About Brunswick

Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues. Our purpose is to help the great value-creating organizations of the world play a more successful role in society.

We advise on critical issues at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds.

Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.

Background

Founded in London in 1987, Brunswick’s global partnership has grown organically to 27 offices in 18 countries. We began as a M&A and financial communications firm and today provide expert advice to our clients on a range of business critical issues.

Brunswick in Japan

Brunswick has been advising on Japan-related issues for over a decade and today has a team of Japan specialists which spans Asia, Europe and the Americas. The firm helps many of Japan’s leading businesses to navigate critical situations such as crisis, M&A, activist campaigns, restructuring and litigation, including engaging effectively with institutional investors, regulators, the media, employees, shareholder activists, NGOs and other key audiences. Brunswick also helps many multi-national corporates to engage effectively in high-stakes situations with key audiences and stakeholders in Japan.

Brunswick formally opened its Tokyo office in 2020. Today, the global team comprises more than 30 multi-lingual, Japan specialists with diverse backgrounds who provide seamless, around-the-clock advice and support for clients in intense situations.

Opportunity

Brunswick is seeking an Account Director to join our Tokyo office to help domestic and international clients navigate financial, crisis and corporate communications.

Account Directors produce high quality advisory documents demonstrating a deep understanding of clients and issues. You will regularly be providing advice and analysis to clients, and developing an advisory voice informed by research, experience and awareness of market trends and events. You will manage some key workstreams as well as guiding Executives and Assistants on accounts.

As an Account Director, you will also begin to develop a network and build relationships with clients, media, advisers, Brunswick colleagues and other stakeholders. You will work to develop your media-handling skills and have a good understanding of Brunswick’s different sectors and specialist offers and how to connect them with clients as part of our one-firm offering.

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Deliver media, political, regulatory and market analysis to clients, with intelligent insight and recommendations informed by data, analysis and experience.
  • Manage the development of high-quality client documents, playing a key role in drafting, proofing, editing and version control, along with seamless project management of client workstreams.
  • Guide Executives and Assistants in effectively supporting accounts.
  • Develop a solid understanding of different sectors and specialist offers.
  • Ensure all logistics for client meetings and events are executed smoothly and manage upwards to ensure Brunswick delivers on time and above expectation.
  • Support on new business efforts and participate in pitch preparation.
  • Begin to develop an advisory voice informed by research, experience and awareness of market trends and events.
  • Nurture a network amongst peers inside and outside the firm, providing valuable insight for the firm and for clients.

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies

  • Highly knowledgeable on business issues and current affairs; up to date on international trends, issues, commentators and debates, particularly as it relates to financial services and corporate organisations.
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Japanese (native level Japanese preferred)
  • Strong written English
  • An understanding of business, finance, and politics, with a genuine interest in communications.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent written research and analysis for business audiences; must be able to synthesize large amounts of information across numerous sources in a timely but thoughtful manner.
  • Proven project management experience, with the ability to oversee multiple fast-moving workstreams at any one time.
  • A dynamic self-starter with a strong work ethic.
  • High level of attention to detail and an intellectually rigorous, client-service attitude.
  • An experienced team-worker who prefers to work in a collegiate way.
  • Passionate to work in an international environment, strengthening Japan’s global engagement.

Brunswick Group Inclusion and Diversity Statement

Maintaining and strengthening a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace are pillars of Brunswick’s culture and key to our future success. Valuing and supporting every colleague as an individual while helping them reach their full potential is critical to attracting and developing our greatest strength – our people. By embracing our differences and diverse perspectives we create richer experiences within our firm and enhance the quality of the ideas and advice that we deliver to our clients.

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