Honeywell Communications Director in Japan

Manager, Corporate Communications

Honeywell is seeking a Manager, Corporate Communications for Japan based in Tokyo.

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. We do challenging work that matters aligned with global macro trends such as energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, and globalization. At Honeywell, people are our ultimate differentiator. We provide the opportunity for individuals to grow and develop across the organization.

This position reports to the Asia HGR Communications VP based in Shanghai, and by matrix to Honeywell Japan President based in Tokyo. This individual should be confident, able to work independently and in a global team, and effectively interact with all levels of the organization, including senior business and function leaders. The candidate should have a proven track record of both digital and written communications.

The Manager, Corporate Communications will be responsible for developing, refining and implementing a wide range of cross-discipline communications programs for the country and/or region. This is a newly-created opportunity for an experienced communicator to set the foundation for key communications strategies and plans in a high-growth market. Individual will also be responsible for deploying appropriate communications models and best practices, including globalization strategy. This Manager will work closely with regional business communicators and One Country HR Leaders/Managers.

Responsibilities include: • Manage pan-Honeywell internal, external and marketing communications strategies and programming. • Provide country-specific and regional corporate media relations and product communications support. • Develop and execute long-and short-term communications plans in support of the business strategy. • Work closely with One Country HR Leader on communicating HR-related initiatives and programs to the national employee base. • Measure effectiveness of communications and execute actions for improvement. • Work with appropriate businesses, functions, and Government Relations on crisis and issues management including Labor communications, site transitions, real estate consolidations, etc. • Deploy communications guidelines and reinforce compliance across the organization. • Play as a member in the Asia HGR communications team to support regional business development and expansion. • Assist regional communicators and counterparts in other geographies with projects and assignments when needed. • Special projects and events as needed.

Success Factors: • Candidate must have strong (AP style) English writing skills, with ability to develop clear, concise messages that align closely with corporate messaging. • Be able to think strategically and provide communications counsel, and assist in developing plans to drive results. • Must also be able to proactively identify issues and execute actions to eliminate or minimize their potential impact. • Provide effective communications guidance and work effectively across the businesses and corporate functions. • Prior experience working in a large, complex international company, with matrix reporting desired. • Ability to develop strong relationships with leaders across the company. • Have an understanding of business processes and vernacular. • Knowledge of compensation and benefits programs and labor relations strategies preferred. • Understanding of business acumen, processes and vernacular

Basic Qualifications: • Fluent English as second language (speaking and writing) • A bachelor's degree in a related field such as journalism or communications • At least five years of preferred demonstrated successful experience in corporate communications or an agency environment

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Honeywell is committed to a diverse workforce.

Job: *Communications

Title: Communications Director

Location: Japan

Requisition ID: 00334594