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Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company with a growing portfolio of products, is looking for a Communications Manager to join its busy team. The role is newly created to support in an increase in comms activity.
Your main responsibility will be to support the brand and communications teams in developing key communication messages, strategies and tactics that will help to deliver success for the company and its healthcare products. You will also be expected to identify opportunities and appropriate media to optimise effective communication of brand and therapy area messages, to both external and internal audiences including key stakeholders. In addition you will manage PR agencies and other external suppliers to deliver agreed communications tactics on time and within budget. As part of this you will also ensure that communications for the brands and the wider therapy area are aligned and integrated
On a day to day basis your role will include working with the wider communications team to manage media relations for the key areas of the business, and developing relationships with key media contacts and key opinion leaders. You will also be on hand to manage issues and crisis communications as necessary. At all times you will maintain good working relationships with colleagues in the Communications team and other colleagues in the UK and Europe.
As part of your wider remit you will work with the Medical Communications Team to remain up to date with the publication plan for data from clinical trials and other medical activities, and optimise the communications opportunities these publications present. You will also work with the Brand and Congress Team to deliver effective pre-marketing of congresses and events, maximise effective communication of key messages at events and meetings, and carry out effective post-event review.
The successful applicant will have a proven track record in the healthcare comms industry. Experience of working in the pharma sector – in house or in agency – is essential, as is commercial acumen and an entrepreneurial spirit. As there is a significant amount of internal comms work within the role some expertise in that area would also be useful. You will also have to be conversant with the PAGB and the ABPI Code of Practice.