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Sr Staff Communications Specialist



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Marketing & Communications
Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024

Job Type: Permanent - Full Time

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Remote Work Available: Yes

Renesas is one of the top global semiconductor companies in the world. We strive to develop a safer, healthier, greener, and smarter world, and our goal is to make every endpoint intelligent by offering product solutions in the automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT markets. Our robust product portolio includes world-leading MCUs, SoCs, analog and power products, plus Winning Combination solutions that curate these complementary products. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of the electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.

Renesas employs roughly 21,000 people in more than 30 countries worldwide. As a global team, our employees actively embody the Renesas Culture, our guiding principles based on five key elements: Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial. Renesas believes in, and has a commitment to, diversity and inclusion, with initiatives and a leadership team dedicated to its resources and values. At Renesas, we want to build a sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics and the world.


A leading semiconductor supplier, Renesas develops a safer, healthier, greener, and smarter world by providing intelligence to our four focus growth segments: Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, and IoT that are all vital to our daily lives, meaning our products and solutions are embedded everywhere.
Through three major acquisitions of overseas companies and more, Renesas is reinforcing itself as a premier embedded solution provider and a global entity not bound by any one region. About 70% of the revenue is generated outside of Japan and the company has over 20,000 employees in more than 25 countries around the world, half of which based outside of Japan.
The Corporate Communications Office team aligns with this policy and has speicalists members based in Japan, U.S., Germany, China, and Singapore, for PR, Internal Communications, SNS and branding. This is aimed at raising the profile of Renesas internationally with campaigns that enhance the company's visibility and reputation.

Key to this effort, Renesas is recruiting a communications specialist to join the team based at our headquarters in Toyosu, Tokyo. The Corporate Communications team at Reneas is responsible for internal and external communications efforts that advance Renesas' purpose of "Making Our Lives Easier." We work to develop compelling communications programs that enhance the company's culture, drive growth, strengthen our reputation and build our brand.

This candidate will report to the Director of Corporate Communications Office and will support the managers upon the requirements and substitue them when needed. He or she will have the opportunity to take part in diversified communication activities to elevate the global awareness and visibility of the Renesas brand.

The ideal candiate will have experience managing communications with external audiences in the tech industry and/or internal communications. He or she must have excellent writing and communication skills both in Japanese and English.


・Co-manage Renesas’ global business PR program
・Crisis communications
・Project lead for business projects such as M&As
・Build and foster relationships with teams and leadership across Renesas and identify new opportunities and processees to expand our communications impact globally
・Development of compelling written materials, including press releases, contributed content, and Q&A for media inquiries as well as internal communications documents
・Building and maintaining strong relationships with key business & product/technology editors, and industry analysts while driving proactive/reactive media efforts
・Facilitate/coordinate briefings and attend media events
・Promote the Renesas brand and assure consistency in messaging
・Co-manage internal events and measures intended for increasing employee engagement

[Required Skills and Work Experience]


•Minimum of 5+ years of experience working at a company in Japan (Specific PR, coprorate plannining, IR, Finance experience in semiconductor or tech industry highly preferred)
•Native level verbal and written skills in English and Japanese
•Strong and clear communication and presentation skills both in Japanese and English
•Have an entrepreneurial spirit and be passionate, creative and eager to learn
•Ability to deliver in high pressure situations and with short deadlines
•Strong judgement and the ability to respond quickly, yet thoughtfully, to urget matters
•Ability to work flexibly with people in different time zones
•Strong partnership capabilities with cross-functional teams


•Experience managing media relationships and a network of media
•Bachelors degree in Communications, Journalism or Public Relations, or a similar field preferred
•An enthusiastic, can-do attitude, a problem solver, able to work autonomously, natural leadership characteristics, high energy and sense of urgency while being patient when setbacks occur
•Outgoing, positive person that collaborates well and can handle a complete communications program, from strategic to tactical
•Ability to work in a global, multicultural environment with the ability to influence without formal authority

[Required Language Skills]

- English : Native or equivalent level of writing, reading and communication skills

- Japanese: Native or equivalent level of writing, reading and communication skills

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