Director, Global External Communications

Our Cambridge, MA client is a global biopharmaceutical company with marketed products and a strong pipeline of medicines and therapies for multiple therapeutic areas.  We are looking for a strong Director, Global External Communications to lead global communications for one of their business units.  The group is engaged on many initiatives, including working collaboratively with other companies on Covid-19 therapies.

Highlights of the role

  • Provide strategic communications direction and oversight to the business unit, which includes devising, leading and executing a media relations strategy to educate and drive positive awareness 
  • Serve as primary spokesperson with the media, advocates and community
  • Identify opportunities to build awareness and showcase the group's innovation
  • Partner with global and US corporate external communications teams to ensure message consistency
  • Lead issues and crisis management as well as media response strategy and messaging for the division

Profile

  • 10+ years of professional experience from a pharmaceutical or biotech company required
  • Expert level of knowledge of the FDA and its regulations
  • Global company work experience
  • Skilled in media relations with connections at local, national, and global levels
  • Strong business acumen, skilled in translating complex business and scientific information to a range of audiences in digestible ways
  • Creative and strategic problem solver
  • Confident in counseling, training and guiding executive leadership
  • Visionary – excited to and capable of building a robust communication function
  • Bachelor's degree required