Senior Communications Manager - Pharmaceuticals

Employer
VMA Group
Location
Buckinghamshire
Salary
up to £80,000
Closing date
27 May 2021
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Job Details

Looking for a Senior External Communications Manager for a leading business in the Pharmaceutical industry.  You will be responsible for planning, leading and implementing product and therapy area communications activities for UK & I.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute compelling and impactful communications strategies to drive growth of their brands and support business objectives.
  • Build the business’ profile and reputation with external partners in their key Therapy Areas, anticipate and react to issues affecting the business.
  • Build thought leadership and demonstrate the value of priority brands through media activity around scientific data and regulatory milestones, real world evidence or stakeholder partnerships.
  • Line manage 2x Communications Managers, coaching and developing them, providing ongoing counsel and sharing of standard methodology.
  • Patient advocacy – develop relationships with relevant external customers such as patients, patient advocacy groups and media.
  • Establish internal relationships and liaise closely Public Affairs and Communications colleagues in the UK, EMEA and Global ensuring alignment of messaging.
  • Communications lead for all matters related to Product and Therapy Area Communications.
  • Support disease awareness campaigns and partnerships projects with advocacy groups working with Patient Engagement leads as required.
  • Proven media relations skills, both proactively and reactively
  • A background in pharmaceutical brand/product and therapy area communications is required – however this can be from either in-house or agency side.
  • Experience in healthcare communications subject areas, with understanding of ABPI Code of Practice.

If you have the experience and are interested in discussing this further please get in touch ASAP with your CV.

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VMAGROUP is a leading international interim and permanent communications, digital and marketing recruitment and executive search specialist. Specialist practices cover corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, CSR, public affairs, marketing, digital and agency services.

 

We have a reputation for providing leading consultancy services and advice supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications and marketing industry supporting planning and decision-making.

 

VMAGROUP has offices in London, Manchester, Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

 

VMAGROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.​​

 

Company

VMAGROUP is a leading international interim and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist for communications, digital and marketing.

Our specialist practices cover: 

• Internal and Change Communications 
• External Communications 
• Investor Relations 
• Public Affairs
• Marketing 
• Digital
• Agency Services 

Over the last 40 years, we have focused on building strong and lasting relationships in the communications and marketing sectors, working with candidates who have become clients, and clients who have become candidates. We consider ourselves to be a true career-partner. 

None of this would be possible without the exceptional people within VMAGROUP who are fully committed to what they do. 

Our team, which includes communications and marketing specialists working alongside recruitment professionals, maintain long-term, commercially successful relationships with our international network of clients – from innovative, independent start-ups to large, complex multinational corporations, as well as public and not-for-profit organisations. Working on their behalf, we source the brightest and best communications and marketing talent. 

With offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Paris, we have a reputation for providing leading consultancy services and advice supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications industry supporting planning and decision-making. 
For more information, visit: www.vmagroup.com. 

Twitter: @VMAGroup
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vmagroup/

Find Us
Telephone
020 7436 4243
Location
23 Bedford Square
London
WC1B 3HH
GB
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