Working at Santen Asia

Headquartered in Singapore, Santen Asia is home to regional teams in Commercial (Sales & Marketing), Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, Medical Affairs, and Market Access. Our presence in Asia (outside of Japan and China) dates to the 1990s. In the beginning, Santen worked with distributor partners to deliver our products to physicians and patients in the region. Today, we have a strong presence in Asia, with direct operations established in several countries that include Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. Additionally, we continue to collaborate with distributor partners in countries such as Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia.

As a testament to our continued commitment to investing in Asia, the Santen Group entered a strategic collaboration with the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) in 2017. By combining the capabilities of both organizations in ophthalmic research and development, the collaboration aims to develop new technologies in eye health, with a special focus on the diseases prevalent in the region.

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Our People and Culture


A career at Santen brings more meaning beyond a job. It is an enriching journey that fulfils the personal development for individual, while making a meaningful difference in people’s lives. At Santen, we take pride in our history and achievements, working passionately together towards building a brighter future. We work collaboratively and are inspired by our shared mission to benefit patients and their loved ones, thereby contributing to society.

With presence in more than 60 markets including 13 countries in Asia, Santen is growing rapidly with a strong vision towards globalization. We are looking for curious thinkers, collaborators and innovators who aspire to make a difference in the world. We see a future full of opportunity. Join our team and play a part in delivering eye health products and treatments that enhance the quality of life for our patients. 

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Our Benefits

At Santen, people are at the heart of everything we do. We want you to thrive in a supportive and inclusive environment where you can feel connected to our purpose dedicated to advancements in eye health. While they vary by location and position, here is an overview of what you can look forward to when you join us at Santen Asia. 

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Flexible Work Style

Flexibility to determine the preferred work arrangement and schedule, be it an office-based, remote or hybrid set-up. Depending on your role, specific positions may require on-site visits or working in a laboratory-based environment.

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Health & Well-Being

Comprehensive healthcare and insurance coverage for employees and dependents. Access a wide range of support and well-being resources through our Employee Assistance Program.

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Paid time-off that includes annual, birthday and carer’s leave days for our employees to recharge and stay balanced on their work-life priorities.

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Professional Development

Learning and leadership development programs and experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and skills-building.