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Communications Manager

  • Job reference: 924364
  • Location: Wokingham, Berkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 14/03/2019

Orion Group are recruiting for a Communications Manager on behalf of our Multinational Pharmaceutical Client on an initial 9 month contract based in the Berkshire Area.

Communications Manager


Potential to work from home 1 day per week

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities:
* Partner closely with EMEA and country marketing teams to develop and integrate communications and PR programmes into marketing mix to drive awareness and trial of products and services; proactively identify opportunities for PR to augment existing marketing plans
* Serve as lead day-to-day contact for product-related communications with media across EMEA, including proactive trade and consumer media outreach and responding to media inquiries
* Develop and execute communications plans for JJV presence at major industry and internal meetings and conventions, including product and data presentations and social media, and provide communications support for some stage/podium presentations
* Support development of internal and organizational communications plans in support of the EMEA Leadership Teams and surgical vision, organizational changes and announcements, and M&A activities impacting the EMEA organization, under supervision of the Sr. Manager, EMEA Comms.
* Contribute EMEA regional content to corporate digital and social media properties to drive share of voice and achieve business objectives.
* Help manage the reputation and equity of the company and its associated brands through the anticipation of issues and appropriate management of them.
* Partner with global communications colleagues, including other regional communicators, global communicators, and internal communications team to highlight and showcase EMEA brand activations, organizational news and leadership communications.
* Collaborate with enterprise, other regional and sector colleagues to drive broad awareness and impact of communications strategies.
Requirements:
* Minimum of 5 years of experience in communications.
* A career with a focus on branded PR campaigns, media relations and issues management
* Experience working with Social Media and/or Digital is required
* Prior work in medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or consumer health fields welcomed.
* Experience in delivering measurable business outcomes for consumer-facing PR programmes
* Experience counselling senior leaders on business opportunities, communications objectives, strategy and message
* Experience managing branded PR campaigns
* Experience working in a matrix environment and driving results through influence
* Demonstrates expert judgment in launching new products and is sought after as an expert
* Experience managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced and matrix environment is required
* Ability to oversee and collaborate with agency partners to successful results
* Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguous situations is required
* The position may require up to 10% domestic travel


Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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