to build internal and external networks, strong project management skills, a positive, creative, flexible mindset, Strategic and critical thinking, ability to constructively challenge assumptions and directly influence others in a respectful manner
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in Japanese, and has strong English skills, written and verbal



Working at Novo Nordisk


At Novo Nordisk, we work together to prevent, treat and eventually cure diabetes. Nearly 366 million people worldwide are living with diabetes today, with two people diagnosed with the disease every ten seconds. Working here is not just a way to make a living, but a way to make a difference.






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Application Deadline

We will review applications as they are received so don’t hesitate to apply.


We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.