Project Manager Events & Relations AP Japan

The AO is a medically-guided, not-for-profit organisation, a global network of surgeons, and the world's leading education, innovation, and research organisation specialising in the surgical treatment of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. We have a global network of over 520,000 health care professionals. Each year we offer over 870 educational events around the world, supported by nearly 8,000 faculty members and attended by over 82,600 participants. We have around 20,000 surgeon members working in the fields of trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial, veterinary, and reconstructive surgery. For more information, visit:

AO Global Networks comprises our clinical specialties of trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial, veterinary and reconstructive surgery, facilitating the effective sharing of functional best practice and expertise across our clinical areas. We develop world-leading experts through our best-in-class educational events and state-of-the-art research, enabling us to respond to changing clinical needs and improve patient outcomes.

Employment Type:  Permanent
Part-time percentage:  100%
This position is located in: 


Experience level:  Experienced professional
Please send us your application documents in:  English or German

In this role you are required to:

  • Manage assigned Educational Events in line with AO’s Global Education Process and Educational Guidelines in close collaboration with local surgeon leadership
  • Support the Course Chairs in the development of scientific programs to meet the given deadlines and manage event budget
  • Develop reliable working relationships with all internal and external involved stakeholders to enable strong engagement
  • Develop local networks by engaging and building strong relationships with local surgeons to embrace the local environment and understand the local needs
  • Manage and maintain AO communication channels in local language, create and translate necessary communications to local surgeons to local language
  • Provide secretariat service to local governance bodies, to organize governance meetings, support communications to national societies and associations

To master this challenge you have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of five years professional project management experience in similar positions
  • Experience in medical education event/course organization would be an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skill and proven experience in managing complex events with multiple stakeholders
  • Influencing and networking abilities
  • Familiarity within a cross-cultural/-discipline working environment
  • Excellent written and verbal Japanese and English communications skills is a must

We offer

  • An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative organization
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly committed international team
  • Modern infrastructure
  • Employment conditions which match the requirements and offer a high degree of flexibility regarding working hours and location

If you meet the requirements of this challenging opportunity, please submit your complete online application (motivation letter, CV, recent photograph, certificates, reference letters, etc) through our online application system.

Date of publication:  May 20, 2023