Freelance Tokyo Strategy Lead

For the past 26 years Klick Health has helped life science clients bring their groundbreaking ideas to market. We’ve also spent that time creating an ecosystem for talented and empathetic individuals to chase their passions while creating long-lasting friendships in the process. What  does that mean for you? Well, we grow a lot—like every year for 25 years and counting. And as we evolve and scale, so does our global reach. With that in mind, Klick Health is  opening offices in key global markets, and hiring people from those markets who value the health of their communities.
Our philosophy is to invest in people early and to develop future leaders at all levels. It’s what’s put us on multiple Top 10 lists for workplace culture—we give people the necessary guidance and room to innovate. We know that career paths are seldom simple and straightforward, but we see that as an asset. If you feel like you'd be a good fit, please apply and join us in doing health differently.
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The Tokyo Strategy Lead, is responsible for contributing in-market knowledge and insight to development of strategies and brand building capabilities. This requires expertise in research methods, competitive landscape analysis, positioning, creative brief and creative concept development, and communication strategy and message development. This role plays a critical role in drivin new business growth and pitch narratives.

This role provides strategic leadership and continuity to the team and client.  Works in collaboration with the SVP, Unified Strategy Enablement and Experience Lead who is tasked with enabling and implementing the unified strategy model on the global stage with initial focus on operationalizing in the market. 

Therefore, this role would function as the regional Strategy lead for the team and clients as we move beyond the scale-up period of our Global Unified Strategy model.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Hire and manage Unified Strategy team resources while working in partnership with Enablement Lead to align regional needs with the Unified Strategy model
  •  Learn and utilize Klick’s proprietary frameworks and strategic processes to deliver differentiated, value-added strategic work.
  •  Partner with regional MD to provide leadership in business development efforts
  •  Develops Brand Beacon, Provocation Briefs, Brand Building Workshops, etc.
  •  Adapt Klick’s brand building templates and frameworks to meet client needs
  •  Serves as a thought leader internally and externally on regional dynamics, specie market needs, audience needs, and audience preferences
  •  Helps to evaluate talent team-wide and determine promotion readiness
  • Contribute to the development and management of scopes of work and staffing plans
  •  Manages workflow, anticipate/manage resource spikes related to brand building projects
  •  Helps to adapt Klick’s culture to the local and in-office culture of the hub
  •  Use regional contacts to help grow relationships with potential clients and identify and secure new business opportunities 

Key Attributes and Characteristics for the role

  • Entrepreneurial: Must be equipped with business acumen necessary to not just deliver smart solutions but to build a business around it for the agency.  Possesses the dexterity to navigate unexpected challenges in a focused, purposeful way.  Recognizes and seizes opportunities pre-emptively in an efficient way.
  •  Collaborative and cooperative:  Innate ability to work with other team players to define and achieve a goal whether working in unison or in parallel
  •  Insatiable curiosity and aptitude for learning:  Able to quickly discern, ask and seek answers to the most critical questions.  Adept at learning and mastering new skills or knowledge. 
  • Dynamic and adaptive leader:  Must be able to rapidly adapt to changes in approach driven by clients or agency leadership.
  • Master communicator:  Strength in all facets of communication.  This includes verbal, written and presentation skills with client, team, cross-craft and leadership audiences.
  • Educator: Must be a patient coach and knowledge sharer to help others acclimate and appreciate the cultural dynamics that underpin market dynamics, client behaviors, and strategies


  • University Degree, focus in Business, Science, Behavioral Science, or Anthropology
  • Broad range of therapeutic area expertise across both consumer and HCP audiences
  • Superior client presentation & facilitation skills 
  • Creative problem solving skills with a passion for innovation 
  • Strong leadership ability with clients and internal teams
  • Ability to see the big picture and know how to influence it with the smallest details
  • Creative problem solving skills with a passion for brand building
  • Proven ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Proven ability to help grow and  establish an office and obtain new clients 
  • Fluent in English and Japanese
  • Minimum Years of Experience 10+ years

Klick is consciously creating a culture where everyone can thrive and grow in their careers. We believe that our best work comes from our diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We strongly encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply, including Black people, Indigenous peoples, and other people of colour, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.

We’re also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. Should you require any accommodation, please contact us at and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs and ensure you have a positive experience.

Equal Opportunity

Klick embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We’re committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or family status. If you require disability-related accommodation during the application or interview process, simply let us know and we’ll work with you to ensure you have a positive experience.